kelle yokeley, E-RYT-200, lululemon athletica yoga ambassador, international yoga instructor
Kelle, founder of Yoga Mindset, Yoga Mindset Collective 501(c)(3), and Yoga Mindset School of Yoga and Wellness feels a deep connection with community outreach and believes yoga is for everyone. She uses her own experiences to help deepen and encourage the practice of her students. Kelle’s commitment to her students encourages a strong internal body, mind, and spirit awareness. She believes listening to the body’s own wisdom is an integral part of yoga. “By listening to ourselves, we come to a deeper understanding of oneself, we begin to journey inward; this is the practice of yoga.” -Kelle
Kelle has practiced yoga for over 16 years and began teaching yoga 9 years ago, throughout this time her practice and teaching has evolved and continues to grow. She invites students to surrender to the moment, creating a sacred space by blending the beauty of devotion and vibrations of mantra with flowing sequences. A focus on the orientation of the breath and structural integrity in her classes helps to deepen and transform ones practice.
Kelle embraces every opportunity to continue her education attending immersions and trainings, she holds a E-RYT 200 certification from LifePower Yoga, Aerial Yoga teacher training certification from Triangle Yoga, Yoga for Athletes from Sage Roundtree and is currently a student of David Garrigues’. David is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga yoga by the late world renowned master Sri K Patthabi Jois.
Kelle believes deeply in the lineage of yoga and is grateful for the opportunity to have attended multiple workshops learning from inspiring yogis such as David Garrigues, Tim Feldman, Kino MacGregor, Jonny Kest and Bryan Kest. Kelle also holds certifications in Reiki Level 1, Reiki Level 2, Reiki Master, Youth Yoga, SilverSneakers, SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, Adult/Child CPR and First Aid.
Kelle was honored in August of 2016 by being chosen as a lululemon athletica Yoga Ambassador.
“I am honored to be chosen as a lululemon athletica Greensboro ambassador and to be surrounded by a community that supports my mission to offer yoga to all people from all walks of life. The lululemon team has supported this journey from day one and to represent a company that means so much to our community means everything to me. I am grateful to be a part of the lululemon family. I am grateful for everyone that has set a higher vibration in our community. May we continue to share, to love unconditionally and to change our world one breath at a time. Om shanti.” -Kelle
As a traveling yogi and international yoga instructor being able to understand our fellow humans from the intimate standpoint of where they come from and what they believe nurtures Kelle’s soul, learning to respect and enjoy the traditions of other cultures keeps her exploring the world.
Kelle is eager to share her passion, love and devotion for Yoga. She finds great joy from helping others experience all that yoga has to offer, bringing passion and a deep peace to her classes that is felt by all present.
“Surround yourself with people that raise you higher.”
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caroline kolbet, RYT 200, studio manager
Caroline became aware of yoga in 2009. Life & work situations took a toll on her body & well-being. She realized that practicing yoga, whether it was at home, the YMCA, or at a studio, was what she needed to be a calmer wife, mother of twins, daughter, sister, aunt, & friend. The answer was really that simple…pray, meditate, & do more yoga!
Caroline felt that there was something else out there. “I feel that there is way too much stress put on our youth today. They move from one activity to the next: school, homework, softball, guitar, scouts, & the list goes on & on. I want to make a difference in these young lives. I want to teach them how to breathe, stretch their bodies, & to be empowered.”
After research, Caroline decided to train with YoKid… Stretch Your Limits in Alexandria, VA. She has received her 20-Hour Basic Kids’ Yoga Training. “I want to take what I’ve learned into school systems, after-school care, & youth friendly centers. I want each child to know that their circumstance does not define them; that there is a kinder, less stressful way of dealing with life.” She is one of our off site Karma Kids yoga teachers who travels to preschools and schools teaching kids of all ages yoga.
