MY STORY

The practice of yoga is a multi-faceted personal practice that can support and us throughout the highs and lows of life. One of the definitions of the word Yoga literally means “to yoke” or “to bring together." It constantly reminds us that we are inherently whole and complete - not just when we have the perfect job, the perfect body, the perfect partnership, the right clothes, etc. As we grow to understand our divine, true nature more fully, we learn to find peace in what is right now, as we are right now. Through practice, we become more loving, honest, and courageous in shedding old skins that hold us back from being of service and realizing the absolute love.

Intentions

The path that led me here was a tumultuous one. When I stepped into my first class as a young teen, I was well down a path of anxiety, addiction, and depression. Desperately looking for a way out of my chaotic world, yoga provided space for me to feel again. Slowly it uncovered deeper understanding, acceptance, surrender, and grace. Yoga, very literally, saved my life. It continues to save my life today.

My first objective as a practitioner is to stay a curious and dedicated student. From that place, I aim to share yoga with integrity to the best of my ability as I evolve in my own practice. My dear teachers have instilled in me an admiration for the practices of Bhakti Yoga - the yoga of devotion, service, and love. In my classes, you can expect fluid, well-informed + alignment-based movement, chanting, stillness, and yogic philosophy that is both relatable and tangible. It is important to me that students who come to class feel that they have a home within this practice and within themselves, and it is my firm belief that when we come together in this way as a community, magic happens.

I lead public and private classes, corporate events, yoga trainings and retreats in the Portland, OR area and beyond. You are also welcome to join me on Patreon.
Please, don’t be afraid to reach out - I would absolutely love to connect with you! 

Xo,
Kelsey

“Through the repetition of the name, everything is accomplished.” - Mahara-ji

Heart, soul, and voice
Community and movement
Effort and surrender
and a damn good playlist...

My Teachers

Heather Roussos

Sacramento, CA
Urban Yogi

Stephanie Snyder

San Francisco, CA
Love Story Yoga

Acharya Shunya

Krishna Das

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