About Sarayana Yoga
Sarayana Yoga is an alignment based system of Hatha Yoga that synthesizes TCM Meridian theory, Taoist symbolism, and Rolfing concepts to teach skillful living to humans interested in wellness and profound sanity.
It is a slow, purposeful and personal practice that is fundamentally therapeutic even when it is physically challenging.
Both Yin (passive) and Yang (effortful) types of movement are explored and formal
meditation is a focus.
The spectrum of practice is oriented around three basic symbols, Ground, Center, and Sky.
Not only are our Classes navigated with these symbols, but we teach students to apply this vision to life at large. It is through the exploration of personal and universal symbolism that the practice of Sarayana Yoga is differentiated from other systems of movement.
About the Founder
Kelly-Jean is a certified Rolfer who has been teaching Yoga and Contemplative movement for almost 2 decades. From 2012 until 2020 she taught weekly classes, led teacher trainings, and maintained a private Rolfing practice at her brick and mortar studio, Mission Yoga. During that period she also founded Sarayana Yoga, a system of Hatha Yoga that Synthesizes TCM, Taoism, and Rolfing concepts. Not a style of movement, Sarayana is more of a method of seeing and contextualizing the varied elements of healing and awakening in our lives.
In her yoga classes, Kelly intuitively weaves elements of Yin, Vinyasa, and experimental movement into a seamless exploration of humanness that leads to greater somatic intelligence. She is an inspired storyteller known for her humor and patient commitment to students. As a Rolfer, she finds personal ways to help facilitate growth and freedom in each client’s body/mind through structural body work as well as movement exploration.
Currently she has a private Rolfing and movement practice in Charleston, S.C. and leads virtual and in person Teacher Trainings, Pop-ups, and Corporate Wellness events nationally. She is also sharing her thoughts on the practice and the industry of Yoga with her long time friend and co-host Ashley Bell, in their podcast Yoga Burnout which you can find on Spotify or anywhere podcasts are played.