Kelli’s yoga journey began in the late 90’s while living in Chicago, she stumbled into a bikram heated class and never looked back as her life at the time was fast paced, high stress, as she traveled the country for over 18 years in the Corporate Cosmetic Industry, a career she found very rewarding and demanding.
Yoga became her peace and quiet place, and quite addictive as in those cold winters had her on her mat at 6 am most days. Originally the practice was all physical and it wasn’t until years later after letting her yoga practice go while living an even busier live in NYC, she relocated to Atlanta where she found a home studio a few blocks from her new life and she was hooked once again, this time it was life changing enough to push her to leave corporate and journey with her family a 3 and 1 year old to the jungle of Nosara Costa Rica where she studied at the Nosara Yoga Institute under Don and Amba Stapleton in 2010. Grateful for the process and the support of her mentors, she ﬁnally found her home, that was already there inside waiting to come undone, her love of yoga grew as she connected with Bhakti Yoga, chanting, multi dimensional teaching and healing ourselves thru this practice on a cellular level.
Returning from Costa Rica, kelli taught in Atlanta for a year at Nirvana Yoga and returned to Fayetteville after 20 years, ﬁnally coming home, she taught for 5 years at Embrace Yoga studio. In fall of 2016 she began another journey to attend her 300 hour teacher training program with Yoga landing in Chattanooga, TN under Jessica Jolie. She is active on faculty at Hayat Yoga Shala and teaches public classes as well as privates. In addition she is the owner and director of Pure Phoenix Cleanse and Wellness where she practices and facilitates assisting her clients in lifestyle change and Colon Hydrotherapy.
In her yoga classes, you’ll ﬁnd laughter, tears, strength and down to earth lessons as she loves music, mythology and astrology , her vinyasa ﬂow classes are full of passion as her love for ashtanga and kundalini woven together to create the ﬂow of self inquiry.