About the Founder
500 RYT® Yoga Alliance Instructor
Trained in Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
BA in Biology
Philosophy & Religious Studies Minor
CPR & BLS Certified
Kelsy is a 500-RYT Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor, which means she has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training. Kelsy trained at an Iyengar studio in Seattle, WA and at an ashram specializing in Ancient Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, India, where she was also introduced to Ashtanga Yoga through a prominent guest instructor. Trauma-informed yoga teacher training was given via Yoga Behind Bars, an organization for which she volunteered to teach yoga at a maximum security correctional facility in WA state. Kelsy continues to take continuing education workshops through Yoga Alliance, Yoga International and more.
Having taught hundreds of classes at gyms, studios, homes, online, in businesses and residential communities, Kelsy is a well-rounded instructor capable of teaching all levels of yoga practitioners. Her knowledge of yoga extends beyond asanas (yoga poses) to kriyas (cleansing techniques), meditation, mudras, mantras, chakras and Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical philosophy considered the ‘sister science’ of yoga.
Kelsy’s passion for yoga continues to grow as she observes the transformations experienced by herself, her students and other regular yoga practitioners. One of the most gratifying experiences she’s had as a yoga instructor has been as a volunteer for the inmates at the prison in Monroe, WA. The amount of physical, mental and spiritual gains the inmates saw with frequent practice were astounding.
When not teaching yoga, Kelsy stays busy raising her two young daughters, traveling, hiking, skiing, rock climbing and salsa dancing. She also loves to host dinner parties for friends and family.