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About Kelly McGrath

Mindfulness Yoga + Buddhist Meditation + compassionate communication

Healthy living, in tune with nature
Classes, Workshops & Trainings

Kelly McGrath is an experienced certified teacher who has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years, and teaching full time since 1999.

She leads dynamic, thought provoking classes and workshops, which include clear alignment and anatomical direction, creative asana sequencing, and inspiring talks to uplift the heart and nourish the soul.
Her special interests include:
  • Buddhist meditation
  • Non-violent communication, as taught by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • Practicing yoga in tune with nature & the seasons
  • Vinyasa hatha yoga
  • Yoga for a healthy menstrual cycle
  • Restorative yoga
  • iRest® yoga nidra
  • Loving-kindness meditation (Metta)
  • Anatomy of yoga & injury prevention
  • Studying the historical & spiritual evolution of yoga

Kelly is dedicated to maintaining a regular Buddhist meditation practice. Over the years, Kelly has discovered that integrating hatha yoga and Buddhist meditation has provided a beautiful opportunity to experience steady presence, openness, health, joy and insight. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Kelly leads daily yoga classes, workshops, retreats, and is Director of Yoga Teacher Training.

Behind the scenes:

Born & raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Living in beautiful Montreal, Quebec.

Through Kelly’s whole life she’s always held a deep love & appreciate for wild life, nature, art & spirituality. Her travels have taken her to remote hiking, kayaking & snorkeling adventures in Central America, sailing the Nile River in Egypt, living in Cyprus as a young painter for 2 years, hiking the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, and long canoe camping trips in Algonquin Park, Ontario with her beloved huskies.

Teaching Style

The practice is a creative and lively vinyasa flow, which emphasizes precise alignment, mindfulness, compassion and freedom. This freedom allows you to comfortably challenge yourself at your own pace, and leads to a deeper understanding of yourself and your world around you.

Over the years, Kelly has developed an understanding on how to practice & teach yoga in tune with nature & the seasons, including the time & place in which we live. This implies that our body/mind needs vary from season to season (winter, spring, summer, & autumn), depend on the geographical location that we live, and the age that we are in life. With sensitivity, we can always adjust our yoga practice to support our needs: from the cold dark cocoon of winter to the blazing heat of the summer, to the transitional energies of autumn & spring.

She has been featured in local and nation wide media:
CTV National News, The Montreal Gazette, The Halifax Herald, The Calgary Herald, 360 Vision / Vision TV, Yoga Mondo, Candian Living, Elle Canada, Lou Lou, Chatelaine, and many more.

Kelly has enjoyed studying yoga & meditation with:
Donna Farhi, Richard Miller Ph.D., Yoganand, Shobhan, Sudhir, Pema Chodron, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield.

“Kelly McGrath has a contagious enthusiasm for learning that inspires students to make a deeper commitment to their Yoga practice. Her warmth and sincerity shines through in everything that she does.”
~ Donna Farhi, author of Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

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