"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."
Kelli Prieur is a mother, a teacher, a writer and a retreat facilitator, running her business Kelli’s Heart Glow Yoga Retreats internationally as well as locally throughout Australia. She has spent the last two years welcoming in her deepest and most profound of teachers yet, her daughter, little Miss Ayanna Raine. As Kelli puts it, "The past twenty-four months have brimmed and boiled with love, overflowed with growth and have torn at the seams with challenges. There have been endless opportunities for growth and expansion, for faith and surrender, for finding softness, and for finding strength. It’s been a life-changing, eye-opening, awe-inspiring experience." In her blog, Kelli has been regularly writing about life, about her yoga practice, about loving and loathing and about what’s breaking her down and lifting her up again.
Kelli teaches yoga classes as offerings and reminders that you can be happy, feel full, satisfied and light. You can find her classes packed full of gems of shiny challenges and pearls of deep breathing and dramatic transformation. She teaches on Monday nights and Wednesday mornings at Preshana Yoga in Sydney, Australia. Kelli also organises Soul Steps events with her partner, DJ Kid Kenobi. It's a 3 hour musically infused journey into the heart through deep twists, heart-openers and forward folds.
What are your goals for 2016 and beyond?
Publish my first book and write a regular column in a health magazine. I also plan to expand my retreat business to 3 international retreats and 3 local ones per year.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I just started my book last month - this process is a huge, mega first for me!
What is your favourite yoga pose and why?
Utanasana - I've been working this one a lot lately and really getting into it. You can choose how deeply you participate in the pose, opting for either a gentle, relaxed stretch, or you can really work certain alignment principles to get a deeper stretch through your hamstrings, across your lower back and down your entire spine.