About Kelly

Kelly Roderick has been a competitive athlete since she was five years old. She played field hockey at Michigan State and was a high school coach for several years before transitioning into sports performance. Her yoga style originated from being a tight, tired athlete and her experiences as a strength and conditioning professional. Previously she has worked with teams at Ohio State, Ohio University, University of North Carolina, and the professional MLS soccer team, The Columbus Crew. Kelly’s classes aim to help you achieve balance both mentally and physically, while emphasizing proper alignment. Kelly is currently finishing her 500 hr. certification with Sage Rountree and the Carolina Yoga Company.


You should always have goals, but don’t forget about the journey to achieving those goals. 
— Kelly, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

Watching the athletes that I’ve spent countless hours coaching compete in their sports, hanging out with my dog Nala, enjoying a quiet moment at home, working up a good sweat. 

My favorite view…

The beach or my bed at the end of the day I can’t decide...both are equally beautiful.

Morning ritual…

My alarm goes off at 4:45am and I hit the ground running. By the time it’s 8am there’s a good chance I’ve seen at least 150 athletes. My only morning ritual is a very large and strong cup of coffee (quite necessary).

One activity you do everyday without fail…

I cook and eat one relaxed meal a day. Since my day can be extremely rushed and I’m usually shoveling food in whenever I get a few minutes, I like to have at least one meal that I can breathe in between bites. 

A good day is…

Every day that I am breathing, healthy and doing what I love.

Last thing you do at night…

Set roughly ten alarms because I also have a fear of not waking up when I’m supposed to.

what three things are vital to your day?

Coffee, laughter, more coffee and dark chocolate.

Your most overused phrase…

You know what I mean? OR Good!

Go-to websites…

Google. I go down a google black hole on a daily basis.

How do you unwind…

Yoga. Yoga forces me to switch gears and helps me debrief from the day.

What was your dream job as a child…

I wanted to be an Olympic swimmer/professional athlete. That quickly changed when I found out we had practice before and after school.

Who is your greatest mentor…

My Mother.

What one meeting changed your life…

My undergrad degree is in art, more specifically in photography. After I graduated I interviewed for two positions one for photography and one for strength & conditioning. I was turned down from the photography position and hired for the strength and conditioning internship at Ohio State. Had I been offered the photo position I’m not sure I’d be where I am today.

Biggest risk that has paid off…

Photographer turned Yoga Instructor Strength coach.

Failure is…

Part of the process. There is always something to be gained from failure.
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” - Janet Fitch

Success is…

Doing something every day that scares you a little. Success to me is the willingness to take a risk and be slightly uncomfortable. It’s learning how to live outside of your comfort zone and continue to push yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of on a daily basis.

Best piece of advice…

You should always have goals, but don’t forget about the journey to achieving those goals. 
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.” –Greg Anderson