Stacy Bratlien, Co-Founder of YogaNV, Inc., has dedicated her life to helping others. Her background is full of life experiences that have taken her on spiritual journeys and trainings of healing around the world. Not wanting to only give the answer but guide others towards finding their own truth, she began to give back to her community in Napa Valley after receiving her 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification and advanced training in trauma from Firefly Yoga International and the Prison Yoga Project.
In addition to acting as a yoga instructor and President of YogaNV, Stacy has been an an advocate for Mariposa and Napa Emergency Services in Napa; sharing her passion for helping others to learn the importance of self-healing. Currently, Stacy is attending Pacific Union College obtaining her BSN degree to further her calling to help others.
Yoga has been a big part of Stacy's personal healing process from traumatic experiences beginning in early childhood. Anyone who has had the opportunity to meet Stacy or cross her path, say they are always touched by her abundance of warmth and love. Stacy's mission is to aid others in experiencing a healthy lifestyle by providing a safe nonjudgmental space for all to and practice yoga and heal the internal self. Stacy invites everyone to join her in what she calls "yoga play"bringing smiles and joy. Her motto is if your heart is full to share that with others if it needs to be filled to still share with others, your heart will then become full.
Jessica De Lasaux decided to make the leap from yoga student to instructor in 2015 when she began training with her teacher, Janet Stone. Janet's profound teachings changed Jessica's life, she now refers to her life as "Before Janet and After Janet." Feeling the pull of the motherland, Jessica traveled to India and upon her return completed her initial 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification. Jessica approached her role as teacher with the desire to share the gift of yoga that was bestowed upon her by offering free yoga in the park, merging her love of nature.
An eternal student, Jessica's sequences assist the human form towards finding homeostasis. She guides her students towards finding their yogi breath and requests that everyone explore their own unique alignment and find the intention behind each asana pose.
*Jessica earned an additional 100 hour Therapeutic Yoga certification from Harvey Deutch from Yoga Tree, Potrero Hill and is currently attending a 1,000 hour, three year training, to become certified as a Yoga Therapist.