Kelly Moore was introduced to yoga to help rehab a knee injury and was immediately drawn to the therapeutic benefits and healing power of the practice. Kelly has practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram and she is certified to teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa. She enjoys teaching a steady, strong vinyasa flow class and she believes wholeheartedly in the power of yoga to help people gain clarity, remove obstacles in their life and reach their goals. Kelly is a mom of three young boys and is inspired by their vitality and pure delight in the moment.
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Wanderlust: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Kelly Moore: I like thinking that I still have time to grow up. Honestly, I am doing what I love to do and plan to continue to teach yoga for a long time. In addition to teaching yoga, I have an entrepreneurial spirit and am taking the first steps in bringing one of my ideas to market…
WL: What did your child self want to be when you grew up?
KM: The earliest clear memory I can recall is wanting to be an interior designer. This was in fourth grade and I was inspired by the the Laura Ashley home line.
WL: What is your personal theme song?
KM: It lifts my mood, inspires me to sing at the top of my lungs with my boys and reminds me to be fearless.
WL: What is your favorite yoga pose?
KM: Handstand. It’s play, balance and strength all rolled into one pose.
WL: What is your least favorite yoga pose?
KM: Eka Pada Koundinyanasana (twisted one legged arm balance). I have a really hard time accessing my strength in this pose and my back leg feels like a ton of bricks.
WL: What has been your most embarrassing moment as a yoga teacher?
KM: I was teaching an 8 a.m. class on the Saturday of St. Patty’s Day weekend in Chicago. Despite it being early, the mood outside was festive. I was teaching at a studio located on the second floor of a busy street. Toward the end of class, when I was leading everyone into savasana, I heard some kids yelling “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” Throughout savasana these kids kept shouting and cheering and it was easily heard in the studio. I got up to look out the window and saw my three boys leaning out of our car windows, shouting and cheering at all the people walking by. I was mortified. After closing class, I admitted that the screams and shouts were from my kids and, thankfully, I got mostly laughs out of the group.
WL: What do you love about what you do?
KM: I love movement and love working with the body in all it’s different expressions of strength, flexibility and balance.