Kelcie is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She believes yoga should be something to look forward to every day and not feel like a chore. Kelcie’s students can expect to play the edge of the pose (with the emphasis on play) while incorporating breathing techniques, so each pose leaves the body feeling strong, invigorated, yet at ease. Yoga, to Kelcie, is finding balance in life- balance in the mind, body, and soul. She often reminds her students to smile, enjoy the sweetness of the pose and, above all, just keep breathing. Kelcie teaches Hatha yoga with an emphasis on alignment, flow-style yoga, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra.
In thinking back to my childhood, when grownups would ask me what I wanted to be, the first thing that would always come to mind was “happy.” Sounds easy enough, but is it? In an effort to find something I was passionate about, I decided to try the Therapeutic Massage Program at Lewis and Clark Community College. I instantly knew this was exactly where I was supposed to be! I have now been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 5 ½ years.
In 2014, I made a New Year’s resolution to try something new and healthy every month. A friend and I decided to sign up for Hot Yoga for one month. It couldn’t have been better timing. That same month, my car was crashed through the front of my house, the heat went out, and pipes burst. I was dealing with lawyers and insurance people– the list goes on and on. Needless to say, I was a mess. After my first Hot Yoga class, I felt seriously blissed out yet clear minded! I kept going, and every time I went, I left feeling accomplished and ready for what was next. Yoga helped me realize – we are in charge of our own happiness. Life does not happen to us, it happens for us! It was empowering, and everything I was learning in class was starting to infiltrate my daily life. Shortly after that, a yoga studio started 200-hour training right down the road from me- like it was meant to be!
I finished my 200-hour certification in December of 2015. I am currently in the midst of my 300-hour training and am loving living the yoga life. Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways. I truly love sharing it with my students in hopes that it can do the same for them.
In my classes, you can expect to connect to your breath, relax, explore the edge of the pose bravely (and playfully)– sometimes even sweat and laugh a little. As a L.M.T, I realize the importance of focusing on correct alignment in the asana postures, creating a safe and accessible class for all levels of students. I enjoy teaching all kinds of yoga- Hatha with an emphasis on alignment, flow yoga, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra.