Welcome to Staceymoves!
I am thrilled to welcome you to my domain, the space where healing happens in real time, in the real world, with real tools to help you navigate your body, mind and soul. I have been a student of yoga and other movement arts for over twenty years, and in that time I have encountered innumerable techniques for healing. The last five years have been the most profound as I have stepped away from the ledge of addiction, depression and body loathing. My relationships and my creative endeavors are transforming day by day, and my desire to enliven the power of the divine feminine is my number one goal. I employ many techniques in my work in the spirit of tapping into the alchemical power of desire as a healing force. Healing is a creative practice, it requires experimentation and faith in ones self.
I began my love affair with yoga in 1997 with a VHS tape. Movement had always come easily, but yoga brought a new kind of focus and feeling. I continued to practice at home and occasionally in a public class until moving to Los Angeles for college in 2001. The floodgates of yoga opened, and I immersed myself in study, completing yoga teacher training through YogaWorks in 2005.
My primary teaching influence has been Hala Khouri, who introduced me to Somatic Experiencing. This technique was developed as an alternative/supplement to traditional talk therapy. Based on the fact that our nervous system and not our "thinking" brain run the show, SE puts us in touch with their felt sense of self and offers simple, sensation-based techniques to re-wire behavioral patterns and trauma to restore a sense of self. This technique, combined with the teachings of Tantra are the foundation of my teaching philosophy.
I am also a birth doula, an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach and soon-to-be Somatic Sex Educator. I am in the midst of STREAM training with Kimberly Johnson and Ellen Heed. This program is a 9-Month long school that trains people how to do hands-on, hands-in work for birth injuries, birth trauma, gynecological surgery recovery, sexual boundary repair, gender reassignment surgeries, and so much more! We focus on the integration of the four domains of health - bio-chemistry, bio-mechanics, scars and emotions. With these tools, I lead workshops, curate healing programs for women and couples, tend to families in the perinatal period and co-lead Svasta Yoga School, a full-spectrum yoga education program.