Yoga radically transformed my life, which is why I’m passionate about sharing the practice to others. Over years of practice and teaching, yoga has helped me become more comfortable in my own skin, has given me the courage to speak my truth, and has allowed me to step into a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Students describe my classes as “dynamic, playful, and joyfully expressed.” My intention is to encourage and empower students at every level to align their bodies, minds, and hearts with their highest senses of self. Whether you’re new to yoga, advancing to the next level, seeking relief from injuries and pain, or simply desiring to access your inner wisdom, I’ll enthusiastically invite you to step into your full potential with one of my offerings.
Creative and coherent sequencing, clear and precise instruction, and a light-hearted, down to earth attitude are hallmarks of my classes. A dedicated practitioner since 1995 and teacher since 2000, I earned my Anusara certification in 2006. My classes now integrate the wisdom cultivated through my personal journey of study in multiple styles of yoga and bodywork, my personal practice, and my years of teaching experience. I offer one-on-one sessions, lead public classes, immersions and retreats and train teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Study with Stacey
Stacey teaches weekly classes in San Francisco.
To get a feel for my teaching style, check out the following videos on how and why I teach yoga and listen to testimonials from immersion students.
‘Namaste’ is a sweet salutation that means, ‘The divine spark of life in my heart acknowledges the divine spark of life in your heart.’ Commonly used in India and Nepal, it is also a part of our yoga practice in the United States. For years now, I have routinely ended my classes by bringing my hands together in front of my heart and saying, ‘Namaste.’ To honor the flow of love created by the class, I would bow to my students and found that most replied in the same way. Except for one. With my eyes closed and my heart open, one of my students would often let out a sweet, ‘Namastacey!’
It wasn’t until another student suggested I use this as the domain name for my site that ‘Namastacey’ really began to make an impression on me. At first I thought it was a bit irreverent, but as I contemplated why I teach yoga and the importance of its offerings – both on and off the mat – I realized how perfectly ‘Namastacey’ suits my highest purpose. As a yogin, I look for the unique beauty and spark in each and every person. As a teacher, I help my students discover their own light so they can shine it brightly back to the world. I consider the seat of the teacher a great privilege and continue to end my classes with ‘Namaste’ as a full expression of gratitude for and to my students, my teachers, and the great lineage of yoga teachings that has been passed down for all of us to experience.
I invite you to join me for public and private yoga classes, immersions and teacher trainings, and a variety of workshops and retreats. My classes focus on improving your health and vitality through the practice of yoga, as well as discovering your full potential and living your highest truth. In addition, I hope to enrich our community to support, uplift and inspire each other so that we might raise our own awareness in order to see the impact we have on one another, and on our planet.
I humbly bow to the amazing, inspiring teachers that have graced my path. I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the leading Hatha Yoga teachers such as, John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, Tony Briggs, Kofi Busia, Manouso Manos, and Ramanand Patel. I have also had the blessing of studying with two Tantric lineages, and thank my teachers Douglas Brooks of Rajanaka Yoga and Paul Muller-Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga. The teachings of the Tantras inform my practice and enrich my life, and I am happy to be able to offer that wisdom to my students.
“Stacey intuitively and perceptively guides and inspires individuals through the sometimes fun, sometimes difficult terrain of opening up to their own uniqueness, power, and possibility.” ~ Bob, San Francisco
“One of the highlights of my San Francisco weekend was meeting you and taking your class! Your bright spirit really shines! I love that you can go anywhere and connect to the kula!” ~ Esther, New York
“You’re the most giving yoga teacher I know. Your wisdom, combined with your teaching style, truly help me to recognize and change holding patterns I’ve had my entire life. For me, every class you teach is transformational, physically and mentally. And despite how challenging your classes can be, you make me enjoy the effort and the journey. What a gift!” ~ Kristin, San Francisco
“Stacey brings me further into my body than I felt possible. Her sequencing is refreshingly creative and effective.” ~ Robyn, San Jose