Samve Staff






Kelly Sullivan

M.A., B.S., C.Y.T., C.Y.T, C.M.T

A teacher for 40 years Kelly Sullivan, director of Samve centre has an extensive background in the fields of yoga (all aspects), exercise science, fitness, dance, and natural health. Kelly has beening serving her clients with Svaroopa yoga therapies and programs full time for 23 years.

After studyng Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad (one of the foremost Ayurvedic doctors and teachers in the U.S.) she has offered Ayurvedic Lifestyle consulatations and classes; as well as for her own health support.

She received a B.S. in Physical Education/Health Science in 1983 and an M.A. in Exercise Physiology/Preventative Health in 1990 from San Diego State University. Kelly began teaching for San Diego Community Colleges in 1985. She completed her certification in Svaroopa Yoga Teacher Training in 1993 under Swami Nirmalananda (formerly Rama Berch) at Master Yoga Foundation the internationally recognized Svaroopa training center, where she has continued in-depth study in the Advanced Teacher Training Program and Meditation Teacher Training. 

Kelly offers private yoga therapy sessions and teaches group classes , holds workshops,

and retreats. She serves her students with both sdom and compassion and is dedicated to yoga as a spiritual path and personal lifestyle.

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Yoga Teacher

Certified Svaroopa®Yoga Teacher (700 hours)

Yoga Therapist

Embodyment®Yoga Therapist

Svaroopa®Yoga Therapist

Meditation Teacher

Svaroopa®Vidya Meditation Teacher

SvaroopaMeditation Teacher

Advanced Svaroopa Teacher Trainings

Certified Svaroopa Yoga Therapist (375 hours advanced study,

in Svaroopa Treating Pain - Spines, knees & Feet - and Neck & Shoulders)

Certified Svaroopa Vidya Meditation Teacher (12 day immersion)

Certified Bliss Teacer (~ 500 hours advanced study in Svaroopa Beginners' Bliss, Svaroopa Advanced Bliss, Svaroopa Bliss Weekend Course)

Certified Deeper Yoga Teacher (250 hours advanced study in Yoga for Your Back Teacher & Gentle Yoga Teacher)

Certified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher (250 hours of advanced study)

Advanced Teacher Training in Twists & Seated Poses

Living Yoga - Business Certification (125 hours of study)

Applied Exercise Physiology Graduate and Undergraduate Course Work Examples:

Seminar in Research Techniques

Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathology

Cardioplumonary Lab

Seminar in Advanced Physiology of Exercise

Seminar in Exercise Electrocardiography

Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology

Adult Fitness Leadership and Administration

Adult Fitness Exercise Prescription

Exercise Specialist Internship

Special Study in Family Health Project


Nutrition for Athletes

Biomechanics of Human Movement

Techinques of Athletic Training

Perceptual Motor Development

Physiology of Human Systems

Exercise, Sport & Aging

Pschological Basis of Physical Education

Psychology of Coaching

Exercise Physiology

Physical Growth & Development

Social - Cultutal Foundations Activity

Health Education for Teachers







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