My bio

My passion for writing began a long time ago when I would rush home to write plays for my friends to enact the next day in elementary school. I suppose that I was born to write because it is the one constant in my life that continues to give me joy, although my yoga studio and all of the amazing people that I have met through those halls certainly comes in very close!

Having poured myself into my yoga trainings and classes for many years, I realized at some point that if I was truly supposed to be a professional writer, then I should get to it! I self-published a trilogy of books between 2008-2013 as well as provided content for two yoga books: Stories from the Yogic Heart (of which I am in with some pretty cool folks like Sting!) and Yoga in America.

The Accidental Yogini, published on the Full Moon, March 1st, 2018, merges my two passions of yoga and writing together as it follows the story of a woman named Kristin who finds a life of true happiness and contentment through an unexpected yoga practice.

My continued dream is to offer my students support in their own healing and personal growth processes through my yoga teachings yoga retreats (SacredJourneysRetreats.com) and writings. And, as such, I am available for book signings, yoga workshops and immersions with CEU's and discussion groups. Follow me on Facebook: traceyulshafer and TheAccidentalYogini or Instagram.

In Love & Light
Tracey L. Ulshafer

WRITING EXPERIENCE headshot

Books:

The Accidental Yogini
Self-Published 2018

Raven
Self Published 2013

Wolf
Self Published 2009

Butterfly
Self-published, 2008

Yoga in America
Co-author, Lulu Publishing, 2009

Tales from the Yogic Heart
Co-Author, Due for release Spring 2009


Plays:

The Doctor’s Office”
headshot Performed October 2003, Lawrenceville Library.

“Stan’s Fantasy”
Performed April 2001, Montgomery Cultural Center.


Freelance/Contributing Writer:

Redbook National Women’s Magazine, Contributing article for “Red in the Face,” December 2000.
Car & Travel

AAA Member Publication, 1990-2000.


Staff Writer:
Diamond Exchange
AAA Employee Newsletter, 1990-2000.
Venue
Glassboro State College Student Magazine, 1989-1990.
The College Voice
College Newspaper, MCCC, 1986-1988, 1990.

In addition to weekly written articles, also served as Advertising Manager, Entertainment Editor and Layout Designer.

BUSINESS OWNER
One Yoga & Wellness Center, East Windsor, NJ, 2003-Present

Offers yoga classes for adults, kids, teens, pre-natal, Teacher Training, Massage Therapy and other holistic treatments.


OTHER CERTIFICATIONS
Baron Baptiste Yoga Teacher Training Level I, Maya Tulum, Mexico, 2003
Bach Center, Certified Bach Flower Essence Practitioner, Level I & II, 2002
Aquarian Dance Center for Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Healing, 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, 2001
Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church, Modesto, California, 2001
Health Choices Holistic Massage School, Belle Mead, NJ, Certified Massage Therapist, 2001
Aquarian Dance, Certified Reiki Practitioner, 2000