Meet our team dedicated to helping you meet your goals and become Legendary!
Sifu Kelly Whelan-Enns
Kelly Whelan-Enns is the Founder and Head Instructor for Legendary Living Arts. He has over 35 years of experience teaching & training in the martial arts, qigong, meditation, and has been a yoga enthusiast since the age of four. As a kid, Kelly was severely hypoglycemic, had asthma that almost killed him numerous times, suffered regularly from bronchitis, and had many food allergies.
He learned the Ba Duan Jin, 8 Pieces of Brocade and Zhan ZHuang basics when he was 13 and cured himself of his asthma and bronchitis by the time he was 15. The rest as they say is history. To deepen his understanding of how and why the 8 Pieces of Brocade worked so well, Kelly dove into both qigong and martial arts training, spending over twelve years studying Kenpo Karate, Xinyi Liu He Quan and Yang style Taijiquan meeting his first Baguazhang teacher at the age of 24.
For more than 25 years Kelly has dedicated himself to studying and practicing the Chinese internal martial arts of of Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Xingyiquan, training with such master teachers as Andrea Falk and learning the rare style of Ma Gui Baguazhang.
Alongside all the martial training and conditioning, Kelly has over 20 years studying the Medical Qigong system of Grandmaster Peng Jiu Ling, a combination of old Shao Lin Waidan moving methods and Luohan Neidan Zhan Zhuang methods. This system specializes in developing the meridians and sensitivity to qi flow inside and around the body. A rare method of training neuro-differentiation that accelerates and deepens the mind body connection.
Combined with this depth of physical training, Kelly brings an equal level of experience and training in Taoist, Zen Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist meditation and internal alchemy that spans 30 years. Check out the Qigong Healing page for more information and to book a session.
Part owner and administrator for Legendary Living Arts, Kellie holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Manitoba and has spent 30+ years as a coach for elite gymnasts, preschool, recreational, and adult athletes. She also spent many years as a learning facilitator/coach developer with the National Coaching Certification Program and as an instructor in the Kinesiology department at the University of Manitoba.
Kellie’s passion for movement literacy led her to learning the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong and Ma Gui & Jiang styles of Baguazhang. After giving birth to four children, Kellie found a gap in her movement literacy as she tried to heal from birth injuries. Her desire to help others and to facilitate physical and emotional healing processes led her to becoming an instructor with Legendary Arts.
In addition to her many years of physical training, Kellie has been practicing and studying internal alchemy for over two decades. She has received certification in Naturopathy, Spiritual Coaching, and received Light Weaving Attunements. She uses her intuitive abilities along with the body’s wisdom to work with individuals on many levels. Check out the Heart Alchemy page to book a session with her.