At its core, Yoga is a philosophy that guides individuals on a journey to living a more joyful life. It is not just about physical poses; it is a system that is designed to bring union to the mind, body and soul which improves your relationship to yourself and to the world around you. Yoga Therapy is an intervention that specifically uses the healing lenses of Yoga philosophy to discover body/mind/spirit correlations to dis-ease.
Throughout the week we will explore how yogic practices can support common physical challenges (eg, backs, hips, knees, etc.) as well as those related to emotions and the nervous system (eg, stress, anxiety, etc.). Each session will include Yoga asana (postures) and may also incorporate pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) or guided deep relaxation during which true deep healing may occur. All levels are welcome and appropriate for these sessions! Experienced practitioners will have an opportunity to deepen their practice and their understanding of all that Yoga truly is. Beginners and those with physical limitations will be offered variations. Everyone will leave these sessions feeling centered with a deeper connection to the True Self.
Stacey A. Filice, Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT500, Reiki Master
Prior to her career in health and wellness, Stacey had a life-changing week as a guest at Rancho La Puerta that inspired her to refocus her life on the study of wellness through the lens of ancient wisdom. Stacey provides a unique and practical approach incorporating various ancient healing modalities including yoga poses, yoga philosophy, breathwork, meditation, sound healing, Yoga Nidra, and Reiki to guide students on their healing journey. Her years of teaching include many studios throughout San Diego, full-time staff and Specialty Presenter at Rancho La Puerta, the Insight Timer app, and in her private practice. Stacey trains new yoga teachers, certifies teachers in Yin Yoga and provides continuing education.
“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know the side you are used to is the better than the one to come?” – Rumi