KELLI GABAT | E- RYT 200, Owner of Wildfire Yoga
I believe that Yoga is for everyone. The mat is a place to connect to your body and mind. I feel that anyone can start a practice that is authentic to what they feel or even a way to reflect or deal with what is happening in their lives. Yoga can allow one to disconnect from their surroundings in a way that helps replenish and rejuvenate the mind and body. I feel that everyone shows up to their mat for all different reasons and that is what makes it so wonderful.
I fell in love with Yoga when I began to practice 7 years ago. I started learning Bikram yoga which for me was a very meditative practice. It helped me develop a sense of body awareness and how to connect my breath with movement. I loved how Yoga helped the mind just as much or not more than what it did for my body.
I was so passionate about it that I wanted to be a Instructor and later open my own studio.
I completed the 200hr. Training and registered with Yoga Alliance. I since then began teaching in different studios, community classes and at the local college.
I just recently left my corporate job and opened Wildfire Yoga in August. I am loving the process of this new chapter in my life.
A bunch of questions with | KELLI
What is your day job?
Owner of Wildfire Yoga, Instructor and Mother
What lights you up?
Good conversations with friends and loved ones. Teaching yoga and living my passion.
A favorite TV show?
I don’t watch too much right now. I like watching HGTV shows and of course Game of Thrones when it is on.
Whats’s a dream vacation spot?
I got married on the big Island of Hawaii. I would love to go back and explore more of Hawaii.
Hey, you got a nickname?
A favorite quote?
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.- Maya Angelou