A lifelong Alaskan, Rocky Plotnick has been a health educator since 1983. She has worked in tobacco cessation, diabetes prevention, HIV prevention, and wellness/stress management. Her formal education includes an undergraduate degree in Health Education and a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology.
Rocky received her Yoga Teacher Training in Nelson, BC in 2010 and continues to attend yoga workshops throughout the country.
Most recently, she completed a yoga training specific for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. The foundation of her teaching style comes from the universal practice of loving-kindness. Rocky is married and has four grown children and one grandchild.
About Trinity Yoga Alaska:
Rocky and her husband pursued their love of sailing and kayaking with a 48 foot motor sailor named “Trinity”. The previous owner had selected the name and, since it is bad luck to change the name of a boat, they kept it.
“Trinity” provided balance and a focus for many years. There was time to be with family and friends. There were countless sightings of whales, bear, eagles, deer, and otter. There were storms, dawns, rainbows, shooting stars and sunsets. “Trinity” is an ocean-ready vessel and as time went on, Rocky and her husband realized it was time to sell her.
Meanwhile, Rocky had become more aware of the benefits of yoga and wanted to share these benefits with her friends, family and neighbors. The concept behind Trinity Yoga Alaska is to introduce yoga to people and help them develop a solid foundation at their own pace. Rocky will work with clients on a continuing basis and encourage them to explore the many yoga classes available.
The term “Trinity” has endless meanings. Examples include the Christian Trinity. In geometry, the triangle is a strong shape. In yoga, the trinity is a union of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. The yoga triangle pose is one of strength, stability and grace.
To borrow a phrase used in teaching: Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.
The ultimate goal of Trinity Yoga Alaska is to put folks on the path to a lifetime of yoga.
Rocky Plotnick, RYT