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About Kelly

Kelly Swierski-Loiodice was born in Middletown, New York in 1970. Her hometown is just north of New York City and offered her all of the charm of upstate New York: sprawling hills and farms, apple orchards, a strong sense of community, the best Italian bread, and a close proximity to the Shawanagunk Mountains. Her childhood was spent riding bikes, playing tag, and savoring homemade Italian food.


She studied political science as an undergraduate and went on to complete a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim, in 1993. They lived in Albany, New York for a short time and then returned to Middletown. She spent years working for local government on behalf of youth and families, while she wrote fictional stories in her bedroom as a hobby.


After giving birth to her two daughters, Kailee Faithe and Paige Alyssa, she became a full-time stay-at-home mom. Her children changed her life in a monumental way and sparked a spiritual journey that she continues to this day. Her young adult family life and search for self discovery was the basis of her memoir, Finding Balance: A Mother’s Journey to Inner Peace. This is her first published work.

A trip to India offered her the opportunity to become certified to teach hatha yoga. She completed additional training at the Shanti Mandir Ashram in Walden, New York, and she continues to teach yoga classes today. She also offers workshops on meditation and healthy living. She spends her time writing, reflecting, taking walks, and laughing with her husband and two teenage daughters.


Author Events

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Book Discussion, Q & A, Book Signing
New Fairfield Free Public Library
Book Signing - POSTPONED
Barnes & Noble
Book Discussion - POSTPONED
Broad Leaf Books


Gentle Level Yoga

Classes are designed for a soft and gentle exploration of different asanas (postures) linked by our breath. No experience is necessary. All levels of ability are celebrated. Gentle Level classes offer an opportunity to relax and let go of the outside world and focus within.

Universal Level Yoga

Classes are designed for those with some experience practicing yoga, allowing for deeper exploration of each asana. Universal Level classes offer an opportunity to explore your inner being while uniting your body's external movement with your mind and breath.


Yoga & Meditation Classes for Private Groups

Transform a conference room or work area into a temporary space for a class that will allow your employees to experience the physiological and psychological benefits of yoga or meditation. These classes bring an added value to staff development because they contribute to the health and well-being of each individual and offer skills they can use at work and home. Take staff development to new heights!


Winter & Spring Schedule

Allow yourself the opportunity to sit, relax, and immerse in a Gentle or Universal Level Yoga Class. Each class will allow you to find unity in body, mind, and breath.  You are invited to take one series, both series, or a single class.

Although all classes have been suspended at this time due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus, please feel free to continue your yoga practice with me online by clicking below: 

Gentle Yoga & 10 Minute Meditations with Kelly Loiodice

Gentle Level Series

Designed for gentle exploration of different asanas (postures) linked

by your breath.

All classes have been suspended at this time due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus. Please check back.

Universal Level Series 

Designed for those with some experience practicing yoga, allowing for deeper exploration of each asana.


All classes have been suspended at this time due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus. Please check back.

$75 for 6-week series

$140 for both Gentle & Universal Series

$15 for a single class

$12 for an extra class if registered for a series

To register:

Email Kelly
Or call 914-557-0586

All classes offered at the United Presbyterian Church,

25 Orchard Street, 2nd Floor, Middletown, NY.

Parking is located in front of church on Orchard Street or behind it on Robert Street.


**You Must Enter Church thru Side Entrance by Sign - "Robert Street Entrance"**

Additional Gentle Level classes also offered at the Shanti Mandir Ashram in Walden, NY


To contact Kelly, please feel free to email her at:

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