200 Hour Find Your Power Trainings
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
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Whether you’re looking to become a 200 hour certified yoga instructor, or you simply want to deepen your own practice, this teacher training delivers. Stacey and Carrie have over 25 years of experience each leading students on a journey of self-study through the eight limbs of yoga. Develop the confidence and knowledge to design skillful and effective power vinyasa sequences. Learn fundamental anatomy and alignment principles, effective teaching methodology and yoga philosophy as you develop your new identity: yoga teacher. This isn’t your average yoga teacher training. This is the experience for which you’ve been searching.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Confidence through your voice • Leadership • Cueing a class • Yoga anatomy • Alignment • Meditation • Pranayama • Philosophy • History of yoga • Physical assists • Classroom management • Business of yoga • Ethics
Meet Your Lead Instructors:
Stacey Bell is an alignment-based yoga instructor, Alexander Technique facilitator and Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist; with over twenty-five years in the field of wellness. She is the director of the 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga and 35-hour Yin Yoga teacher trainings at Powerflow Yoga and is the founder of Yogabell Wellness.
Whether in group classes, or in private sessions, Stacey’s students learn to inhabit their bodies with functionality and grace. Specializing in musculoskeletal issues, she helps people alleviate the accumulated effects of tension on their body due to mechanical misuse. She offers customized tools including therapeutic yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and craniosacral therapy to help students mitigate the impact of stress on their nervous system. Her warmth, knowledge and authenticity ease clients into a place of inner calm and wholeness.
Stacey’s love of mind-body modalities began with a 600-hour training of the Alexander Technique. She then completed her foundation Yoga Teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with subsequent study and exploration in Raja Yoga with teachers, Yogan and Michael Carroll and Stephen Cope. Stacey has since expanded these principles with studies in the methodology of Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga. Her teaching is greatly influenced by devout study of the Iyengar method with her primary teachers, Mary Sinclair and Lisa Rotell. Stacey also did a deep dive into a 900-hour Craniosacral Therapy training through Franklyn Sills’ Karuna Institute. She did post certification study of Visceral Manipulation with Michael Kern; Energetic Stillness with Mike Boxhall; Embryological study with Jaap Van de Waal MD and Embryological applications with Katherine Ukleja DO.
Along the way, Stacey has been influenced by renowned teachers including: Alan Finger, Dharma Mittra, Sarah Powers, Sharon Salzberg, Irene Dowd, Erich Schiffman, Maty Ezraty, and more.
Stacey owned and operated two successful yoga studios: Mindful Movement in Manhattan and Yoga Samadhi in Greenwich, CT. She is featured in Time Out and Nickelodeon magazines and the Greenwich Times.
Carrie Parker Gastelu is a yoga teacher and childbirth educator who for more than twenty years has shaped the conversation about yoga and motherhood. She currently leads the 200 hour vinyasa and 85 hour prenatal yoga teacher trainings at Powerflow Yoga and is the founder of Baby Moon Prenatal Yoga. Formerly the Director of Prenatal Yoga at YogaWorks in New York City, Carrie has trained a myriad of yoga teachers in the metropolitan area.
Carrie is known for teaching both yoga and childbirth with an honest and passionate yet non-dogmatic approach. She infuses her teachings with principles from vinyasa yoga, traditional women’s healing arts, eastern mindfulness techniques and somatic awareness practices. Her classes reflect her insatiable curiosity and extensive training, and upon completion, students leave feeling embodied and aware.
Yogi Raj Mani Finger began Carrie’s yogic journey when he initiated her into the ISHTA yoga lineage after she trained with his son, Yogi Raj Alan Finger. Today, she is one of few American yoga teachers to enjoy the privilege of studying with Mani before he died. Her teaching is wisely informed by her studies with somatic movement therapist Dr. Ruella Frank and neuromuscular movement specialist Irene Dowd. She has studied with influential teachers including Donna Farhi, Shiva Rea, Judith Lassater and many more.
To date, Carrie has been a guest teacher at many renowned yoga and wellness centers throughout the United States including The Open Center in NYC and the Omega Institute. She has been featured in Fit Magazine, the YogaWorks video Flexibility and Stress Release, the widely acclaimed Discovery documentary From Conception to Birth and several YogaZone books.