Stacee graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. As health and wellness had always been a big part of her life, she played soccer for these 4 years and began her journey of coaching others through personal training. After graduating in 2007, Stacee fell in love with the rehabilitative benefits of STOTT PILATES and has been an Instructor Trainer since 2009 teaching students on all pieces of equipment. She graduated from Massage Therapy School in 2011 and has since gone on to study Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reiki. She graduated from Yoga on High’s 200 Hr. Teacher Training program in 2013 and during her 9 month training also studied iRest Yoga Nidra.
Stacee has worked with students ranging from new beginners to professional athletes. She has extensive experience working with injuries and special populations including, joint replacements, shoulder impingement/rotator cuff injuries, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, various spine disorders and injuries as well as Parkinson’s disease, the geriatric population and most recently amputees and trauma sensitive populations.
The principles of iRest Yoga Nidra and teachings of Non-Violent Communication most influence Stacee’s teaching. Inviting students to become aware of their bodies- that this will serve as their best teacher-and that they have all they truly need at any given moment. Stacee believes that her role as a teacher is to empower her students to uncover their living potential by encouraging playfulness and curiosity through movement as well as inviting movement to unfold naturally without force. She encourages her students to become aware of the power of the breath in supporting all the possibilities of a pose and that by being present to our thoughts and emotions, we are better able to find our limit-our edge.
Stacee enjoys working in small groups and on-one-one with students to blend all of her offerings or engage in whatever is needed on that day. She hopes to continue to offer her services, spread peace, offer hope and share love to those unable to financially contribute by taking her work to the streets, in prisons and to third world countries.
"Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like." - Ethan Walker III