Kelly’s teaching style stems from a variety of physical movement practices from her background and can be described as creative, athletic, and intuitive. She began her journey to teaching yoga in 2009 as a spin instructor and personal trainer while getting her degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State. 5 years later, she decided to go to Bali to do her YTT so that she could learn more about yoga and meditation. This turned out to be a life-changing experience that forever changed the way that Kelly looked at physical movement and it’s connection to the mind and spirit. Now, whether she is teaching a yoga class or working one-on-one with a client, Kelly is passionate about sharing her focus on breath, alignment, and reconnecting the body, mind, and spirit.
I started doing yoga with Kelly over 4 years ago. As an avid marathoner, I was primarily drawn to her class as an injury prevention technique. However, Kelly’s passion for sharing her practice and welcoming attitude (especially to those of us who are flexibly challenged!) inspired me to sign up for a few of her workshops and a retreat. While there are so many things to love about Kelly, I really appreciate how non-judging she is about my lack of knowledge and abilities when it comes to ‘all things yoga.’ She is very encouraging and supporting—meeting students where they are at. – Jen Arrowsmith
Working one on one with Kelly Collins is the best decision I’ve made in regards to yoga since starting my practice! In our yoga sessions, she tailored to my level and goals, and the sessions were both challenging and fun 🙂 I fully believe her encouragement and empathic nature helped me breakthrough to a new level in my practice—We just worked on alignment and muscle memory, but through our sessions my practice improved in various other ways: I am more centered with the cues from teacher in class and look up less, I bend and fold farther, and am more present and in touch with the muscles being activated. I strongly recommend Kelly to anyone trying to boost their practice. Her knowledge, dedication, and encouragement absolutely can help you be your best yogic self! – Avi Schraer