Yoga Therapy | Wellness | Mindfulness Institute

Founded by Kellie Adkins


The Wisdom MethodTM is a system of empowered self-care practices designed to restore harmony within the individual and between the individual and environment. Drawing from the wisdom traditions, movement science, and both ancient and modern health sciences, the Wisdom MethodTM weaves the scientific and the subtle together in a person-centered approach to lifestyle, mindfulness and movement.

More than yoga, the Wisdom Method weaves together lifestyle balancing practices from the Eastern and Western sciences, a contemporary study of biomechanics and fascia, and practitioner discernment to all skillful means. Wisdom Method™ movement and mindfulness classes, workshops, and trainings encourage students to direct the lens of their attention inward, to tap into that source we call flow, and to undergo a cognitive perestroika: uniting the inner with the outer, seeing with new eyes, and discovering oneself as one’s greatest teacher.

Founder and Director Kellie Adkins is a yoga therapist, yoga educator, and holistic coach. Kellie has worked with clients from age 5 to 95 to manage infertility, arthritis, spinal stenosis, joint replacements, severe spinal trauma, osteoporosis, women’s health issues, and disordered eating. customized therapeutic lifestyle plans for private clients.

 Kellie holds the highest level of national registration for yoga teachers {ERYT500} and is a supporting member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Greater Good Science Center. Dedicated to bringing the eightfold path into every element of her teaching, work, and family life, Kellie believes intuition, self-study, and continued practice are the foundation and the fruits of a lifelong commitment to yoga.



image credit, Catherine Just

Kellie Adkins, M.Sc., ERYT500, RCYT, RPYT

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Trainings + Continuing Education

Buddhist studies & Classical Indian Thought, New College of Florida under John Newman, Ph.D., 1999-2003

Avalokiteshvara {Chenrezig} Empowerment Ceremony, Drepung Loseling Monks at New College of Florida, 2001

B.A., Religions and Gender Studies, concentrated studies in Classical Indian Philosophy + Vajrayana Buddhism, New College of Florida, 2003

Waldorf Sarasota, FL, internship + preschool teacher, December 2002-July 2003

Sufi meditation and Iyengar yoga studies, Sufi Order International, Switzerland, Summer 2003

Au pair and English tutor, Paris, France, December 2003-July 2004

Vinyasa Flow classes and workshops with Robyn Ceballos and Richmond Dickson, Prana Power Yoga, Tallahassee, FL, 2006-2011

Vinyasa Flow, Anusara studies, and AcroYoga intensives with Kate Greer, January 2007, May 2007, July 2008

200-hour Classical Yoga and Ayurveda, Leslie Hanks Yoga Unlimited, Tallahassee, FL, grad. July 2007

500-hour Yoga Therapeutics + Specialty Training, PranaVinyasa School of Yoga, Tampa, FL, grad. December 2007

18-hrs, Pediatric and Child Weight Management, May 2007

20-hrs, YogaSteps, Level 1, May 2007

Master of Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, Florida State University, 2007

6-hrs, Power Yoga and Long, Slow, Deep, Bryan Kest, January 2008

5-hrs, Inversions workshop with Tripsichore, June 2008

Iyengar + Power Alignment classes with MyLinda Ann Morales Hutchings, 2008-2012

Founded and directed Jeweled Lotus Yoga Studio, September 2008-November 2011

6-hrs, Power Yoga and Long, Slow, Deep, Bryan Kest, November 2008

3-hrs, Vinyasa Flow workshops with Rolf Gates, January 2009

Faculty, PranaVinyasa School of Yoga, Leesburg location, January 2009-July 2011  

750-hr Certificate in Yoga therapy, PranaVinyasa School of Yoga, December 2010

40-hours, Intensive study, Senior’s yoga and Restorative Therapeutics, PranaVinyasa School of Yoga, Leesburg location, March and April 2009

30-hours, Learning to teach Yoga Nidra with Saraswati Devi, PranaVinyasa School of Yoga, June 2009, September 2009, February 2010

9-hrs, Inversions, Arm Balances, and Backbends workshops with Kathryn Budig, March 2010

6-hrs, Power Yoga and Long, Slow, Deep, Bryan Kest, November 2010

100-hours, Asthanga Yoga Intensives with Saraswati Devi, March 2010-June 2011

8-hrs, Ashtanga yoga workshops, Kino MacGregor, July 2011

4-hrs, Inversions workshop with Kathryn Budig, July 2011

20-hrs, Anusara Immersion with Sri Ekan, June-July 2011

6-hrs, Power Yoga and Long, Slow, Deep, Bryan Kest, November 2011

3-hrs, Inversional Flow with Brock and Krista Cahill, December 2011

5-hrs, Philosphy and Pranayama workshops with Max Strom, January 2012

3-hrs, Vesica Vinyasa workshop with David Regelin, January 2012

100-hrs, Yin, Yang, + Mindfulness Intensive Teacher Training with Sarah Powers, February + August 2012

6-hrs, Philosophy and Ashtanga yoga with Kino MacGregor, February 2012

3-hrs, Vinyasa Flow with Dave Romanelli, April 2012

6-hrs, Intuitive Eating Specialist, with Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD

6-hrs, Inversional Flow and AcroYoga with Briohnny Kate-Smith and Dice Iida-Klein, June 2012

5-hrs, Philosophy and Pranayama workshops with Max Strom, March 2013

12-hours, Continuing Education at Symposium of Yoga Therapy and Research, SYTAR, Boston, June 2013

35-hrs, Musculoskeletal Assessment with Marlyssa Sullivan of Pranakriya, August 2013

40-hrs, Gross Anatomy/Human Dissection “Dissecting the Anatomy Trains” with Tom Myers and Todd Garcia, January 2014

5-hrs, Continuing Education with Max Strom, January 2015


View Kellie’s schedule page for a list of upcoming events. For bookings, please contact info [at] thewisdommethod [dot] com.