My story

Hello & welcome. My name is Kelley & my pronouns are she/her/hers/. I discovered a Yoga practice while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At that time, I was feeling far from home & lacked direction. Something inside was curious about Yoga. I am so grateful for that inner cue, as it was the beginning of this journey.

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I eventually moved back to New York City & began offering yoga sessions in Brooklyn in 2011. I 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 this practice — Vinyasa, Prenatal, Yin & occasionally, Restorative. I am also the founder of Mindful Matriarch Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS).

In 2020, I teamed up with a small group of colleagues & friends to find & co-create Maine Yoga Collective. We are simply independent teachers who uplift each other & work for ourselves. There is no studio, no intermediary. We keep it simple — it’s just us & you.

I try to bring purpose to each session & am often inspired by seasonal practices, mudra & meditation. I believe this practice is ever evolving for each individual. It can offer tools & space in which to become more intimate with our inner selves & be able to recoup, recalibrate & be grounded in a clear presence to the realities around us. Yoga as a spiritual practice has taught me that spirit is woven into our own humanity.

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More about me . . .

I am originally from the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York & have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University. I spent time living in Buenos Aires & Paris but mostly a decade was spent living in New York City.  After working as a high end Art Handler to then working full time in the “Yoga world”, 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, you can find me deep in my garden, walking my dog, picking up a new book or fiddling with watercolors.