About Kelly

Let me introduce myself. My name is Kelly. I have been living in southern Spain, Valle de Lecrín for around 16 years now. I'm originally from the U.S., however after moving to New York for University, and then subsequently leaving the States in 1992, only to live in large cities – London and Paris, I was ready for a change!

 

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No matter where we wake up on this planet, striving for or maintaining one's own individual balance can be a daily challenge. The food we eat, our sleep patterns, the time we allocate for work and for play, the amount of sunshine we receive, the support and love we receive through our personal relationships, the amount and type of exercise in which we choose to engage, all effect our energy levels, our general well-being, and the eyes through which we view the world.

Hence the inception of the Association of Well-Being which promotes activities that give us the right individual balance and give us that 'Feel Good' factor!

In the ancient Indian medicine of Ayurveda, they identify three body/mind doshas or forces of which most of us tend to be predominantly a combination of two. The three forces are Vata (movement and lightness), Pitta (tranformation and heat), and Kapha (binding and earthy). Ayurveda works to enable us to maintain our inner balance. For example a person with strong Vata tendencies should practice calming exercises, take regular massage, and avoid cold foods. Ayurveda utilises all the tools of yoga to help create balance, therefore a core activity of the Association is the pursuit of yoga together.

bailerina_-_dancer_about_kellyAs for my own experience, I have been practicing yoga for 35 years now, and have worked in­depth with a variety of traditions. After moving to London, I decided to become a teacher. I am qualified by the British Wheel of Yoga (London, UK), and also by Sivananda Yoga (Kerala, India). I have experimented with loads of styles including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Sivananda, Bikram, and Viniyoga traditions. Each one has something special to offer, and I would like to share these experiences with you through our group practice.

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While in India, I also experienced something else very special – Chavutti Thirumal, which is a traditional full body massage done with foot pressure. The practioner's one foot always remains on the floor, while using an overhead support rope for balance, the other foot creates a strong, yet comfortable pressure which glides over and deeply massages all of the muscles of the body. After this experience, I promptly returned to London to study for a year and become qualified in this technique by the Soma Institute.

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That's a bit about me. I hope you should be interested in exploring your own balance and well-being with the Association through yoga, support on healthy living, massage, meditation, and all of the other activities in which we will engage in order that we create a joy and zest in life that infuses all of those around us!