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Stacey Vann

Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center
E-RYT 500, Owner, Director, Instructor
Stacey (Ravi Taj Kaur ) Vann, a Chicagoland native, has been a certified yoga teacher since 1997 and is one of the three owners of Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center in Pensacola, FL. She is also the founder of the Mahabhuta Yoga Festival, the Gulf Coast's annual yoga festival, which took place for the first time in 2012 at Sanders Beach Community Center in Pensacola. Stacey began teaching locally at the Avery Center in 2006 and upon its closing, taught at Abhaya Yoga Center for 6 years before becoming an owner, director and yoga instructor at Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center. Stacey's love for yoga began when she was a child. Her daily routine as a child consisted of wheel pose, splits, lotus pose, and swan pose. Stacey always knew that she would travel the road less followed and entered her first yoga teacher training after she graduated college. Stacey loves to witness the process of awakening that occurs for those who practice yoga. Yoga requires diligence, dedication, and devotion with consistent practice. A journey of elevating one's awareness and consciousness by aligning our spiritual selves in the present moment with clarity, purpose, and surrender. For Stacey yoga means going with the flow, breathing deeply, moving freely, living joyfully, shining radiantly, and celebrating community. Stacey's yogic roots are steeped in 7 years of study in the Iyenger tradition. She originally certified in the Iyengar tradition with Richard Schachtel and earned Kundalini Yoga certification in 2001 with Shiva Singh Khalsa and Shabd Kaur Khalsa. Stacey has also studied Spontaneous Yoga with Satyanand and completed a 100 hour immersion with Cat McCarthy Yoga in New Orleans. Stacey's inspiration comes from the amazing blessings of every teacher she has had the pleasure of studying with: Yogi Bhajan, Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar, Ramanand Patel, Rodney Yee, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Chris Saudek, Doug Keller, Kim Schwartz, and many others who still influence her teaching style. Stacey offers yoga classes for all ages from babies to grandparents. Her passions are Kundalini Yoga, yoga for pregnancy, babies, tots & tykes, kids of all ages, and teens. Stacey offers in depth study into the chakras, yogic philosophy, and alignment principles. She is available for private yoga instruction to guide a student into their optimal alignment and deepen their personal practice. Stacey is a also doula, Young Living essential oil educator and distributor (#861670), reflexologist, and is currently studying to be a Life Coach. She lives in Pensacola, FL with her 5 sons and husband, Matthew Vann, of Sails & Tails Kayak Charters. Sat Nam