E-RYT 500, CCYT, Director of Teacher Training (TT), Founder of Elevate Akron, Director of TT for YOGAkron 108
Tracy received her 200 level teacher certification at Cleveland Yoga with Tami Schneider and her 500 level at Awaken Yoga with Jennifer Langsdale. She has trained with and gained inspiration from Shiva Rea, Danny Arguetty, Mike Cohen, Tymi Howard, Richard Gartner, Jonny Kest, Doug Keller and many other local and international yoga teachers.
Tracy holds a Master of Education degree from Kent State University. She taught early childhood special education for 23 years. In addition, she created a summer program for children with special needs which she ran privately for ten years. Tracy is certified to teach children and families yoga through Rainbow Kids Yoga.
Known as a teacher’s teacher, Tracy is the Director of Teacher Training at Yoga Bliss where she leads the 200 level teacher training program. Through YOGAkron 108, her own yoga school, she also offers an advanced 300 hour teacher training program. In 2017, she presented at the Sedona Yoga Festival in Sedona, AZ. And she offers her insights annually at the Akron-Canton Yoga Summit.
She is a certified Thai Massage practitioner and Body Wisdom practitioner. She is a three star Johnny G Spinning Instructor.
Tracy is one of the creative forces behind - as well as the yoga teacher on stage leading the love - at the free community yoga festival Elevate Akron where over 2000 yogis gather to practice yoga, celebrate life and support worthy causes in Akron OH.
She is legacy ambassador for the lululemon Akron Showroom.
Tracy teaches power vinyasa classes that offer a tangible sense of bhava/feeling sense. Her gift for infusing a class with heartfelt themes, stories and musings that are expressed in asana, breath and mantra creates an embodied experience guiding one towards heightened awareness and deep inner connection. She offers moments of physical challenge and times for tender compassion. Practicing with Tracy allows one to shed outer layers and travel a personal path towards inner truth.