Welcome and thank you for visiting my bilingual website (English and Spanish)! My name is Yelitza Staley (Yely), and I provide bilingual inspirational Yoga’s classes, calming Meditation sessions and healthy and delicious Plant-Based Vegan recipes which all combined, create the perfect trifecta for having a happy and healthy lifestyle.
As teacher for those that want to gain practical daily tips for mindful living, I specialize in ‘Mindful Vinyasa Yoga’ which focuses on anatomical precision and creative sequencing, self-observation of the mind and the breath, and a deep exploration of postures. I truly believe that yoga can be practiced by everyone, so I make sure that every single one of my students feels welcome and included in my classes. Mindfulness and compassion are big components of my teachings with the hopes of helping students to find ease, relaxation and acceptance with their journey as they build their practice.
I am a Venezuelan born American bilingual RYT 500H & E-RYT 200H Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Instructor who has lived in Chicago and Florida and now reside near San Francisco, California. I have been practicing Yoga since 2004, and Meditation since 2008 and have trained closely with the world’s leading yoga instructors including Tiffany Cruikshank and Jason Crandell. I also find passion in the kitchen and love to share plant-based living advice and recipes on my personal blog and social media channels. As a lover of knowledge and growth, I am constantly enrolled in various schools and certified training programs across yoga, meditation, and vegan culinary arts. I am also a business owner, who currently owns and operates two successful businesses. ‘YogaYely’ is my bilingual yoga business and personal brand, and I also owns and operates ‘Prajna Center’, a conscious living center in a charming eco-friendly space located in Belmont, CA, which provides classes and workshops in Yoga, Meditation, and Veganism.
I invite you to please browse my website and visit my “Class Schedule” page to learn more about my style and to sign-up for any of my upcoming yoga and/or meditation classes or events, or simply subscribe to my YouTube channel where we can practice together virtually with any of my videos!
If you have any questions or would like to book a private session (in person or virtually) or event with me, or discuss ways in which we can collaborate or work together, please send me a message. I would love to hear from you.
Namaste, Yely Staley
"Yely's patience reminded me of what yoga is all about: accepting my body and mind's limits while always striving to extend it just a little further. And that feeling stuck with me as I stuck with yoga and gradually got stronger. Yely is sweet, funny and an excellent yoga teacher who knows exactly how to motivate yogis and yoginis to do more and come away feeling good about their practice.” - Sharon Z.
"I want to take a moment and thank Yely for sharing her practice and beautiful tips to help everyone understand that this is a practice and goes beyond simply attempting the pose. That is about safety and patience and honoring where our body is at in the moment. Namaste.” - Angela E.
"Yely is one of the most authentic, kind, & genuinely sweet person you will meet! To work with her, is to know what it is like to have space held for you in an empowering way!" – Teresa B.
"I love how Yely decided to follow her heart and stay dedicated to yoga. I find that very inspiring… Please continue to share your wonderful stories, especially the daily message…Namaste! Thank you for sharing your light and love in this world!" - Nicole W.
"Yely is truly an inspiration, and a wonderful teacher. I'm grateful she is in my life to show me the way to a more peaceful and centered life. I've enjoyed all teachers at Prajna Center, but I feel I learn the most from her. Thank you! Nancy T.