M E E T  T H E   T E A C H E R


Keely Totten is a local LA-based yoga teacher and dedicated student who fell in love with yoga upon arrival! From the beginning, it provided an environment for healing and uncovering.  Not long after, she discovered essential tools for spiritual development within the ancient teachings. A passion was ignited. Through a clear and practical approach, Keely specializes in guiding students on their own journey toward inner joy, freedom, self-healing and spiritual growth.

Keely is trained in Hatha Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda. Her teaching style is inspired by alignment-based Hatha Yoga, world view and energetic approach of Tantra, healing wisdom of Ayurveda and the therapeutic approach of Yoga Therapy. Her yogic studies began through practice in 2006 and teaching in 2011.

She was initiated into the Sri Vidya Tradition in 2014 and continues to study with her teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, in the well-respected Para Yoga Master Training Program. Keely studies Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine at the California College of Ayurveda.

Keely works privately in Sierra Madre, CA and offers customized individual consultations, group classes, retreats and workshops.  You can catch her weekly article in the local paper, Mountain Views News.

When she's not teaching or studying, you can find Keely enjoying a hike on the trail, traveling with her family, having good laughs with friends, and finding reasons to be grateful for the miracle of life. 


E D U C A T I O N 

Yoga: 200 & 300 Hour Certifications from Yoga Madre & René Quenell in Hatha / Tantra Yoga

Para Yoga Master Trainings: Vinyasa Krama, Marma - Principles of an Enlightened Practice, Yoga Nidra and The Four Desires/Yoga of Fulfillment with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic Health Counselor I & Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist I at California College of Ayurveda with Dr. Mark Halpern.

Anatomy: Anatomy & Physiology 101 (college course), Anatomy & Hands-On Adjustments Intensive - Noah Mazé Yoga

Specialty: Marma Vidya : Therapeutic Application of Marma Points in Yoga with Indu Arora, Ayurvedic Subtle Body Therapies: Tanmatra Chikitsa (Sense Therapies) with Indu Arora of YogSadhna.

Yoga Alliance: E-RYT 500, YACEP - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Reiki Master Practitioner Certification


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— Anne Lamott