Meet Our Team
Our Mission Is to bring affordable & accessible weekend retreats to Northern WI. Our retreats focus on health & wellness by combining yoga, strength and a variety of workshops/private sessions to help empower the women that attend to not only "treat yo self" but focus on self love, getting outside your comfort zone, and most importantly relaxation!

Kelly Kellar

I am the owner of The Strength factory, a local fitness center that provides group classes and is located in Superior, WI. I am also the Co-Executive Director of The Beautiful Strength Project, a non-profit organization that is designed to serve women who have experienced violence or trauma. The project provides holistic, non-medical services through a peer support model to build confidence and a sense of self-worth.

My work as a business owner, fitness instructor, health coach, and as a women’s group facilitator has provided me with a unique approach to health and wellness. My focus is never on weight or weight loss. I specifically stay away from making any claims that any type of exercise is the best because I know that we are all individuals and have our own individual needs. This also means that there is never a one-size-fits all exercise or weight loss plan that works for everyone.

I approach health and wellness with a more holistic view. I meet you where you are today and we work through a wellness wheel to find out if and/or where any imbalances in your life may be then approach your wellness journey from a place of compassion and understanding.

I am merely a guide for you in your journey. I am here to help you discover the things that excite and empower you.

Alex Ross

I am a licensed mental health professional in the state of Minnesota and have been practicing as a therapist since 2013 as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). As a therapist I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events of all ages. I began Valkyrie Consulting and partnered with Kelly and Superior Retreats to spend more time developing creative approaches to wellness and healing. I am excited to be able to share with people other methods of connecting with yourself and your body. The physical aspect of yoga has been a part of my life since 2010 and has evolved over time. I have received training in Trauma Conscious Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) as facilitated through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute. I am currently participating in an in-person Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training and look forward to being a certified Yoga Teacher!

My goal is to provide a safe space and welcoming environment to all who are interested in better connecting with themselves across all domains of wellness including mentally, emotionally, and physically in ways that best work for every individual. I hope to provide opportunities and not expectations, invitations and not directions, so that everyone can develop their own practice and increased sense of awareness of how their mind and body work and communicate with them.

MEET THE DAY RETREAT SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR:

Gina Tennison 

If I haven’t met you, yet, I’m so excited to!! I live in Duluth with my partner of 9 years and our 2 rescue dogs. I’m no fitness model, and I have no self control when it comes to pizza or ice cream. I’m working on self love and acceptance. I love black patterned leggings, mixed tapes, and random acts of kindness. I’m always 10 minutes late... or sometimes 15 minutes late. I blame it on unwavering optimism that I can get more done than time allows.