Sue Smythe Fitness
Kelly Girard

Kelly Girard, R.N., C.M.T.

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist, and Registered Nurse

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore

My holistic health path began in 1998, while obtaining training in massage therapy, from a Naturopathic doctor. With over 500 hours of education in bodywork and fourteen years of experience, I have incorporated various modalities including Trigger Point, lymphatic, Swedish, Deep Tissue, warm stones, pregnancy massage, aromatherapy and Ayurvedic bodywork into my practice, based upon the needs of each client.

With a desire to know more about the human body and in order to diversify my practice, I became a Registered Nurse in 2005. My experience as a nurse included time in the Operating room, working with patients with eating disorders, the elderly, and amongst medical rescue students and instructors in the jungles of Belize.

While appreciating all of the advances and life saving technology Western medicine has to offer, I found it was lacking in both prevention and treatment of the individual. I was introduced to Ayurveda in 2009 and have since experienced and witnessed transformation within myself, and others through a science that works based on the laws of nature. I graduated from Mount Madonna Institute as an Ayurvedic Practitioner in January 2012. I am currently taking new clients in the Aptos, Soquel, Rio Del Mar, La Selva, and Santa Cruz areas.

My Goal in working with clients whether in Massage, nursing, or Ayurveda is to facilitate the healing of each individual, knowing that they are the source of their own healing.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, adventure travel, and the great outdoors.