GET TO KNOW KELSEY:
Favorite MKE Restaurant
Rice N’ Roll - their Pad Thai is to die for!
Favorite mke taco
Regular coffee, black (cold brew in the summer). I also love the pure tea!
mke neighborhood you call home
The East Side
Appleton + Sheboygan, WI - a true Wisconsinite
hobbies (besides yoga)
Biking, going to as many MKE summer festivals as I can, trying out new restaurants, and spending time by the lake!
Favorite places to travel
Aruba, Hawaii (Kauai), Costa Rica, London, Tokyo, I could go on and on!
what are three things left on your bucket list?
Travel to Thailand, hold a sloth, and grow a tequila farm.
Netflix/HULU binge addiction
The Office, Parks & Rec, Alone
STUDIO OWNER, ERYT-500
Kelsey began practicing yoga in college as a way to eliminate stress and stay flexible. It took a couple of years for her practice to grow deeper and to learn that yoga was not merely stretching or another way to work out, but a way to challenge her body and mind in a way she did not realize was possible. As she started discovering strength and empowerment, both on and off the mat, she decided to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga by getting her 200-hour certification in December 2012, and later completed her 300-hour certification in February 2018 with Laughing Lotus in New York City, NY. Kelsey’s teaching is ever-evolving and she loves to find new ways to creatively challenge and connect with her students. Whether they’re flying or falling, she’s there to create a supportive environment and lead them with laughter. She brings calm and intensity to each class she teaches, wanting every student to reach his or her full potential by helping create simplicity in complex poses, ensuring success for all students. Kelsey is currently continuing to deepen her personal practice and teaching repertoire with Katonah Yoga® in New York.
Kelsey decided to combine an MBA in Marketing, her passion for entrepreneurship, and yoga in January 2015 by opening Urban Om in Milwaukee, WI. This has proven to be her biggest challenge and greatest reward over the years as she’s focused on providing a community for teachers and students to help foster their practice and strengthen their ties to one another. As the owner of Urban Om, Kelsey has been honored to work with collegiate and professional sport teams, has been involved with multiple non-profits including Still Kickin, the American Lung Association, and Susan G. Komen, and has led multiple international yoga retreats.