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          In Varanasi         In Ganeshpuri with Swami Nirmalananda

At the Svaroopa Vidya Ashram in Pennsylvania                  In India with Himalayan Institute

About Kelly Sullivan

Kelly had an interest in health, wellness, philosophy, science, and culture from a young age.

As a teenager taking extra school science courses prepping for the plan of studying health science in college. She had an interest in reading and studying on her own about vaired philosophies and cultures.  When starting college she took her first yoga class there at 17. Continuing her studies in health, physical education, nutrition, exercise physiology and pedagogy completing degrees in Physical Education/Health Science B.S. and Applied Exercise Phsyiology/ Preventative Health M.A at San Diego State University.

From that first hatha yoga class Kelly went on to practice a vairty of yoga styles over the years, including, Inyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga and hybrids of those.

While in College she had the opportunity to explore within related fields in employment and internships; such as in corporations, hospitals, private facilites and the San Diego Community Colleges (SDCCD), where she taught for 35 years.

With an entrepreneurial spirit she also began her own business in personal fitness and wellness consulting. After grad school she moved to Maui and quickly came to serve the community there workig in Cardiac Rehab, Community Health Programs, Physical Therapy, and as the exercise physiologist, for the local expanded Y.M.C.A. as well as helping design a new facility and teaching classes.

When moving back to San Diego, teaching at the colleges and seeing private clients she wanted to deepen her studies in yoga teacher training and met an extrodinary teacher (then Rama Berch) at Master Yoga Academy in La Jolla. Right away knowing there was something different and very special about this yoga approach when after her first workshopshe went walking on the beach and had an experince of full expansion. Intriqued with the unigue approach of Svaroopa yoga and the phisophy teaching resonating so stronly she begain the teaching training certification (YTT 700 hours) under Swami Nirmalananda (formerly Rama Berch). Kelly has many more hours of training in Svaroopa Yoga Therapy(IAYT), Advanced Svaroopa Trainings(ATT) and Svaroopa Meditaiton Teacher Trainings(MTT) Those trainings continue with the SvaroopaVidya Ashram, which is in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

At this point Kelly has been teaching for a bit over 40 years and still loves it.

Kelly has beening serving her clients with Svaroopa yoga therapies and programs full time for about 30 years. With the interest and love for science and health she began studyng Ayurveda; the sister science of yoga with Dr. Vasant Lad in the mid 1990's. (Dr. Lad is one of the foremost Ayurvedic doctors and teachers in the U.S.) Along with the Svaroopa yoga practices Kelly uses Ayurveda for her own health support.   Kelly now includes Ayurvedic principles on top of her western training when offering lifestyle consultations and classes to her clients and students.

From this foundation of love, educational and experintial background and a consistent dedicated meditaiton and yoga practice Kelly offers personal yoga therapy sessions, J.Barnes Myofascial release sessions and teaches Svaroopa yoga group classes , meditaiton courses, holds workshops and retreats. She serves her students with both wisdom, compassion and joy and is dedicated to Yoga as a spiritual path and personal lifestyle.

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M.A. Health Science & Applied Exercise Phsiology - Masters of Fine Arts & Sciences

B. S. Exercise Science & Physical Education - Bachalors of Science

Yoga Teacher C.Y.T.

Certified Svaroopa®Yoga Teacher (700 hours)

Advanced Svaroopa Teacher Trainings (Multiple Courses, many hours of additional training)

Yoga Therapist C.Y.T

Svaroopa Embodyment®Yoga Therapist

Svaroopa®Yoga Therapist

Meditation Teacher C.M.T

Svaroopa®Vidya Meditation Teacher

John Barnes- Myofascial Release MFR 1 and The Myofascial Release Healing Seminar


Some of Kelly's journeys in India


Kumbha Mela in Allahabad , India


                On The Ganges in Varanasi                 Arati on The Ganges



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