Tracy ventured into her yoga practice over 17 years ago as she was retiring from the US Air Force after serving over 20 years. While on active duty, an injury caused the physical challenge of sciatica to arise, so as a way to help maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle she began dabbling in different disciplines of yoga, discovering the Vinyasa style, finding her home. As she grew to understand the value of the mind/body connection, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a fitness professional but more importantly a yoga teacher, embodying all aspects of both professions.
Subsequently, she attended her first yoga teacher training in 2001. Since then she has completed her 500 ERYT certification specializing in yoga philosophy, Pre/Post Natal, and Ayurveda with a pure Vinyasa. In addition to having completed her 500 ERYT, she is a Senior Master Trainer, Ayurvedic program manager and one of the Mentors for the Yoga Therapy program for YogaFit, where she leads over 20 yoga trainings annually. Additionally, she is a certified CHEK Institute Holistic LifeCoach (Level 1) and has been a group fitness instructor for over 19 years, with a flourishing career, where she has focused on indoor cycling, muscle strength/ endurance training, but yoga being her love.
As she has grown, LIVEURYOGA was born. Her focus, vision and mission is about providing a platform for transformation, empowerment and growth, meeting each person where they are and helping them move toward finding their inner peace, using the basic principles of yoga entwining mind, body and spirit. This practice includes meditation, movement, connecting with the elements and also incorporating basic Ayurvedic principles to help be the conduit to finding their bliss.
Finally, Tracy has had the pleasure of studying in Rishikesh, India, the birth place of Yoga, on an annual basis over the past 8 years, bringing this authentic aspect to her teachings and vision.