In December of 2017, Caroline achieved the 200-Hour training through Yoga Mindset School of Yoga and Wellness. “I had this desire to continue to soak everything in like a sponge. I wanted to not keep this information to myself but to learn & share with adults, too.” Caroline enjoys teaching the Chair 2 Mat, Senior/Easy Flow classes, & teaching off-site Corporate Yoga. “Yoga is for every body. If you are breathing, you can do yoga.” She takes it slow so you’re able to hold the poses & feel the energy & breath circulating through our bodies. She is registered with Yoga Alliance.
“If you have good thoughts, they will SHINE out of your face like sunbeams & you will always look lovely.” -Roald Dahl
erin betlej, RYT-200
Erin started practicing yoga 5 years ago and admittedly only started because of the physical exercise and challenge it provided. Yoga has since become an ongoing journey to feel at home in her body, breath and spirit. Yoga helps her stay grounded and strong as the emotional and spiritual benefits are just as important as the physical benefits from a consistent practice. Erin has been teaching for almost two years, yet just recently earned her RYT in February of 2019 through the Yoga Mindset School of Yoga and Wellness. Her passion is now for everyone, every time they step on their mats to feel at home in their own body, breath and spirit. She cultivates that focus and intention into her teaching by guiding her students through the asanas as well as moving them into a place of greater compassion through meditation. Each class is opportunity to create a sequence tailored to the bodies in the room while also taking students to the edge of wherever they are in their practice. Every person can benefit from intentionally linking breath with movement. On and off her mat, Erin is always looking to grow her knowledge by maintaining her own practice, continually reading, and engaging in meaningful conversations. This journey has only begun!
“Feel at home in your body, breath and spirit.” -EB
ben joyner, RYT-200
Yoga has been part of Ben’s life for over 3 years, his practice has helped him with a stressful world as well as strength and flexibility. The sense of community that comes from practicing with others keeps Ben encouraged and motivated.
Ben completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance training with Kelle Yokeley from Yoga Mindset School of Yoga and Wellness in High Point. The many different styles, philosophies, and types of yoga that are offered is exciting to Ben and he is eager to learn all that is available, then share that knowledge with others. He is always looking for ways to expand his knowledge and plans to become both Ariel Yoga and Rocket Yoga certified in the near future.
Ben likes to combine creative flows that are challenging while allowing his students to modify or intensify to make the practice their own. Ben strives to impart the importance of breath with movement, and to celebrate his students growth without expectation.
“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.” -Sharath Jois
barbara smith, RYT-200
Barbara’s journey into yoga and teaching began long before she fully realized it. She came to yoga from an athletic background, and originally thought of it as a form of cross-training for the other things she was doing to train for triathlons. However, an Achilles injury in early 2014 (which left her unable to run for almost a year) increased her yoga practice. As she attended more classes and started to try different styles of yoga, she began to appreciate for the first time the aspects of yoga beyond just the physical asana practice. She allowed yoga to begin to work on more than just her body, and found healing that she needed far more deeply, and didn’t even realize was waiting for her. A vacation to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas brought into full focus the intention to teach, and she completed her 200-hour training in 2016 at The Asheville Yoga Center. In addition to teaching, she is also currently enrolled in the 300-hour teacher training at Triad Yoga Institute, and has also received her Reiki certification.
Barbara believes there is a distinct difference between doing yoga and practicing yoga – yoga as a life practice brings a sense of self-awareness and peace. It allows us to share who we truly are, and to bind together with others in our lives in a way that is authentic, patient, mindful, and loving. While yoga is a solo practice, and a very personal inquiry into our own connection with the source of all life, it is also an opportunity to come together and collectively raise our spirits. Her goals as a teacher are rooted in her belief in simplicity, inspiration, compassion, gratitude, kindness, patience, and presence. These are the things she wants to be able to share with her students, allowing them to discover and enhance their own journeys.
“What seed waits in the shape of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?”- David Whyte
alicia hurley, RYT-200
Alicia began teaching fitness classes in 2007. Her first yoga experience came as a part of a belly dance class she was taking. After sticking with it for about a year, it started to make sense. Yoga created an inner calm she was missing in other physical activities. Eventually, she quit belly dancing and was dedicated to yoga. Alicia completed her 200-RYT at Yoga Mindset School of Yoga & Wellness in 2017. In 2018, she completed a 50 hr Yoga for Seniors training at Duke Integrative Medicine.
