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          In Varanasi         In Ganeshpuri with Swami Nirmalananda


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

About Kelly Sullivan

     Kelly has had an interest in health, wellness, philosophy, science, and culture from a young age. As a teenager she took 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.  Kelly took her first yoga class in college at 17, and continued her studies in health, physical education, nutrition, exercise physiology and pedagogy.She completed 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 graduate school she moved to Maui and quickly came to serve the community there working 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.

     After moving back to San Diego, and teaching at the colleges and seeing private clients she wanted to deepen her studies with a yoga teacher training and met an extrodinary teacher (then Rama Berch) at Master Yoga Academy in La Jolla. Right away, she knew there was something different and very special about this yoga approach when after her first workshop, she went walking on the beach and had an experince of full expansion. Intriqued with the unigue approach of Svaroopa yoga and the philosophy of the teachings resonating so stronly, she begain the teaching training certification (YTT 700 hours) under Swami Nirmalananda (formerly Rama Berch). Kelly has thousands of 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 45 years. She still loves it and 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.) She utilizes Ayurveda for her own health support. When offering lifestyle consultations and classes to her clients and students Kelly includes Ayurvedic principles on top of her western training.  From the foundation of her consistent dedicated meditation and yoga practice, plus her educational and experiential background, and with love and respect, Kelly offers personal yoga therapy sessions, J.Barnes Myofascial release sessions and teaches Svaroopa yoga group classes , meditaition courses, and 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 - Bachelors of Science

Yoga Teacher C.Y.T.

Certified Svaroopa®Yoga Teacher (700 hours)

Yoga Therapist C.Y.T

Certified Svaroopa Embodyment®Yoga Therapist

Certified Professional Svaroopa®Yoga Therapist (PYT)

Meditation Teacher C.M.T

Svaroopa®Vidya Meditation Teacher - mantra syllabus

Svaroopa® Meditation Teacher Training

Advanced Svaroopa Teacher Training

Certified Deeper Yoga Teacher

Deeper Trainings: Lower Spinal Release Spinal Flexibility, Neck and Shoulders,

Gentle Yoga, Twists & Seated Poses, Heart Openers, Forward Bends

Certified Beginners Bliss Yoga Teacher

Certified Advanced Bliss Yoga Teacher

Teaching Yoga for Your Back

Teaching Pregnancy Yoga

Certified Teaching Half-Day Workshops

Training in Deceptive Flexibility

Radical Anatomy

Yoga Business Skills


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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