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Kelly Sullivan

M.A., B.S., C.Y.T., C.Y.T, C.M.T

A teacher for 40 years Kelly Sullivan, director of Samve Centre has an extensive background in the fields of yoga (all aspects), exercise science, fitness, dance, and health science. Prior to a focus of teaching Svaroopa Yoga & Meditation, personal healing sessions and Ayurvedic wellness consultations Kelly taught many courses as an adjunt professor at the San Diego Community Colleges incuding dance exercise, fitness classes and in their Fitness Specialist Certificate Program. She simulataneously ran her own very successful personal fitness training and wellness consulting business. After graduate school Kelly moved to Maui for a few years and worked in Cardiac Rehab, Community Health Programs, Physical Therapy, and as the exercise physiologist for the local expanded Y.M.C.A.

Kelly has beening serving her clients with Svaroopa yoga therapies and programs full time for 26 years. With an interest and love for science and health Kelly 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 consulatations and classes to her cliebts and students.

Kelly's degress and trainings include a B.S. in Physical Education/Health Science in 1983 and an M.A. in Exercise Physiology/Preventative Health in 1990 from San Diego State University. Kelly began teaching for San Diego Community Colleges in 1985. She completed her certification in Svaroopa Yoga Teacher Training in 1993 under Swami Nirmalana (formerly Rama Berch) at Master Yoga Foundation the internationally recognized Svaroopa training center, where she has continued in-depth study in the Advanced Teacher Training Program and Meditation Teacher Training. 

Kelly offers personal yoga therapy sessions, J.Barnes Myofascial release sessions and teaches group classes , holds workshops and retreats. She serves her students with both wisdom and compassion and is dedicated to yoga as a spiritual path and personal lifestyle.

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

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

Yoga Teacher

Certified Svaroopa®Yoga Teacher (700 hours)

Yoga Therapist

Svaroopa Embodyment®Yoga Therapist

Svaroopa®Yoga Therapist

Meditation Teacher

Svaroopa®Vidya Meditation Teacher

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

Advanced Svaroopa Teacher Trainings

Certified Svaroopa Yoga Therapist (375 hours advanced study,

in Svaroopa Treating Pain - Spines, knees & Feet - and Neck & Shoulders)

Certified Svaroopa Vidya Meditation Teacher (12 day immersion)

Certified Bliss Teacer (~ 500 hours advanced study in Svaroopa Beginners' Bliss, Svaroopa Advanced Bliss, Svaroopa Bliss Weekend Course)

Certified Deeper Yoga Teacher (250 hours advanced study in Yoga for Your Back Teacher & Gentle Yoga Teacher)

Certified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher (250 hours of advanced study)

Advanced Teacher Training in Twists & Seated Poses

Living Yoga - Business Certification (125 hours of study)

Applied Exercise Physiology Graduate and Undergraduate Course Work Examples:

Seminar in Research Techniques

Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathology

Cardioplumonary Lab

Seminar in Advanced Physiology of Exercise

Seminar in Exercise Electrocardiography

Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology

Adult Fitness Leadership and Administration

Adult Fitness Exercise Prescription

Exercise Specialist Internship

Special Study in Family Health Project


Nutrition for Athletes

Biomechanics of Human Movement

Techinques of Athletic Training

Perceptual Motor Development

Physiology of Human Systems

Exercise, Sport & Aging

Pschological Basis of Physical Education

Psychology of Coaching

Exercise Physiology

Physical Growth & Development

Social - Cultutal Foundations Activity

Health Education for Teachers







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