Instructor: Vicky Vance
Vicky Vance, RYT 500, has a passion for sharing yoga with new students and experienced practitioners. Before yoga, Vicky’s education and professional experience were in the fields of social work and health care administration. After taking her first yoga class, she knew that she had taken the first step on a journey that would be life changing.
Vicky has completed the 500 hour master’s level yoga teacher certification at Discovery Yoga, a renown Kripalu Yoga studio in St. Augustine. She is also certified to teach Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga and Karma Kids Yoga.
“The practice of yoga has awakened me to endless possibilities for exploring connection with my body, mind and spirit in ways I never knew existed. It is a joy to introduce beginning students to a new way of moving, breathing and being.”
Vicky teaches our four class introduction to yoga, the Beginner Yoga Series, which meets each Monday evening at 6:00 pm. In this series, new students learn the basics of body awareness, centering to quiet the mind, yoga postures, and breathing and relaxation techniques. She is planning to offer an Advanced Beginner Series for yogis who have completed the initial series in the weeks ahead. In early November she also began guiding students in a gentle yoga flow practice on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
Vicky provides private instruction in both yoga and meditation. In addition to practicing meditation, students learn a variety of techniques to help them develop their own personal meditation practice. Meditation has been demonstrated to be an effective stress releaser, calming the mind and restoring emotional and energetic balance.
Vicky is a valued part of our Life’s Journey team. She brings with her years of yoga experience and a nurturing spirit that flows into other staff members and students. We are grateful and blessed to enjoy her presence and wellness offerings in our studio.