Tracee Stanley Bio - Teachings Sourced from Years of Practice with Rod Stryker and Gary Kraftsow


Tracee Stanley Bio - Teachings Sourced from Years of Practice with Rod Stryker and Gary Kraftsow


I have been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. My introduction to yoga was through the practice of Kundalini Yoga where I was fortunate enough to practice with Yogi Bhajan on several of his visits to Yoga West in Los Angeles. Being in his presence gave me a glimpse into the power of Yoga and transmission beyond anything I had ever experienced. Soon after I was introduced to the practice of Hatha yoga. At the time I was a high level executive in the film industry and I began to notice that the practice provided the balance, clarity and perspective that I needed to stay calm in the midst of chaos. 

After reading a translation of the Yoga Sutra’s in 2000, I went on a quest for a teachings that could create more understanding for me around the philosophies and promises of Yoga illuminated by Patanjali in this text. There was was one sutra that really resonated with me. I could feel it in my cells. Sutra 1:36. It was then that I was led to study in the lineage of the Himalayan Masters and Tantra. I was later initiated in the lineage of Sri Vidya by Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

Since 2004 the focus of my teaching has been yoga nidra, meditation, self-empowerment, sankalpa (intention) and self-inquiry. I utilise the unique practices of the Himalayan Masters and revelations from my own experiences to guide students towards the door of awakening to their true nature: one that is full of luminosity, truth, wisdom and bliss. It is my passion and dharma to create sacred containers for transformation, self-remembrance and activation of inner radiance.

Faculty Member: Esalen Institute
Contributor: WOKE magazine 
Founder: Sankalpa Shakti Yoga School 
Co-Founder: Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Training School 
Advisory Board: Yoga Next

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Tracee led Just Breath Yoga and Meditation on the Oprah and Gayles Girl's Getaway to the Bahamas  2019

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Tracee Stanley is wonderful. She led the course in weight-loss retreats with me and I loved her work.

Working with Tracee has been one of the most important experiences of my life. Creating my personal San Kalpa with her to practice over my 40 days of Yoga Nidra allowed me to shed the long held layers of creative resistance I have carried all these years. It also allowed me to sink into the truth of myself at my core - and find my true voice of service in this world.... If you haven’t worked or studied with Tracee yet - run, don’t walk, to do so.
— Licia Morelli - Portland, ME | President KateNorthrup.com, Author, Poet
“Working with Tracee allowed me to uncover new information about myself that truly made the experience a gift in itself. I felt supported, equipped, and encouraged to notice anything (and everything) that came up along the way as well as how to use the information to keep moving forward even after I completed my 40-day practice. Thank you, Tracee, for your wisdom and support.”
— Gina Gomez - Los Angles, CA | Gina Gomez and Associates, Business Consultant and Strategist