Kelly Thornton E-RYT 200 RYT 500
Kelly was born and raised in San Diego, CA , but has called many places around the world…Home.
She studied at UCLA, earning a BA in the Study of Religion: Magna Cum Laude, High Honors. After UCLA Kelly studied education/ Guidance Counseling at The University of The Virgin Islands, then continued her studies at The Washington School of Photography.
Kelly began teaching yoga while living in the Virgin Islands. She received her RYT 200 at Qi Yoga Denver, CO and RYT 500 at Rishikesh Yog Peeth- Rishikesh, India.
Kelly has had the privilege to study with amazing teachers/gurus during her life. Her greatest influences are her family, her friends, her students, her love of music, horses, rodeo, art, culture, self inquiry, LIFE. Kelly is a devotee of her inner guru who has been shaped by her life experiences and by her unwavering faith in God.
Kelly’s Yogic philosophy is that yoga is not something that only occurs daily during 1.5 hours on a rubber rather, Yoga is a LIFEstyle that requires a lifetime of practice. She has no interest in simply teaching the body origami that is asana, but is also passionate about the other 7 limbs of a well rounded yoga practice. Her goal is to lead by example of what it means to be a yogi both off and on the mat.
Kelly’s life manifesto– Be Free! Love God with all your mind, body and spirit! And, Don’t be an asshole!