Like many, I came to yoga for health reasons. I was having trouble with my low back and nothing seemed to help. I decided to give yoga a try and my initial experience was not a good one. The yoga teacher attempted to "assist" a pose by pushing down on my back and she worsened the problem! I stayed away from yoga for a bit, but soon realized that I missed the peacefulness and ease of mind that I felt after a class. Luckily, I gave yoga another try and met my YTT teacher and felt great after her gentle yoga class. I'm grateful for the experience I had with the first yoga instructor since it has helped me explore other paths in yoga. My practice and training is gentle and Kripalu based. I enjoy weaving Restorative, Reiki, Yoga Nidra, meditation and sound healing in my classes. I am currently in the process of the Kripalu 500hr. YTT. I have received trainings/certifications in Restorative Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Yoga's Therapeutic Wisdom Training, Innovative Methodology & Sequencing Aligned Anatomy, Usui Reiki Level I, II & Master Level, Crystal Reiki Master, Sound Healing. Yoga is this beautiful never ending journey of self discovery that I look forward to each and every day. I hope you'll join me on this path.

Kelly Upson bridge pose
Kelly Upson Anjali mudra
Kelly Upson lizard pose
Kelly Upson & Tibetan bowl
Kelly Upson seated eagle pose
Kelly Upson crystals
Kelly Upson window portrait