Hello and namaste!  

I’m Kelsey, founder of The Space Within  

I teach hatha yoga | meditation | Mindfulness | Yoga therapy 

It wasn’t always this way…

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I am a recovering New Yorker, stress head and former corporate marketer who is getting over an addiction to being busy.  

After discovering yoga, I found a resilience that gave me the strength to do what I love.  I quit full time corporate life in 2013, left New York and moved to Sydney to go deeper into teaching yoga. Through my personal practice, I cultivate the contentment and self awareness that eluded me for so long.

I guide other people through their inward journey via group classes, corporate yoga or one to one yoga therapy.  Within quiet moments of stillness, we can all find our space within.  Let me help you live a less stressful, more peaceful life.

The details -

Studying for a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

AAYT (Australian Association of Yoga Therapists) certified yoga therapist

500 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance

 

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My Mission

To guide you out of stress and into well-being.   To help you live a healthy life full of purpose, wellness and mindful attention.   My motto is - Breathe it. Love it. Live it. 


With the past I have nothing to do, nor with the future.  I live now.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

MY STYLE

I teach with a great respect for your uniqueness.  I encourage slow and mindful movement - with awareness on mind and body.  You'll often hear me talking about psychology and yogic philosophy.  

 

Qualifications

  • Yoga Therapy w/ Nikola Ellis and Joan Miller @ Adore Yoga
    (Sydney, Australia)
    350 hours

  • Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training w/ Wendy Newton, Alan Finger and Mona Anand @ ISHTA Yoga
    (New York City, NY USA)
    500 hours

  • Restorative Yoga w/ Judith Hanson Lasater
    (Melbourne, Australia)

  • Yoga for Women’s Health w/ Tiffany Cruikshank @Yoga Medicine

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology @ Skidmore College
    (Saratoga Springs, NY USA)
    4 year degree - graduated with honours

 

My Teachers:

MY training Background

500 hours of Hatha Training (RYT) - ISHTA Yoga in New York City under the guidance of Alan Finger.  ISHTA draws on the sciences of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda to inform its teachings and yoga.  Ayurveda is an ancient Indian Medicinal science of well-being, Tantra is a yogic philosophy.  Alan Finger spent his childhood in a South African ashram run by his father, Mani.  Thus, Alan was steeped into yogic traditions from birth and he now brings that wisdom to many students at his studios in New York.  Some of his key influences include, Krishnamacharya, Yogananda and Sivananda.  

350 hours of Yoga Therapy Training (AAYT) - with Adore Yoga in Sydney under the training of Nikola Ellis and Joan Miller.  Nikola is trained in the viniyoga tradition, taught by Gary Kraftsow as influenced by T.K.V. Desikachar (the son of Krishnamacharya) and Joan trained in yoga therapy at Phoenix Rising.


Thank you so much for the sessions – you are an excellent yoga teacher with a beautiful style. I find your voice gentle and soothing and the balance of ‘technical’ information and lightness is perfect
— Regular student to group class