Simply Move was founded by Kelly McLean in 2015, and became a virtual studio in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, it became clear that people were needing access to mindful movement practices and connection to others. Simply Move's mission is to provide simple, functional movement for all bodies in a safe, judgment-free, and non-competitive space.
Kelly McLean has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching alignment-based yoga since 2014. Known for her simple, functional, and accessible yoga classes, Kelly’s style is all about simple movements that are slow, follow the breath, and utilize props. She is skillful at adapting poses to fit your ability, fitness level, and body type. Kelly believes anyone can do yoga: go slow, use what you have, and do what feels good in your body.
Kelly draws inspiration from many teachers including Melonie Nelson of The Vancouver Yoga Center, Jim Gillen co-founder of Yoga Calm®, Diana Bondy and Amber Karnes founders of Yoga for All, and Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff founders of Yoga for Seniors®. She has completed 2 RYT200 programs, is a certified Yoga Calm® instructor, certified Yoga for All instructor, and has completed 2 certificates in Yoga for Seniors®.
Kelly created and currently runs a successful yoga preschool program for Vega Preschool. Kelly has taught at many local facilities and schools bringing yoga to elementary school age children. She has also been a substitute instructor for The Quarry’s chair yoga program sharing her passion to keep seniors moving and promote their independence.