Kelly Bermel

RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga, December 2014

***Studied Baptiste Methodology

Teaching 1+ year, practicing 4+ years

I used to think my favorite way to work up a sweat was in a packed yoga room, with the heat kicked up, and 20+ other familiar yogi faces. After a recent move here to island, that’s changed a bit, and things have gotten clearer. I simply love moving through a Baptiste-inspired power vinyasa flow, regardless of my surroundings…

No matter where I am, or who surrounds me this forever practice teaches me a little something about discipline, dedication and letting go every time my ten toes touch the mat.

It aIl began in 2012 when I walked through the doors of what would end up being my home base studio, to take my first class…SOLO. I was shy and quiet, yet something told me, this place and this community were something I wanted to be a part of. It took a few dedicated years, a 40 Days program, a couple career change-ups and a leap of faith in the finance department before I knew I needed to step up and into the practice I loved so dearly. In August of 2014, teacher training began. It taught me that life is about making the time for the things you want, staying true to your word and that nothing’s perfect. So comparable to being on my mat, life is a work in progress, giving things up, getting on with it, forgiving, forgetting, learning, living, and beginning again. And that is simply something for everybody. And that’s what keeps me in the work and up to the game of sharing BIG with my community at hand.