Kelly Carter


Kelly is passionate about how yoga has changed her life. In 2006, she began practicing at a Sumits Yoga location in Scottsdale, AZ. This became a turning point in her life towards a greater quality of health and happiness.  She experienced what a positive impact the practice had on her spirit, mind, and body.  She began teaching in 2007 with a 200 hr RYT certification from Sumit Banerjee from Sumits Yoga. When Kelly returned home to Nashville, she continued to fall in love with Power Yoga and dove into more training with incredible mentors like Baron Baptiste and Johnna Smith. She is a certified Baptiste teacher and in 2016 she recieived her 500 hour certification with Dharma Mittra.  She loves to share yoga with others because of the positive impact it has had on her life. She believes yoga is a transformational practice from the inside out.

Kelly and her sister Lauren opened the doors to one of Nashville’s most beloved Power Yoga studios in 2012. Together, they lead a powerful community of yogis at Shakti Power Yoga. During the summer of 2014, Kelly was able to experience the joy in taking her teaching and practice outside the studio to co-lead her first international yoga retreat. With over 11 years of teaching experience, Kelly is able to lead all levels, from a challenging advanced Power Yoga flow to beginner yoga workshops for those brand new to the practice.

Kelly resides in Nashville with her husband Chris and their 2 dogs, Marley and Clark. She is a lover of travel and the ocean. Yoga continuous to allow her to grow, travel  and find happiness like she could never have imagined. Her mission is to live life fully present, to hold a space of peace, and to share her passion for yoga with others.