Kellie Mathes 750 Hour Certified Baptiste Yoga Educator;
E-RYT 500, YACEP® Yoga Alliance Credentials
When she’s teaching, you will likely hear her say, “Yes, you can!”, because she wholeheartedly believes in YOU.
Kellie holds a mastery level certification with Baptiste Power Yoga and has personally trained and apprenticed with Baron Baptiste. She is acknowledged and accredited by Yoga Alliance with a Master Level accreditation, E-RYT 500. Kellie teaches yoga classes, leads workshops, yoga teacher training programs and continuing education classes for yoga teachers.   

Our Founder

Go Yoga! Express was born from Kellie’s passionate belief in the power of the individual to access their best life through mental and physical resilience. When she’s teaching, you will likely hear her say, “Yes, you can!”, because she wholeheartedly believes in you. She knows firsthand what it takes to bring a weak, frail and sick body back to its full potential, through the modality of power yoga and she created a yoga community where people show up with a “feet to the fire” philosophy and reap the rewards of doing the work!

Challenge yourself today for a better tomorrow.

Kellie has been practicing yoga since 2008.  She fell in love with the discipline while looking for a way to find strength during her battle with breast cancer and the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy, surgeries and other medical procedures.  After she was cleared to begin physical exercise, she attempted a few of the rigorous exercise modalities that she enjoyed before her diagnosis. She tried a step class and lacked coordination and balance; she took a spinning class and found the pace too demanding; and finally, she went for a run and realized she was too dizzy and simply not well enough for impact and fast-paced movement. With a mix of disappointment and determination to regain her strength, she acquiesced and signed up for her first yoga class at the Downtown Belleville YMCA. Like most, she was unaware of the strengthening benefits of yoga. To her surprise, she loved it and most importantly, she could keep up! She found the pace accessible and immediately began practicing yoga 3 days per week. Over the course of several months and with a consistent yoga practice, she became as physically strong and mentally confident as she was before her breast cancer diagnosis. The pace worked for all fitness levels and modifications to increase and reduce the class intensity created a welcoming, accepting and successful experience!  Eventually, Kellie was stronger than she had ever been, which led her to seek out more challenging classes. During her quest for a greater challenge, she discovered hot and power yoga, along with her life’s purpose of sharing the practice with others, and has been practicing and training in the discipline since.  

The tipping point and why yoga works is accessibility!

Testimonials

When I started going to Kellie’s hot yoga classes I was someone who had never done yoga before. I was afraid everyone else would know what to do and that I would stick out. The one and only reason I continued to go to Kellie’s classes was because of Kellie. She never made anyone feel less than and actually she encouraged everyone regardless of their level. I never felt intimidated in her classes and that is purely because of the tone she sets. She is a patient teacher who is down to earth. It is clear that she loves what she does and wants to share her passion with others. The community that is created when Kellie is teaching is something that is rare in yoga studios. Since moving I have tried several studios, but none of the instructors have lived up to my experience with Kellie.  Kellie sets the bar high and if you want to learn yoga as a newbie or continue your practice she is an amazing instructor with a heart of gold.

Erin Hempen

My gosh it feels so Good to get back to “hot yoga”. If Kellie were in Indiana, I would make the 3 hour drive to take her class. It’s worth it folks!!

Loretta Standley

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