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 and Tama Kieves.
I currently 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 of all, I am the proud mother of two sons, Aidan and Lloyd (ages 16 and 21), and a life partner of Casey Deane’s for 30+ years. (Casey’s an educator & a Kripalu yoga teacher too!)