Anna’s journey to yoga began in a desperate search for healing. Anxiety and depression during her freshman year of college quickly became unmanageable and escalated into a mental health crisis. In-patient hospitalizations, psychologists, psychiatrists, and medications without sustainable improvement, it was clear something was missing.
Yoga therapy was the essential piece that changed everything for Anna. After walking into Blue Yoga Nyla and meeting Yoga Therapist, Stacey Reynolds, she found something that conventional methods hadn’t provided her when she needed it most: hope. Through yoga therapy, Anna acquired tools to heal through the power of the breath, movement to release stored emotions, and self inquiry to cultivate awareness, which together created a catalyst for healing.
Stacey began teaching in 2001 free of charge to the community. After teaching for nine years in that capacity, she decided to open her own studio. Blue Yoga Nyla opened in the Park Hill community of North Little Rock in 2010. Many of the same people who began a personal yoga journey with her all those years ago are still with her today.
Stacey is passionate and committed to serving others and helping facilitate healing in the body, mind, and spirit. She specializes in special populations, including those with trauma, addiction, and grief. Blue Yoga Nyla serves as a refuge for the "walking wounded" and has a mission to make yoga available and accessible to all.
Stacey's training includes trauma training with Hala Khouri and leadership training with Off the Mat, Into the World. She is a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, an Experienced Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.