Kelsey Evans-Amalu (she/her) is a professor of social studies education and star of PBS’s Happy, Healthy Kids, whose work focuses on the use of mindfulness, empathy, and compassion in K-12 and higher education. She enjoys bringing her research into practice by incorporating deeper neurological and affective understanding on implementing contemplative practices in daily life. Kelsey believes that a true yoga practice incorporates all eight limbs of yogic philosophy and engages yogic principles on and off the mat. She implements her purpose of "creating mindful community for conscious and resilient living" through her work, research, and program development.
Kelsey began her journey in liberation during recovery from her eating disorder where she allowed yoga, meditation, and other forms of contemplative practice to do the work of internal and external healing. In recovery since 2009, she uses her healing journey as a catalyst to offer a practice that allows for curiosity, mindfulness, inclusivity, and expansion. Kelsey trained at Guruv Yoga and Warrior One Power Yoga in Orlando, Florida.