My name is Kelli Schaffter and I appreciate you being here!

I'm thrilled to weave together my many interrelated passions into one holistic hub—Peace to the People.

As a writer, yoga teacher, fitness instructor, marketing specialist and social media manager, I am on a mission to spread joy and competency to as many people as possible.

Creative, enthusiastic, and a wearer of many hats, I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a B.A. in Women's, Gender + Sexuality Studies and a concentration in Narrative, Culture + Representation.

Passionate about creative writing and photography, I also graduated with minors in Studio Art and English.

I then went into the world with wide-eyed idealism and learned a great deal over the years working with many brilliant entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, MBA's, and business gurus that I still can't believe I've been lucky enough to meet on my path to the present.

I've long combined my love of photography, editing, writing, and go-get-'em entrepreneurial enthusiasm to stay afloat while strumming up dreams of becoming a successful and authentic artist in modern day America.

To experience mind-body balance and peace while pursuing my many dreams, I next graduated from the Yoga on High Teacher Training and Ayurveda Institute in 2015, earning my 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance.

I am also a certified Sekoia® Teacher and am currently completing my 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training with an emphasis on Meditation, iRest Yoga Nidra®, Prenatal Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga.

Teaching a wide scale of intensity, I am also a certified Spinning® Instructor and Barre Intensity® Instructor.

And what does one do with such arbitrary degrees and certifications? Craft this precise website and company. 😉 

I was initially drawn to teaching yoga and meditation after studying principles of mindfulness from the work of Thich Nhat Hanh in a truly life-changing academic course called Holistic Theories of Social Transformation: Spiritual Activism & Engaged Buddhism. 

I fell in love with putting thoughts and ideas into action and practice.

A lover of literature, social studies, and peaceful activism, I use my teaching in a hope to influence subtle societal change—to share self-care practices and relaxation techniques to instill a deep sense of well-being and confidence into my students.

(Side note: to pronounce my notoriously mispronounced last name, imagine an "off" in the middle. Schäffter. 😜)

In all classes, I attempt to meet you where you are and have fun.

I enjoy infusing relaxation techniques and mental training skills while working out and facing intensity to foster resiliency, peace, ease, and ever-increasing strength. 

One to enjoy the present moment, I hope to make each class a positive community experience, providing an atmosphere of support, non-judgement, and acceptance of yourself and others. 

A former first chair percussionist, pianist and head drummer, I place great importance on crafting specific playlists that shape the power and energy of each class.

I enjoy rhythmic vinyasa flows, cycling cadence drills, and moving to the beat of my own drum. (Zing! 😜) 

Thanks for making it this far. Let's be friends.