Stacey Valdez – Co-founder,
200 HR – RYT
Stacey has spent most of her life straddling two worlds. The corporate and the energetic. As a highly sensitive intuitive person, she was always aware of the energy around her. While that helped her in the corporate world, it wasn’t until she found Reiki in early 2017 that she finally knew what she was meant to do with her energetic gifts. It was at that time, she decided to train and become a Reiki Master/ Teacher, so she could help clients heal as well as train others to heal themselves. In 2020, Stacey and her husband Joe founded Fairy Moon Yoga. It is their hope to use this sacred space to build a health and wellness community to serve the local area and provide the resources for people to find themselves. In addition to Reiki, Stacey is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and developing a life coaching program to help women engage the second half of their life, as a new beginning, to live the life they’ve always wanted.
Cat Stroh, Yoga Teacher 200 HR – CYT
Cat is a recently certified yoga teacher. After practicing yoga for 5 years, she decided it was time to deepen her practice and sign up for a yoga teacher training. She loves spreading the joy and love of yoga and how yoga can transform someone physically, mentally and spiritually. It’s her goal to help people connect their breath to movement while bringing awareness to their body and help relieve some of the stress and tension we all bring to the mat!
Valerie Saveri, Yoga Teacher 200 HR – RYT
Valerie has been practicing yoga for a decade and attained her 200 hour RYT certification in 2020. Her focus is making yoga accessible to all ages and bodies to achieve the benefits to muscles and joints when moving deeply into poses. Off the mat, Valerie enjoys Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on Mauch Chunk and Belzville lakes in Carbon County. Her next goal is to link the inherent joys of yoga and SUP together.
Ursula Demetriou, Yoga Teacher 500 HR – RYT
Ursula has been practicing Yoga since the birth of her first child 43 years ago. She studied extensively with Masters in the Shivananda Hatha Yoga style, where she also studied with Master Teacher Kate Kuss in Nidra Meditation and Yin Yoga. Ursula also raised 3 more children, taught water aerobics and believed that age is just a number. She became a 500 hour RYT teacher at the age of 60. After being diagnosed with Osteopenia, she reached out to the senior population in Carbon County and began showing how Yoga can improve flexibility, strength, balance and most importantly confidence in oneself.
Lorene Wolf-Hudak, Yoga Teacher 200 HR – CYT
After taking many years of yoga classes the opportunity arose to study under a wonderful teacher trainer. When Lorene began, she was only hoping to deepen her practice. Training includes teaching classes under guidance and she found she loved to teach. Lorene has taught since graduating in 2009 .The style of yoga she teaches is a Kripalu. Some poses feel as if they invite a smooth movement into another pose. Class begins with warmup and centering. Stretching from head to toe, inviting thoughts to turn inward to experience movement and monitor sensation. As we move to asanas attention is paid to alignment breath and working within personal limitations. Her class is available to any skill level, if needed a chair can be used to help. She feels every person can benefit from centering their mind breathing and stretching their body!
Kara Edmonds, Yoga Teacher 500 HR – RYT
Kara practiced yoga at home and in classes for years, and she yearned to understand yoga beyond asana. In 2015, she studied with Katie Silcox, earning the 200 hour qualification. Kara taught in studios and community centers for several years, and began to desire further enrichment of her practice. In 2019 and 2022, Kara studied with Kelly Golden’s 300 hour Vira Bhava Yoga training. Kara has come to relish immersion in the studies and tools of tantra yoga along with the challenges and rewards of self-inquiry.
“Sitting with my teachers has been incredibly challenging and revolutionary for me. Fully experiencing the teachings push me to embrace parts of myself that I didn’t even want to examine previously. What I have learned–and will continue to learn–from my teachers, students, and the yoga community, will impact me for the rest of my life. I am excited and eager to share yoga beyond asana and to encourage students to live their yoga in the journey of their daily lives.”