A longtime yoga student and licensed massage therapist, Kelly Marshall embarked on his RYT-200 training with Black Swan Yoga back in 2012, expecting nothing more than a fitter yoga body and an improved ability to rock a sick inversion. However, spending 8 hours a day of daily study and yoga asana practice in front of a mirror took its toll on his delusions of self-concept. Through yoga, Kelly Marshall (then female-identified) realized that she was in fact, a he.
With this first-hand experience of the therapeutic powers of yoga and extensive anatomical training, he continued his studies by enrolling in the IYT Yoga Therapist training, delving into the myriad tools, techniques, and philosophies of yoga as medicine. He began to offer Hatha yoga classes catering to the LGBTQIA+ population This Hatha alternative to the well-known Queerdalini classes began to grow and evolve, and eventually Kelly began to offer Intro to Queer Yoga, a more therapeutic and beginner-friendly alternative. With Transform Fitness, he offers lighthearted, richly supportive yoga classes for every body, heart, and gender identity.
With Spectrum Yoga Therapy, he offers private Yoga Therapy and massage and specializes in creating a safe space of healing for individuals whom are addressing trauma, anxiety/depression, and body and gender issues.
He believes that integrating mind, body, and spirit is the key to wholeness and wellness.