Our Team

Vas Kypreos

Vas’s journey in wellness began at the age of 24 when she experienced her first Multiple Sclerosis (MS) attack and was soon after diagnosed with the autoimmune disease. Her diagnosis propelled her passion for health and wellness and in her journey to healing she was able to discover so much more. This path introduced her to yoga, to food as medicine, Pilates, meditation and a variety of holistic healing modalities such as acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic, energy work and more! Ultimately, it brought her to her career in wellness.

Vas strives to bring wellness to her community, family, and friends and offers the nurturing support needed to make transformational changes. She teaches and coaches with love, support and enthusiasm with a commitment to seeing her clients and students succeed and grow. Her joy comes in sharing her knowledge and experience with her community and watching those around her ultimately, LIVE WELL with joy, health, and happiness.

Vas has an MBA, is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher, as well as a certified Holistic Health Coach. Vas currently lives in Newport Beach, California where she is the Founder of ESO Live Well.

Megan Kelly

To Megan (Dr. Kelly), Wellness is simple. Megan realizes everyone and each body is unique. She’ll dive into YOU and your individual needs to design a plan that best fulfills your goals using multiple tools to help your body reach its peak performance. She’ll assess one’s cooking and eating habits, physical health and most importantly mental and spiritual health - treating the whole body. Her goal is to bring nutrition, wellness, and movement back into focus of your life.  

Megan has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy , a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and is a certified yoga instructor.  Wellness is a wide realm and is unique to each person.  Sessions can include pilates, yoga, soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy, nutrition counseling and more.  Each person is so unique and here at MK Roots Wellness we respect that and try to find a plan that best fits your individual needs. 

Lauren Brokop

Lauren considers herself first and foremost a student - continuously inspired by life’s endless opportunities to learn and grow. This is one of the many reasons she was first attracted to yoga. Yoga is so much more than a physical practice. It's a journey inward constantly challenging you to bring forth the best version of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.

In her early adulthood she experienced a life-altering moment that led her to seek healing. That’s when she believes yoga found her. Through movement, breath, and meditation she reconnected  to herself and life; and began her journey of transforming mind, body, and soul. This practice has help her come back "home" - to a deeper, more joyous life. She hopes to share it with the world.

Lauren recognizes that we live in a “hurry-up, do more” society, and in order to heal we must create space for stillness and connection. Her teaching style is for everyone - balanced with gentle movement, strength, relaxation, and meditation. You’ll walk out feeling joyful, empowered and with a deeper connection to self.

Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Reiki Practitioner
Spiritual Entrepreneur
500hr Yoga Certification through Loyola Marymount’s Yoga Therapy Rx Program.

Dr. Elleni Koulos, "Dr. E"

Dr. E believes that each person is unique and that each person requires something different from therapy. She tailors therapeutic interventions to the specific needs of each individual, couple, or family. Some people find traditional talk-therapy most helpful, while others may respond best to creative and expressive art therapy techniques.

Dr. E believes early life experiences and relationships shape our sense of self and how we perceive the world. As a therapist she enjoys learning about how your past experiences and relationships have shaped your psychE.  

In therapy each aspect of the psychE will be explored and addressed, with specific attention to the mind-body connection, and the development of positive coping strategies.

PsychE :  Mind = Thoughts, Body = Physical, Soul = True Self, Spirit = Emotions, Heart = Relationships.

Dr. E is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Researcher, and Psychology Professor. She is the founder and creator of PsychE - a holistic approach to psychological, emotional, and physical wellness focused on achieving PsychE balance.

Mollie Bridgeman

After many years of steady practice, Mollie trained in Anusara Yoga while living in Switzerland in 2012. Her teaching path has gone from alignment-based hatha yoga, to soulful flow and a deep passion for slow and gentle yoga and meditation practices. She loves to create space for her students as she does for herself. Her practice is a daily, often a twice daily ritual, deeply rooted in creating space to feel, breathe and be at home in her Being.

Mollie is a mother of three, practicing biodynamic gardener and farmer, and teacher/student. She is so grateful to the practices for guiding her beautifully through all that life brings.

Katherine Slay

Katherine Slay’s love for movement is infectious. With over 15 years teaching experience, she is a senior level Teacher Trainer in the Pilates industry teaching internationally and appearing in multiple modeling and fitness projects. Her dance career started in New York City at the age of 16 with the Joffrey Ballet, and her dance resume includes the title of Miss Dance California for Dance Masters of America, industrial performances with Tiffany and Co (Las Vegas, NV), and the movie The Big Lebowski (Hollywood,CA).

She has served as a senior Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates and Classical Pilates Education and has been a presenter at both Pilates Method Alliance and IDEAfit conventions in the US. Katherine can be seen teaching a variety of workshops and classes in and around southern California including Pilates, Barre, Yoga, and TRX.