"I feel like I help by modeling joy, optimism, and playfulness."
- Stacey Loop, C-IAYT
From her Core Resonance Statement
Episode 21: Finding Your People
Have you wondered how Core Resonance Works can help you achieve your professional and personal goals? Do you want to know more about the process and how to effectively use your own personal Core Resonance statement? On this episode, a Core Resonance client shares how her statement has transformed her way of thinking.
In this episode of Doing Differently, Marcel has a conversation with Stacey Loop, a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Stacey shares her deep experiences about working with Marcel and the Core Resonance process. They talk about how she received her statement, what she did with it, and how it modified the way she approaches her own clients. Stacey discovered that her Core Resonance statement not only helped her align with herself, but it also helped her find the people she aligns with.
Here are some highlights from the conversation with Stacey that will help you understand how she uses her Core Resonance statement:
Stacey is a Yoga teacher and therapist who specializes in working with neurodiverse children
She is currently studying ASL
Marcel asked Stacey this question: Who are your people?
By identifying her Core Resonance values, she realized that people who exhibit playfulness, joy, service, creativity, and compassion are the people she wants to be around
Marcel shares that his people are people who are fascinated with healing and transformation
Your Core Resonance statement is a description of what is happening when you are supported, nourhised, and able to be present and effective in your work and life
You know whether or not you are aligned not only by what you're thinking, but by what you're feeling in response to a situation
Once Stacey had her statement and put it in a place where she sees it often, she realized that it informs her about what decisions to make about work
She was encouraged by her statement to explore ASL to see if that work would resonate with her
When you embody your Core Resonance, you can't help but attract your core people
When she signed her statement using ASL, Stacey felt the values in her body- she felt that she truly embodied who she is
To learn more about Core Resonance Works, listen to Episode 18: Come From Your Authentic Self with Core Resonance, A Conversation with Carrie Heeter, or visit coreresonanceworks.com.
Stacey Loop, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500: RCYT, is a certified Yoga therapist and and holistic health coach specializing in adapting breath, movement, sound, meditation, and lifestyle strategies to an individual’s condition. She has taught a number of Yoga classes, including a variety of topics both in working with neurodiverse children and common health issues for adults. Visit her website https://www.loopoflight.com/.
The Doing Differently podcast is sponsored by Core Resonance Works.
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Doing Differently Episode 21- Transcript
Please excuse any typos. This script was generated by AI.
Marcel: So in this episode of Doing Differently, I have Stacey Loop with me for a conversation. And Stacey is a dear friend and a colleague.
, I thought maybe we'd start out by you just telling our listeners a bit about what you do.
Stacey: Thank you, Marcel. It's so awesome to be here. I always love working with you and being in your presence. Hi, everyone. Thank you.
WHat I do is I work as a yoga teacher and as a yoga therapist. I currently am teaching a couple of group public classes in the Vinny yoga tradition. I also work with clients both in person and virtually. And some of those clients are neurodiverse children. . And lastly, this is something that's new ish in my life is that I'm a college student and studying American Sign Language.
Marcel: Thank you. Yeah. Stacey and I on this podcast, well, we're both yoga therapists. So we, we're going to talk about core resonance and our experiences with core resonance, but we're also going to talk quite a bit about being a yoga therapist and working with healing.
I wanted to start out with the premise for my inviting you to, to be on the podcast, which was, I had this idea after working with the co residents about creating a workshop,
And when you joined our shop talk that we have The second Thursday of every month for Core Resonance Works.
You mentioned how profound of an experience you had when I was working with you with Core Resonance and I asked you a question. Would you care to, to share a bit more about that?
Stacey: The question was, Who are your people? And I had never thought about that before.
Why? Because I felt like I'm a people person. I don't need to know who my people are. Everybody's my people, right? I thrive being around people. But, I got to thinking about it, and by identifying my core resonance values, actually, that informed me. That when I'm in the values of playfulness, joy, service, creativity, compassion, those are the people that I want to be around, because that's how I'm thriving.
And it really did change the trajectory of how I was working. Like I, I wanted to invite myself. To be around those people that exhibit and exude playfulness and joy, and they're lighthearted and they have compassion and creativity. So it changed the way I was working by identifying my people. But first, I had to know how I resonated, what my values were.
