Kelsey McKaplan (she/her/hers) is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. In 2017, she received her training through The Craft of Teaching Yoga program in Seattle, and she has since pursued additional yoga training for trauma-informed yoga, size-inclusive yoga, and Yin yoga. She came to the mat during a time of loss and transition in her life; through yoga practice, Kelsey has fostered her own sense of strength, flexibility, compassion, balance and love in mind, body, and soul. She has taught in a variety of settings including an eating disorder treatment clinic, the YMCA, and university campuses. She has also hosted a community-based, pay-what-you-can Queer Yoga class. As a full-time mental health therapist, Kelsey is particularly drawn to the mental and emotional benefits of a yoga practice like alleviating symptoms of anxiety or depression, increased mental clarity and sense of calm, cultivation of personal agency and empowerment, an increased feelings of connectedness and self-compassion. She often weaves bits of psychology, mindfulness, and poetry into her classes.
When she’s not teaching or sitting with clients, Kelsey can be found at farmer’s markets or antique shops, pretending she knows how to garden, obsessing over her very tiny and scruffy dog, Murphy, or cooking at home with her spouse.
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