About Me



Kristy Kelsey

RYT 500, RPYT

Kristy has been practicing yoga for more than half her life and teaching since 2009. She grew up in Hermosa Beach and draws inspiration for her teaching career from her background as an elite dancer. Kristy has completed over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training with Julie Rader and focuses on creative sequencing, safe alignment and the breath + body connection. Kristy says, “My time on the mat is my own personal therapy. No matter what is going on in my life, good or bad, when I step onto my mat and tune into my breath everything is right again.” Kristy teaches mainly Vinyasa flow classes, specializing in alignment, anatomy, chakras, prenatal, yin and meditation. Kristy is also experienced in therapeutic yoga, as she worked in physical therapy for 4 years. Kristy’s love for yoga is never ending. When she's not teaching, she's practicing, continuing her education with trainings, reading as much as she can and exploring the world. Kristy leads annual 200-hour teacher trainings for students wanting to become teachers or those just wanting to deepen their yoga practice. You can find Kristy on the mat or at the beach!

Trainings

Trained under Julie Rader with Mukti Yoga School


100-Hour Graduate Module (June 2015)

Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education into the yoga sutras, dieties and energies of yoga.

100-Hour Pre and Post Natal Yoga Module (Sept-Nov 2014):

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on how to safely and creatively guide women through their pre and postnatal yoga practice, enhancing their birth experience.

100-Hour Foundation Teacher Training (May 1 – Aug. 22 2009)

Foundation Training. Yoga Alliance Approved. Asanas, pranayama (breathing), meditation, assisting, weekly supervised teaching, history and philosophy, yogic lifestyle and cleansing techniques, anatomy and physiology, chakras, teaching methodology, karma yoga and individual research project. Trained under Julie Rader Wellman.

50-Hour Vinyasa Flow Module (May 2009)

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on safe alignment techniques and advanced sequencing.

50-Hour Therapeutics Module (June 2009)

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on working with health issues, diseases and pregnancy.

50-Hour Advanced Asanas Module (October 2009)

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on effective sequencing for designing a practice around a ‘peak’ pose and learning to incorporate themes into your teaching.

50-Hour Chakra Vinyasa Module in Bali, Indonesia (August 2013)

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on exploring how the dynamic movement of Vinyasa flow can restore the vibration and health of the Chakras. In depth understanding of each Chakra and learning the principals to teaching Vinyasa to enhance the awakening of each Chakra.

50-Hour Tantric/Kriya Module in Bali, Indonesia (August 2013)

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on daily mediation, pranayama and inner silence, learning to teach zen, inner silence, yoga nidra and japa japa meditation.

50-Hour 3-Part Teaching Intensive (Sept-January 2014)

Continued education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education, focusing in 3 areas: alignment, restorative/yin and chakras.

25-Hour Pranayama and Meditation Module (January 2015)

Continued Education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education in different meditations and pranayama techniques, creating your own sadhana, and the science behind it all.

25-Hour Yoga for Athletes Module (August 2015)

Continued Education. Yoga Alliance Approved. In depth education on the anatomy and kinesiology of different sports, during pre-season, in-season and the off-season.

Class Schedule:

Classes:

Monday
7am Mind Body Soul
4:30pm The Green Yogi

Tuesday
9:30am Mind Body Soul

Wednesday
7am Mind Body Soul
4:30pm The Green Yogi

Thursday
9:30am Mind Body Soul

Friday
7am Mind Body Soul

Saturday
8am The Green Yogi
10:30am Equinox

Locations:

Equinox Palos Verdes
550 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
www.equinox.com

Mind Body and Soul Yoga
13020 Pacific Promenade, #3
Playa Vista, CA 90094
mindbodyandsoulyoga.com

The Green Yogi
3504 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
www.thegreenyogi.com



Retreat to Nicaragua with Kristy

August 12 - 18, 2018

PLAYA MIRAMAR, NICARAGUA

Join me for a 6 night, 7 day yoga and surf retreat in the stunning beaches of Miramar, Central Nicaragua! Enjoy a blissful week at La Barra Surf Resort, practice yoga and meditation twice a day in our beachfront shala, enjoy delicious locally sourced meals, 2 surf lessons, and epic day trips.  There are four surf breaks steps from our location, ranging from beginner waves to pros. This retreat is only available for 12 guests. 

All inclusive pricing includes: 
  • Arrival transfers
  • Single or double accommodations in air conditioned rooms in our exclusive beachfront property
  • All locally sourced meals daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner) plus unlimited coffee and juices
  • Yoga 1-2 times a day (depending on excursions) in the ocean view shala
  • 2 surf lessons with the AST Adventures crew 
  • Leon city day trip
  • Volcano excursion
  • Sunset estuary cruise

Pricing:  (all with air conditioner and wifi).  
$1500 Early bird by June 12th, $1800 regular pricing, Double Occupancy
$2100 Early bird by June 12th, $2400 regular pricing, Single room
*limited availability for single rooms as this is a small retreat center…. I encourage you to bring a friend and share a room :)

*not included: airfare, taxi transfer back to airport (we will help to arrange though), alcohol/smoothies, massages, additional surf lessons/board rentals, extra excursions

*$750 deposit required to secure your spot. If you want early bird pricing, must pay in full

*nonrefundable

*you can pay via Cash/Check, Venmo or PayPal (fees applied for PayPal)

*Travel info: Fly into MGA, I suggest taking a red eye flight so you don't waste the day traveling. Travel insurance always recommended.



Contact Kristy

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