As a mother of four children, Alicia’s teaching style is nurturing and fun. She enjoys sharing all types of yoga from Mommy and Me classes, Gentle Flows, & yoga classes using High Intensity Cardio Intervals.
“Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” -Swami Satchidananda
Kyle started doing yoga in March 2008 to regain his flexibility, over years of practicing yoga he found inner strength and patience. He received his 200hour certification from Yoga Mindset School of Yoga and Wellness in High Point and studied under Kelle Yokeley in 2017. He enjoys teaching playful flows and different variations of arm balances and inversions in his class.
Kyle’s other passion is acro yoga, which he began practicing in December of 2015. He travels weekly to the Triangle Area for acro yoga workshops and classes and is excited to share what he has learned with the triad yoga community.
When Kyle’s not doing yoga or acro yoga you will find him endurance training, swimming, biking, or running. Kyle also works full-time at Computerway.
“Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” -Leslie Nielsen
murielle daniels, RYT-200
Murielle came to Yoga Mindset 2 years ago, after being intrigued by yoga and wondering just what yoga was. She has always been active in fitness and clogged competition for many years, so finally one day she walked into Yoga Mindset and took a class with Kelle Yokeley and immediately knew there was something special and different about yoga and knew Yoga Mindset was where she needed to be. However, shortly after walking through Yoga Mindset’s doors she had a unfortunate shoulder injury while lifting weights and soon found herself having rotary cuff surgery. Within 4 months of her surgery she was able to come back to yoga with the help, support and unconditional love of the Yoga Mindset community. During that time she learned to listen to her body, modify poses and fully accept herself on her mat; she then knew that she wanted share this gift with others.
In May 2016 Murielle completed her 200RYT through Life Power Yoga and Yoga Mindset, and began teaching offsite Yoga Mindset classes in July. Since completion of her 200RYT Murielle has attended workshops with David Garrigues and Bryan Kest. Murielle’s desire and passion is to share and teach everyone the benefits of yoga and just to “breathe”.
Murielle is a full time employee with Thomas Built Buses, and proudly offers lunch hour yoga for her co-workers. “This class offers my co-workers the opportunity to step away from their desks and busy workdays and gives them the chance to show up on their mats and embrace their breath.”
Murielle continues to deepen in her own practice with the help of the Yoga Mindset family and is honored to serve our community as a Yoga Mindset Ambassador and member of our offsite instructor team.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today.” -Albert Einstein
kelly salnikov, certified aerial instructor
Kelly Salnikov began her Aerial Yoga journey just to try out something new. She quickly fell in love with Aerial Yoga after her very first class. “Aerial is beautiful, challenging, fun and relaxing!” She was certified in 2017. Her training and teaching was put on hold when she found out she was expecting baby #3. Her passion for yoga and Aerial are felt in her classes. For all ages, all abilities, Aerial Yoga has something for everyone. Taking an Aerial class will bring you joy; in more ways than you can expect. Kelly believes in trying new things: getting outside of your comfort zone, experiencing life and enjoying the adventures. At her core she is a wife, mother, and a coffee lover. She continues to push out of her zone and always brings a new pose or flow to every class.
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” -Paulo Coelho
Leah is a certified Spinning Instructor and has been teaching indoor cycling for four years at High Point University. After many years of Spinning, she was ready to find a different form of exercise that created strength and flexibility. After attending her first class at Yoga Mindset in January of 2016, she was immediately drawn to the physical practice, but soon she fell in love with the mind body connection that yoga helps create.
Leah will be working as an auditor at an accounting firm in NYC after graduation in May 2017. While she knows that accounting can be a stressful job, she will always look towards yoga to stay grounded and calm.
Leah loves to share her thoughts and experiences about her yoga practice and started writing blog posts for Yoga Mindset. She is a big believer in living yoga “off the mat” and she hopes that other people can connect to her posts and find inspiration for their own yoga practice.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita