Namaste. My name is Stacey Bremner and I am a certified, registered and fully insured 240-hour Yoga teacher. I am passionate about helping stressed out people discover how to manage the stress in their lives and start their own unique self-healing journey using traditional Yoga, Somatic exercises and guided meditation techniques.
Stress is the leading cause of illness (mental, emotional and physical) in our world today. It is experienced in countless forms, many of which have become such a routine way of modern life that we fail to recognize them as stressors. Our bodies are always “talking ” to us, giving clues that something is amiss. Unfortunately, we usually either ignore the signs or we can’t understand just what our bodies are trying to say! Digestive issues, high BP, depression & anxiety, insomnia, addictions, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, “getting in your own way” (self-sabotage), brain fog and PMS are just a few examples of signs that your body is unable to come out of the stress response. When we store stress it becomes toxic to our body. Toxic stress will eventually manifest as dis-ease (somehow/someway) in the mindbody. Luckily, our bodies are designed to self-heal, given we have the right tools and awareness. If you’d like more information on this topic, I highly recommend reading “When the Body Says No” by Dr. Gabor Mate, “Waking the Tiger” by Peter Levine and “The Body Keeps the Score” by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. If you’re not much of a “reader”, search these doctors up on You Tube !!
I truly believe that the practise of Yoga is all about the journey , NOT the destination! If you can come to your mat without any preconceived notions about what you can or can’t accomplish, have an open mind, a positive outlook, and leave your expectations at the door, this will result in the best experience possible!
I encourage every student to make their practise “their own”. If you begin to listen to and truly connect with your body , respect it’s limitations and practise what is right for you ( not the person next to you!), not only will you get more out of your practise but you will be safer! It may not be easy at first but believe me, it is worth it! Your body will thank you in ways you can never imagine!
Yoga is Non-competitive. Be compassionate with yourself. Stay connected to your inner teacher. Stop whenever you need to take a break. Listen to the messages your body is sending you as you practice. Learn to recognize the difference between sensation and pain. You should never feel pain while practicing yoga.
My goal is to help you LEARN how to practise Yoga correctly and safely by bringing awareness to the things we tend to not tune into (our breath, our bodies and how tension/stress affects our movement) I want to share the tools from my personal practise to help you establish your own!
Thanks so much for visiting my site. Hopefully I will see you soon in a class. Until then, take very good care!