I am a Yoga Instructor, Family Practice Physician Assistant, Energy Medicine Worker, and Advanced Reiki Practioner. I know that sounds like a lot, but I have a true fascination with alternative medicine techniques and the amazing benefits they provide for our TOTAL Mind-Body Health. I know this to be true because I have used these practices for my own health, healing and well-being.
I absolutely LOVE what I do! I am so honored that I get the privilege to teach clients around the world how to embrace alternative medicine therapies, such as Yoga, Reiki and Chakra Energy Therapy, so that they may find healing and life-long vitality.
Over the years, I have studied under many teachers, along with continuing my career in medicine. Through a lot of hard work, study, and time, I have been able to bring all of my lessons together here on my website. I am so excited to share with all of you the knowledge that I have gained!
It's Been a Long but Great Journey....
My Health Took at Turn at Just 10 Years Old
I learned at a young age just how important our health and bodies are and that we should never take them for granted. I unfortunately was diagnosed with severe Scoliosis at just 10 years old. My spine needed continuous bracing and if that didn't help, then surgery. At that time, there really weren't many options for treatment besides those two extremes. Thankfully, I didn't need surgery, but I still spent many years of my adolescence, teens, and early twenties suffering from chronic back pain.
After living with my own journey of chronic pain, I decided that I wanted to be in a profession where I could help others. I decided near the end of high school to pursue a career in medicine. While attending university, I was introduced to Yoga for the first time. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PRACTICE! I felt that I had found THE answer that I had been looking for to heal my spine. I realized every time I practiced and every class I attended that I was feeling better and better, having less and less pain.
That was 20 years ago and Yoga is still part of my daily practice and lifestyle.
I have witnessed first-hand the healing properties that Yoga can bring. Since incorporating Yoga into my lifestyle, I can say that MOST days I am completely pain-free. My Scoliosis is still present, but I can control it through Yoga.
When I realized how powerful Yoga was for treating chronic pain, I started to recommend Yoga to my patients in my medical office. I started to see that
there is a greater need for Eastern medicine and more alternative therapies. I was hungry for more and more information! Patients were asking me left and right for Yoga resources. I was trying to learn all that I could, when one day I asked myself, "Why don't I become a Yoga Instructor?"
I took a leap of faith and FINALLY became a Registered Yoga Instructor in 2017 through Hilltop Yoga in Lansing, Michigan. Once my teaching journey began, my love and understanding of Yoga expanded even more. I then received my Yin Yoga Certification, as well as my Chakra Yoga Certification. This became my stepping stone to practicing Energy Medicine and becoming a Reiki Practioner.
Currently, you can find me teaching Yoga either in studio or online. You can find more information about practicing with me under the YOGA tab at the top of the page. I have created an online program that runs a couple of times a year called the Relieve to Reclaim Masterclass. This online Masterclass combines all of my knowledge in Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chakra Yoga and Energy Work, to provide an amazing ALL-IN-ONE guide for COMPLETE mind-body healing and wellness. You can find information for the Masterclass under the tab MASTERCLASS. I also offer distance Reiki and Energy Medicine online. You can find more information about these healing techniques under the Reiki tab.
My Big Picture Dream is to show that everyone and everyBODY that Alternative Medicine Therapies really do work. Anyone can do Yoga in some way, shape or form. I believe that Yoga is so therapeutic to our bodies, minds and spirit. When you combine Yoga and other alternative therapies such as Meditation, Breath work, Energy work and Reiki, the positive results are astonishing!
IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Most days, you can find me treating patients in my office, planning my next yoga flow or workshop, playing with my pup and two cats, or planning our next trip around the world with my Hubs. You can follow our travels on my Instagram page! We love exploring new places and discovering new cuisines!
It is my true honor to be your guide on this journey.
If you're ready to learn more, check out my blog, Masterclass, online Yoga classes and social media. Don't hesitate to reach out with questions as well! Let's get started and help you feel your best self yet! I'll see you on your mat! Namasté!
Love & Light, Kelli
Quotes I Love:
"PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION."
"You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want."-Johnny Cade
"Balance is the key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness and through this awareness we can grow."
"THERE ARE ONLY TWO DAYS IN THE YEAR THAT NOTHING CAN BE DONE. ONE IS CALLED YESTERDAY AND THE OTHER IS CALLED TOMORROW. TODAY IS THE RIGHT DAY TO LOVE, BELIEVE, DO AND MOSTLY LIVE."
DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR!
All of my content is based upon my beliefs or the teachings I learned through my various Yoga Teacher Trainings, Reiki Training and workshops that I have attended, as well as my years of practicing General Medicine. I have studied under Hilaire Lockwood, Anodea Judith, Duane Utech, Angela Farmer, and Rosalyn Martirez-Curtis. I have immense gratitude to each of them for the knowledge that I have gained. I also believe that the greatest teacher that we will ever have is the one inside us all.