Kerri believes the heart of a yoga practice is the art of acceptance, of ourselves and others. It’s her belief that yoga is for everyone – all ages, all abilities, all body shapes and sizes – that sparked her to partner with Maura to open Yoga Home.
Kerri has always possessed a strong sense of nurturing and an abundance of compassion for others, but with yoga she learned to be compassionate with herself. Her classes are filled with inspiration, empowerment and gratitude. As her personal yoga practice has evolved, she’s come to listen to her body and spirit and see what type of practice she needs that day and encourages her students to do the same. Whether she’s teaching an invigorating Power Class or soothing body and soul with a Restorative Class, Kerri prioritizes holding sacred space so her students are free to completely drop into their practice.
She is passionate about bringing Adaptive Yoga to the Philadelphia region, and credits her son, Sean, with being her inspiration. She created Yoga Home’s Adaptive Yoga program with classes for children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities at Yoga Home, at schools, day and residential programs. She also leads the Yoga for Caregivers Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Kerri is Co-Executive Producer of “On the Other Side of the Fence”, the international award winning documentary that spreads the message of acceptance and diversity. Recognized by the United Nations for Extraordinary Public Service, Gold Medalist at the New York International Film Festival and Emmy Winner, the film chronicles relationships between children with different abilities as they stage a musical.
Kerri also serves as an Ambassador for Accessible Yoga and lululemon. She brings her 20+ years experience in Consumer Insight, Marketing and Development, most recently with PBS and NPR, to the world of yoga. Her focus is on building community – be it through public media, celebrating all individuals for their unique contributions, teaching yoga classes or creating the sacred space of Yoga Home.
Trainings and Certifications:
• Opening Yoga Instructor Certified, Adaptive Yoga Level I/II with Matthew Sanford
• 200-Hr YTT: LIVE LOVE TEACH with Philip Urso
• Yin Yoga Certified with Corina Benner
• Reiki Level 1 Certified
• Yoga Gangsters Outreach Training
Recent Presentations/Speaking Engagements:
· Philadelphia Regional Conference on Developmental Disability, 2017 Keynote
· Accessible Yoga Conference, New York City, 2017
· Accessible Yoga Conference, San Francisco, 2017