Stacey Irvine is a yoga teacher and registered nurse at the Alberta Children's Hospital. Her yoga journey began ten years ago when she experienced injuries as a triathlete. Unable to continue with her regular workouts with the sustained injuries, she was encouraged to practice yoga to rehabilitate. She quickly fell in love - at first with the physical practice and then eventually realized that is also a great form of self development and self inquiry. Yoga became a haven as she worked through anxiety and an eating disorder. Soon, she dived into further learning by taking her first yoga teacher training.
A number of years later, Stacey found herself in another challenging situation when her father and grandfather got into a tragic car accident. This marked the first time she experienced going through the traditional healthcare system. In doing so, she noticed some gaps. The system didn't seem to take the human into consideration. Yes, it healed the body but in addition to that her father was in need of somebody to hear him, hold space for him and help with the emotional side of recuperation. That's where her passion for advocating for a more integrative healthcare system (between Western and Alternative medicines) was born. In this episode Stacey gives us further insight on this as well as dives deeper into her story of her journey with yoga.