Owner Chelsea Morriss was born and raised in Waimea where her fascination with the human body began. She is a life-long learner and holds a B.S. in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon as well as M.A. in Elementary Education from University of New Mexico. Her curiosity lead her to her first 200 hour teacher training in 2013 and was the beginning of her yogic studies. She went on to became an Ayurvedic Specialist, health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and studied with Nancy Candea to receive 500 more hours of training focusing on the therapeutics of yoga. She also attained her K-12 YogaEd certification as well as level 2 iRest training (www.irest.us). Through this certification she has had the opportunity to work with veterans suffering from PTSD for almost 4 years and looks forward to continuing to serve them.
Chelsea’s passion is to bring together all the knowledge she has learned through her many teachers she is ever-grateful for as well as her personal experiences to offer students a chance to be in their bodies, and to use their innate wisdom to heal and thrive. She firmly believes yoga can be accessible for every body and wants to serve all bodies, from keiki to kupuna. Waimea Yoga is her dream come true and she can’t wait to pass along the great gift of yoga to our community and beyond.