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Tracy Lease

Tracy Lease, Director of Full Life Yoga Studio

Tracy Lease, the director of Full Life Yoga Studio, completed her original yoga teacher training 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 and bones, 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 and 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. Tracy also had extra bones in her feet which were removed in 1979. She has worked hard to bring back natural muscular strength in her arches and awareness in her feet. Tracy’s experiences with her spine and feet help her to have empathy for students and their body challenges.

Tracy loves alignment and feels that when students find it, they feel internal music—like fine-tuning a radio antennae, the body can move past the static to pure sound. Tracy revels in helping students find the music.

I love both yoga and teaching. I think of our yoga practice as an exploration, a way to know ourselves more fully. Yoga is play, adventure, and study and offers freedom, awakening and joy. I would like everyone to experience safe, alignment-based yoga and the healing and contentment I have found in the practice.

Upcoming Classes

January 2018
17
January
January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2018

Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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18
January
January 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 1, 2018

Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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19
January
January 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Pilates with Tracy Lease 9-10 AM Mondays and Fridays This Pilates mat class will help students become more aware of the connection of limbs with the spinal core of the body. As we gain awareness of muscles we activate when we move, we will strengthen and lengthen the spine, and feel into moving from the core. This class is a great supplement to a yoga practice as well as for hiking, biking, skiing, moving furniture, mowing the lawn, gardening and…

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19
January
January 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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23
January
January 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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23
January
January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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26
January
January 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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26
January
January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

We are celebrating the continuation of the studio and will be a chance for community member to experience and talk to teachers. The open house will include a class guided by a variety of studio teachers, is free, and all are welcome! Tea, cookies and conversation after the class.

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28
January
January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

*50% of the profits go to local nonprofits. Suggested Donation of $10. A yoga class open to every age, body type, and ability level. All of our teachers (Marianne, Ellen, Cheryl, & Tracy) focus on alignment, balance, and flexibility. Props and pose progressions are offered so you can receive the full benefit of the practice. Join us to strengthen your body, soothe your soul. Cost of each class is donation based. Suggested donation is $10 but no one will be…

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30
January
January 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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30
January
January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Full Life Yoga Studio, 204 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 112
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Yoga For Every Body: With a clear state of attention, we start the classes by exploring the movement and patterns of our breath. As we start to let go of the daily activities and the mind begins to relax and we release often secretly held tension from the body-mind. Now we can start to work on deepening the stretches, improving balance, building core tone and resilience. The classes become a journey of learning, self-discovery, and body-mind awareness to live our…

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