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Spirit Rising offers a different kind of experience...
We believe in healing as a whole. As we grow, we elevate the spirit in new ways...expanding consciousness and creating a peaceful way to experience life. When connecting to others who walk this same path, all manner of miracles occur... we shed heavy layers of tension, heal old wounds and the spirit can rise to greatness.
People ask me about the donation yoga classes, the shared class packages, borrowing mats and water and my answer is simple ---- When you see something that can be changed for the better, you need to do all that you can to change it. Creating a yoga studio that is welcoming to all, soul nurturing and consciousness expanding is not only a great honor and joy but my lifes mission.
The only way to have the world we want is to create it.
Stacey Coffey, Prana Persuader & studio owner
A Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) Reiki Master and Shaman, Stacey is currently completing her 500 certification with Shiva Rea. She has well over 500 hours in yoga training from studies with Jonny Kest, Paul Grilley, Daniel Orlansky, Simon Park and Ray Crist. Along with training in energy healing with Donna Eden, Eric Pearl, Barbra White and many other mentors and guides.
Through overcoming major injuries and healing wounds of body, mind and spirit, Stacey has merged these great rivers of yoga styles and healing modalities. As a result, her teaching style has evolved to one of great inspiration, liberation and fun. Bringing healing not only to the body, but to the mind and spirit as well.
"I suffered with debilitating injuries, self sabotage and great sadness. Through my struggle, what I found was self confidence, compassion and yoga. Allow me to be a light through your great journey of liberation."
Stacey Offers private yoga lessons, Accepted As I Am healings, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Auricular Acupuincture and Energy Medicine.
Jeff Coffey, studio owner
Certified Yoga teacher, Shaman and dog whisper, Jeff Coffey is moved by life itself. He lives with honesty, lots of animals and by having fun. Jeff completed Spirit Rising Yoga's 200 hour Teacher Training in 2010 and Aircat Aerial Yoga Fall of 2011. He offers a dynamic aerial class that is a great deal of fun as well as one that cultivates strentgh for the entire body.
As a studying Shaman, Jeff is gifted at chakra illumination. A process that is able to remove old patterns and stagnant energy offering life changing improvements in just 1 session.
He offers private Aerial yoga lessons and Shaminic Healing Sessions
Barbara Steve Nowack
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Barb has been practicing and studying yoga since 2004. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Spirit Rising in 2011, and Aerial Yoga training in 2012 from AirCat Aerial. Barb teaches Aerial Yoga, which combines her love and training from ballet, gymnastics and yoga all into one fun filled class. Barb also has additional training in Reiki; Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine; and Barbra White’s Self-Acceptance Process™. Barb also has a degree in Occupational Therapy, which has provided her with a deeper knowledge of how the structure and anatomy of the body works in conjunction with yoga postures.
In her current “day job” Barb works in corporate America, where the demands and pressure would be unbearable without the tools she has acquired through her various training. She knows putting all of this knowledge into practice off the mat is a daily journey. When not practicing yoga she also loves water skiing, boating, and showing her grandchildren new yoga moves.
Barb is also available for private or semi-private Aerial sessions, for schedule availability please call or email the studio.
Bridget has been practicing and studying yoga since 2005. She completed her 200 level training in December of 2010 with Jonny Kest and is a Registered Yoga Teacher. You will find Bridget on the schedule mostly in the early mornings, as she balances many interests -motherhood, career and sports.
In motherhood Bridget uses meditation techniques to maintain a calm nonreactive mind, and her pursuit of fun in yoga class to allow herself to be playful and present with her children. In her career as a marketing director, Bridget brings the ability to collaborate and listen openly to her coworkers... a skill she continually enhances in her yoga practice by listening to her body and opening her heart.
Through her love of sports as a player and coach Bridget allows for a balanced pursuit of competitiveness while lengthening and stretching overworked, shortened, tightened muscles. Bridget's life passions shine through in her yoga teaching, as she understands that most students continually struggle with balancing all of their life responsibilities and interests. Bridget inspires her students to allow Yoga to be the thread that connects all other things in life together. You will be encouraged to shine your individual light in her class and to explore new places without ambition or fear.
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I have been practicing yoga since 2004-after the birth of my second child. I found that even though I didn’t realize it at the time, yoga was a means for me to calm my mind, stretch my tight, tired muscles and help me re-focus my attention to my two loves-my children & my work with women in childbirth and during their transition into motherhood. After completing my Master’s in Naturopathy (natural health therapies) in 1998 I then went on to become a birth Doula in 1999 and have loved every minute!
In the beginning yoga was about relaxation. About actually filling my lungs with breath all the way! Now yoga has become the vehicle which has taught me so very much about myself, about my mind and body and about the world around me. ‘Going outside my comfort zone’ has been the mantra through my process of immersion in Teacher Training with Stacey at Spirit Rising and my certification as a yoga instructor (RYT 200) in 2012. Teaching yoga has already taught me so much about others and I am so blessed to be able to work with you as you stretch outside your comfort zone and grow in new levels of health, healing and love!
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Renee' has been teaching elementary school for 13 years, and she inspires her students to be lifelong learners. Renee' has a gift for connecting with each student and meeting their individual needs. She now brings this innate ability into the studio as a certified yoga teacher.
Renee' embraces all styles of yoga especially the rigor and internal focus of the Ashtanga practice. After completing her 200 hour certification at Spirit Rising Yoga, Renee' immersed her self in study with Beryl Bender Birch and Stan Woodman at Kripalu. Renee is currently in the process of completeing her studies in Integrative Yoga Therapy through Kripalu and Joseph LePage.
Most days you will find her taking in the wonders of nature by meditating on a hike, paddling down the river or on her mat under a tree.
Robin has practiced yoga for the past decade, but did not understand and embrace the transforming power of it until having the opportunity to study with Stacey in Teacher Training. She graduated in June 2011 as a Certified Yoga Teacher and continues on her quest to learn new techniques and share that knowledge with others. Her philosophy is simple-Anyone can do yoga. She teaches little ones to seniors and everyone in between.
“Yoga woke me up out of a dark existence and has taught me to breathe, embrace change and revel in the beauty of life and each person I am blessed to meet. I would be honored to have the opportunity to walk with you on your journey toward healing”
Shauna has been an active yoga practitioner since 2001. She studied at Kripalu and at several studios throughout Michigan. In 2012, she was inspired to enroll in Teacher Training at Spirit Rising Yoga after teaching Sun Salutations on the shores of Lake Michigan during a family vacation. She completed the 200 hour Teacher Training course with Stacey Coffey and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Yoga has given Shauna many gifts, including helping to alleviate pain from migraines, running injuries, and everyday stress. Through the practice of yoga, Shauna has not only gained physical strength, but has learned to cultivate a sense of joy and calm in everyday life and she enjoys sharing this with her students.
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