"Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down" ~Jigar Gor
In my early 20's I began to experience chronic pain from fibromyalgia. Depression developed and I found it hard to function. I was in a state of survival for many years. I would go to the doctor and would come home with a new medication to try. None of it truly helped me go from surviving to thriving. It wasn't until I discovered yoga and meditation that I began to breathe more fully again. I noticed that I had to be mindful with the type of yoga I practiced, some classes left me invigorated, others drained and sore. I wanted to learn more and so I attended a teacher training. It was amazing to learn how vast yoga is. There are many approaches, styles and attitudes. As I began to practice my self awareness grew. Each day my body and mind influenced the approach I took to my yoga practice. With this mindful approach I began to grow both physically and spiritually. I learned when I could attend more challenging classes and when to turn to a restorative or gentle yoga class.
My next natural progression has been with sound healing. I remember my first live experience with a crystal bowl. I was drawn into a magical spiraling wave of sound. It was a beautiful journey of such calm inspiration that gave me hope to heal areas within myself where yoga had not. I began my training with Sound Healing Academy and the purchase of 7 crystal alchemy bowls from Crystal Tones. My instrument collection has grow and includes Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, gong, drums, shakers and more to come. I have witnessed profound transformations in my clients. There are certain frequencies that promote the natural healing of you body. For those that have struggled with yoga and meditation, sound healing offers a simple yet invaluable way to health and wellness. Join me as I share my ongoing journey of exporing yoga and sound.
My approach to teaching focuses on Mindfulness, Movement and Sound. I hope to be a guide and support for you on your journey to wellness. Please contact me to set up a free consultation.
Traci Gregory is a miracle worker. I have experienced yoga practice with several different instructors and Traci is superior in her level of expertise and commitment. Her great love for Yoga and her belief in its healing and restorative benefits is what makes her the perfect teacher for anyone looking for a life changing experience. I love how she focuses on the integrity of the poses to guide her students in their practice. Her descriptions of what each pose should look and feel like are incredibly enlightening and helpful. She also creates a beautifully refreshing and peaceful environment with her soothing voice, relaxing music, and use of essential oils. Traci deeply cares about the lives she can change through the use of her knowledge and talents. Her passion for Yoga is inspiring. ~Rachel W.
I have been practicing yoga with Traci for more than a year, and it's been a wonderful experience. She pays close attention to the needs and limits of each individual body and has helpful advice on how to modify each pose or exercise to meet your specific needs. I feel so much stronger and more flexible, and with her emphasis on breathing and body awareness I feel much more in tune with my body and much more mindful. She's a great, relaxing teacher, perfect for beginning and intermediate students. I love getting my weekly yoga fix with her! ~Jocelyn C.
I hated yoga...until I found Traci. She invited me to try a new experience that opened my eyes to what yoga can truly be: a beautiful journey of self discovery. Traci lovingly helped me reconnect to my soul--capturing both body and spirit in her healing practice. I highly recommend that anyone at any level try her out. You won't regret it! ~Stephanie H.
I enjoy the quote by Jason Crandall, "Yoga is the perfect opportunity to discover who you are."