Stacey's yoga journey began in 1997. Suffering from chronic illness, she had been confined to a chair for almost two years as her body became toxic. Due to the physical suffering, her life-long battle with depression and anxiety hit a new low. She credits "something greater than herself" in guiding her to the healing possibilities of yoga. She began practicing and almost immediately began to heal. Her motivation in her own personal practice as well as in her teaching of others focuses on such 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.