Kenetha Stanton began practicing yoga in 2001 for the stretching and stress relief benefits, but she found that with regular practice, yoga also better grounded her in her body, giving her a greater ability to be present in the moment and to non-judgmentally observe her thoughts and emotions. As a former scientist who tends to live too often in her head, this grounding proved to be better than any therapy she’d ever tried for treating her ongoing struggles with depression.
In 2011, she completed CITYOGA’s 200-hour teacher training program with Nikki Myers and Marsha Pappas and became a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance to be able to share her passion for yoga with others. She teaches beginning, gentle, and hatha yoga. She plans to continue her studies in methods for using yoga therapeutically for personal transformation.
After experiencing the power of coaching in her own life, she trained to become a certified life coach with International Coach Academy, receiving her certification (CPC) in June 2012. Her ideal clients are people who are ready to do the hard inner and outer work necessary to transform themselves to create the lives they dream of. She brings her skills of empathic listening, compassionate presence, and powerful questioning to the coaching relationship to create a safe and supportive space for clients to find their own answers within.
Kenetha has also been a Reiki III Practitioner since March 2010 after studying with Christine McKenna of Heart Spirals in Bloomington, IN. In addition, she expresses her creativity through writing, crochet, and jewelry making. Her craftwork is available for purchase in The Creative Chrysalis on Etsy.com.
To learn more about her professional life prior to starting Chrysalis Wellness, check out her LinkedIn profile.