Stacey Latus, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RYS 200, Certified Doula, and wedding officient is the founder and owner of Happy Earth Yoga and Director of the Yoga Alliance® 200 hour yoga teacher training certification program.
Stacey has been a certified yoga teacher since 2003. She is an E-RYT 500 and RCYT and Happy Earth Yoga is an RYS200 with Yoga Alliance.
Stacey is also a Jala Yoga Clothing Ambassador.
Since receiving her 200 hour training from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2003, Stacey has taught yoga and practiced Thai Yoga Massage Therapy in various locations, including New Jersey, New York City, and London. After spending a year teaching, being a private raw food chef and traveling around Europe, she moved to DC in 2004 and taught yoga and practiced Thai Yoga Massage Therapy in the DC area while working as the Manager of Member Services for the National Recycling Coalition. In 2009 Stacey moved to Maryland and quickly saw the need for yoga and massage to fit active, busy lifestyles. In 2012 Stacey received her Doula certification with Judy Chapman, RN, CNM. CD (DONA). In 2013 Stacey received her 300 hours training from Ananda Shala in Frederick, MD, bringing her hours to 500.
As of summer 2012, Stacey has brought her business to New Jersey and in the fall of 2013 she will be based out of Califon, NJ. Stacey specializes in Private Instruction. Contact her for more information.
Stacey teaches various forms of yoga stemming from a Kripalu background and bringing that into a Vinyasa flow which uses sun salutations throughout the class and links breath to movement or moves with intention. Stacey has studied Ashtanga, Prana Flow and Baptiste yoga. She also loves Kundalini Yoga (Kriya Yoga), that uses Pranayama and Kriyas to detoxify the body and stimulate the mind. She uses a hands-on approach with her students and encourages them to listen to their bodies and their innerself. A firm believer that personal exploration and growth are essential to the heart of a yoga practice, she encourages her students to find the connection between yoga and their emotional well-being. Stacey specializes in private individual and small group classes in students' homes or online as well as fertility, prenatal and postnatal yoga.
Stacey helps busy men and women to feel great physically and emotionally so that they can increase their quality of life without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home.
Stacey has had the pleasure of studying under, taking workshops or classes with Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Maria Garre, Rashmi Sue Jenkins, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Yogi Vishvketu, Doug Swenson, Kathryn Budig, John Schumacher, Rusty Wells, Baron Baptiste, Vinnie Marino, Duncan Wong, Shannon Paige, Lorin Roche, Camille Maurine, Schuyler Grant, Ashley Turner, Giselle Mari, Tanya Di Valentino, Tina James, Julia McCabe, Dave Farmer, Brian Kest and has been influenced by many, many more.
When not teaching in NJ, you can find Stacey traveling and teaching around the world, hiking, surfing, diving, snowboarding, climbing, camping, reading, writing, taking photos, catching a movie with her husband and playing with her dogs....
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