Tracy Lease, E-RYT 500 is the director of Full Life Yoga Studio, teaches what would best be described as mindful, joyful movement. Tracy carries her personal meditation practice into each class with the desire to help others live in their own inner landscapes with ease and awareness. She completed her 500 hour yoga teacher training with Sarahjoy Marsh with a focus on yoga for health for those with more serious physical and psychological health concerns including joint replacements, mastectomies , depression, and much more. In this training there was also a concentration on recent discoveries in neuroscience and movement.
Tracy originally trained with Todd Norian and Anne Greene who have been both Kripalu and Anusara Yoga teacher trainers. Tracy, loving different insights into yoga, has studied with a variety of Anusara, Iyengar, Yin and Ashtanga teachers including Sundari Lucey and Lynne Minton. As a Montessori middle school teacher, Tracy taught both yoga and human body to her students, using yoga to help students identify muscles, bones and fascia, and to feel into their respiratory and circulatory systems. Tracy has been teaching yoga since 2005 in her elementary and middle school classrooms, at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in studios in Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, and California as well as at Esalen Retreat Center on the Big Sur coast.
One of Tracy’s greatest teachers has been her own body. Discovering structural scoliosis in high school due to extreme pain, Tracy has been working with two extra vertebrae and four curves in her spine most of her life. Her spine led her to Pilates where she learned to integrate limbs and work from the core of her body, a lengthened and strengthened spine during her Classical Pilates certification.