Traci Tufano

Describe yourself in three words:Ether, Air, Fire

Why do you teach Yoga?: Yoga has helped give me what I like to call my "phoenix moment," rise from my ashes and overcome trauma; first feeling physically stronger, then mentally, then spiritually. As a teacher I want to help provide a space where others can reconnect with themselves and reclaim their bodies.

Something surprising about you: ...have you heard me laugh?

What inspires you?: I recently learned that a butterfly must struggle out of its cocoon in order for it to be able to fly. I think that is a beautiful reminder that sometimes in life we need to struggle in order to develop our ability to fly.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?: Scuba diving

Training/Certifications: 200 YTT from Thrive, Reiki Level 1&2, Currently enrolled in 300 YTT at Thrive,Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, Aerial Yoga Level 1 and 2 

Traci uses yoga as a way to heal past traumas and reconnect with her true self. She integrates aspects of emotional and trauma sensitive yoga as she approaches each of her classes and also enjoys making connections to the different charkas and elements. Traci creates a loving and safe space for her students to discover just how strong they really are (inside and out!).



Traci Tufano instructs the following:
  • Yoga Rookie: Beginners Progressive (ENROLLMENT)
  • Calling Yoga Rookie graduates or students with some yoga experience: grow your yoga practice and learn new postures and sequences! Beginners Progressive is taught at a slow/moderate pace with detailed instruction on alignment and breathing. Venture into a more advanced pranayama and meditation practice by learning yoga tools and techniques that create fitness, calm and greater vitality. You will gain the confidence to join other yoga classes or feel free to continue in progressions as your regular practice.

  • Aerial Yoga with Silk Hammocks
  • Step off your mat and learn to fly! Aerial Yoga is a powerfully therapeutic practice that combines the strength and grace of traditional asana with the ease of gravity assisted stretching, all in the comfort of silks. Whether you are new to the mat, or looking to deepen your floor practice, aerial asana will strengthen the arms and core while opening the hips and heart. Inversions have been called the fountain of youth, and they help to decompress the spine. The pressure of the fabric on the body helps to drain and circulate the lymph fluid, while opening the connective tissue.
     
    We require that students new to the practice take at least one Aerial Yoga Level 1 introductory class as prerequisite to the drop-in, in order to become used to the silks and specialty inversions. Class size is limited to 10 participants, so register early! At least 12 hours notice is required for cancellation of reservation without additional charge-- $20 non-refundable drop-in is charged for all absences and late cancellations. 

  • Pure Bliss - Restorative Yoga
  • Deep and restful, Thrive Restorative yoga is designed to help each student release tension, stretch muscles, calm down, and detoxify from over stimulation in a fast-paced world. Using props, blankets, and bolsters, yoga postures and breathing exercises are sequenced to open your body slowly without resistance. Just let it go!
     
    Sweat Factor: 0
    Chill Factor:   10