Arti Ross Kelso



Arti Ross KelsoArti Ross Kelso, LMT, CYT brings her 35 years as a body mind educator and inspired yoga and integrative healing arts practitioner to cultivate wellness, and bring new vitality to you and your organization. Arti’s bountiful wisdom and understanding nature make her an exceptional advisor of mind, body & spirit.

Arti is the founder and director of Optimal Wellness Lifestyle Strategies, a company offering consultations, experiential education and healing services to organizations and individuals.

She is passionate about holding sacred space for individuals and groups to drop into the Infinite Self. From this place of deep connection, with presence and compassion, she offers support in aligning with innate wisdom and in transforming through awareness.

Professional background:

Arti Ross Kelso, LMT, CYT, founder and director of OWLS, is a yoga and bodywork professional and an experiential educator. Arti has personally trained and mentored thousands of massage therapists, yoga and body-mind practitioners, and holistic educators. She is particularly passionate about supporting her students and clients in creating and integrating lifestyle changes that are at once realistic, transformational, and sustainable.

Arti has been offering transformational workshops in the health and wellness field since 1983. One of the early teachers of Kripalu Bodywork, an integrative approach to massage and healing arts based in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga, she served as dean of the Kripalu School of Massage at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, from 2005 to 2010.

A devoted yoga and meditation practitioner, Arti is also a graduate of Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda and incorporates this ancient Vedic tradition into all she offers, particularly into Sustainable Wellness and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations.

She was the founder and director of Muddy Angel Healing Arts, a private healing and educational practice that has evolved into her new consulting company, Optimal Wellness Lifestyle Strategies. She lives with her husband, Mark Kelso, and their two sons, Topaz and Raven, in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

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Arti doesn't just teach this material; she lives it.  She breathes it, feels it, processes it, and refines it in her very cells.  Then when she offers it to us, it is real, vulnerable and alive with an intelligence and heart that touches us at the core.

Massage Client, 2015



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