About Dr. Kelly Alvarado-Young (she/her/ella)
My name is Dr. Kelly Alvarado-Young. I hold a Ph.D. in adult education, am a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, am a Reiki Level II practitioner, and am la jefa at La Brega Yoga Flow & Wellness. The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic allowed me (cough, cough) REQUIRED me to sit and reevaluate my life. How was I living a life in alignment with my desire to help people, especially other Latinas? How was I breaking generational cycles of trauma? Yo, what was I doing to stop playing into the capitalist, White, heteronormative, cis-gendered female wellness space? I said to myself, "whoa, I need comunidad to heal with others who have similar stories or understand the struggle of immigrants and who are navigating the world holding onto the cultura of our familiar and challenging the status quo for a more equitable world." I looked and looked and couldn't find a space, so I created this space here.
As a first-generation Puertoriccan Latina, Mami, & Scholar from NY now living in the Pacific Northwest, it was important for me to find a wellness space where she could build her confidence and authenticity. I have used yoga and meditation to cope with generational trauma, domestic violence, and her life experiences as an immigrant child. Social justice is a priority for me as an activist for racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation equality. The purpose of La Brega Wellness, LLC is to cultivate the confidence and authenticity of Latinas through yoga, meditation, and wellness coaching.
La vida es unica! I promise to live a life fighting for equity and rest for Latina and Femme folxs cultivating a pathway towards healing through yoga, meditation, and wellness coaching.