Reiki Level 1
Being a former college athlete, I have always been physically active. In 2014, I decided to take my first studio yoga class (Hot Yoga). After that I was hooked. I instantly started implementing yoga into my workout routine. Not only did it make me feel good physically, but it was a great stress release. I realized I could count on yoga to keep my mind at ease. Since I was already a Mathematics/Science teacher, it was only a matter of time before I included yoga into my teaching repertoire. In the spring of 2015, I completed my 200 Hour Teacher Training Program at Dana Hot Yoga (Hot Vinyasa).
After completing my Vinyasa certification, I wanted to share yoga with family, friends, colleagues, and students. I took other classes/workshops such as Yoga 4 Classrooms and Yoga Transformation Project to expand my yoga/wellness knowledge. I decided I should venture out into the world of yoga to keep coming up with fun new twists in my classes. When I started taking classes at Bikram Yoga Doylestown, I was introduced to PyroPILATES. I went to the class thinking it would be pilates in the heat. I was wrong! It was a high intensity, low impact workout in the heat. I LOVED it. PyroPILATES (hot hiit, hot pilates, etc) made me feel and look stronger. While getting trained in PyroPILATES, I realized how much yoga can complement this high intensity workout.
In the beginning of 2018 I expanded my teaching repertoire yet again and completed another 200 Hour Teacher Training, this time at Jenkintown Hot Yoga. This training consisted of the 26/2 method (Bikram). This practice takes place in a 105 degree room with at least 30% humidity. My favorite phrase that one of my teachers from this practice continuously says is "The way you handle your sweat, is the way you handle your life." This practice is all about discipline and taking control of your life. What I love about this practice the most is that it is a true beginner class, but also a life long practice. Anyone and everyone should take this class.
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, and our two dogs, Owen and Ruby.
Keely is an insured Yoga Teacher.