Certified Yoga Instructor
Chair Yoga Educator
E-RYT 500, YACEP
Welcome to my website! I am an E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and founder of StaceyYoga Chair Yoga Teacher Training program. I teach traditional yoga classes, chair-based/accessible yoga classes, and offer chair yoga certification trainings for yoga teachers and wellness professionals.
I discovered yoga after falling into an unhealthy lifestyle consisting of disordered eating, inactivity, depression, and a complete disconnect from my body. Yoga helped me to heal and strengthen my body, soothe my soul, and ignite my spirit. At the time, I was a teacher of ESL (English as a Second Language), and after a few years of practice I decided to combine my love of teaching with my passion for yoga. In 2007 I received my RYT 200 hour YTT certification and never looked back. Two years later I traveled to India to advance my studies and obtained my RYT 500 advanced yoga certification.
After teaching for several years, I began to notice a shift in my teaching style and in my role as a yoga teacher. As I gained insight about my students' needs, I began to "find my voice" as a yoga teacher. My teaching approach evolved into one that fostered a deeper connection with the feelings and sensations of the body, rather than solely focusing on poses, physical form and alignment. I pride myself on creating classes that are welcoming, inclusive and accessible. When people are free to feel and move their bodies just as they are, regardless of size, age, or physical/emotional challenges, and without judgement, it is a powerful experience.
Studies & Accomplishments
Frog Lotus Yoga, RYT-200 Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification
Frog Lotus Yoga International, RYT-300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification
Mind, Body Solutions, Opening Yoga/Adapting Yoga for Disability Teacher Training, Level 1 & 2
Eat, Breathe, Thrive, Yoga, Food and Body Image Intensive Facilitator Training
Soulful Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Emotional Health, 100 Hour Teacher Training
Y12SR- Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, Leadership Training
Embody Love Movement, Facilitator Training
Curvy YogaTeacher Training
Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider
Founder and Creator of StaceyYoga Chair Yoga Teacher Training Program