may 2015 : kris englund
what is in your yoga bag?
A: doTerra Essential Oils, Goddess & Animal Medicine cards, my special heart stone & other altar pieces, palo santo wood, colorful sarong & snacks for that after class hunger.
what is your favorite…?
animal: Deer & Golden Retriever Doggies
asana: Dancer & any all movements with freedom for expression
food: Tom Kha Thai Soup, Blueberries, Spaghetti & Popcorn
what is your favorite yoga book &/or online yoga resource?
A: I LOVE to read Pema Chodron & Thich Nhat Hanh for inspiration and I go to thePowerPath.com to feel into the Universal flow while preparing for a yoga offering.
How do you challenge your personal yoga practice &/or how do you keep a consistent yoga practice?
A: It is my intention to endlessly experience new Teachers & new styles of yoga as often as possible. I am open to the limitless inspiration that comes from practicing with a variety of Yoga Teachers. I believe in a constantly evolving yoga practice and draw pieces from each of my Teachers into my personal home practice & my offerings.
What is your favorite thing to do off the mat?
A: Dance wildly, travel the world freely, eat nurturing & delicious foods, connect in nature, laugh with loved ones & enjoy each & every blessed breath to its fullest.
What is your personal teaching motto &/or teaching model? Or a favorite yoga quote?
A: I believe in the powerful healing of yoga & honor that the path is uniquely different for everyone. I encourage self expression, self love, self compassion, self gratitude & self forgiveness. I stand for honoring the body as a temple & moving through asana from a truthful place within the self….without comparison, judgement, expectation or fear. I inspire a deep connection with breath, heart & allowing for the freedom of flow that is divinely artistic & beautiful within each of us. I believe that a life of yoga is the foundation of happiness, acceptance, patience, healing, balance, creativity, peace & LOVE.
Please briefly describe your most fantastic & amazing teaching moment.
A: All moments when I can see & feel the softening of the walls & the opening into the beauty & trust of self….that goes for my own growth as a Teacher & the practices of each Student. Smiles, dancing, singing & crying are all very happy signs to me when I am offering a yoga practice.
What song is currently #1 on your yoga playlist?
A: OOOOooo, this is a hard one….I am music crazed & it is sacred time to me when creating playlists to hold our space perfectly. ‘Follow the Sun’ by Xavier Rudd is a current favorite & mantra to life for me. Enjoy this beautiful music video.
Any final words?
A: I invite you to join me in our sacred healing circle for Mellow Flow every Friday, 4:30-6:00pm and Final Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm for Devotional Dance Flow. The movements, intentions & expressions explored within Devotional Dance Flow are designed to encourage a connection to self, activate creative inspiration & cultivate devotional healing through movement & breath.
Synergizing yoga asana & the freedom of dance flow with soothing sounds & funky primal world beat rhythms – allowing us to transcend the traditional boundaries of yoga – guiding the body, mind & spirit to a life-changing experience as we step out of old energetic patterns and open to create new ones.
Pure LOVE from my heart to yours.
Check out her schedule, as well as, the rest of our teachers, classes, and class descriptions at yogastudiotahoe.com.
About: Kellee Rich. A poet and writer, full-time yoga teacher and devout mom, in her hometown of Truckee CA, Kellee enjoys spending her time outside the studio with her family and friends by paddleboarding, kayaking, snowboarding, and anything athletic and outdoors. She holds a BA in English Literature from SNC (Sierra Nevada College, a 4-year Liberal Arts School in Incline Village NV). Kellee is a Lyme Disease and Stroke survivor, and is currently working on a memoir about living with and surviving Lyme, focusing specifically on how yoga saved her life. Poetry and yoga go hand-in-hand in Kellee’s world, and she brings this eclectic mix of inspiration and empowerment to her students and in her yoga and meditation classes.