A native to Santa Cruz county, Kelly grew up participating in many different activities: swimming, softball, vaulting, and dance, just to name a few. From a young age, her main love was dance where she trained in tap, jazz, and hip hop and continues to dance hip hop today. Kelly first discovered yoga while studying at Cabrillo College in 1998, but it wasn’t until 2010 that she knew that yoga would be an integral part of her life. Practicing yoga provided an opportunity to reground and reconnect with her breath. She decided to take her practice to the next level by signing up for yoga teacher training with Noell Clark at Downtown Yoga Shala and in 2017 Kelly received her certification and is currently RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. With a bachelor’s degree in Finance, she has worked in corporate banking for the last 15 years. The stresses of being full-time working mom were overbearing, that is, until yoga came along. Yoga has given Kelly purpose, strength, and most of all happiness. It has provided a sense of calm in the chaos of everyday life. She wants to share that feeling with anyone who is willing to learn and benefit from everything yoga has to offer. Her classes are mindfully designed to link breath and movement in order to cultivate inner peace and strength. Kelly is also passionate about nutrition and has decided to enroll in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition program to become a certified Health Coach.