Before she even knew about yoga, Camelia started feeling that her body needed to move and stretch. She was naturally and intuitively drawn to certain poses.
The first time she took a yoga class was in Boulder, Colorado in 2014 and from then on she was hooked.
In her travels, while practicing yoga, she was gradually introduced to mentors and teachers that have each shared their experience and wisdom. She apprenticed with them and they trained her to become a teacher.
She was called to begin her journey as a yoga teacher a little over 2 years ago in 2018. Camelia started professionally teaching kids and adults in group and private classes and it’s been a wonderful experience.
She is grateful to be able to share this yoga practice with you and to support you in your journey to reclaim your joy of living through the connection you have between your mind, your body, and your spirit.
Camelia Kessaci holds a 5-year bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology from Hovari Boumediene USTHB, Algiers, Algeria and Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France (INP-ENSIACET).
Q&A with Camelia Kessaci
Q. How long have you been a yoga teacher?
A. I have been teaching since 2018. I have taught in a variety of settings including the YMCA and private sessions.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I specialize in aligning and calming the mind, body, and spirit through movement and meditation. My training was in hatha yoga and I am Level II Reiki practitioner.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
Q. What can a new student expect?
A. A new student can expect to feel good within their body, and to have more awareness of their inner space and the space that surrounds them. I love giving the opportunity to students to go deeper than their physical body.
Q. What recent industry trends have you found noteworthy?
A. Face Yoga for face traumas or aging, kids yoga, and chair yoga.
Q. What are your current wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. To be compassionate with others while still maintaining healthy boundaries. Practicing self-compassion before giving attention to the outside world.
I love teaching this beautiful practice of yoga to help students feel grounded, present, and empowered.
One of the most rewarding things for me is to observe the progress and growth of each student and the blooming of their potential. Yoga has a gift of reminding people of their own abilities, talents, and power.
In my classes, I focus on being compassionate with the emotions, present with the body and patient with the mind. Knowing that every pose that I teach is optional and has many modifications, you can always find what suits you at each moment while respecting your body’s limitations yet still challenge the strongest parts of it. The key is to keep in mind the balance between ease and effort.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. I like going to Big Bay Park, looking up to the sky, feeling the trees and, watching the lake.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. On the bus at the Milwaukee Public Market.
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. Learning opera singing, painting, modeling.
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. Sing, dance, paint, get a massage, meditate..