VIP YOGA MISSION STATEMENT:
VIP YOGA AIMS TO PROVIDE HOLISTIC INTEGRATION OF BODY AND MIND. VIP YOGA IS HERE FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE TO SEEK AND FIND THE TRUTH WITHIN AND THROUGHOUT. THE TRUTH THAT WHOLE HEARTED CARE IS THE ROOT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS.
VIP Yoga is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training School
About the instructor:
Tracy began her practice in 2007. She fell in love with how much deeper yoga is than just a physical practice. She says yoga truly is a lifestyle and a daily practice in and outside of a yoga classroom.
Tracy has a Level 1 yoga instructor certificate through YogaFit. Tracy has obtained a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification through American Power Yoga of Dallas, Texas and Black Swan Yoga of Austin, Texas. She earned her Adaptive Therapeutic Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 300 hour certification in December 2017. She has worked with multiple Physical Therapists to help them create yoga programs for their patients.
Tracy enjoys life and has the drive to balance her profession as a yoga instructor and to maintain a healthy family structure. Tracy's yoga classes are influenced from Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Gentle Restorative. Her classes are also influenced from rehabilitation exercise. Tracy has a caring nature. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 silly boys, and 2 Pitbull Mix dogs (fur babies.) Tracy's hope is to teach people self care to reduce chronic pain, lower stress levels, and increase strength and flexibility.
Tracy is such a patient and kind instructor! She motivated me to grow in my practice... So much so, that I decided to become a yoga teacher and participated in VIP yoga Teacher Training! She's a wealth of information and a great resource depending on what your needs are! If you are a beginner, experienced or even an Advanced Yogi, you will gain something! Angela Taylor-Duncan, 200 RYT
Tracy's class allows each student the opportunity for a deep connection between mind, body, and spirit. Her rhythmic instructions embraces the use of breathe to experience the strength and effortlessness of each pose. She expresses her expertise of knowledge to structure and alignment of the poses during the meditative flow. Her knowledge and instruction provides each student with the opportunity to benefit a practice encompassing the wellness benefits of mind, body, and spirit. Rhonda Drummonds, 200 RYT
TEACHER TRAINING REVIEWS:
This class has changed my life. It was nice to come together with a group of like-minded individuals and truly feel accepted. I will miss coming together every weekend to learn and grow together. Even though our instruction is over, I am happy that I have come out of this a stronger & confident student. This doesn't even begin to convey what I really want to say. Thank you Tracy, Thank you for coming into my life and giving me this gift. Namaste! - Ayumi O.
I LOVED this teacher training program. I've learned so much, not only from Tracy, but from the rest of the group as well. Tracy was wonderful! She seemed to be filled with nothing but light and love no matter what the situation was and I think that set a wonderful example for us. I can't think of anything she could have done better. I hope she continues to do these teacher trainings because she's great! - Chelsea C.
I truly enjoyed the Teacher Training experience with Vip Yoga. I learned that yoga is not just the poses. It connects postures & breath to create balance. It's also a philosophy to live life in a positive way. I recommend yoga fro all and will practice for the rest of my life. - Vickie H.
The yoga Teacher Training was wonderful. It took my knowledge and practice to another level, beyond my expectations. Tracy was so positive and encouraging, allowing each of us to grow into individuals as yogi's! I never imagined to grow so deeply into my practice. If you've ever taken a yoga class, and enjoy the experience... then there is a yogi inside of you! I all never be the same after this experience! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! =) Angela T.
Thank you, Tracy for this wonderful opportunity. You're an excellent teacher with a generous, gentle spirit that makes your students feel comfortable exploring, making mistakes, confidents in their own ability to teach. It has been a pleasure and privilege to be your student. Thank You! Namaste'. -Maria J.
I had a great experience. I met like minded people, enjoyed all the topics we talked about. Learning love was most definitely the strongest point for anyone teaching or doing yoga. It's not about what pose you can do, but it is about doing what you love and releasing that ego and being happy and spending that love you have, to others. Thank you Tracy for a great experience. Argentina R.
Where to begin... Tracy, sharing in your yoga practice has truly been such a gift, not only to my body, but my mind and spirit as well. You are such a talented instructor and I'm so grateful to be learning from your authentic, whole-hearted practice. Thank you for leading by example what it means to fully LIVE YOGA! Love & Light - Amanda C.
I was wondering for some time if I should involve myself for deeply in yoga since I had very little experience. Right at the first time I met Tracy, the owner, I felt it was totally right and for me. I am so grateful for all the knowledge she shared with me. She is an excellent mentor and now friend. : ) - Josiane O.
Post Physical Therapy Maintenance Recommendation:
It is with Great Pleasure and Confidence, that I am able to recommend Ms. Tracy
Badders VIP Yoga Program; In Castroville, TX for your highest consideration
for post-clinic follow-on maintenance of your rehabilitation clients as well as injury prevention
for all populations ranging from athletes to the extremely sedentary. I have had the opportunity
to work with Tracy, in my position as a Physical Therapist; I am working to better use Yoga in
treatment severely injured and wounded Marines, Soldiers and Airmen with multiple disabilities
due to poly trauma.
There is a plethora of recently published quality research showing the benefit of Yoga as
a very cost effect rehabilitation tool as well as untapped potential in injury prevention. Yoga is a
unique practice addressing the whole person, promoting a lifestyle approach that melds fitness,
flexibility, movement and neuromuscular awareness and control.
Tracy's impressive background makes her the perfect person to recommend to persons
for structured Yoga classes; incorporating completed clinical rehabilitation into conditioning,
injury prevention and lifetime maintenance programs. Tracy has over Ten Years experience as a
Yoga Instructor and is currently completing certification in Therapeutic Yoga. Her academic
training and her experience as a Physical Therapy Technician make her comfortable working with
all individuals including those recovering from surgical procedures; as well as those recovering
from both traumatic and overuse injuries.
Finally an impressive statement to her character and commitment to Community;
5% of VIP Yoga's profits are donated to local charities!
MARK L. HENISER PT MS SCS
Center For Intrepid
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 92134