Kaitlin Lacey is our resident Intuitive Healer/Reiki Master and Operations Director, in addition to teaching yoga for us. Click here to make an appointment, and here to learn more about what she does.
When and how did you start practicing Yoga? My mom brought me to my first yoga class when I was 11 years old. The class was not at all westernized, and seemed very exotic and fascinating. The teacher spent equal time on asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing), and meditation. To perceive those things as equally important from the very beginning set the stage for a really introspective and spiritually oriented practice.
How has it helped you grow as a person? Yoga has helped me to stay in touch with my true self so that I can make decisions based on what I value instead of allowing my ego or other people’s expectations to guide me.
What should students expect from your class? My deep stretch classes are delicious and relaxing. Unwind and release with stretches for the neck, shoulders, legs, hips, and spine. Enjoy a roughly equal amount of alignment cues, yoga philosophy, and quiet during class.
Be Yoga has a number of class styles. Which is your favorite, and why? Oh gosh, what a hard question! I love Universal for how it helps grow my practice, I love Deep Stretch for relaxing, and I love Slow Flow for feeling meditative and strong.
What element of yoga philosophy fascinates you the most? I go through phases. For a long time Sutra 1.33 was the thing I went back to over and over. “1.33 In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil.” These days I find myself dwelling on sankalpa, which can be translated as intention or determination. Specifically my focus is on erasing my vikalpas (incorrect beliefs that we pick of from family or society) and replacing them with my sankalpas. The aim of this process is to create harmony between the conscious and the subconscious mind. Curious about this? Ask me about it. I love talking about yoga philosophy
What do you like to do when you’re not doing Yoga? I love long walks on the greenway, arranging flowers, knitting, reading historical fiction, and spending time with my husband and our cat.
I was given a wonderful opportunity to try energy and ayurvedic healing through Kaitlin. I came with curiosity, not really knowing very much about energy healing, but having heard some inspiring stories about experiences from friends. Through her knowledge of Ayurveda, Kaitlin was very helpful in identifying changes I needed to make in my eating habits and suggested self care practices that helped me to feel more grounded and balanced. The energy work helped me to increase my awareness with regard to more subtle aspects of my wellbeing . Kaitlin taught me several techniques to use to increase feelings of stability, confidence and acceptance and to reduce feelings of depletion and stress. The techniques that she taught me are very accessible and easily incorporated into my busy lifestyle. I will continue to use these strategies and feel that my work with Kaitlin will bear long lasting results. While I did not come to Kaitlin with any specific goals or “complaints”, she was highly intuitive, targeting areas that were weak and in need of strengthening and was able to provide me with tools to use to strengthen those areas. I felt supported and nurtured throughout my contact with her. I highly recommend working with Kaitlin!Maria B
Kaitlin’s class really offered the balance that I love in yoga…asana, pranayama, new insights. Ill be back.Patty O.
I came to Kaitlin during my recovery period from major abdomen surgery. I felt an intuitive healer would help my process. I also knew that my lower chakras were out of balance due to emotional choices that I make, and that Kaitlin worked with balancing chakras. The results were an amazing shift in my thought patterns! These shifts came from the work she did with me on the table, as well as our conversations around energy and habits. I came away with a new feeling of wellness and improved healthy emotional patterns that will stay with me as I continue my spiritual path.Jerry T