Caroline is known for her intellectual and intuitive understanding of the body, her genuine interest in people’s well-being, and her lighthearted sense of humor. She helps people take care of their mind and body through:
- Holistic health coaching
- Therapeutic Yoga & Pilates
- Massage Therapy
Caroline's Story, in Her Own Words:
Caroline Kelley E-RYT 500, BCTMB
Who I Work With:
I help people of all ages improve their well-being through mindful movement, massage, and mindset coaching. With 20 plus years of experience, I'm skilled in pain relief and helping my clients reduce stress and anxiety. Many of my clients are referrals from Physical Therapists and Emotional Therapists. The work I do aids these therapies but is not intended to replace physical or emotional therapy.
I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. My goal is to offer personalized, friendly, and patient guidance to help you become the healthiest version of yourself.
My Personal and Professional Wellness Journey:
My journey began in my 20's when I was stressed out, often having physical pain, and I'd started to have panic attacks. A friend encouraged me to take a yoga class with him; I was blown away by how good I felt after breathing deeply and moving mindfully. Also, I was touched by how kind and attentive the teacher was, I was inspired to become like her. I immediately saw how yoga is extraordinary, and I knew the practice would be with me for a very long time. I had my first massage treatment soon after. Both the yoga and massage were helping me feel better. I started applying yoga's mindset techniques in day-to-day life, and my panic attacks disappeared. Years later, I began yoga teacher training, which expanded over three years. The course was fulfilling, and encouraging feedback led me to consider becoming a teacher. Upon graduation, I made a significant change in life; I resigned from my job, rented out my house, and went to study yoga and meditation in India and Asia for twelve months. Shortly after returning to England, I moved to the US and became a full-time yoga teacher. As an eager student, I have continued to gain additional yoga certificates. In appreciation for how different wellness modalities complement each other, I gained a diploma in Massage Therapy from The Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2010. After mentoring under Harvey Deutch, a renowned Physical Therapist, I decided to become a certified Mat Pilates Teacher because I saw how he was treating his clients with Pilates, Yoga, and Massage Therapy techniques. Over the years, and upon their request, I've often found myself coaching clients; this led me to seek certification with the Internal Association of Wellness Professionals and offer mindset coaching as a focussed service.
Nature inspires me. My favorite places are anywhere that you can see thousands of stars in the night sky. For unknown reasons that even I can't explain, I am obsessed with mountain lions.
Why Become Centered?
'From head to heels, you must find your center' - BKS Iyengar
When our body is centered, all postural muscles are working harmoniously with one another; this happens when there is the perfect combination of muscle strength and flexibility. Pain arises either from trauma, a group of tense muscles, or scar tissue causing an awkward pull across joints, which will, over time, create pain and poor body mechanics. Massage, Pilates, Yoga, and Coaching can help to center the body.
When our mind is centered, we know how we feel, what we are thinking, and feel in control of these thoughts and emotions in a balanced and peaceful manner. Coaching and Yoga practices help to center the mind.
Our body and mind are connected, when our mind is stressed, our body takes on this stress physically, hence the term 'she/he is a pain in the neck'; likewise, if we have hurt ourselves, the physical pain often causes us to be impatient and more.