My name is Kellie Jean Codianna. Kim Valeri, of YogaSpirit Studios, has been my mentor and teacher since 2004. After a steady run of traumatic events since birth, I have been amazed at the transformation that has occurred with the practices of Yoga, Pilates, and Ayurveda. Ultimately, Yoga facilitated my process of believing in myself.
In 2008, after 4 years of teaching, I fell while ice-skating. My pelvis became misaligned and I was faced with consistent and uncomfortable back pain. Determined to become pain-free, I deepened my understanding of the anatomical body and received a 200-hour PiIates Certification with "In Balance Pilates" in 2011. I steadily continued my Yogic Studies with YogaSpirit Studios and recently received my Yoga Therapy Certification with Yoga Alliance in 2017. The foundation of Yoga Spirit Studios is the Iyengar method, which focuses on alignment and is rooted in the ancient wisdom of the 8 limbs.
Yoga Therapy studies include in-depth studies of Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, which have taught me how to stay balanced and connected to my emotions through food and self-care practice. My Ayurveda teachers include Joseph Immel of Joyful Belly, John Douillard and Kerala Academy.
As I now enter my 14th year of teaching, I am honored to guide each person that chooses to step on the mat with me. Combining strength, flexibility, and breath, I bring attention to spinal alignment in all poses, while deepening a sense of self-reflection and compassion. Assisting people on their journey to see their best self while coming into alignment with their bodies and who they are brings me joy!
Yoga teachings that work on your inner self will help you to face fears, addictions, back pain, and ultimately leave you feeling more whole. Ayurveda practices bring mental clarity, more energy through the lens of looking at digestion of what you take in. I look forward to assisting YOU on your path to total wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
Revised January 4, 2018
Kellie Codianna, C-IAYT
After having back pain for 6 years I was considering shots of cortisone in my lower back. I started Kellie's Against The Wall yoga once a week. I could feel my back improving with each class so I delayed the shots. It has been 3 months and my posture has improved and there is no back pain! - Linda Griffin