Bridging Personal Practice and Collective Change with Kerri Kelly

A special training for yoga teachers and other wellness professionals

Bridging Personal Practice and Collective Change

Teaching (and Practicing) Transformational Yoga with Kerri Kelly of CTZNWELL

The personal is always political. There is never an instance where we are separate from everyone and everything around us. Our lives are interwoven, and so our practice must allow for the interplay between who we are as individuals and who we are as a collective; between personal healing and transformation (inner work) and collective well-being for all (outer work).

This training is designed for leaders on the front lines of transformational work who are ready to take their work to the next level. This includes yoga teachers, healers, therapists, community leaders, organizers and facilitators. It is an immersive experience demanding radical healing and truth telling, calling each of us to reach our highest human potential as catalysts for real, long-term change.

Transformational Yoga is an opportunity to share with others the potential to heal, uplift and empower.

This training is for anyone interested in change. Learn more about Kerri here.

Register online.


Using a whole-systems approach, Kerri Kelly covers the following core components:

  • Teaching: The art of designing a transformational yoga class that bridges the personal and the political
  • Facilitating: Building skills to hold space and cultivate courageous conversation about issues of social justice and liberation
  • Speaking: Finding your voice, connecting the dots, and telling your story
  • Expanding: How to decentralize the conversation, spread seeds, and ignite the movement.

This course will offer instructing and practice experience in both Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini Yoga. It’s open to all levels of yoga practioners and anyone in educational, healing or wellness fields who would like to incorporate theories and practice of tranformation into your life.

Registration Details

Friday to Sunday, November 9-11

  • Friday 1-6:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

Location: Friday and Saturday we will meet at the Festival Center in Adams Morgan. On Sunday we’ll meet at the headquarters of Bread for the City in Shaw. See below for addresses.

Cost: $350 if registered by October 1. Full price: $425. Need-based scholarships may be available. Register here.

Yoga Alliance CEU’s are available. Please contact us for more info.


Location Details

The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009. Parking is limited, so we encourage you to use public transportation, bike, walk or ride share. Metro: Columbia Heights (green line), Woodley Park (red line).

Bread for the City, 1525 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Sunday street parking is free but can be limited because of many nearby churches. Metro: Shaw/Howard University (green line).


About Kerri Kelly

Kerri KellyKerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, an emerging movement to mobilize people into a powerful force for wellbeing for all. She spent seven years as Executive Director of the non-profit Off the Mat, Into the World and is currently board chair. She is relentless in her commitment to elevating leaders, groups and projects to next-level social change makers through her work with The Catalyst Collective, an innovative consultancy designed for mission-based individuals, groups, and organizations that want to be successful and make a difference in the world.

Kerri Kelly is a force of nature. She is a skilled yoga teacher, motivating students to effect change in their lives. She’s a fierce coach, whose yoga for social changeability to turn ideas into purpose and action is a gift. And she plays big; straddling the mindfulness and political worlds, so that the social change makers—the visionaries—she works with can mobilize and organize effectively.

Kerri was on the fast track in the marketing world until 9/11 hit, when she lost her stepdad, a NYC fireman. That was the wake up call that got Kerri off the “should” path and into purpose. To her surprise, yoga was the most powerful source of healing and transformation during that time. She took the leap and has been on a crusade ever since to elevate wellbeing and help others discover their greatest potential.

Kerri is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social change and politics. She’s been instrumental in translating the tools of wellbeing into practical application and social action in the public sector, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders and policy makers. She is a commitment to personal transformation that leads to powerful social change.

To learn more about Kerri Kelly and her work in the world, check out her website.