Tracy Aleksic, C-I.A.Y.T., RYT500/E-R.Y.T.500 is an internationally renowned experienced yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance educational provider (YACEP), therapeutic and prenatal Thai massage therapist, foot reflexologist, and trauma release facilitator who travels the world and inspires people to embody their fullest potential. She is the author and co-director of the 200-hour Bright Yoga Teacher Training program. Tracy began her yogic studies in 1998 and received her 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teaching certifications through Inner Vision Yoga in Phoenix, Arizona in 2004. This is also where she studied extensively under David Berceli who developed a revolutionary method for stress and trauma recovery. With her experience, she weaves anatomical focus, emotional balance, and energy awareness, intermingled with a playfulness using movement as medicine.
While living in Phoenix, some of Tracy’s early yoga experiences were co-founding Yoga for Parkinson’s disease at the Barrow Neurological Institute, rehabilitating bodybuilders through Hatha and Yin yoga practices, and teaching yoga and holistic practices to psychiatric patients. Their benefits were documented and many of these patients were weaned off their psychotropic medications and taught helpful coping skills. Tracy traveled extensively around the world for several years studying various meditation and spiritual traditions which she incorporates into her teachings. She studied prenatal Thai massage in Montreal, Quebec in 2007 and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to further study Thai massage therapy and reflexology at the Thai Massage Shivagakomarpaj School. Through her solo travels, Tracy volunteered with human trafficking victims in southeast Asia, rode her motorcycle through Laos, down the coast of Vietnam and into Cambodia. In Indonesia, she found a passion for scuba diving. She is well known for creating soul revitalizing and life transformative yoga-adventure retreats around the globe. Her love and wisdom for both travel and yoga are bridged together when she forms a retreat. Tracy knows that yoga is medicine. This is why she is currently enrolled in the International Accreditation School of Yoga Therapy with the Soul of Yoga. She teaches Yin, alignment-based Vinyasa with ashtanga undertones, and a style that she created called Moon/YIN Yoga (Moon salutations blended with yin yoga). Since the birth of her daughter she also offers Prenatal, Postnatal, and Mommy & Me Yoga with Infant Massage. Now a southern California based yoga teacher, Tracy is proud to call Ramona home.