I am a senior certified Janet Stone & Baptiste yoga teacher, 500 ERYT+, pre and post natal yoga teacher, former studio owner and devoted mama.
I grew up in Texas in a wonderful, slightly liberal (for Texas anyway) wide open lakefront way, a childhood spent knowing I was happiest and most connected when I was in my body (I LOVED basketball and played all the time), outdoors in my families’ lakefront “honey-hole”, nourishing my body with good food (BBQ was a given) and exploring my own spirituality…. all of which inform my life and teaching even now.
My more formal yoga training took a natural course. I dabbled in yoga in college where I played basketball for the University of Texas at Austin as a walk-on. My early adult years took me into Colorado where I really committed to my own personal daily practice at CorePower Yoga. It was here that I took the very first ever CorePower Yoga teacher training in 2002. From there, I found Baron Baptiste, who I studied, trained with and also assisted for many years. During which time I supplemented my yoga training with Shiva Rea's prenatal training, AcroYoga training, Thai Massage training, and a variety of amazing teachers including Dharma Mittra, Janet Stone, John Friend, Jamie and Justin Allison, Douglas Brooks, Simon Park, Alanna Kaivalya and Rusty Wells just to name a few that opened my aperture in many different ways.
More than 10 years ago, I entered the world of motherhood which radically changed my yoga practice and teaching. Though my previous practice had spiritual depth, meditational pause and regular study, my practice shifted to really center into and out of my heart whether I was washing dishes, trying to figure out sleep schedules and my own transformation, and now to carpooling, snack making and school auction planning. Maybe it was this phase of motherhood in my life, or the grounded freedom being offered, or the depth of practice which drew me to Janet Stone. I have found her to be one of my greatest teachers. I am currently enrolled in Janet's 1008 training module.
Over the last 19 years, I have nurtured my own deep, personal practice which has become my life's passion to offer back out. Time and fate guided me here to Santa Barbara, where I am raising my boys and continue to open an enormous window to a new journey as a mother and a yoga teacher, a journey that continues with joy, gratitude, and a willingness to show up every day.
In my classes today, you will find a connection to breath, a grounding to earth, a flowing creative expression of movement, sweat on your skin and space to explore what the practice means to you.
I am a manduka ambassador and a former lululemon ambassador and Yoga Journal Conference presenter.
To contact me, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
L O V E L E T T E R S
"I've had the great fortune of finding my way to Kelly's five elements offerings many times in the last five years. Each return has come at a challenging, life changing moment. And each time,
this practice and guidance from Kelly has supported me in my healing and transformation process. Kellys deep passion for her own practice is inspiring as a student and teacher. Her knowledge and experience provide rich soil for contemplation throughout the program. The most helpful parts of the program, for me, are the take home tools to work with between group sessions. Having access to online classes taught by Kelly, specific for this program, makes daily sadhana accessible. I also appreciate the group classes to be in community, accountable and consistent. The most challenging part of the program, personally, even with these tools, is carving out the space and time in my day, everyday, to practice. I highly recommend Kelly’s five
element workshops to everyone. It will enrich your personal practice, expand your yogic education, remind you of your connection to everything though the elements, help create new
habits for daily sadhana and ritual, and profoundly support your process, whatever it is you are going through. It is designed to meet you just where you are, so it's perfect for everyone. I'm
eternally grateful for Kelly and her classes." - Kristin Davies
"Kelly Heath illuminated the different layers of my being and helped empower me to find moment-to-moment balance. Silence, stillness, and deep breathing are now a vital part of my everyday life. I thank Kelly for this." - Kelli Sullivan
"I am so thrilled and honored to be apart of the programs you teach. To be a part of your knowledge, stories, practice, energy, beauty and grace. The way you flow through life with humor and discipline is refreshing. You have been very inspiring indeed. I will hope to continue to learn from your teachings. I pick up my notebook often, listen to my inner self and follow the morning ritual daily. Thank you, thank you for everything you offer this community." -Vickie Craig
"Kelly is a superb yoga teacher. I appreciate her ability to convey timeless wisdom, and help me deepen my own practice (on and off the mat)." - Maureen Healy
"I wish that my life and schedule would allow me to attend more of Kelly's beautiful offerings. Each time that I am fortunate enough to be there is more of an experience than a class - a gathering of a devoted community, working with these potent teachings and a masterful guide to feed our bodies and souls. She is articulate and has a way of making these ancient teachings accessible to those truly wanting to receive them. She cares deeply for the practice and all those who choose to partake in it.” - Lynne Sutherland