Kelly is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a BSEd in English. She became a Certified Personal Trainer after 10 years of teaching at the high school level. This became a way to create a flexible schedule to be home with her children. After seeing amazing personal results through CrossFit, she became hungry for learning more. In 2011 she obtained her certification and become a CrossFit Level One coach, Level Two in 2016. The unique energy that Kelly brings to the table while coaching brings her love of teaching outside of the classroom and into the gym. Kelly’s spiritual energy combined with her love of fitness, combined with her skills of teaching work well together. This creates an unparalleled experience for the members at Brandywine CrossFit.
After the loss of her her father she needed “more.” Kelly found grounding and faith in yoga, but classes as a student weren’t enough. She learned about the YogaLife Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training program. This year-long education doesn’t solely focus on the asanas (poses) of yoga. YogaLife encompasses Classical Yoga, a way of life. This started her started her on a path of personal exploration and understanding that requires the student to dig deep and “do the work.” One gets out of it what one puts into it and it is truly a life-changing experience.
During that year and beyond, she also began searching other avenues to help others. Through the guidance of Cara Lehmann and Libby Piper, she earned her Reiki Level I and II as well as her Third Degree Master Teacher levels, as well as becoming a certified Usui/ Holy Fire Reiki Master. The Summer and Autumn of 2018 brought Shamanism into her life. Kelly also now volunteers with Neighborhood Hospice to work directly with patients on hospice. With her energy work, she helps bring healing to these amazing patients. She has found that reiki helps with transitioning into the next stages of their life journey.
Moving beyond “just” teaching yoga asana, Kelly is deepening her knowledge of Yoga through her education in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy at YogaLife. Building upon the strong foundations from her Teacher Training, Kelly has become a Yoga Lifestyle Coach by utilizing the principles and techniques of pranayama, asana and meditation to introduce into, and enhance your lifestyle by leading you down a path of self-exploration.
We are all still learning : )