Stacey started doing yoga along with Bryan Kest’s classic 1990s tapes – struggling through the hour practice just for that blissful savasana at the end. Always active, she used yoga to complement her lifestyle and enjoyed puzzling her way through the physicality of postures. It wasn’t until after she started teaching at Purdue’s gym in 2008 that she dug deeper into yoga as a meditative practice. In 2014, she completed a 200-hr Ashtanga teacher training with Samyak Yoga in Himachal Pradesh, India, followed by 2 months of training in Prana Vashya yoga with Vinay Kumar in Karnataka, India. She now values yoga as a tool to grow both physically and mentally – learning to use the breath, rather than force, to persevere through challenges. She hopes to convey this in her classes by providing guidance and time, focusing on the breath through transitions and while deepening postures.