Tracey Uber Cook
A highly experienced, internationally recognised yoga and meditation teacher based in Townsville, Far North Queensland, Australia, Tracey specialises in teaching pranayama/meditation; personal development; yoga philosophy; and yoga accessibility for the whole community.
Tracey’s meditation and talks can be accessed globally through EkhartYoga.com, the Netherlands-based yoga school that has more than one million followers in 152 countries. Tracey teaches weekly classes through Live and Breathe Yoga, Yoga Health and Everglow in Townsville and is a Queensland Program Leader for Yoga Tools for Schools, a non-profit organisation which helps educators and students manage their own wellbeing using the tools of yoga.
Tracey’s background and depth of training allow her to teach and inspire a diverse range of students in particular school children, senior citizens, school teachers and government workers, and people suffering from chronic injuries and conditions. Tracey regularly runs intensives, weekend workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings, including training more than 100 yoga teachers through YTT with Esther Ekhart, Founder of Ekhart Yoga.
As well as restorative/yin yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and pranayama classes, she teaches inversion-free yoga and chair yoga (based on methodologies by Sherry Zack Morris) to ensure more humans have greater accessibility to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.
Tracey has lived and shared the practice of yoga for over 20 years in many environments including living on a tiny island of Koh Tao in Thailand, at the foothills of the Himalayas, in retreat in the forests surrounding Goa and caring for a family member in Michigan with a debilitating spinal injury. She has also worked as an Operations Manager for Himalayan Exposure; an Adventure Leader and Program Developer in remote areas of China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Tibet and Cambodia for Intrepid Travel; and in marketing development for Intrepid in the United States.
These diverse life experiences have reinforced in Tracey that there is something deeper than what is on the surface of our lives, beyond the external, beyond experience itself. “For me transformation is going from the known to the felt. Through the process of yoga, we work through layers to move towards that still and loving space. I was drawn to yoga as a process to access that space. That is where the joy and peace is.”
Her main yogic influence, UK-born Clive Sheridan’s teachings are based on Advaita Vedanta and Tantric traditions. Other influences include Julie Martin’s Brahmanic Yoga, Mindfulness pioneer Jack Kornfield, meditation teacher Burgs, yin yoga expert Paul Grilley, Ekhart Tolle, Vedanta Society leader Swami Sarvapriyananda and Vipassana teacher Phillip Moffitt.
Tracey has a Bachelor of Science (Communications), Hons. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She has also attended Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Shirley Hicks; Advaita Vedanta and Tantric Lineage studies; and ongoing Sivananda and Yoga Sutra Studies (Yoga Philosophy).
Specialties and Skills
Yoga in Education
Yoga for Kids
Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra
Years of searching and questioning and looking for answers in spiritual traditions and sacred places has led Tracey to this realization:
Each moment holds everything we could possibly need to know. We just need to remember how to really listen to the wordless message each moment holds.
Like white light shines through a prism, radiating the vibrant colours of the rainbow, so too we are the vibrant Living Expressions, cast from light of consciousness. We are the Living Expression of this magnificence, but somehow along the way we have forgotten.
Living Expression with Tracey Uber Cook offers tools and techniques to re-connect us to the pure, unchanging essence, which is ever-present in everything, everywhere. The transformational tools of asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting point the way and remind us that we are so much more than the thoughts in our minds or the things we experience on the surface of our lives.