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Elephant Journal Interview with Stacey

Starting October 22, 2012 - Ending September 20, 2014

Stacey Coffey is a yogi, yoga teacher and studio owner. She is also a shaman, cranial sacral therapist and energy healer. She brings passion and skill to each class by guiding her students not only in breath and alignment but also by shining a light onto the personal stories they carry, allowing them to shed what no longer serves their authentic selves. The following conversation sheds light on the nature of shamanism and how, when combined with the path of yoga, leads to a mindful life lived with passion and purpose.

 

How the Alchemy of Yoga & Shamanism Leads to a Purposeful & Mindful Life. ~ Kim Haas {Interview with Stacey Coffey}

 

Stacey Coffey is a yogi, yoga teacher and studio owner. She is also a shaman, cranial sacral therapist and energy healer. She brings passion and skill to each class by guiding her students not only in breath and alignment but also by shining a light onto the personal stories they carry, allowing them to shed what no longer serves their authentic selves.

The following conversation sheds light on the nature of shamanism and how, when combined with the path of yoga, leads to a mindful life lived with passion and purpose....

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KH: That almost brings us full circle, talking about yoga, shamanism, Peru and coming back to how this all affects your daily life. This is why you practice it. It just shifts everything.

Photo: Courtesy Stacey Bell Coffey

SBC: I’ve had a daily yoga practice since 2000. Some days I do two hours on the mat, others it’s only ten minutes. But I’m no longer interested in just asana.

My whole life is yoga.

My whole life is this place of connecting into that higher picture and the energy of what’s happening more so than just how many Downdogs I did today. It’s about connecting into the level of breath, the awareness and focus of feeling my heart beat, feeling energy lines moving through me, clearing out that negative, stale energy that surrounds us.

Yoga has become such a mainstream thing but what’s happening is that we’re creating a bunch of people who like to move around on the mat. Who like to rock out a chaturanga or do some crazy arm balance and get sweaty for an hour. That’s great.

It’s awesome exercise but if that’s all it is, that’s all it will bring to you.

When you combine it with the ancient healing ideas, philosophies, techniques and tools of shamanism, of traditional Chinese Medicine then it really becomes a thing that can change your life.

It changed mine.

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