Chelsey L. Lowe
200-hour certified | 180 hours continued education
Chelsey grew up in Yorba Linda, California competing in all types of sports with an emphasis on volleyball. She continued to play competitive volleyball throughout college at UC Santa Barbara. While at UCSB majoring in Global and International studies, her coach made her try yoga. Physically, it helped her volleyball game by preventing injury, though the real benefit was the psychological aspect of yoga. Mentally, it helped with the stress of college sports, athletics and life in general. Yoga has become her passion and has transformed her outlook life as a whole. Chelsey loves to work with people of all ages and her favorite part of teaching is the ability to connect and help others on and off their mat. In 2013, she completed her 200 Hour Certification through Core Power Yoga and completed Core Power Yoga Sculpt Certification in 2015. She has worked with the Women's National Volleyball team, Cal State Fullerton Athletics, and professional athletes of all types. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, beach volleyball, snowboarding, reading, her dog and of course, yoga. Currently, she teaches spin at Studio Cycle, is a coach for boys and girls volleyball at Huntington Beach High School and attends Long Beach State working towards her teaching credential to become a high school History teacher.
Favorite Yoga Move:
Prasarita. This one is my favorite inversions because it's also an amazing stretch, super relaxing, so good for my spine and helps calm me down. Love it!
How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most:
My main reason for taking yoga is mental therapy. After finishing school and volleyball, I was a bit lost as to how I would identify myself and what I wanted to do with my life. I had always considered myself a student-athlete, and once I finished college and didn't have volleyball, I didn't know who I was or what to call myself. I think that is a big struggle for many people, especially athletes, because moving on from something that was your whole life is a bit scary. You have this "Who am I" moment! Yoga helped me let go of the titles and names I placed on myself as a person, and it was the first time I actually did self-study. I got to know myself and who I am without the labels I had grown up with my entire life.
Reason Started Doing Yoga:
I began yoga while playing volleyball at UC Santa Barbara. Before my first class, I remember believing that yoga was boring and easy, however, my view changed very quickly. My first instructor at Power of Your Om in Santa Barbara, Adrienne Smith, kicked my butt and changed my mental outlook on everything. I became hooked on the practice right after her first class and have been doing yoga ever since.
5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style:
Energetic. Challenging. Positive. Cerebral. Fun.