Meet one of our talented Boston based instructors, Lacey Gibson! Lacey is a RYT-200 yoga teacher and also has a huge passion for vegan-baking, traveling, and running! Read on to learn more about her! Check out Lacey's blog, where she shares her teaching schedule, has a yummy food blog, and more!
What inspires you to teach fitness or yoga and how did you get started?
In college, I ran track and cross country competitively for an NCAA DI team. While I was an athlete, I discovered yoga and realized the importance of approaching both running and life with a sense of sustainability, rather than constantly operating at 100% effort. I was instantly hooked on yoga, and not long after I started my Masters program in Global Health at Harvard School of Public Health, I enrolled in a yoga teacher training program both to deepen my own practice and to share the practice with others.
Favorite Healthy Snack?
I'm a huge fan of baking decadent vegan treats. Anything homemade, rich, and with dark chocolate is delicious to me!
Favorite “treat yo-self” Snack?
When I'm training for marathons, I LOVE to refuel with creatively-flavored vegan pancakes. My basic recipe is here: https://www.laceygibson.com/single-post/2018/05/19/My-Top-Secret-Recipe-for-Vegan-Pancakes
What are your interests and passion when not teaching fitness/yoga?
In addition to teaching yoga, I'm a freelance food writer and a global health research consultant, both of which I love! I also am a lifelong long-distance running, and I'm currently training for my third marathon.
What are your hopes for your class participants?
I hope to get my participants out of their heads by getting them into their bodies so that once they step out of class, they can be more clear-headed, more grounded, and more present.
What is unique or special about teaching in a workplace environment?
Many people who I teach in a workplace environment have high-stress, high-intensity jobs. For this reason, yoga and fitness is key for stress-reduction in the workplace!