E-RYT 500 & Level 1 Para Yoga Certified Teacher
Kelly is the Founder and Director of Vira Bhava Yoga, and a lifetime practitioner of Yoga. She began practicing Yoga in 1994 and teaching in 2002. She leads teacher trainings all over the United States that emphasizes the power and capacity of each individual student to develop their own voice, trust their own path, and share Yoga as a power, rather than the perfection of asana (postures).
In today's Yoga World, she is an industry disruptor who works to redefine Yoga as a path of re-unification with the innate essence within and without and apply this unity in the life as it is. Kelly teaches that Yoga isn't something you do, it's who you are at your core, and the practice of yoga is simply meant to re-unite you with that confidence.
When asked what I do, I tell people I’m a yoga teacher. To me this represents so much more than simply instructing people on how to move their bodies. It is my mission and passion to bring people closer to the truth of who they are, and I use the physical practice of yoga as an entry point.
I believe that Yoga is an experience; a way of being; a courageous journey that asks us to move towards discomfort rather than away; a practice of getting into our lives rather than escaping them. I believe that Yoga is a living practice which seeks to call back the pieces of ourselves we have systematically abandoned. Yoga, as a physical practice, is a gateway to experiencing the fullness of who we are, and it is only the beginning.
It is my desire, through this work, to help guide individuals towards deep awareness and understanding of who they are. As we begin to understand this for ourselves, we give others permission to do the same; and when we can learn to love, respect, and honor all of the pieces of ourselves, it becomes impossible to reject those things in others. I truly believe that in healing our relationships with ourselves, we can heal the world.
Karen is a California native, Mom-to-many, edge tender, and soulful inquisitor. She believes that you already Know. Karen learned to stand in her feet though her Vira Bhava Yoga 500 YTT, and is devoted to a life of deep connection, and the full expression of our collective Shakti.
Sarah has been a practitioner of yoga for 11 years. She came to the practice through her experience as a dancer in college. Leading to pursue her Yoga Teacher Certification. Sarah is a 500 YTT certified through Yoga Alliance. She has explored and experienced many different types of bodywork which informs her approach to teaching yoga.
Sarah enjoys teaching pranayama techniques (breath work), meditation, dynamic slow flow and relaxation to build a deeper understanding of the connection between all the layers of our being. Sarah leads with a curiosity to explore, play and be open both on and off the mat to further strengthen our foundations to live a purposeful life.
BFA, RYT 500
Maria Borghoff (BFA, 500-RYT) is an artist and Yoga teacher living in Atlanta, GA. She helps creative people embody their wisdom and embrace their power by exploring the intersection of creativity, sexuality and healing. Maria is inspired by a multitude of disciplines, including movement, meditation, art-making and nutrition, and she has taught, published and exhibited work nationally.
Thrilled by the collaborative process, Maria's work explores the integration of ideas in order to establish more dynamic and productive relationships - individually, socially and environmentally. Currently, she is the Director at Groove Forward, an online platform helping to recreate a well world through art, science and Yoga.