Charleston : King Street

Kelly Jean Moore

A bit about Kelly Jean...

I hale from the South Caroline upstate, but I have been living in Charleston for the past 10 years. I have been teaching since May 2004 and am certified in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin Yoga. I fell into yoga accidentally in 2003. I have a background in theater and dance, and have had a strong interest in philosophy and psychology, so the practice immediately resonated with me. I also found yoga at a time when I was struggling with substance abuse and depression. Yoga changed my life in ways that no other therapy had done. Teaching opportunities came quickly, and I jumped at the chance to learn more through teaching. I have had the privilege to study with many brilliant luminaries over the years. Seane Corn and Anodea Judith gave me a love and passion for the chakra system. Sarah Powers taught me the true power of using active and passive asana infused with contemplative practices to go deeper. Paul Grilley reinforced my understanding of anatomy. All of my instructors at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado taught me more about the human body and being than I could have hoped.

I'm obsessed with helping students understand that all poses are not right for all bodies, and that some poses are down right de-stabilizing. There are a lot of myths in yoga that need to be undone so that our practice reinforces balanced body mind function in our lives. Story telling is a gift that runs in my family. I enjoy bringing clarity to complex concepts by weaving themes through my classes. As a Rolfer I am able to be a part of an even more personal journey with clients that leads them to powerful change and insight. I am honored to bring my passions to Mission Yoga. All the teachers, my partners and our students are helping to drive the consciousness movement here in the heart of the South and I am blessed to be a part of it.