500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Yin Yoga Certified
Balanced Athlete Certified
Master Level Reiki Practitioner/Teacher
Vicki began her journey with Yoga in her living room with a hand-full of DVD’s and the desire to increase her flexibility and strength. She enjoyed the Yoga videos but quickly craved more from her practice. To that, under the guidance of her first Yoga teacher, Cathy Coughlin, she began to increase her understanding of the many postures (asanas) and alignment. More importantly she began to notice a shift in her entire being ~ physically, mentally and spiritually. One class a week increased to two, then three, then four. The better she felt the more she wanted to practice. She enrolled in a 200-hour training, under the direction of Robin Anderson, and took her time working through the program in order to gain the most from her teachers and fellow students. Halfway through the program she began subbing at various yoga studios. A year after starting the program she earned her 200-hour certificate and began teaching regular classes at Living Yoga, the studio run by Cathy Coughlin.
When Cathy began a new adventure of her own, Vicki took over as lead instructor and manager of Living Yoga teaching all classes at the studio as well as facilitating the other aspects of the business. During this time she decided she wanted to have a studio of her own, realizing how much she herself gained from sharing her love of yoga with the wonderful students in her classes. In August 2012 that dream was realized the when Discover the Wonders Yoga opened it’s doors.
In April 2015 Vicki complete the Sacred Seeds Yoga School 300-Hour certification, under the direction of Jacqui Bonwell, becoming a 500-Hour certified Yoga Teacher. She completed training under Johnny Gillespie earning certification as a Balanced Athlete coach in 2014, recertifying in 2015. She has also completed training in Hip Hop Yoga under the teachings of Lynne Begier and Goldie Kaufenberg and Yin Yoga with Sagel Urlacher.
The style of Hatha Yoga that Vicki teaches is influenced by Kripalu and Vinyasa styles, focusing on asana, inner focus, breath-work, meditation in motion and relaxation. There is an emphasis on self-acceptance and approaching the practice with non-judgment, accepting yourself as “perfect just as you are.” Combining both vinyasa (flow with breath) and the holding of postures, students will develop strength and flexibility of both mind and body.