200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Traci is a transplant from Massillon, Ohio and moved to Southern California in the summer of 2008. She began practicing yoga in the summer of 2010 after her friend encouraged her to try the practice of hot yoga. She quickly discovered a passion for the practice and fell in love with the challenge that yoga presented her physically and mentally. She began to experience an overall balance that carried into her everyday life and was driven to become a teacher of this practice seeking to give back some of the joy that yoga has brought into her journey. She completed the Dayton Method Yoga training in 2015 and has been enjoying practicing and sharing in the art of teaching since. Traci is a mom to a wonderful little girl and spends her days as a speech-language pathologist and director of rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility. She teaches Hot Ra to fulfill her love of the human form and the beauty of conducting others in the art form of motion. She continues to enjoy her practice and finds that yoga is an integral part of her life for all of yoga’s benefits. She hopes to bring this love to each of her students.
Favorite Yoga Move:
I love sasangasana (rabbit pose)! It helps me to relieve tension in my shoulders and neck, as well as relieve stress. It’s challenging and at times uncomfortable, but I love the benefits!
How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most:
Yoga has grounded me and provided me with balance that I never knew existed. My personality tends to be a “busy body” and I used to struggle with creating that space for self-love. It has helped me become a better wife, friend, sister, daughter, manager, therapist, mother, etc. because I am more present. It has taught me to slow down, take a breath, and enjoy my life.
Reason Started Doing Yoga:
Initially, I started doing yoga because I was new to the area and my friend invited to go to a hot yoga class with her. Little did I know that I would fall in love and later become a teacher of this incredible practice. It has changed my life and I will be forever grateful for that invitation.
5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style:
Energetic. Light. Encouraging. Compassionate. Loving.