Kelly began her yoga journey in 2002 and attended her first yoga certification at Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, California in the Spring of 2003. She began to teach yoga in her native Northern-California and went on to teach across the country, spending most of her time in New York City, Boston and Tahoe. Through the years Kelly has attended countless yoga trainings, studied under several teachers and has landed in Grass Valley, California.
Kelly became the proud owner of Warmth Studios in 2010, bringing hot yoga and INFERNO pilates to the Gold Country of California. In the most recent past, Mariah has taken the reigns and Kelly is excited to continue to support Mariah, the staff and the students in a different way.
Since 2002, yoga and INFERNO pilates has brought solace and comfort to Kelly as she has grown up in the hot room. With a consistent practice in Bikram, Yin and INFERNO, she has gotten through the trials and tribulations of life from heartbreak, the stresses of living in the corporate world and injuries. In 2008 Kelly was running her third marathon in Sacramento and walked off the course on mile 18. It was determined that she had broken through the cartilage in her right hip while also receiving a hairline fracture to her femur. She headed straight to the yoga room and fell in love with yoga in a whole new way. She would spend time in the yoga room each day, taking care of herself, often times practicing in a chair or propped up against the back wall. It took time and patience. Kelly believes the yoga is a major reason her hip injury continues to heal and why she has avoided surgery.
When not at the studio Kelly is spending time at her family retreat with her husband and children. She loves to travel, to walk her dog, and she gives a pretty darn good hug. If you see her at the studio, take her up on a hug, you won’t regret it.
Where is your favorite place to spend time in Nevada County
(other than Warmth of course)?
I’m lucky to live in a pretty amazing little valley in South County. Our family home and property is my sanctuary. Day by day my husband and I are building a life that resembles the life of retreat. We are so fortunate and blessed.
What makes you feel warm and fuzzy about our studio?
I am proud of the compassion and heart that our studio community has cultivated. The space we hold for one another is unparalleled in Nevada County.
Why do you like it hot?
The detoxifying properties of our hot room has become something that my body craves. I can no longer imagine a life where I don’t sweat on a daily basis. I love myself some sweat.
What is your favorite fruit?
Blueberries. Hands down. No question about it.
What’s your most prized possession?
My blankee. I was given my blankee by my Grandmother the day I was born and have slept with it every night since for the most part. As the years have worn and torn it, it now resides on the bedpost and I use a portion of the satin that fell off as my book marker.