Founder & Contemplative Educator
As an independent contemplative educator in the Oregon community since 2011, it has been a dream of Kelly's to open a space that is solely devoted to the cultivation of insight, awareness & compassion through a wide range of contemplative practices that serve people of all ages, abilities & identities.
Kelly has over 20 years of experience educating adults & children of all ages & diverse needs. She holds an MA degree in contemplative education from Naropa University where her specialty in contemplative-based pedagogy stems. She received extensive training in how to teach mindfulness to children & teens from internationally recognized youth mindfulness pioneers, Susan Kaiser Greenland and Dr. Patricia Broderick. Kelly is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher. She is a practice leader with the Tergar International meditation community. Kelly’s longtime personal practice in meditation, yoga & contemplative arts serves as the inspirational ground for her teaching.
Kelly is thrilled to share the space with skilled teachers & professionals who have their own unique gifts to offer the Maitri Center community.
Kelly's pronouns are she, her, hers.
Elizabeth Leigh Gust
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Alignment Yoga Instructor
Liz specializes in functional mobility, mindful mechanics & pain management inspired by her background in physical therapy & yoga. She has a special interest in equestrian mechanics & bridging mindfulness to horse riding.
Liz has worked with all age groups, assisting people to optimize movement mechanics, reduce pain / strain, and discover better alignment. She believes the knowledge of ‘why & how’ empowers people and she wants her clients to walk away with a sustainable understanding of the body and an effective physical practice. Her skillset extends to individuals with specific active lifestyle goals or those simply trying to be more aware of their day to day mobility.
Liz has her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Findlay where she majored in Equestrian Studies - Dressage and Equine Business Management. She is a registered 200 hour yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance & completed her certification through Alignment Yoga Teacher Training with Andrea Russell & Scott Anderson.
Liz is thrilled to offer workshops and privates at Maitri and to extend loving kindness in all of her services.
Parent/Family Educator & Alignment Yoga Instructor
Stephanie specializes in prenatal yoga & parent/family education with a emphasis in mindful parenting.
Full bio coming soon!
Gather & Connect
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