I began teaching yoga in Brooklyn, NY in 2011 & hold E-RYT 500 (“experienced registered yoga teacher”) & RPYT (“registered prenatal yoga teacher”) status through the Yoga Alliance. Over the years, I’ve come to offer multiple forms of yoga — Vinyasa, Prenatal, Yin & occasionally, Restorative. I am also the founder of Mindful Matriarch Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS).
Seasonal practices, mudra & meditation inspire my own practice & teaching methods. I bring purpose to each class taught & believe in yoga’s ability to bring profound benefit to all. I believe yoga is a spiritual practice that honors the divine essence in all things.
My breath-centered vinyasa classes integrate clear alignment cues, a moderate pace & subtle body awareness. Each thoughtful sequence strikes a right balance of movement, physical challenge & stillness. Practice is fluid & instruction is clear.
In a commitment to both empower & nurture my pregnant students, I infuse accessible transitions, safe modifications & strengthening, with breath work, mental focus & pockets of intentional rest.
In Yin, my approach offers space for a meditative experience while gently nourishing the body’s deeper organ lines, connective tissues & energetic layers. Practice is intentional, supportive, spacious.
I keep myself busy with teaching group classes, private lessons, workshops & Yoga Teacher Trainings in Maine & New York.
Originally from the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York & receiving my formal education with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, I spent the past decade living in New York City. After working as a high end Art Handler to then becoming a full time Yoga Instructor, I decided it was time to bid farewell to my beloved city & evolve toward a different pace of life…
I came to Maine in 2016 & I currently reside in South Portland. When I’m not teaching yoga, you can find me deep in my garden, walking my dog, picking up a new book or fiddling with watercolors.
I’ve studied Yoga & Reiki with many wonderful teachers in New York City & Maine:
- 200hr Greenhouse Holistic with Summer Quashie & Leigh Evans
- 300hr Yoga Sukhavati with Summer Quashie & Leigh Evans
- 85hr Prenatal Yoga: Sacred Shape with Summer Quashie & James Bae
- 30hr Yin Yoga Training: Foundations Level 1 with Josh Summers
- 7.5hr Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Mindy Miller Muse
- Reiki Levels 1 & 2 in the Usui System of Reiki healing with Lyndsey Harrington, Reiki Master.
- Birth Doula Training: with Warm Welcome Birth Services, Michelle L’Esperence.
“Kelley has taught me a great deal beyond the asana portion of yoga & I am still learning from her as these lessons continually unfold. She is truly a generous, kind, & gifted teacher whose classes never disappoint.” -Christina, Brooklyn, NY