Yoga/Group Classes/Private Sessions
Kelly has a passion for yoga that comes through in her teaching and her personal life. She has practiced yoga for over 16 years and has over 2000 hours of teaching experience. She studies in the Sri Vidya Tantric Lineage of the Himalayan Master Swami Rama and in the Para Yoga tradition of Rod Stryker. Kelly is committed to the yogic path and encourages a sense of community and compassion wherever she goes. Her creative sequencing and inspirational classes encourage students to connect their practice on the mat to their day to day life.
Kelly's understanding of the energetic body through yoga asana, help create a unique class experience and encourages a sense of balance and oneness in the body. She also incorporates her knowledge and use of the universal energy of Reiki and the vibrational energy of essential oils, which she blends seamlessly in her teaching.
Kelly is the owner of Essential Yoga & Healing, a Holistic Health and Wellness Business. In addition to being a Registered Yoga Teacher at the E-RYT500 level and a Registered Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance, Kelly is also a certified Level II Reiki Practitioner, and offers energy based bodywork sessions in Reiki, Raindrop Therapy, and Energetic Balancing. She has been a mentor for advanced training students, through Vira Bhava Yoga, and has co-facilitated training retreats in NC. Kelly has given lectures on Yoga and Meditation for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and led large group Meditation sessions at the Lab in Oak Ridge TN. She has also given lectures for the Child Care Professionals Group of Knoxville, and other venues around Knoxville.. Kelly teaches Tantric Hatha Flow, and Gentle Yoga Classes and leads Yoga Nidras as well as offering private Yoga consultations. She offers continuing education trainings and workshops both online and locally in Knoxville Tennessee and surrounding cities.Kelly has trained with great teachers such as Caroline Munday CRM/LMT, Brenda Rasch CHTP, Kelly Golden E-RYT500/Para Yogi, Brooke Sullivan E-RYT500/Para Yogi, Pamela Merriwhether E-RYT500/Para Yogi, Jackie Dabrinski E-RYT500/Para Yogi, Jessica Jollie E-RYT500, and Nationally known Kirtan artist Krista Luna Ray.