Our Yoga Teachers
Over 800 Hours of Training, and 8,000 classes taught
When the body is a strong container for the energy of life, prana can be felt as both energizing and calming. Spirit Rising Yoga was created to allow one to feel that dynamic silkiness of prana movement through open channels of our body and energy centers.
We believe in healing as a whole. As we grow, we elevate the spirit in new ways... expanding consciousness and creating a peaceful way to experience life. When connecting to others who walk this same path, all manner of miracles occur... we shed heavy layers of tension, heal old wounds and the spirit can rise to greatness.
When you see something that can be changed for the better, you need to do all that you can to change it. Creating a yoga studio that is welcoming to all, soul nurturing and consciousness expanding is not only a great honor and joy but my life's mission. The only way to have the world we want is to create it.
Experienced Yoga Teacher
Stacey has been teaching yoga since 2006 and has taught more then 10,500 classes! She has well over 1,200 hours in yoga training from studies with Jonny Kest, Shiva Rea, Paul Grilley, Daniel Orlansky, Simon Park, Ray Crist, Mark Stephens, Seane Corn, Stephen Cope, Lakshmi Voelker and Ray Long.
Yoga Certifications :
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT)
500hr RYT Prana Flow Vinyasa
Certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher
Along with yoga, Stacey is an energy healer and body worker. Experienced as a Reiki Master and cranial sacral therapist. Trained in Energy Medicine with Donna Eden, Self Acceptance Healing Process with Barbra White and studying Peruvian Shamanism with Ray Crist, Jamee Chaska Nawi Curtis and mentor Natalie Griffin.
Through overcoming major injuries and healing wounds of body, mind and spirit, Stacey's teaching style has evolved to one of great inspiration, liberation and fun. Stacey has merged these great rivers of yoga styles, shamanism and healing modalities. Stacey's classes offer detailed instruction on how to move the body... finding a dynamic alignment while in the flow of practice to open energy lines and personal perspectives. Bringing healing not only to the body, but to the mind and spirit.
In addition to studio classes, Stacey offers private yoga lessons, Life coaching, Thai Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Shamanic Healing Sessions, Reiki, Energy Medicine and Auricular Acupuncture.
Kylee grew up and spent most of her life in Cornville, AZ. She traveled for nearly 5 years to any place that had a calling to her. She started doing yoga in her high school years and immediately began shifting her life.
Being very passionate about art, gardening, and living sustainably, teaching yoga was in her vision many moons before feeling ready. In Kylee's eyes, yoga is a deep connection we find with our breath, minds, and bodies. She feels yoga connects us to spirit, nature,
and the cosmos in a pure sense of gratitude, playfulness, and love.
Kylee decided to jump on her path of sharing and study with Stacey at Spirit Rising Yoga Studio in Cottonwood AZ. In the year 2016 over a series of 5 months she attended her workshops and classes, receiving her 200 hr Teacher Training. Within the next
couple of months she also completed the Mini Yogis training with Shana Meyerson enabling her to teach ages 3-11.
Kylee is currently teaching Hatha Tuesday mornings at Spirit Rising Yoga, she aspires to begin classes for kids as well in the near future!
Always remembering to be in the heart when practicing yoga, she feels that as we heal and grow, ourselves, we give space for others to heal and grow also.