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Our Founder

Kelli Edwards

E-RYT 500 | Certified Kundalini Instructor KRI 220

Spiritual Mentor | Reiki Master | Modern Medicine Healer

Founder of Sakara Healing Center | Pure Phoenix Wellness Owner


The Journey

Kelli’s yoga journey began in the late 90’s while living in Chicago, she stumbled into a Bikram heated class and never looked back as her life at the time was fast paced, high stress, as she traveled the country for over 18 years in the Corporate Cosmetic Industry, a career she found very rewarding and demanding.

Yoga became her peace and quiet place, and quite addictive as in those cold winters had her on her mat at 6 am most days. Originally the practice was all physical and it wasn't until years later after letting her yoga practice go while living an even busier life in NYC, she relocated to Atlanta where she found a home studio a few blocks from her new life and she was hooked once again, this time it was life changing enough to push her to leave corporate and journey with her family a 3 and 1 year old to the jungle of Nosara, Costa Rica where she studied at the Nosara Yoga Institute under Don and Amba Stapleton in 2010.

Her love of yoga grew as she connected with Bhakti Yoga, chanting, multi dimensional teaching and healing ourselves through this practice on a cellular level. Returning from Costa Rica, Kelli taught in Atlanta at Nirvana Yoga and returned to Fayetteville her hometown after 20 years to teach at Embrace Yoga, Hayat Yoga and in 2019 opened Fayetteville Community Yoga. In fall of 2017, she completed her 300 hour teacher training with Yoga landing in Chattanooga, TN under Jessica Jolie.

In 2018, Kelli took another life changing journey as she traveled to Asheville for a year to study Kundalini Yoga. She is an Aquarian teacher thru Kundalini Research Institute, and was given her spiritual name , Kirtan Priti Kaur.

In addition she is the owner and director of Pure Phoenix Cleanse and Wellness & Fayetteville Community Yoga , where she practices and facilitates assisting her clients in lifestyle changes , health coaching and Colon Hydrotherapy. Kelli is also a reiki master and trained Urban priestess, holding woman’s moon circles and special events that awaken the divine feminine.

In her yoga classes, you'll find laughter , tears, strength and grass roots. She is a lover of music, astrology, dance; and, her biggest teachers, her two teenage boys and her dog Venus. Her nurturing style supports her clients and students in all phases of their journey with sensitive, intuitive and insightful guidance 


Sakara Board Members


Kelli Edwards

Executive Director

All Operations, and Yoga Teacher Training 


Courtney Faiello

Operations + Social Media 

Community Coordination + Marketing


Brandi Bronson

Studio Keeper

Community Advocate, Regular Yogi here at FCY!

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