On the side, Kelsi is busy with many other forms of work. She offers training classes and staff training at her mother’s facility, teaches yoga (acro, aerial, hatha, and vinyasa), volunteers as a foster for the local humane society, and leads the animal-behavior class at the university. Kelsi says that she is “working up to working with my mother’s horses again.” Facing this impressive list of commitments, Kelsi admits, “I am getting married in June, so time has been a bit tighter than usual.”
As a yoga instructor, Kelsi finds that some of the KPA and TAGteach methods she learned coincide with concepts that she emphasizes to her students. “I am forever grateful for all KPA has brought to me and taught me. My KPA experience has affected how I interact in personal relationships (both positive and negative in nature).” With continued and consistent insight into her own personal growth and challenges, Kelsi has found new perspectives and areas for personal behavior modification.
Kelsi’s future plans include venturing into some laboratory research and earning a master’s degree in clinical social work. “I would like to bring mindfulness, TAGteach, and other ‘clickerly’ methods into a clinical practice.” Kelsi envisions her practice including animal therapy and a yoga studio where she will utilize short phrases and TAGteaching in her classes. Reaching out further, Kelsi hopes to one day develop her skills and outlook to a level where she can work to help humans with behavior disorders, such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, OCD, addiction, autism, and more. “Of course, this help will always be offered to the non-human animals, too!”