Kris Kelly

PRESENTATION TITLE: Many Pathways to Recovery: Taking a Person-Centered Approach


As a woman in long-term recovery, Kris was drawn to integrative wellness, exploring recovery through mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. She found deep alignment between taking a person-centered approach to recovery and her core values. She completed her coursework with the Meditation Specialist Competency Program in 2010, trained with Mindful Schools, and then obtained her yoga certification in 2013. Before beginning her career advocating for the integration of holistic and robust Recovery Support Services, Kris had a 20-year career working in some of the Twin Cities best restaurants, and she ran a small business, PieGirl. She still finds her true bliss baking pies. Kris has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Saint Mary’s and broad experience and knowledge about recovery communities and recovery support services.