Marcel: It was almost like it was a kind of a shift because What I'm hearing you say is you were thinking of it as, okay, I'm a yoga therapist, I'm a yoga teacher, and here's my alignment, and here's what I do, so how do I make decisions about and approach my career, and choosing the things I do, and what I hear you saying is you had this kind of, like, epiphany that, oh, wait, this is not just about the choices I make in my profession and my career.
This is about who are the people that I want to be around and what are the experiences that I want to have. It makes sense that the things we do the most are either being with our loved ones and in our relationship, in our home. Or working or sleeping. So it kind of makes sense that you'd really want to think about your work as not only something that you develop professionally and successfully, but how do you influence that in a way that you're nourished, you're supported, and you're like conditioned by the experiences you're having, so that there's a kind of depth there.
Yeah. And then you went on to actually have more and more of an experience coming from that, that sort of awareness, right?
Stacey: Yeah, I really had moved away from working with kids. I was a former special education teacher in the elementary level in public school for many years. And then after I had my son, I started studying yoga and he's now 22 and I had moved away.
I worked with kids teaching yoga for a while and I had moved away and been working with mostly adults and I was very serious about this work, like trying to prove myself really. lOts of study, many years of study working in a yoga studio mostly. But, until you held up that mirror for, and to ask me, who are your people, I had not thought about that because as a school teacher, and then as a yoga teacher, you're just in service to people.
However, what I didn't realize was my cup's gonna be a lot [00:06:00] more full. if I'm around those people that have those qualities that I value. So that trajectory change, I wanted to start working more with kids and I attracted some really beautiful kids, neurodiverse kids. Cause that is at the heart of who I am adaptation for people.
And it's just been amazing to see when you are identified in your core resonance, what you can attract and how our work then it, we thrive are when you're in the service industry, you have to be careful not to always give and not have your cup filled back up. So it's important that we're with both in work as much as we can.
And in our play, we're with our people. It's really profound if you become aware of who your people are. And you're my people. And
Marcel: you're mine. I mean, You know you are. You know it. My people are, what I've learned, are people that are fascinated by, or like to geek out with, or really just love healing and transformation.
So, like, if you look at healing and transformation, this is, like, super important. Which is not just, okay, what professional opportunities would work for me, but it's like, where's my alignment? And, you know, when we talk about core resonance, we're basically talking about alignment.
You know, the core resonance is this process that I've developed, but we're also just talking about a practice of alignment Which is very much what yoga is about
Stacey: You know, I think this would be a great opportunity to talk about embodiment
and is embodiment alignment?
Marcel: I love this, Stacey, because When I talk about the core resonance and the statement that the person ends up with as a result of the process, the statements that they end up with is essentially a description of the qualities of experiences that are happening when they are held, supported, nourished.
and able to be really present and effective. And the way I would answer your question is the way you primarily know whether or not you're aligned is not by what you're thinking. It's by what you're feeling in your body. It's not by the cognitive aspect. It's a quality of vibration, and in yoga, we learn that there's these different parts of ourselves that come up, and we learn some are more trustworthy than others, and like, how do we make that distinction?
We learn to make that distinction by how it feels.
Stacey: I want to address your comment about vibration. sOme people have said, wow, you're studying sign language now. That's really different than yoga therapy.
And I say not at all, because it requires it's communication efficiency, it's vibration, it's speaking in vibration, it's embodiment. And how did I know I wanted to study sign language? Because I went through the core resonance process. So for me, I was thinking about this.
Core resonance, I think people can relate to a food concept. Right? We're at the buffet. And we're using our mind and our eyes to grab our choices. And we go and we sit down with all of this on our plate and we look and then we can pause.
And we can refine and eliminate and take away what's really not providing nutritious value. And then we can pause again. I take out a little bit more and then we can sit down to take a bite to me That's what the process of core resonances is you'll ask all these questions I'll give all these answers and then we're going through and eliminating what really isn't a Felt sense.
Marcel: right It's the resonance meaning Where is the intuitive resonance the strongest? So you answer all these questions about yourself, and then you get this content, and you call through the content, and you very quickly choose what resonates the most strongly. So it's not an intellectual process.
It happens very quickly, and it's a process of feeling. And it's capturing certain qualities that demonstrate when you are in alignment. Like, would you care, if you don't mind, to share a bit about your experience with the core resonance and some examples of some of those qualities and how,, you worked with them, or how they affected you.
Stacey: Absolutely, I'd love to. So we worked on me finding my co resident's statement, mission, and values, which we did a few years ago. Then, once I got , those three things, I had them all typed up, and I put them in a place where I see them often. So that those pieces inform me when I go to make decisions, particularly about work.
Then, recently, you said, Stacy, I want you to go through and explore signing. And so I just did that I went deeper in for that nutritious value because I could feel it in my body. I'm very much in that process of embodiment, in my alignment, in my knowing.
And so within my statements, I went through and signed. And, um, it's, it's actually really beautiful. Like, you know, to sign it, to feel it in my body and go, Whoa, that resonates really holding up the mirror for me.
I Have to tell you the one that was just overwhelmingly vibrating was in my mission, which is I feel like I help by modeling joy, optimism, and playfulness.
Marcel: , what Stacy is sharing right now is. When she had the experience of signing the components of her core resonance and the mission statement and the values, the components are just the parts of the statement. When she had the experience of signing that, what it felt like for her, and which components or parts of the mission and values had the strongest feel.
Stacey: You're right. And when I do my best teaching and my best work as a yoga therapist, It feels like play for me. Like I'm, I'm, I have on my analytical hat, right? I'm listening, I'm evaluating, but I'm really trying to stay in my core resonance of playfulness and joy. And when I do that, I shine and the feedback I get from clients is I love your joy.
I love your joy. And so yes, there may be serious things going on with myself or with the client, and yet if we can over time Tap into that inner child, go back and remember the importance of play, how we shine, how we feel joy. We're starting to create a path of healing.
Marcel: I love the way you described just now How you were working with your co resonance because it really is a process of cultivation and use Because it's your alignment inside of you this this co resonance process just helped Define it more clearly and give you some tools to work with it more effectively and efficiently.
You are already doing the work. , I love the metaphor of cultivate, like a garden. Like your alignment, your co resonance, your watering it, your fertilizing it, your... You're taking care of it. You're feeding it. And it grows stronger and stronger, and the more you're feeling it and the more you're engaged in it, the more it becomes internalized within you, the more it comes out of you and affects everyone around you.
Stacey: And when you embody that, you can't help but attract your people. You know, you know, when you're embodying that, you've cultivated that, you are a high vibration, people feel it, you know, you're attracting, those people, like minded people come towards you and you know. When you're not in the presence of your people, which is also a thing.
Marcel: Yeah. You know that second part about, uh, when you're not in alignment. This is a very big part of the whole process. It's not just about the practice of being in alignment.
It's about the practice of being aware of the degree to which you're in or out of alignment. And ideally, like, developing a capacity to shift and influence that. You know,
Stacey: it's huge. Now, there's two concepts that I learned in yoga philosophy that inform me quite a bit. And I, I think we could say this is also core resonance.
And that some yoga and V yoga.
So, and I teach this a lot. And I practice this a lot, and that is the yoga moving away from that which doesn't serve you. Like, break the link, the attachment, right?
Some yoga moving towards that which serves you. And so I teach this a lot. Move towards the things that bring you joy. You're gonna know you're there because it feels good. Where? In the body.
Not just in the mind.
Marcel: Yeah, I love that. I love that description. And, you know, this process came out of, of yoga. I mean, I had this background with facilitated processes. And then I studied yoga for, , 14 years. And it just kind of came from it. And yoga is all about alignment. One way of actually describing yoga is that it's the process of being in a good relationship with yourself and being able to discern what is good for you.
And having more of that in your experiences.
Stacey: I want to remind everyone that even when we're looking to find our people to remember that you're the one you've been waiting for. I experienced, a difficult life transition in the summer of 2022. And that is that both of my parents passed away. 23 days apart. And so I got to embody life. I have a lived experience now of grief and what it feels like, which is for me, heavy. I didn't want to move. nOt that enthusiastic about future events.
And I needed a couple, two, three weeks for me. That's what I needed to get back up and write myself a prescription for joy because I knew that I could also hold joy. And, I can write myself a prescription for joy. Number one, I need to dance. And so, I started dancing, I said, I'll just go one time a week.
That turned into four times a week. Dancing, having fun, those are my people. When I'm out dancing, I meet a lot of like minded people. body expressors. And number two, I want to study sign language. I officially want to enroll back in college and study sign language and I don't know where I'm going with this.
I don't have to know. That's chin up thinking. Yeah. Right. I just know that I'm in alignment. I'm in my core resonance. When I'm signing.
Marcel: I've observed in working with people over the years and also observed myself, my own processes,
my own healing is that in the beginning it's kind of like, The process is outside in. We're so focused on outside of ourself for guidance, and where to go, and what to do, and how to develop. And as you heal, over time, it's actually all about turning that inside out. So that you are working from the inside out instead of the outside in.
The core resonance or the alignment, it's a hundred percent an internal process. You can then translate it externally, but it is about your alignment. So it is essentially helping you practice working from the inside out and checking. To see that you're doing that, and as we've shared, like how do you know, how do you check?
By how you feel. But you need, a benchmark. You need something that's constant. And the Core Resonance Statement serves as that because it's a description that's constant. And you can use it as a benchmark to like assess the degree to which you're in alignment or out of alignment.
Speaking to what you were sharing about, like, these experiences you've had where when you're working from your alignment, your co resonance,you're attracting more and more People that are also aligned with that.
And so, those experiences become even deeper in that sense. So it's, it's not just a self alignment, it's a co alignment. You know, and, and it's like we alluded to a little bit earlier in our conversation. This is really not just about, well, how do I think about or approach something in the most aligned way.
It's, it's about how do I practice on more deeper and subtle levels of feeling that alignment and cultivating it and working from it and in it and, actually it's self reinforcing. Because eventually it becomes more and more internalized. Where , it's working you as opposed to you working it.
Your alignment is about qualities of vibration and the way you know, whether or not you're in alignment is by the degree to which you're feeling the presence of those qualities.
When I was having a conversation with you and you were sharing with me your excitement and like passion for the sign language, I, I thought to myself, well, why not ask her if she could have the experience of signing her co resonance.
and her mission and values and see what that feels like.
Stacey: It was a deeper experience. I felt my statement, mission, and values as an embodiment as a, you know, who is Stacy loop? This is Stacey Loop.
I feel this. This rings true. In my values, playfulness is a must. I have to be having fun. I have to be playful, light hearted, right? I can listen to deep things and listen at a deep level. But I have to feel this playfulness present. In my mission statement, the biggest resonance was this sentence, I feel like I help by modeling joy, optimism, and playfulness.
And what's interesting is that is also the feedback I get from clients. I love your joy or just thank you so much. When I teach, thank you so much for bringing your joy.
We can still acknowledge the hard things. Right? Isn't that, we're like, no, no, there's nothing going on here. I don't have any challenges. But we could also tap into our joy a little more and see if we can change a lower frequency vibration.
Marcel: You know, listening to you talk about joy. essentially talk about one of the strongest parts of your core resonance.
it's reminding me about how it's not just about us being in alignment. It's that when we are in alignment, , we're in our most powerful, our most effective, place. And we're, we're doing our best work, is a kind of simple way of saying it. It kind of mirrors , one of the texts of yoga, the Bhagavad Gita, one of the main sort of principles of the whole text is that it's your dharma.
It's like, what? What is your role? Like, why are you here? What is, you can, you can, you can express that in different ways. Like, what is, what is my work? Like what's my function? Right? And I love the, that , the Sanskrit word dharma, the prefix, that, root, DH in dharma means to hold.
And what it's essentially saying is that if you're in alignment with your functioning, you're healthed.
I love it.
Stacey: Yeah. Thank you for that. Yeah,
Marcel: you're welcome. Thank you you know, the core resonance. It's me doing my work with my people. It happens to also be about doing work with people, helping them. find their people. It's kind of reflexive,
How do you sign play?
Stacey: Okay, make a fist, let your thumb come out, let your pinky finger come out, and wiggle your fingers back, wiggle your hands back and forth.
So, play, play. So, but when I sign playfulness, I would say full of play.
So I go full of play.
Marcel: Stacey, could you share with our listeners how they can get more information about you and what you're up to and how they might contact you if they want to get in touch with you?
Stacey: You can contact me through my website. That's Loop of Light. And. My email is Stacy, S T A C E Y loop, L O O P 11 at gmail. com. That information is all on my website. So check it out. I work virtually. And in person.
Marcel: Thank you so much Stacy. This was, in alignment for me. How so, Marcel?
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