Amberly Kelley-Dotson, MS, E-RYT, YACEP
Certifications / areas of focus: Experienced Yoga Teacher + Continuing Education Provider, Certified Holistic Integrative Coach, specializes in addressing pain pattern sin body + mind, anxiety, and LGBTQIA+ folks
After struggling to reconnect with her body and battling extreme anxiety in her young adulthood, Amberly eventually discovered the incredible combination of yoga and coaching. Through coaching, she was able to reframe her thought patterns and through private therapeutic yoga sessions, she was able to address maladaptive movement patterns along with those thought patterns and release trauma that was stuck in her body.
She has been teaching yoga since 2016 and has continued her study and education by attending multiple therapeutic and trauma-informed trainings. She is currently pursuing her500-hour training through the American Viniyoga Institute, with hopes of becoming a certified yoga therapist. In 2019, she enrolled in Nickerson Institute’s Holistic Mental Health Coaching program, and graduated in 2020.
As a queer woman, she is passionate about inclusivity and accessibility and is always learning and growing. Amberly approaches both yoga and life with a breath-centric approach, heavily influenced by Viniyoga, and the teachings of Gary Kraftsow, T.K.V Desikachar, and the Yoga Sutras. She views the body and mind as part of a holistic system, and addresses it as such. Outside of her practice, she loves to be in her kitchen experimenting with new dishes, curled up with her sweet kitties reading a book, and enjoying nature with her wife.
I believe that we have the ability for deep healing within us. Sometimes we just need a little help getting there.