Kelly Smerz

I believe yoga provides us with an amazing opportunity to reconnect with ourselves
— Kelly Smerz

In our modern, hectic world it is easy to become disconnected from ourselves. This can manifest physically as tension, or emotionally as stress, anxiety, and depression. Many of us have learned to cope by detaching from our thoughts or from our bodies. I believe yoga provides us with an amazing opportunity to reconnect with ourselves. My approach to yoga is largely informed by my career as a clinical psychologist. I am interested in the way emotional and physical energy move through the body and either enhance or detract from our well-being. I began practicing yoga in 2003, and after many years as a yoga student I decided to pursue training as a teacher. My classes integrate my background in alignment-based yoga, with the flow of vinyasa, my knowledge as a psychologist, and the opportunity to explore one’s potential.  My goal is to create an inviting space where students can find freedom and ease in their minds and bodies. More than anything, I delight in offering yoga classes that guide people toward feeling more fully alive.