The world is my yoga mat, Minnesota is my home. Today I am a full time mom, part time adventurer, athlete, and yoga teacher. I have always been a live life to the fullest type of girl! I have lived a wild life, traveled to many places, hung with many crowds, and tried many things. I have learned a lot of lessons along the way. Now, in motherhood, I am finally calming down and making good decisions… well, mostly 😉
I grew up in Nordeast Minneapolis with my parents and two brothers, one older- one younger. I am fortunate to come from an amazing family that always stood behind my dreams. Even when it took working extra hours, or even extra jobs to make it possible, my parents found ways to make it happen. I don’t know how they managed, but they always did. By the time I was 12 I was traveling all over the USA with my gymnastics team. Throughout grade school and high school, life was all about gymnastics. With an early passion for travel and a drive to compete college gymnastics, I was fortunate I ended up at a school that both my passions would fit into. At the University of Wisconsin Stout, I competed for the gymnastics team while pursuing my degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a minor in Speech and a concentration in Tourism Planning and Development.
After college I took some time to just have fun, be young, and of course TRAVEL. After working a couple different jobs, I landed my dream job at one of the largest vacation wholesale companies in the world, Delta Vacations, and worked there for six years. I likely would have stayed with this company until I retired (seriously I loved it), but the world had other plans for me! My job was relocated to Atlanta and this Minnesota girl was faced with a big decision. In the end, for me, it’s always Minnesota! So I said goodbye to full time work and said hello to motherhood AND to becoming a certified yoga teacher and children’s yoga teacher.
In addition to my work in the professional world, I consistently have coached gymnastics since I was 14, giving me over 18 years of coaching experience. I have worked with various levels and held several coaching positions. I absolutely love working with children and trying to make a positive impact on their lives like all the AMAZING coaches I had throughout my life did. I have so much thanks to give to gymnastics. This sport made me who I am and I love it. When competitive gymnastics was done for me I found running and have successfully run three full marathons, one ultra marathon, and over 10 half marathons. My background in athletics is my foundation for my yoga teachings and I love merging my knowledge of both to help others create a new sense of balance in their lives.
Today I live in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota, in the woods, with my Husband, two kids (1 and 3), and our cat, Felix. My husband shares my passion for photography and adventure so we are constantly planning our next trip. We are currently working on my goal to see all of the USA National Parks. Currently I am at 17 out of 59 and we have a few big trips planned in 2017 to up that number! When we are not traveling we love to fish, do art, camp, hike, cook, play, spend time with our family, and explore the beauty of Minnesota.
I am blessed to work for Yoga Camp as the Travel and Media Specialist. This has given me an amazing opportunity to combine my love for adventure with my love of movement and mindfulness. I assist Yoga Camp by planning and co-leading yoga retreats, working at local Yoga Camp events, shooting photography, blogging, and running yoga challenges on Instagram. This has been a dream job. I not only get to work with great people, but I get to share my true passions. Yoga Camp puts on amazing events for both children and adults, and offers truly unique Yoga Retreats perfect for photography and adventure lovers.
What else? Well, I love facing things that scare the crap out of me because I absolutely LOVE adrenaline rushes! When it comes to sports and games I am very competitive. I am a goal setter, and I will not give up when I get my heart set on a mission. I feel having my amazing friends and family has made me confident and unbreakable. I am very often told I am the quirkiest person people have ever met. It doesn’t matter how long you have known me you are bound to continually learn new things about me. I always try to find the sunny side of anyone and everything. I have an incredibly weak stomach. I love lying in the grass, being barefoot, and just living my carefree lifestyle. Put simply, I am a fun-loving optimist with a fiery side. I work hard, I play hard and I LOVE each and everyday I spend in this adventure we call life.
Much Love & Happy Travels,
Lacey S. Doboszenski ~ Minnesota Yogini
Travel and Media Specialist – Yoga Camp
Hotel and Tourism Management Degree – University of Wisconsin Stout
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate – Yoga Center of Minneapolis
Childrens Yoga Certificate – Adventures of Super Stretch