Kelly Collins

RYT 200hr, Certified Personal Trainer

I am a yoga teacher, mind-body wellness coach, and Reiki practitioner based out of San Diego. I have been in the fitness space since 2009 and decided to go to Bali in 2014 to do my YTT and learn more about yoga and meditation. It turned out to be so much more and brought me to a whole new awareness and perspective of my body.

Through this newfound awareness, I was able to heal emotional traumas that I had been bottling up for years. It was truly eye-opening and forever changed the way that I looked at physical movement. Since then, I have been teaching yoga, personal training, and practicing Reiki in San Diego, as well as leading yoga retreats around the world to countries like Peru, Iceland, Sri Lanka, and Greece.

My teaching style stems from the variety of physical movement practices in my background and can be described as creative, athletic, and intuitive. Whether I am teaching a leading a retreat, teaching a yoga class in San Diego, or working one-on-one with a client, my main goal is always to re-establish the mind-body connection and help my students live their healthiest, most authentic & joyful life.

My ultimate goal for this retreat is to provide a space for you to reflect, heal, discover your authentic purpose, and find balance in your mind, body, & spirit that you can take home with you. 



After severe corporate burnout, Ava turned to holistic healing to turn her life around, starting first with yoga and then discovering an immense passion for meditation, breath work, and other mindfulness practices. These practices were a catalyst in her life and inspired her to start sharing the gift of mindfulness with the world through her podcast, mentorship program, and in person events.

Favorite things to do: Ava loves connecting with other people that are just beginning their transformational journey and hearing their stories - especially when she can get them on the Alchemized Life Podcast! Travel is a huge element of her life - she always learns something new about herself after every journey.

Fun Facts: Ava is getting married in April to the love of her life and her dog Penny is my flower girl! Also, she is the queen of making breakfast at any time of the day. 😊