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ABOUT Tracey Oliveto, RYT200, PRYT940

Tracey “Tao” Oliveto has been teaching yoga since 1995 and owned Yoga Bliss Studio in Raleigh, NC from 2000 to 2006. Tracey now resides in Carrboro, NC and offers Ashtanga classes and private lessons, as well as yoga therapy for individuals and groups, taught from a holistic perspective. With a focus on Ashtanga practices and teaching technique influenced by Iyengar teaching methods, classes incorporate details of alignment, Pranayama (breath work), and Bandhas (energy locks).


Iyengar method instructor since 1996. Ashtanga method instructor since 2001. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist since 2002 and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Group Facilitator since 2014. Registered Yoga Teacher with Mind Body Centering Yoga Therapy, Durham, NC 2013

Tracey has a BA in English and Psychology. After acquiring two levels of certification from the American college of Sports Medicine, she spent 10 years working in the fields of nutrition, health and fitness. Taking on the study and training of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga disciplines in 1993 provided the opportunity to address and teach more holistically. She has since regularly attended yoga teacher trainings and workshops, studying many yoga traditions, while maintaining a focus on Ashtanga’s methods and The Eight Limbs. She has studied with many senior teachers, including David Swenson, David Williams, Tim Miller, Nancy Gilgoff, and others.

Tracey continued graduate level counseling psychology courses in 2001 and then completed a 500-hour certification in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 2002, and RYT200 with Mind Body Centering Yoga Therapy. Currently, Tracey is finishing A 940hr certification with PRYT in Group Facilitation.


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