Hi, I’m Kelly, a lifelong educator/learner/ponderer/adventurer who thrives on creative expression–in service. I began journaling as a young adult, stumbled into publication in my thirties, discovered blogging (with a ferocious passion) in my forties, and (fingers-crossed) published memoir(S!) in my fifties. (I still have a handful of years to let that be true!)
I’ve been a classroom teacher; a high school and college writing tutor; a home, life and writing coach; among various other life incarnations, including directing, managing and coordinating a myriad of non-profits and even a large seaside restaurant, once upon a time.
I was first introduced to the chakras through meditation more than twenty-five years ago, but it wasn’t until 2007, during my certification as a Yoga Dance instructor at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, that my experience of the chakras crystallized. Since then I have studied with renown chakra author/teacher Anodea Judith, and served on staff with the Let Your Yoga Dance teacher trainings with Megha Nancy Buttenheim.
I continue to serve as a regular program assistant at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with presenters such as Dani Shapiro, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Tara Brach, Joan Borysenko, Robert Thurman, Tama Kieves and most recently, Julia Cameron, author of the Artist’s Way.
In my hometown in the Green Mountains of Vermont, I provide ongoing classes with chakra-based music & movement as well as retreats for women offering in-depth explorations through meditation, creative expression and journaling–both in person and online.
I also work with individuals, non-profits and small businesses to help tell, shape and share their stories. Clients (past & present) include the Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living (where I continue to serve as an NGO representative at the annual Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations) and Hits the Spot Yoga where I currently serve as adjunct faculty.
I hold a Bachelors of Science from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and received the excellence award for the most outstanding student majoring in education.
Most significantly, I am the proud mother of two sons, Aidan and Lloyd (ages 17 and 22), and a life partner of Casey Deane’s for 31+ years. (He a lifelong educator & a Kripalu yoga teacher too!)