Tracy Rhinehart, E-RYT 500, YACEP, CCYT appreciates yoga for its path to self-discovery. Her practice has taken her into the dark shadows within her body. And, her practice has revealed to her the light of her own sweet soul. Having experienced the healing, growth and transformation that a yoga practice provides, she became interested in and committed to connecting with others by teaching yoga. Her own inner work allows her to offer compassion, strength, patience, grace and love to those she teaches, guides and supports.
Tracy is registered and recognized by the Yoga Alliance with over 7000 teaching hours logged. She received her 200 level teacher certification at Cleveland Yoga with Tami Schneider in May of 2010. Dedicating herself to jnana yoga (the path of wisdom and study), she earned a 500 level certificate from Awaken Yoga with Jennifer Langsdale in 2013. She has gained inspiration from Shiva Rae, Danny Arguetty, Mike Cohen, Tymi Howard, Jonny Kest, Doug Keller and many other local and international yoga teachers accumulating 800 hours of training. She is Trauma Sensitive trained and certified by Rainbow Kids Yoga.
Tracy holds a Master of Education degree from Kent State University. She taught early childhood special education in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools for 23 years. Her love of children inspired her to create The Friendship Club, a summer program for children with special needs which she operated for ten years. Her experiences for young children bring out her innate playfulness and silliness.
Considered a teacher's teacher, Tracy is the Director of Teacher Training at Yoga Bliss Akron. She leads the training programs at YOGA 108: School of Yoga including an advanced 300 hour training program for yoga teachers seeking mastery of their craft. She contributes training modules at Awaken Yoga, Studio Oxygen and other yoga studios in the region. She is passionate about helping teachers find their voice and teach from a place of clarity and presence.
Tracy is also a certified Thai Massage practitioner having trained with Sarah Cheeky of the Shivagakomarpaj Lineage.
She is a three star Johnny G Spinning instructor and a cycling enthusiast!
Tracy is one of the creative forces behind - as well as the yoga teacher on stage leading the love - at the free community yoga festival Elevate Akron. She is pleased to lead the Elevate Akron followers to living their yoga in a way the serves and elevates! the City of Akron.
Tracy is a legacy ambassador for lululemon athletica Akron.
Tracy teaches at Yoga Bliss in Fairlawn, Ohio. She teaches power vinyasa classes that offer a tangible sense of bhava/feeling essence. Her gift for infusing a class with heartfelt themes, stories and musings that are expressed in asana, breath and mantra creates an embodied experience guiding one towards heightened awareness. She offers moments of physical challenge and times for tender compassion. Practicing with Tracy allows one to shed outer layers and travel a personal path towards inner truth.