Tracie M Zamiska, ERYT, YACEP, Yoga Medicine Teacher & Reiki Master
Tracie was a runner and triathlete and has found that yoga improved her breathing, balance, core strength, among other things greatly improving her cycling and running. She has been practicing yoga since 2005 and completed her 225 hour certification at SpyngaFlows in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 2013. Tracie received her Reiki Master certification in 2012 from Peggy Koelliker of the Healing Connection in Avon Lake, Ohio. She completed her 500 hour yoga certification under Tiffany Cruikshank focusing on Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in 2017. Tracie leads continuing ed courses for yoga teachers and runs the Yoga Teacher Training at Akron Yoga and Wellness.
Yoga has been a place for her to find healing, listen to her inner voice and let go of anything that holds her back. Tracie teaches Ashtanga, vinyasa, power, restorative, therapeutic, pre/postnatal and yin yoga classes. She enjoys teaching all levels and enjoys helping beginners see what yoga can bring to their life. Tracie currently teaches adults and children yoga and draws inspiration from her students. She is particularly interested in trauma sensitive yoga and teaching to those who have experienced trauma in their lives. She has volunteered at the Louis Stokes Veterans’ Affairs Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio teaching weekly yoga classes to inpatient veterans experiencing substance abuse, addictions and mental health issues as well as a weekly meditation and mindfulness class at Recovery Resources.
Tracie believes that every BODY can do yoga and gain benefits from a regular practice and she strives to make it accessible to all people of different levels and abilities. She brings a caring and holistic approach to her clients. Each session is designed to fit the needs of her clients, helping them become more aware of their bodies and their inner self.
What clients are saying…
Tracie has been volunteering as part of our agency’s FEELGR8! Wellness Initiative since February 2014, providing meditation, breathing and yoga demonstrations for clients with severe mental health and substance abuse conditions. She is a joy to work with; her gentle, compassionate energy brings a special kind of serenity to her sessions, and clients and staff alike praise her amazing talent for helping people bring more wellness into their lives via yoga.
– M.R. Recovery Resources
As a Yoga instructor Tracie strikes the perfect balance between inspiration and kindness. Once a week she brings light and love to my practice. She has been a fantastic teacher and friend as I navigated pregnancy, child birth, and new parenthood. Tracie has helped me strengthen not only my body but also my mind and spirit. She borrows from various traditions and wisdoms to bring a comprehensive and customized practice along with advice and anecdotes to boost my strength, energy, and mood. Each week she brings a practice plan that has been created to address specific needs or concerns, switching up the poses based on my progress, adding meditations and therapies, clearly a result of deep and diverse knowledge and a dedication to healing. I appreciate that when she is guiding me, she is fully present with me and my practice, and that she inspires me to do the same. Her love of her practice is obvious and infectious. I admire and respect her, as a teacher and a friend. Thank you, Tracie, for sharing your gift with me.
– S.S. Private Pre/PostNatal Client
Tracie’s teaching style is supportive and informative, and she has a great understanding of energy and presence. She uses her appreciation of anatomy to ensure a safe practice for us while encouraging us to challenge ourselves so we can grow in our own unique ways. Tracie came to my home to provide healing reiki for my dog, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. She was gentle and patient and he took immediately to her presence. Having never met him before, her insights of him were accurate, and after their session he had the energy and playfulness of a puppy again! I was present during the entire session and just being in their presence left me in a very peaceful, meditative state myself.
– M.K-M. Student & Reiki Client