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Tracey Plascencia is the owner of Mt. Yoga studio.  Tracey has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for over 20. Her teacher is Swami Maha-tarananda who’s teacher was Sri Goswami Kriyananda , the founder and Spiritual Preceptor of the Temple of Kriya Yoga. He carried the flame of the Kriya Lineage through the mystical Teachings of his Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda.

Tracey is a registered Yoga Teacher, Educator of Yoga Teacher's and Prenatal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Additionally, she has two national fitness certifications and is a Certified Tennis Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association with education in sports specific athletic training.

"My Intention is to foster the desire for students to live their most meaningful and fulfilling lives through transforming their body, mind and spirit. With the practice of yoga you will not only learn the tools to achieve optimal physical health, but techniques for more joy and serenity in your life. With this practice we learn contentful living by opening our heart and connecting with humanity. Yoga teaches and reminds us we are not alone, but part of the greater unity of life."

Tracey instructs the following:
  • Yogazander
  • Yogazander is a gentle style of Hatha Yoga which combines classical yoga poses and breathing exercises with the intentions of the Alexander Technique. Some hands-on support may be used to invite the soft release of tension. This combination leads to an easy, natural alignment in the poses. The goal of this practice is to increase flexibility and reduce stress in both the body and the mind. This class is taught by Helena who developed Yogazander and has logged over 1000 hours teaching yoga. In addition to the weekly class, weekend workshops are also offered periodically. Participants have rated these workshops and classes as “extremely enjoyable” and “relaxing.” Experience how good you can feel! The practice of Yogazander increases body awareness. It is beneficial for the experienced Yogi as well as the novice. All levels welcome.

    *This class is suitable for beginners.*

  • Hatha Yoga
  • The class will consist of a series of classical Hatha yoga postures that will be performed slowly and to each student’s capability. Emphasis will be placed on relaxing and listening to one’s own body. The goal of the class will be increased flexibility and body strengthening along with mind, body and spirit integration promoting better health and reducing stress.

    This is a multi-level Hatha based class that is suitable for beginners to experienced practitioners.

  • Gentle Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga is a class that is suitable for all levels of ability and experience. In this class you will practice foundational yoga postures that will help you lengthen and strengthen your entire body. In addition to body movement, classes will include breathing exercises and opportunities for peaceful reflection. This class is paced to match the energy of the classroom and instructors will help you explore ways of relaxing and re-energizing through each pose. Whether you're a new student, or a seasoned yoga practitioner, this class will inspire all!

  • Integrated Yoga
  • Whether you're challenged by day-to-day stress or overwhelmed by chronic anxiety, this class will help you learn how to find quiet in the chaos. Through effective yoga postures and deep breathing, you will train your body to replace the fight or flight response with a focused sense of balance and calm. All levels are welcome.If possible, please bring an eye pillow/or a small hand towel.

  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga is one of the most ancient forms of yoga. Each class is constituted of yogic breathing techniques, physical kriyas (definite exercises), sacred chants and ancient meditations. This technology works together within the body to increase awareness and life force by guiding the, often dormant, Kundalini energy up the spine. Practitioners can expect heightened feelings of euphoria, increased attunement, a release of anxiety or stress and many other physical benefits including the strengthening of the immune and nervous system, detoxification, improving digestion, increasing mental clarity and alertness, and experiencing overall well being.

  • Fusion Yoga
  • East meets West.  Get the best practices of traditional Eastern India Hatha - asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) combined with Western India Kundalini kriyas (meditation exercises) and breath of fire.  These exercises will rejuvenate you body and mind.  This is the best of class marriage between what these two ancient yoga traditions have to offer. 
    Come join Mt. Yoga's "evolution revolution" and begin your ascent to your higher Self.  Namaste, Sat Nam

  • Song and Gong Immersion with Tracey Plascencia and Deanna Padilla
  • Relax and Renew with Singing Bowls and Gong!! Delight your senses and dive deep into the depths of your being. Immersions are designed to open yourself to healing, release tension and open blockages and obstacles to your highest best self.
    Bring your mat and renew atop Mt. Yoga with Tracey Plascencia and Deanna Padilla!

    Price: $20 drop in (or use class passes)

  • Mt. Yoga Hatha Teacher Training June -November 2017
  • Hatha 200 Hour - Yoga Alliance certification teacher training:
    Course runs one weekend per month for six months between June 2nd through November 19th.
    Reserve your spot TODAY! with a $250 deposit (applied toward purchase). 
    Classes meet Friday afternoons 4-7 pm Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Module 1 - Yamas & Root Chakra - June 2-4th, 2017
    Module 2 - Niyamas & Sacral Chakra - July 14-16, 2017
    Module 3 - Asana & Manipura Chakra- August 11-13, 2017
    Module 4 - Pranayama & Heart Chakra - Sept 22-24, 2017
    Module 5 - Pratyahara & Dharna/Throat Chakra - Oct 20-22, 2017
    Module 6 - Dhyana & Samadhi/ Third Eye and Crown Chakra Nov 17-19, 2017
    $2600* Total Cost for all six modules of the 200 hr. Training.  
    *If you pre-pay for the entire training by May 15th 2016.
    Payment plans available:
    - $2,800 = $250 Registration deposit plus 2 payments of $1,275 due by 5/15 and 8/15
    - $3,000 = $250 Registration deposit plus 4 payments of $687.50 each by 5/15, 6/15, 8/15 and 9/15
    Credit cards accepted for all payments.

    Please note that payment for this training is non-refundable. If you need to miss a weekend you can make it up at a future Mt. Yoga training or event.

    Registrations or questions re: travel, accommodations, logistics, etc. please contact:


    (858) 208-9782
    Mt. Yoga, 12234 Poway Rd, Suite 202, Poway, CA 92064

  • HTT Module 3 "Asana & Manipura Chakra" August 11-13, 2017
  • Weekend 3: Asana/Manipura Chakra
    Day 1: Fire circle (Manipura Chakra)

    Day 2: All aspects of Manipura Chakra. Mudra, mantra & asana for chakra three. Ayurveda, essential oils, classical purification techniques (cleanses).

    Yoga for special populations. (special segment on chair yoga for seniors)

    Day 3: Purpose and importance of Asana/ The 5 stages of every posture

    How to teach a Power chakra class: sequencing/alignment props/modifications, benefits/ restictions & cueing

    Anatomy & Kinesiology related to Chakra three postures.

  • Introduction to Ayurveda & Kombucha Party
  • Learn how to use ancient medicine to heal your mind, body and spirit with Tracey Plascencia then learn about how to make your own Kombucha with Deanna Padilla!!
    In this two hour workshop, we will discuss basic ayurvedic hygiene and daily rituals to connect and heal your body through wholeness and unification. You will then take a Dosha test which will shed light on your physical and mental composition. From here, you will learn what foods, daily activities, and essential oils, herbs and other earth medicines you should use to keep yourself whole and balanced from an ancient Indian perspective. 
    Then it's a Kombucha Party!!
    Learn all about this super tea in this Kombucha tasting party that includes:
    -an interactive how-to make kombucha demonstration
    -chat on what is kombucha and why it's good for you (getting into the gut and probiotics)
    -taste various kombucha's (bring a batch you made and share your recipe or just come willing to learn and try different brews!)
    -You'll be send home with starter scoby if you want to make your own :-)
    Enjoy this happy hou! Sip kombucha with like minded people and learn something new!
    Bring your glassware to help cut down on waste products !Love the earth !
    $40 online/$45 at the door