Welcome to The Buddha Barn, a sacred space for a soulful community. Looking to transform & transcend? Awesome! Our yoga classes are welcoming whether you're an aspiring newcomer or a seasoned yogi. Personal training and fitness classes are designed to exercise your mind, body & spirit. We love to learn and play so jump in on our ongoing workshops, online courses, virtual classes, trainings & retreats. Our staff is super cool. Our vibe is friendly, funky & fresh. We are passionate givers and host ongoing donation based classes and fundraisers. Meet us at The Barn, and we'll embrace you with radical love & acceptance.
The Buddha Barn is an inviting space where you'll always be greeted with kindness and compassion. Clients often say it feels like one big family. Our soulful yoga studio has an instant positive vibe, dimly lit with twinkling lights and decorated with inspiring artwork. Subtle scents of lavender and patchouli linger in the air, along with the sounds of chill music and a beautiful sense of community. After class, you'll most likely find us hangin' out by the infused water and cookies. In the warmer months we spend as much time as possible at our outdoor space adjacent to the studio as a way to reconnect to nature. You can find us in the quaint, bustling town of Bellmore, New York with close proximity to parkways & the LIRR. Parking is available in the lot behind our building and on Bellmore Ave. We can't wait to meet you!
Kelly Mitchell is the owner of The Buddha Barn, Yoga & Wellness: a soulful space to transform the body, stimulate the mind and activate the soul. Kelly began her yoga journey fifteen years ago, as a way to begin the healing process after years of struggling with anxiety and negative body image. It was the catalyst which led to countless workshops, therapy and retreats, which ultimately led to a career as a teacher.
She opened her studio in 2013 to create a haven for people to learn, heal and grow. A space to feel the togetherness that comes with community. Her mission is to simply pay it forward, and to guide her students with radical love and acceptance.
In addition to her brick & mortar studio, Kelly is an online educator, creating courses to provide her students with the tools to live every day with grace and acceptance. Her teachings incorporate healthy movement, yoga and lifestyle management as a vital tool for self-care. She is passionate and committed to providing guidance, support and love to each of her unique students, every step of the way.
"Yoga is messy. It's a vehicle to feel joy and bliss, but it is also an opportunity to explore the darker edges of who we are, so that we can begin to unpack the limited beliefs that might be holding us back. Every time we roll out our mat, we begin again."
Kelly is a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher and recently attended Spirit Speak with the internationally celebrated yoga teacher, Seane Corn, as well as the Honor (Don't Appropriate) Summit, Yoga for Change-makers and the United We Om Trauma Informed and Accessible Yoga & Meditation training. Her other specialties include Life Coach, Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Body Image Coach, Guest Speaker, Energy Work and Reiki Practitioner Level ll . Yoga Alliance certified
Instructors at The Barn are talented, passionate, kind and experienced. Their classes are a reflection of their unique specialties and personalities. Check out their full bio when booking a class. We can't wait to meet you!
Curious newcomers & seasoned yogis:
First and foremost, all are welcome to our sacred space! We love beginners, after all, there's always an opportunity to learn something new. Our advanced yogis love to share their experiences and offer guidance and support. That's what being a yogi is all about! We are a little family at The Barn and the positive energy is palpable!
What do I bring to a class?
We are phasing into the new normal and safety is our main priority. For now, please bring your own mat, blocks, straps and blanket. New and used items will be sold at the studio.
Packages & Payments:
Payments for classes and packages can be purchased online or in person. Cash, check and credit card accepted. Feel free to schedule your appointment for a free consultation.
Awesome class tonight...loved it...I was able to get into pigeon pose so much easier than in past classes! YAY! Maybe my body is starting to listen to me - finally. Can't thank you enough for the ways in which you have helped me through your classes. I have such a better outlook on the world and things since I started at The Buddha Barn, even the way I view myself. You're magical. Thank you yoga lady extraordinaire!
Just wanted to let you know I slept through the ENTIRE night yesterday...that restorative and essential oils workshop was key! Woke up with zero anxiety! You have a true gift. Thank you again.
The Buddha Barn is a yoga studio with soul. Kelly is a true love and light yogini. This is THE place to develop a deeper, more authentic yoga practice.
You will feel very calm, peaceful and have an overall good feeling after one of Kelly's classes. She was very patient and caring with me (a 60+ year old woman). I can see why she appeals to every age group. She makes you feel as if you are her only client. Can't wait for my next class.
This is an amazing studio with the most compassionate yoga instructor, Kelly. I have been going for 5 years and she has taught me self love, gratitude and most importantly to always believe. Her guidance, knowledge and ways of always keeping it new and exciting can not be compared to anything else. Simply the best...do your life a favor and embark on a journey with Kelly, you will never look back! Namaste. -Donna B.
I'm new to yoga...this class was so amazing! I left feeling connected to my breath and centered. Kelly always keeps it fun and fresh. She easily modifies for all fitness levels.
I am so very happy that I found Kelly! She is amazing! I love practicing yoga with her. I find a sereneness throughout my day and newfound calmness. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Kelly is the best!
Thank you once again Kelly. The weekend was filled with love and positive energy from the goddess women. Cheers to my new goddess friends. Wishing you all peace, love and light. Namaste, all my love.
I am so grateful to Kelly for how she pays forward everything she's learned to help others. She has a beautiful spirit. I recently went to her yoga retreat in Montauk, and it was truly life changing for me. I was deeply touched in so many ways by her generosity. I was cracked open during the retreat, learning to love myself more. I am more mindful and connected to both myself and others. Thank you Kelly.
Kelly is the best. Her class is so relaxing and has such an amazing flow. She is extremely understanding of what your body needs and allows you to go at your own pace. She makes her own essential oils that she sprays in the room and also has mats to use for clients free of charge (they are super pretty too:)).
I was looking for a yoga class and a coworker recommended Kelly. I spoke to her on the phone for about 20 minutes and my wife and I decided to give it a try. That was December 2016 and I've been a regular weekly member since then. Kelly really cares for her students and encourage them to try new things. I'm 56 years old and in the best shape I've been and owe it all to Kelly. My wife decided to switch from yoga to personal training and loves it. If you're looking for yoga or personal training I highly recommend Kelly, you won't be disappointed.
Kelly, I wanted to thank you again for such a beautiful and spiritual weekend. I really had a wonderful, peaceful and humbling weekend. All of the ladies were amazing inside and out. Can't wait for next years retreat.
Kelly is a very knowledgeable, friendly, relatable and spiritual trainer. She knows just how much to push, and is so easy to get along with, that time with her flies.
Kelly helped me fall in love with yoga again. Her classes leave me feeling at peace and relaxed.
I love this cozy studio.