Tracy Jennings-Hill, C-IAYT, ERYT 500, Jyotish Practitioner, Founder/Owner, LiveURYoga, found her yoga practice over 20 years ago, as a way to heal after her husband was killed while on active duty. Her discovery came organically as she was searching for happiness without medications or stimulants. Yoga helped her begin to rebuild her life and as she was retiring from the US Air Force, she continued to practice. In addition to healing from her loss, she struggled with sciatica, refusing to take medications so as a way to help maintain a healthy and balanced mental and physical lifestyle she continued dabbling in different disciplines of yoga, discovering the Vinyasa style, finding her yoga home. As she grew to understand the value of the mind/body connection, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a fitness professional but more importantly a yoga teacher, embodying all aspects of both professions.
Subsequently, she attended her first yoga teacher training in April 2001 and became a Teacher trainer for YogaFit in 2007. Since then not only has she become a 500 ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), but she has also completed her requirements as a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), awarded in October 2017. Tracy is the Ayurvedic program manager and one of the Faculty Mentors for the Yoga Therapy program for YogaFit where she leads over 20 yoga teacher trainings annually. Additionally, she is a certified CHEK Institute Holistic LifeCoach (Level 1) and had been a group fitness instructor for over 19 years, with a flourishing career, where she has focused on indoor cycling, muscle strength/ endurance training, with yoga being her love…it made her continue to go deeper in her practice. So on September 1st 2017, she left her corporate position as a Studio Manager, with Lifetime Athletic, to open LiveURYoga! In addition to her experience teaching Yoga and Ayurveda, she has completed her initial Jyotish Practitioner Training (300 HR) in June of 2019. This addition moves her expertise and understanding of these foundational aspects of both sciences to the next level as a teacher ,practitioner, facilitator and mentor. As a facilitator, she works with surviving spouses of active duty military members, teaching them the yogic life skills such as meditation, pranayama (breathwork) and healing movement, that changed her life forever.
As she has grown, LiveURYoga was born and has continued to organically grow. Her focus, vision and mission is about providing a platform for transformation, empowerment, and growth meeting each person where they are but more importantly giving them the tools to flourish. Using the basic principles of yoga entwining mind, body and spirit. This practice includes pranayama, kriya, meditation, movement, connected with the elements incorporating basic Ayurvedic principles to lead everyone to their bliss state, which is a place of true balance.
Finally, her teaching, practice, and mentoring have transformed, do to her extensive travels to Rishikesh, India, the birth place of Yoga. She has had the pleasure of being the guide for groups since November of 2007 and has consistently studied there on an annual basis since then. Thus, bringing this authentic aspect to her teachings with a modern day understanding and realistic approach to bringing these ancient teachings alive to be used in our daily lives.