Episode 143| Tracee Stanley on Creating An Empowered Life


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Tracee Stanley has studied Yoga and Tantra since 1995. She practiced with Yogi Bhajan and was initiated into the lineage of Sri Vidya several years later. As a teacher, Tracee focuses on empowerment, sankalpa (intention), self-mastery and healing.

This woman is an incredible teacher and inspiration to me. Everything she shares comes straight from the heart and I am grateful to be able to share some of her thoughts with you.

Tracee and I talk about the importance of having a practice and exactly what it can bring to your life, the truth about meditation (it’s not just sitting upright), authenticity in a time of hustle, and so much more goodness.

Radically Practiced Tracee

  • Learning from signs to increase awareness and make needed changes
  • Finding tools for an empowered life through yoga practice
  • Coming to embody yogic principles and empower her voice as a teacher

Radically Inspired Clarity

  • Consistent practice is cumulative, even if it’s just 5 minutes a day.
  • The more we trust, the more we can have faith.

Tracee Stanley Answers…

  • Why is it important for us to establish a practice?
  • What misconceptions can you dispel about meditation?
  • What needs our attention as a community?

Radically Loved Quotes

“Having a practice expands your capacity.”

“We hear our truth a little louder the more we practice.”

“Once I was able to not be afraid of being seen, I was able to speak from my heart.”

“My growth came from my wounds and the hard lessons I had to learn over and over again.”


Question: What are the three lessons that you are tired of learning?

What changes are you willing to make in your life to let go of having to experience these hard lessons?

Adi Shankara - Five qualities of the nature of reality

The world is beautiful because it is a manifestation of the most beautiful one.

Life is a gift from the Divine.

I am part of the Divine.

The world is an endless ocean of ambrosia: my body is but an island.

All that happens is merely waves, rising and falling, neither inauspicious nor meaningful.

Which one of these statements are you bumping up against the most? Why?

Homework- reflect and journal about them.

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A Little More About Our Guest

Tracee’s introduction to yoga was through the practice of Kundalini Yoga where she was fortunate enough to practice with Yogi Bhajan on several of his visits to Yoga West in Los Angeles. Being in the presence of this great teacher gave her a glimpse into the true power of Yoga. Soon after she was introduced to the practice of Hatha yoga and became passionate about sharing how yoga had changed her life with anyone who would listen. As a ParaYoga® Level I Certified Teacher and a Certified Four Desires Trainer, she utilizes the unique practices of the ParaYoga® and Himalayan traditions to guide students towards the door of awakening to their true nature, creating positive momentum and accelerating the trajectory towards fulfilling their destiny for an empowered life that is full of purpose and joy. Tracee is on the faculty of Esalen Institute and teaches at festivals like Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle and Bali Spirit Festival. She loves leading teacher trainings, retreats and holding space for you to remember your radiance and power! Learn more at www.traceeyoga.com

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