Kelly Gordon is a writer, Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Certified Body-Mind Centering, Embodied Anatomy & Yoga Teacher living in unceded Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) territories, also known as Vancouver.

In her day to day life she is also a bookkeeper, landscaper, hobby farmer and enthusiastic hiker.

Kelly’s writing is based in her personal story of healing years of debilitating chronic pain. Throughout her youth and young adulthood Kelly had chronic migraines, TMJ syndrome and neck pain. She became deeply depressed and socially isolated. Her life was filled with medications and repeated doctor appointments but yet nothing would help the pain.

In 2004 Kelly experienced a profound awakening that lead her into exploring spirituality, energy healing and somatic studies including Body-Mind Centering. Diving into embodiment, movement and meditation completely transformed her emotional and physical health. It also became her vocation.

Since 2005, Kelly has taught classes and has a private practice providing energy work, bodywork and movement education and therapy. For two years she volunteered at Vancouver Friends For Life Society working with those with life-threatening illness and disease.

Kelly began writing articles on health and healing in 2012. One of her articles was published on the My Yoga Online website and newsletter. Kelly also released a CD based in Energy Healing practices in 2010.

For over 16 years Kelly participated in Feminist and Social Justice work including co-teaching workshops in elementary schools on power and privilege. She received seven volunteer awards for her volunteer work.

Kelly is dedicated to educating, writing and creating spaces for embodied movement practices open to all genders, bodies and abilities.

*Photo by Danielle Gauld.

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