Nancy Kelley has been a student of yoga and Buddhist studies since her stay in Japan during the ’60s. Her main area of study was Iyengar yoga, though she also chose to work with teachers of Kripalu, Sivananda, and Ashtanga. Having been involved in the medical field, working for hospice, she has a sincere interest in using yoga as a form of holistic care for the body and soul. She works to give her students the tools necessary to find balance and harmony in their lives. After recovery from her own cancer surgeries in the early ’90s, she began teaching people with chronic health issues in addition to conducting her regular yoga classes. Nancy works with a variety of props to enable everyone to get the most out of their yoga practice.
Nancy began teaching in the late 1990s and has started studios in Gardiner, Hallowell, and Augusta. In addition to teaching at The River Studio, Nancy also teaches yoga and meditation at Granite Hill Estates and at MGMC through the Healthy Living Resource Center. She offers programs through adult ed, private yoga classes, and workshops on meditation and relaxation.