feel good in your own skin
"Dance describes freedom in a way that mathematics cannot. Inner stillness explains existence in a way that technology can’t. The acceptance of the raw, pure quality of interiority (looking inward) is essential to meaningful change."
- from Minna Salami's book, Senuous Knowledge
Hi, I'm Chelsea
I teach people to feel good in their own skin!
I reject the notion that health & fitness has to feel stale! My own journey to health became vibrant as soon as I started to look inward for healing, and I love unlocking that for other people. I believe you are your greatest teacher and healer. My job is to teach you how to listen to wisdom already inherent in your body and arm you with practices that support and empower.
“Sensuous Knowledge” is a favorite book of mine because it puts the arts, the body, and that ethereal quality of spirit on an equal footing with our intellectual ability. It demands for the arts to be elevated, not just as a source of entertainment, but also as a source of wisdom.
It demands we celebrate all aspects of self: Not just the body, not just the mind, but also that still, small part of you that comes alive when listening to great music. I believe, it is only by bringing all of you into a movement practice that meaningful change can be achieved. Salami also writes, “freedom is not the absence of suffering, it is the absence of suffering from being yourself.”
So that’s why I do what I do.
I help people feel free, believing that by healing ourselves, we heal each other.
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"Inner stillness explains existence in a way that technology can’t."
private yoga lessons
Yoga taught me everything I wish I had learned in high school biology. In a sense, it’s the art & science of having a body. Most of us spend our lives in survival mode with our automated stress responses running the show. For years, I suffered from autoimmune symptoms and severe intestinal problems. I believed I had to accept limitations around how good I could feel in my own skin.
Practicing yoga changed everything for me.
I got out of survival mode and learned how to thrive. The best part is that I didn’t have to look for help from anyone else. Don't get me wrong: There were a lot of books, classes, and teachers who influenced my body re-education.... But, in the end, I discovered that all I require is already within me.
Yoga recognizes that thinking yourself out of stress is impossible; the only way out is to breathe, move, and feel.
"Chelsea is wonderful! She has cultivated such a great vibe. She was attentive and thorough as she lead us through an hour long flow. Everything from the music to the message was done with such intention. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends!"
"Working with Chelsea has been eye opening for me. The intensity of each class has been incredible; I've never engaged in any sort of focused stretching or movement before this and it's helped alleviate some of my aches and pains. I'm learning how to focus more intently on what my body is trying to tell me and gaining a better understanding of what it needs"
"She really knows how to emerge a group into a class! Chelsea tells a story through body movement. She encourages being intentional with each pose and exercise. She is authentic and helps everyone feel centered."
I'll come to your location and we'll work together to establish a schedule and a program that is tailored to your specific needs.
Contact me today to start designing your custom yoga practice.