Kelly Carter


Kelly began practicing yoga in 2006.   She has completed trainings with Johnna Smith and Sumit Banerjee, and is a certified Baptiste instructor.  Kelly teaches mostly power yoga vinyasa because it changed her life.  Building the Shakti community with her sister Lauren has been one of her greatest accomplishments.  The Shakti community has come together through a shared love of yoga, and continues to grow and expand outside the studio walls, creating partnerships within the Nashville community with organizations like Small World Yoga and worldwide with Africa Yoga Project.  She is inspired by the leaders at Shakti Power Yoga and leaders from the Baptiste community to continue to be in self-discovery, to create connection, and expand her boundaries.

Kelly loves leading and co-leading workshops, teacher trainings, and destination retreats.  Spending time with her husband Chris, her family and friends brings her joy.  Kelly's favorite things are sitting next to the ocean, enjoying Chris's cooking, and being on her mat.  

Kelly's intention in class is to create an opportunity for you to play, get messy, explore and challenge your  physical and mental limits.  She will give you tools to connect with yourself and others in a loving powerful way.