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 & Restorative. I am the founder of Mindful Matriarch Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS).
My vinyasa classes integrate clear alignment cues, a welcoming pace & subtle body awareness. Each thoughtful sequence strikes a right balance of movement & stillness.
In a commitment to both empower & nurture my pregnant students, I infuse accessible transitions, safe modifications & strengthening, with breath work, mental focus & lots 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.
Seasonal practices, mudra & meditation often inspire my own practice & teaching methods. I bring purpose to each class I teach & believe in yoga’s ability to bring profound benefit to all.
I teach group classes, private lessons, workshops & do Yoga Teacher Trainings in Maine & New York. You can check out some of my writing about yoga & how it relates to women’s health here: Women’s Health Network .
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. Love brought me to Maine in 2016 & I currently reside in South Portland. Making art, gardening & spending time with my dog are just a few of the pleasures that fill my time.
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