Kelly Bryant is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), and a realist. She completed an alignment-focused vinyasa yoga training at Yogamaya New York in 2015, became a Barre instructor in 2017, and began teaching Pilates in 2019. She is passionate about helping women through every stage of life from prenatal to postmenopausal. Prior to quitting her job to travel the world in 2016, she worked at health & fitness startup, Noom, where she led content and community marketing efforts and soaked up everything she could learn about psychology and behavior change.
Before becoming pregnant with my daughter I figured “yeah, I know how to modify exercise for pregnancy.” After getting pregnant, I realized … I had no clue.
And here’s the thing, no one else did either. All of the prenatal yoga resources I could find online gave generic and vague generalizations and no one was explaining WHY. So I’ve spent the years since learning everything I can about prenatal yoga, postpartum workouts, and how to help real humans have the best possible birth and recovery.
What I discovered along the way is that almost NONE of the women I worked with knew the first thing about their anatomy, how to breathe, proper posture, or why they were having the symptoms they were. Moreover, when they inevitably fell off the fitness wagon, they blamed themselves or assumed they just could never change.
After pondering these ideas for months, something clicked for me. I needed to change what I was offering to help my clients create lasting change. We needed to have a dialogue that went beyond “Have you ever taken a yoga class?” and “How are you today?”
With renewed enthusiasm, I developed my proprietary method, which combines breath, core engagement and exercise, posture, relaxation, and goal-setting. There’s some tough love. And yeah, it gets a little “life coach-y.”
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