Name: Crystal Kelly
Hometown: I was born in New York, but grew up in a small beach town in Florida.
Training: I completed my 200 RYT at Black Dog Yoga and trauma-informed yoga with Uprising Yoga. I also continue to study The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras, and I’m a self-proclaimed anatomy nerd.
Specialization: Hatha with an emphasis in alignment and pranayama. Vinyasa flow, sculpt, as well as stretch and mobility.
Astrological Sign: Cancer. Yup, I’m a sensitive, water loving crab.
Playlist Favorites: I’m sure you’ll hear The Beatles and some 90’s jams while you flow and something relaxing while you stretch and rest.
Hobbies/Passions: Yoga on the beach! Crossfit, hiking, rock climbing, sociology, building community, and laughing with my sisters and friends.
What was your path to yoga OR what has yoga brought to your life?
While pursuing a master’s in Sociology, full of idealism, and determined to change the world, I stepped into my first yoga class and started the journey inward coming to realize: "Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world." "Today I am wise so I'm changing myself." After completing my 200-hour teacher training, I’m continuing my study in alignment-based movement and stillness. Now, I’m sharing that journey with others by creating a compassionate learning environment that is physically challenging and thought-provoking to promote inner peace, confidence, and strength. With a fun-loving attitude, high energy, and innovative sequencing, my goal is to have students leave class feeling empowered, rejuvenated, and with a mind-body-breath awareness, as well as feeling connected to a community of yogis.
Favorite pose: Triangle, because I feel grounded and free all at once.
What are 3 adjectives to describe you: Energetic, fun, and thoughtful.