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What My Clients Are Saying
Initially, I was drawn to Stacey’s openness and how she connected energy medicine and yoga. I appreciated her practical tips for healthy living and lifestyle. In further groups, she demonstrated commitment and knowledge of somatic medicine and strength through movement. These were marvellous groups, highly relevant and useful.
Stacey Madden is a generous, energetic professional who creates inspirational spaces for learning about the body and integrating the science of movement. Her commitment to life-long learning is contagious. Her ability to break down what she knows into manageable pieces is lovely. She is a masterful, passionate teacher.
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Well... for some time now it's gone through my head that, going to your classes is like drinking from the Fountain of Youth.
Thank you so much Stacey.
AMAZING yoga class today!!! I cannot believe the changes that occur in my body DURING Stacey Madden's Yoga for Strength and Balance (at The Yoga Studio in Oak Bay Plaza). I was really out of whack because I had to cancel my chiropractor's appointment when I was sick last week. Being sick probably didn't help either. My left shoulder was sitting noticeably higher than my right and about half way through our practice, my shoulders were level. I have scoliosis so my shoulders are rarely, if ever, level. It blew my mind!!! I can't believe the healing that occurs with Stacey's combination of hatha yoga, energy medicine and somatics. It's like magic
This past year has been an unpleasant journey of experiencing symptoms, getting diagnosed, and trying to treat an anxiety disorder. I have explored both medical and lifestyle changes to address the challenges that I now face in daily living.
Of all the things I have tried, BY FAR the most helpful to me so far has been the somatic movement I've been learning from Stacey Madden. Starting with a weekend workshop and following up by attending weekly classes, I've been applying the simple techniques with increasing frequency and success.
To give you a couple of examples, I have gone from almost agoraphobia to being able to not only return to activities I used to enjoy (like going socializing and grocery shopping) but also enjoy activities I used to want to do yet was too afraid to even try (like flying in a small Cessna airplane). Using the movement exercises to work with my body, rather than fight against it, have been extremely freeing and they are really easy to do.
I highly recommend Stacey's classes to anyone, especially those struggling with anxiety and depression.
I have to talk about Stacey and her amazing Energy Medicine Yoga (besides others she teaches). I can't remember last time I learned some much while having fun, being mindful, peaceful and connected. Thank you for sharing your passion and teachings! What a way to start 2017!
Stacey has helped me gain an understanding of the interconnectedness between the reactions experienced in the body and the thoughts that move through the brain. She has defined my feelings of anxiety, and has given me tools to recognize my habitual thought processes before feeling unnecessary stress. Stacey has a thoughtful approach and her interpersonal skills and empathy created a safe space for self exploration. I find myself using her tools at the office, in the classroom and in my personal life.