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Kelly, Kathleen

Kathleen is the founder and Director of the Bay Area Yoga Center and the Advanced Yoga Studies Teacher Training Program in Green Bay, which she opened in May of 1994. She has been practicing the art of yoga for the past 33 years, and has been a teacher of Astanga yoga in the Vinyasa tradition since 1993. Kathleen is registered with the Yoga Alliance, a national non-profit organization designed to support quality yoga instruction for the public, at the Experienced level, which allows her to train teachers and students. In May of 2005 Kathleen became a priest in the Hollow Bones Zen Order, an American Zen Buddhist Community.
Kathleen combines the practice of Astanga Yoga and Zen Meditation and practice in her teachings and as her life’s practice. She is a native of Green Bay, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
She received her first yoga teacher certification from the White Lotus Center in Santa Barbara, California. Kathleen has studied with senior teachers from many different schools of yoga. As a result, her teaching style is a blend of fluid movement breath and postures known as Astanga vinyasa, with the attention given to alignment of the Iyengar and Anusara schools. Kathleen puts high emphasis on her status as a student of yoga and teacher apprentice to her teachers: Michael Stone, Ranjani Cobo, Tracey Rich, Ganga White, Junpo Denis Kelly and Blair Lewis.
Kathleen is always a student first. Her passion for the yoga practice is reflected in her warm and friendly teaching style, along with her ability to inspire her students. She currently teaches yoga classes at her studio in Green Bay and at businesses around the community.
She trains yoga teachers in the community and is registered with the Wisconsin Board of Education. Kathleen works with Bellin Health and the Prevea Health Clinics to put together programs of wellness through body and mind connection.


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