I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee but now proudly claim Little Rock, Arkansas as my home. As a child, I read mythology stories, wrote plays, made up songs, daydreamed, loved food, had a smart mouth, played dress-up, explored, got lost, listened to too-loud music, played in the woods, and believed trees and rocks were magic. I am pretty much the same as an adult.
I earned my RYT 200 certification at the Arkansas Yoga Collective Academy and am currently working toward an additional 300 hour certification. I’m trained in Yin and trauma-informed yoga. My approach to the practice is grounded in curiosity and compassion for self and others. The focus is less on pulling off impressive poses and more on connecting breath to movement, cultivating ease and holding space for self-inquiry in the experience. That’s what I care about as a teacher. I try to keep it real.
I’ve practiced yoga for over 20 years now. I’ve gotten stronger and more flexible. But I’ve also become more patient in traffic. Better able to show up authentically and bravely in relationship with others. Less prone to black-and-white or catastrophic thinking. Better able to examine my own motives and to stay open to my truth, even when it’s scary or inconvenient.
The benefits on the mat have been considerable. Yoga feels good! But the most profound, life-changing experiences have been off the mat. The strength and flexibility gained through the physical practice is just a thumbnail scratch of what is there for us to learn. Meditation and mindfulness have brought a focus, peace, and sense of ease to my life that I did not think possible. My relationships are richer, my sense of purpose stronger.
I’m a licensed master social worker, a trained therapist and change agent. Traditional psychotherapy has been a game-changer for me, and I think everyone can benefit from therapy as a tool for insight. An understanding of the energetic body has been integral to my own healing as well. Breathwork, movement, EFT tapping, chakra healing, and reiki all bring a subtler awareness to the energies of the body and mind. Energy work helps to balance the mind, body, and spirit. It can accelerate the healing of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual issues. Learning to work with these modalities has taken me from feeling stuck and uninspired to filled with peace, creativity and joy. Any or all of these tools can be part of your journey, too.
We are all here to use our unique gifts in service to each other and to the world. My mission and intention are to help you show up in every area of your life with authenticity, clarity, courage, compassion, and connection.
What People Say
(Kerri) is always growing and finding new techniques to provide the best possible experience for those in her care….she was meant to do this work.Mandy
Kerri (has) an incredible gift of making people feel at ease and being inclusive to all…an inviting spirit that helps heal with not only her words, but with mindful meditation and movement.Abigail
On my mat with Kerri I forget to be self-conscious about my “too-much” belly, my “too full” chest, my not-quite-getting-there reach toward my toes…she reminds me of the greater purpose of our gathering. She is open and honest and real.Dawn