Hi, I'm Lacey Gibson (legally Lacey Ramirez). I am a Boston-based freelance food writer, a global health research consultant, and an ERYT-200 yoga teacher. I began practicing yoga in 2013 during a summer internship in Colorado. At the time, as a competitive NCAA Division I track/cross country runner, I was instantly drawn to yoga's message of "finding your edge" rather than pushing beyond it.
In 2017, I completed my yoga teacher training (YTT) with Laura Ahrens and Andrew Tanner at the New School of Yogic Arts at Coolidge Yoga. After completing YTT, I spent 3 months assisting a Forrest-Inspired Yoga class with Dan Steel at Coolidge Yoga. I began teaching yoga in Yangon, Myanmar, during my 3-month summer internship at Yangon Yoga House. I then spent 6 months working and teaching yoga in Vienna, Austria, before returning to the Boston yoga scene in 2018.
In addition to my yoga teaching experience, I completed barre teaching certifications with the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association and Barre & Soul. I have also completed trainings in Prenatal Yoga, Lotus Flow, and Yin Flow with Essential Oils with Laughing Lotus; Hip Hop Yoga with YogaWorks; and I have worked as a volunteer for the Yoga Journal LIVE Conference.
On top of my career teaching yoga, I graduated in 2015 with a BA/BS in French and Physiology from Southern Illinois University. I also hold a Masters of Science in Global Health and Population from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
At Harvard, I served as a Food Literacy Project Fellow, where I gained a passion for creating food and wellness-themed community events. In the past, I have hosted workshops and events on mindful eating, bean-to-bar chocolate tasting, Ayurvedic cooking classes, and vegan chocolate truffle-making classes.
As a writer, I specialize in mindful consumption of chocolate, coffee, and wine; and social justice as it relates to food, health, and yoga. My work has been published in the Journal of Wine Research, Gastronomica, Fresh Cup, Elephant Journal, Happy Cow, Yoga U Online, and DOYOUYOGA, among others.
My mission is to nurture a socially-just approach to health of our minds, bodies, and spirits. In my yoga classes, expect a mindful, accessible, and inclusive practice with creative sequencing and carefully curated playlists. Connect with me to learn more about my life as a proud puppy mama, a lover of language and literature, marathon running junkie, and (most importantly) genuine human being.