Tracy Weber is a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT-500) through Yoga Alliance and a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She began teaching yoga in 2000 and has been a practicing yoga therapist for almost 15 years. Her primary teacher has been Gary Kraftsow, author of the books Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation. She has taken intensive workshops with other master teachers, including Margaret Pierce, TKV Desikachar, Jeanne Achterberg, and Joan Borysenko. Tracy holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. She has a special interest in yoga practices for back pain, anxiety, depression, and building bone health.
Tracy came to yoga to recover from a debilitating back injury, and she quickly fell in love with the physical, mental, and emotional benefits yoga provides. She founded Whole Life Yoga in 2000 and launched the first Whole Life Yoga Teacher Training in 2003. She has trained almost 300 yoga teachers in therapeutic yoga techniques since that time. Tracy teaches yoga using the Viniyoga methodology. The word "viniyoga" literally translated means "adaptation and proper application." Tracy believes yoga postures should be adapted for each individual practitioner. She infuses her sessions with caring, knowledge, and humor, and she uses yoga tools to help facilitate healing and growth in all areas of her students’ lives.
Tracy is also the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mystery Series and an aspiring animal behaviorist. When she’s not teaching yoga, she’s usually at her keyboard writing or hanging out in nature with her German shepherd, Ana.