Kaelynn is a clinical psychologist by profession and a passionate Ashtanga practitioner. Professionally, she works within the frames of clinical depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, pain management, stress related symptoms and relationship issues. She has more than 10 years of experience in her professional expertise, is a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), is an experienced registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, and has over 16,000 hours of teaching yoga classes, including yoga anatomy courses for international teacher certification programmes.
Her yoga journey has led her to India every year to study with renown teachers such as Sharath Jois (KPJAYI), and previously, BKS Iyengar, David Swenson (Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate), Ann Barros (Yoga for Injury, Scoliosis and Insomnia), Richard Freeman (Hatha Yoga Pradipika) and Paddy McGrath (Vanda Scaravelli Method “Freedom of the Spine” for Backbending) to name a few.
Since then, she has committed to learning and practicing the Ashtanga method as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and until today still journey to Mysore, India to study with R. Sharath Jois whom she now respectfully acknowledge as her teacher. A more comprehensive description of the Ashtanga tradition and its practice is found here on the KPJAYI website.
Extending beyond the conventional methods of yoga, her background includes training and routines from physiotherapy, dance, gymnastics and contortion. Today, she uses this knowledge of the body’s muscular and skeletal structure to teach the Ashtanga sequence safely and effectively with precise alignment and dynamic flow. She strives for continuous evolution of learning and places a strong emphasis for good foundation of the basics. Unique and inspiring, she encourages each individual to find their own potential, to discover their “soul” dance, enhancing their confidence, and have often witnessed the change in their lives when their attitude on the mat is translated into their daily lives.