Stacey Sperling has been teaching yoga since 2002, and considers it an honor to introduce and guide others yogis in their practices. She teaches Vinyasa-style group classes at studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and incorporates restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation into both group classes and private sessions with clients. Under the auspices of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, she was one of the founding teacher-members of the Riker’s Island Project, and taught yoga to young men in that jail for two years. She has also volunteer-taught at community centers and churches, with the intention of bringing the healing and empowering practices of yoga to people who might not otherwise have access to them. This intention lead her to complete a teacher training with The Lineage Project, in New York City, an organization that supports at-risk & incarcerated youth by offering yoga, meditation and other awareness-based practices. The training focused on teaching people who have experienced significant trauma. Stacey recently completed training through the OM Yoga Women Cancer Survivor program, with Tari Prinster and Cyndi Lee, and is honored to bring this program to Brooklyn, at Jaya Yoga Center. Stacey has studied with many inspiring and wise teachers, including Cyndi Lee and Sarah Trelease, ongoing and while completing a 60-hour certification program in 2005 at OM Yoga Center in Manhattan; with Judith Hanson-Lasater, while becoming certified to teach Restorative Yoga; and with Jonathan Fields and Lauren Hanna, while completing her initial, 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga certification in 2002. Stacey is delighted to join Carla Stangenberg and the engaged and mindful community of Jaya Yoga, and to teach in her very own neighborhood.