At the Yoga Project™ we believe that your biggest teacher is already within you. Our yoga is guru-less and we don't believe in the need for opinionated spiritual teachings. We teach the ancient practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in a modern applicable way. Yoga postures teach us to observe, learn and awaken through embodiment. We believe that every human on the planet is searching for ways to find relief from the demands, stresses and health implications of this busy, modern, digitally driven life. Yoga Project teachers know that the most important element of any class is, teaching tools of awareness that are easily translatable and usable in every day life. We utilize intelligent sequencing, anatomy and breath focus as tools for cultivating mindfulness. We aim to offer classes that are bio-mechanically balanced between strengthening and mobility. We don't think that yoga always has to be serious and believe that laughter and connectivity are some of the most potent healers on the planet.
THE FOUNDERS / LEAD FACILITATORS
Dave & Stacy Dockins are the creators of the Yoga Project ™ studios. They began practicing yoga 19 years ago and in 2005 opened the first Yoga Project studio location. Together they own and direct all three YP studios and the YP Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats.
Stacy & Dave have been training teachers since 2005. Together, they first created the Texas Power Yoga Institute, then Stacy moved on to co-create Live Love Teach yoga teacher training school in 2008. Together Dave & Stacy then created Free Life People - school of yoga until 2018 when they simplified everything back to the original brand of Yoga Project. Prior to all this, Stacy worked for Baptiste Power Yoga Institute where she was program director. The recently co-taught the online course, The Science & Practice of Yoga through edX.org where they had 18000 students from across the globe.
Yoga and mindfulness educator, Stacy Dockins, has dedicated over 25 years of her life to studying the human body and teaching yoga. Her immense understanding of the science and practice of yoga is supported by her Bachelor’s of Science and certifications in 500 Hour E-RYT, Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES), and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP). She is currently pursuing her Mater's of Science with dual concentrations in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Exercise Psychology at A. T. Still University.
Stacy recently developed her first book, Embodied Posture, which empowers readers to align yoga postures to best suit one’s bio-individuality. This innovative perspective combines body awareness, science, and exploration, lending practical tools and information that can be immediately applied to the mat.
In addition, Stacy and her husband Dave own three leading yoga studios in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, called Yoga Project studioswhere she creates and directs yoga teacher training courses for 200 and 500 Hour RYT programs.
Through EdX.org, she co-taught the online course, “The Science and Practice of Yoga,” which had over 19,000 participants from around the globe thus far. Stacy has contributed to outlets such as Authority Magazine, Well+Good, HealthiNation, and I AM & CO.
Stacy enjoys mentoring teachers and teaching her own weekly yoga and meditation classes at the Yoga Project studios, which she co-owns with her husband, Dave. Together they train teachers and lead wellness retreats in Texas, Thailand, Bali, and Costa Rica.
A few of her other interests include cycling, plants, nature, and books. When they aren’t out exploring backroads on their bikes, Stacy and Dave might be at home cooking, reading, or practicing together. They have three grown children. Along with Dave, Jake, Kera, Luke, and the family dog, Buster, are the main loves of Stacy’s life.
Dave worked in the food industry for over 15 years and then stepped away from it all in 2010 to focus all his energy on the Yoga Project. Dave has been teaching yoga since 2005. He loves traveling, exploration and spending time with Stacy and their kids Jake, Kera and Luke. Dave also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University - class '94.
UNIQUE TEACHING STYLES
Both Dave & Stacy teach classes daily at their three studio locations when not on the road with trainings. Dave’s classes are down to earth and playful. He is known for his laid back yet athletic style of teaching. Stacy embraces connection in her classes while being skilled at awakening curiosity and body awareness. She believes that teaching alignment is a form of teaching love and self-awareness. She is known for her dynamic classes and love of hands on teaching. Both Dave & Stacy hold the practice of presence and joy as the foundation of all of their classes. They strive to offer portable gifts that their students can take off the mat and into their lives. Their styles are constantly evolving as they continually grow, learn and ebb & flow with their own personal practices.