Kellie Finn is immensely grateful for her New England upbringing, family, friends, sunshine, good jokes, moon gazing, night walks, ocean breezes, lingering hugs, fresh vegetables, road trips, adjectives, and an ever growing boot collection. She has been studying yoga since a volunteer summer at Omega in 1991, and teaching classes/working privately as a Yoga Therapist since September 2001, after two years of volunteer service and study at Kripalu Institute. She is a recent transplant to the DC area where she serves as a Clinic Supervisor at Maryland University of Integrative Health's Yoga Therapy Program, writes, and continues her private practice exploring how the practices and philosophy of yoga can heal trauma and guide individuals into a life of communal empowerment. Her alignment based classes are infused with humor, philosophy, poetry, self-inquiry, ethical explorations, education, and tools for carrying the practices of yoga off the mat. She teaches postures in layers with consistent encouragement to listen to the brilliance of one's own body / being. She believes that the practices of yoga offer us the opportunity to connect to the Grace within ourselves such that we can move as far as possible beyond our own being to cultivate connection in the world without losing recognition of Grace. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat!