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Kelly started practicing Bikram Yoga in January 2008 at 19 years old, after a close friend dragged her to a very early Sunday morning class. She quickly became addicted to the sense of accomplishment she felt laying in final savasana at the end of class. But what kept her coming back was the profound calming effect the yoga gave such a high-strung, stressed-out girl. The yoga has helped her find a sense of peace and "laid-back-ness," two things she had struggled finding a balance with for 19 years prior. More than four years later, she became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor in the Spring of 2011 in Los Angeles, and has been teaching at BYA since. Kelly graduated from Arizona State University in December 2010 with her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and has held positions at the Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times. She has also had the opportunity to travel across Europe and study abroad in Spain. A second-generation Arizona native, Kelly loves to write, hike, travel, and is passionate about anything to do with food.