Staceyyoga

STACEYYOGA

Stacey Lubets

Yoga Instructor, RYT-500



About

I am a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. I teach traditional yoga classes as well as chair yoga and therapeutic yoga for the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addictive behaviors.


Discovering yoga....

I discovered yoga after falling into an unhealthy lifestyle consisting of disordered eating, inactivity, depression, and a complete disconnect from my body.  Although I was unsure I could "do" yoga, I stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up for a six week beginner yoga series.  With each class, I became more and more at ease, and as I continued to practice yoga regularly,  I began to notice some changes happening. Yes, I was certainly getting stronger and more flexible physically, but even more remarkable was my emotional state; I was feeling more balanced and centered, more at ease in my own skin...even when I was "off the mat." The effects were so profound that I thought I should share my experience with others and looked into teaching yoga.


Teaching....

In 2007 I embarked on a life-changing journey, and signed up for a summer intensive residential yoga teacher training in the Berkshires. I lived in a house with 25 other teachers-in-training; studying, practicing, and immersing myself in the teachings of yoga. It was a spiritual awakening for me, and I knew I was entering a new chapter in my life. Soon after, I began teaching yoga classes in my community and spent the next few years fine- tuning my skills as a teacher. In 2011, I journeyed to Kerala india to complete my 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification.


A new vision...

It was after several years of teaching traditional yoga classes that I started to feel a gnawing desire to do more. I wanted to reach more people. People who may not feel comfortable in traditional yoga classes, people who think they can't "do" yoga. To offer classes that are more inclusive, compassionate and welcoming to people in all body sizes, of all ages, and all abilities. Drawing from my own personal experience,  I wanted to create a place of healing for those struggling with depression, disordered eating or other emotional issues. My vision was to bring yoga to anyone needing a safe space to feel and move their bodies, without judgment. To shout out to the world that yoga is not about how far you can touch your toes. It's about exploration. It's about self acceptance. It's about being in your body,  just as it is, in this present moment. 


The journey continues...

In order to bring my vision to light,  I knew I had more learning to do. And for the last few years I've been training and studying under the expertise of some amazing yoga teachers/mentors who are masters in their fields. People who are doing incredible work in the yoga community. This includes: Matthew Sanford, for his groundbreaking work with adaptive yoga, Chelsea Roff, a leader in the field of yoga for disordered eating, Nikki Myers, for her powerful work integrating yoga for addiction and recovery, Dr. Melody Moore, founder of Embody Love Movement, a program that empowers girls and women of all ages to celebrate their inner beauty. And most recently, Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, whose body-inclusive method of yoga is shifting the way people of all sizes teach and practice yoga. I am honored to be sharing the knowledge of these visionaries who are paving the way for yoga teachers who want to make a difference. 


See below for a detailed description of my certifications and trainings.


Thank you for reading about my journey. Feel free to explore my website to learn more about my classes and workshops or go to my contact page and send me a message!!!

 My Certifications and Specialized Training

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

RYT -200 Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification

 Frog Lotus Yoga 

2007

RYT-300 Advanced 

Yoga Teacher Certification 

Frog Lotus Yoga International

2011

Chair Yoga Teacher Certification 

Sunlight Chair Yoga

2013 

Opening Yoga/Adapting Yoga for Disability Teacher Training,  Levels 1 & 2, 

Mind Body Solutions 

2014

Eat, Breathe, Thrive

Yoga, Food, and Body Image Intensive, Facilitator Training, 2014

Yoga For Emotional 

Health, 100 Hour 

Teacher Training

Soulful Yoga Therapy

2015

Y12SR

Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Leadership Training

 2016

Embody Love Movement

Facilitator Training

2016

Curvy Yoga 

Teacher Training

2017