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Kelly Gregorakis is a senior yoga and meditation teacher. She possesses over 15 years of knowledge in alignment, breath dynamics and the technical integrity of movement. She attributes her approachable style of teaching to years of extensive study and practice with renowned teachers from a multitude of yoga disciplines. Kelly began practicing yoga to add another dimension to her strength and conditioning routine, but soon it emerged as her primary discipline. She approaches teaching yoga the same way she lives her life. Her classes embody a presence of passion, playfulness and strength and serve as a constant source of motivation and inspiration, encouraging students to take an inquisitive path toward exploring their own personal practice and inner journey. She enjoys cultivating an environment of challenge that helps individuals unleash their higher power and transcend habits of the mind. Kelly has been helping people improve the quality of their lives for decades in various roles including fitness, strength training, behavior modification, weight loss, yoga, meditation, team building, mentoring and as a successful, healthcare and wellness management professional. Recognizing studies that conclude that 90% of all disease is created by stress, Kelly fills her teaching with the principals of combining breath with movement to convert stress to empowerment and balance fun, humor and intensity to the practice while achieving a deep, soul-expanding playfulness. Kelly experienced the transformative power and healing effects of yoga first hand as an “intervention” therapy technique for handling work/life balance and breaking unhealthy patterns. Today, she's fully committed to helping people develop a deeper relationship to themselves through contemplation, focus and the art and science of movement.