Tracie Wright Vlaun
Past to Present
After being discovered in an Atlanta Mall at the age of 14, Tracie a began career in modeling. Soon after she began to explore the wonders of the industry by traveling to abroad to breathtaking backdrops like Cape town, South Africa, and Hamburg, Germany to soon find herself settled in Miami Beach as an ELITE model and actress. At the time, only a handful of African American Models including Niomi Campbell and Tyra Banks were thriving in the market. These early role models paved the way allowing Tracie to establish a name for herself.
Along the way after shooting the cover of Elle magazine and touring the working model circuit around Europe to NYC, LA, and Chicago, Tracie began expand her talents and interests with a love for yoga and sense of center. In the early 2000’s Tracie debuted in popular TV shows from Travel Channel, WWE, and MTV. Upon her entrance to the Reality TV world she was exposed to the chaos created around the drama and facade that comes with Reality TV. In order to create her personal equilibrium she turned to yoga as her exile. While balancing a hectic schedule along with the demands of the industry all was met with the added challenges of self-esteem, power, and personal center.
In addition to the common challenges that the modeling and TV world presents, there is an added challenge with being positioned as the “token” figure African American. In order to escape from the typical stereotype of the “token”, Tracie immersed herself further in yoga and exercise.
Along her journey as a classically trained musician, pianist and violinist, