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Innerstellar is a full-service Pilates and yoga studio specializing in chronic pain and injuries. We offer group classes, private instruction, workshops & teacher trainings, featuring the most potent styles of Pilates, wellness therapies and yoga, including Forrest Yoga & our own signature style, Stellarflow. Our mission is to provide an outstanding educational resource for health and healing in a safe learning environment that benefits all our students, staff and teachers.

Our “Feels Fear but Does It Anyway” Leader, Kristin “Kiki” Lovelace:

Kristin ‘Kiki” Lovelace began her career in movement at the age of six in tap shoes and a pink tutu, and took her first yoga class at age eighteen. She considers her own daily practice as her foundation for healing, growing and evolving as a human being. She has been teaching full-time since 2001, and has a particular gift for helping students work with injuries and chronic pain.
 

As Owner and Director of Education at Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga Studio in Berkeley, CA, Kiki is a Certified Level 5 Forrest Yoga Teacher & Guardian, Certified Pilates Instructor and a self-proclaimed anatomy nerd. She is a Lead Teacher in Innerstellar’s Stellarflow Yoga Teacher Training, the Innercore Pilates Teacher Training and the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program, and takes great pleasure in working with her trainees. 

Kiki has deep reverence and gratitude for her Forrest Yoga Hoop, including her dear teacher and friend Ana T. Forrest, her fellow Guardians and all of her Forrest Yoga colleagues and students. When not teaching, she is often lying around reading books and playing puzzles with her two-year old daughter, doing handstands, taking walks with her family and beloved pit bull Schnitzel Boy or performing with her 1960’s go go dance troupe, The Devil-Ettes!

 

Our Staff:

General Manager Marisa Kelly:

IMG_8039Marisa’s passion is the skillful management of wellness spaces. This passion drove her to the world’s leading program in Integrative Health. In 2013 Marisa graduated with a Masters of Arts in Integrative Health from The California Institute of Integral Studies. During her masters she studied integrative wellness management in private and corporate contexts. Her mentors, Dr. Meg Jordan (editor of Fitness Magazine) and Dr. Yosuke Chikamoto (Kaiser Permanente’s Sr. Consultant for Physician Education and Development) solidified her skills as an administrator and space holder. Marisa seeks to make Innerstellar a dynamic, safe, informative, and enlivening place to heal and grow strong.