Kelli M.Bethel PT,C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT,, is a practicing physical therapist with over 24 years of experience, IAYT certified yoga therapist, and a experienced registered yoga instructor. Kelli is the owner of Tafiya Yoga and Wellness in Maryland and the Director of Yoga Programming at the University School of Medicine Center For Integrative Medicine. She has worked as a physical therapist with both adult and pediatric clients, with an emphasis on neurologic injuries and diseases. She completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Training (RYT) in 2010, and her 500 hr RYT in 2014 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrated Medicine. She is a IAYT certified yoga therapist and and a 500 hour registered experienced yoga teacher with yoga alliance. Additionally, Kelli has completed level 1 and 2A training of the Warrior at Ease Program for military personnel.
Kelli designed and operates the Yoga for Stroke/Brain Injury Program. The program is currently offered at The University of Maryland - Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie and at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland, which is in its seventh successful year. In addition to Yoga for Stroke and Brain Injury she offers therapeutic yoga classes for Cancer at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and sees clients with all types of chronic medical conditions privately . Her private and group classes are designed and modified; tailored to the individual participant’s capabilities, with the belief that anyone and everyone can participate in yoga and experience the healing powers of yoga.
She is a yoga teacher trainer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Integrative Medicine 200 and 500 Teacher Training Program. Kelli has lectured on her Yoga for Stroke Program at the International Therapeutic Yoga Annual Conference, held round table discussions at the Yoga as Medicine Conference, and given numerous lectures, continuing education workshops and inservice throughout the medical and non-medical community. She is the expert on Yoga and Stroke for Yogamate. Kelli is a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance as well as an accredited yoga alliance continuing education provider. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapist.