The world is my yoga mat, Minnesota is my home. I am a full-time mom, part time adventurer, writer, and yoga teacher. I’m also the Volunteer and Marking Coordinator for a beautiful arboretum. I love to embrace life & have a huge bucket list of things to do and places to see! I’m glad you are here. Read on to learn my journey to now.
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. 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 began working at Delta Vacations, and worked there for six years. I loved these six years and learned so much about the travel industry during this time. My job was moved to Atlanta, my husband had just accepted a big promotion in Minnesota, and I was expecting my first child. So, at this time I stepped into motherhood and also took time to become a certified yoga teacher and children’s yoga teacher. This was also the time that I started “Minnesota Yogini” and so much has come from what began as a creative outlet. Due to my success and knowledge of social media, I was hired by a company in Minneapolis, Yoga Camp, to help with social media, photography, and yoga retreat planning. I also began to work with various small businesses on social media strategy and planning for the Minneapolis based company, Healing Media. Currently, I am the Volunteer and Marketing Coordinator at the Northland Arboretum. I love that this job combines my passions of marketing, nature, and spreading love for the outdoors to future generations. I also do consistent work as a freelance writer, and content creator. You can see a list of past publications HERE.
In addition to my work in the professional world, I consistently have coached gymnastics since I was 14, giving me over 25 years of coaching experience. I have worked with various levels and held several coaching positions. I also have a love for running that I found after college. I 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. Currently, I teach weekly yoga classes and am the head coach of the gymnastics program at the Brainerd Family YMCA. I feel very blessed with the opportunity to share my love of movement and mindfulness with others.
I live in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota, in the woods, with my Husband, two kids (8 & 10), and our cat, Felix. My husband shares my passion for photography and adventure, so we are constantly planning our next trip. Recently most of our trips revolve around road tripping, camping and the USA National Parks and Monuments. We have really been enjoying exploring the USA and checking states and sites off our bucket list. 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.
What else? Well, I am a goal setter, a planner, and a list maker. I love a good adrenaline rush. I have a distinctive laugh, and I use it often. 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 simple lifestyle. 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
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