Kelly Boys graduated from university in British Columbia, Canada with a BA in Intercultural Religious Studies. She is a certified hatha yoga, EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher and is currently the Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute. She recently taught the first iRest Yoga Nidra training that was delivered in-house to a group of mental health care professionals at the VA in southern California.
She has experience working with leadership development companies such as the Tom Peters Company as well as a company that organizes leadership trainings based on The Leadership Challenge written by Jim Kouzes and Barry Pozner. Click here to listen to a free interview with Kelly from the Awaken Your Potential Summit regarding iRest Yoga Nidra.
She has taught iRest Yoga Nidra to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as to women in prisons, cancer survivors, and those with substance abuse addictions. She also participated in a yoga therapy program for active-duty soldiers with PTSD at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. She began studying with Richard Miller, the founder of iRest, in 2007.
She is currently teaching iRest at San Quentin State Prison with incarcerated veterans, in partnership with James Fox of the Prison Yoga Project. She also teaches a combination of dance and meditation at the various retreats and trainings offered through the Integrative Restoration Institute.
“Radiance, joy, love of truth, and the true Spirit of Yoga are alive and well, shining brightly through Kelly Boys and the teachings she brings forward into the world. I highly recommend you spend time partaking in the inner joy you will uncover within yourself as you experience her classes.” ~ Richard Miller, PhD