Kelly McKinnon - Specialized Master Trainer at: GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® methods / COREALIGN™ / PILATES / BHODI SUSPENSION / OSTEOPATHY

Kelly McKinnon


"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn."

Kelly is an insatiable mover, instructor and clinician backed by academic and anecdotal experience. In her native home of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Kelly had many opportunities to explore nature, ski, cycle, run, hike and play team sports like baseball, volleyball, floor and ice hockey, and track and field. Almost as soon as she could walk, Kelly’s mother placed her in figure skating lessons, and her Dad took her to the mountains to ski. Kelly discovered her place in modern dance and choreography in her late teens, hurdling her to explore eclectic other creative territories. Towards the end of her performance career, Kelly worked for five years for Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Belgium as head of the dance department and assisted in artistic, creative development, and choreography. Simultaneously Kelly opened Corpus Studios™, Master Instructed for Peak Pilates, and started the creation of Corpus Pilates Instructor Education™.

Kelly has a BFA: Dance major, an Economics minor, and a two-year study of kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Kelly finished six years of osteopathic studies, the first three years in London, England, at the London School of Osteopathy and two years in Belgium at Belso College of Osteopathy. Her final year was spent writing her dissertation on Hypermobility classification, diagnosis, and how it relates to osteopathy. Her quest to apprehend the human movement capacity led Kelly to participate in several extended cadaver dissections at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, directed by Gill Hedley and Julian Baker. Additional significant influences are weight and fitness instructor coaching courses, Athletic Performance enhancement with EXOS, Fascial retreats in Italy and the UK, and most recently, Stuart McGill BackFitPro foundation, diagnosis and Performance enhancement courses.

Kelly master trains Pilates, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis®, Corealign™, Bodhi® Suspension, and athletic coaching for the perfection of gait and improved biodynamics. She teaches Functional anatomy and kinesiology and creates and instructs numerous continuing education workshops.

Kelly believes educating patients and clients via preventative medicine, and therapeutic and dynamic voluntary action is the best way to a robust immune system and a healthy mind. Attention to intention is her best guide to helping others find a good balance of strength and mobility.

Kelly specializes in most musculoskeletal issues and joint disorders specific to scoliosis, back and shoulders, hypermobility disorders and syndromes and ageing.