Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley Yoga
Topanga California

"Working with Anastasia was an organic flow of creativity and joy. Not only were the photos beautiful, but they captured my essence. I am grateful to have such authentic images that have helped me to express the nature of my offerings and continue to build a business that reflects my values and desire for each person to experience their innate power, creativity and radiance."


I have been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. After reading a translation of the Yoga Sutra’s in 2000, I went on a quest for teachings that could create more understanding for me around the philosophies and promises of Yoga illuminated by Patanjali in this text. There was one sutra that really resonated with me. I could feel it in my cells. Sutra 1:36. It was then that I was led to study in the lineage of the Himalayan Masters and Tantra. I was later initiated in the lineage of Sri Vidya by Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

Since 2004, the focus of my teaching has been yoga nidra, meditation, self-empowerment, sankalpa (intention), nature as the teacher and self-inquiry. I utilise the unique practices of the Himalayan Masters, Sri Vidya and revelations from my own experiences to guide students towards the door of awakening to their true nature: one that is full of luminosity, truth, wisdom and bliss. It is my passion and dharma to create sacred containers for transformation, self-remembrance and activation of inner radiance.

My first book will be published by Shambhala Publications in March of 2021.

Faculty Member: Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Kripalu
Contributor: WOKE magazine
Founder: Sankalpa Shakti Yoga School
Co-Founder: Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Training School

Why we love Tracee

Tracee is a stunning human being. She frequently travels the world to create what she calls “sacred containers'' for her students so they can experience transformation, freedom, and inner radiance. Her favorite experience so far? Leading yoga and meditation sessions for Oprah and Gayle’s Girls’ Getaway to the Bahamas. Just being around Tracee is a deep energy reset. We spent an amazing day together in Topanga and started her session in the small hours of the morning. The first images were captured in the moonlight and then we transitioned into the light of the sun rise. I believe in that type of magic—that natural beauty that surrounds Tracee and enhances the energy she gives freely. Capturing Tracee in her day-to-day was such an inspiring and soul-filling experience. 

You can find Tracee’s teachings and workshops:

She also has a beautiful course on the Commune wellness membership site:

I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play with my family on the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation

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