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.


My journey...

I discovered yoga after falling into an unhealthy lifestyle consisting of disordered eating, inactivity, depression, and a complete disconnect from my body. I remember how self-conscious and intimidated I felt walking into my first yoga class!!! Eventually, I became more at ease in the class and soon yoga became a sanctuary for me. As I continued to practice regularly, I started to feel better, stronger, balanced, and more at peace in my body.  The effects were so profound that I decided to share my experience with others. In 2007 I embarked on a life-changing journey, and set out 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 on the right path. I continued on my path of teaching and learning, and in 2011, I journeyed to Kerala india to complete my 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification.


It was after several years of teaching traditional yoga classes that I started to feel a gnawing desire to do more. To reach people who may not feel comfortable in traditional yoga classes. To offer yoga classes that are inclusive, compassionate and welcoming to people in all body sizes, of all ages, and all abilities. Drawing from my own personal experience, I also wanted teach with a deeper awareness of the therapeutic effects of yoga; and to create  a space of comfort, healing, and support. To help people struggling with depression, disordered eating or other emotional issues. 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 the experience. It's about self acceptance. It's about being in your body,  just as it is, in the present moment.


In keeping with this vision, I knew I had to learn to teach from a different perspective.  Over the past several years I have been honored to study and train with 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. 

 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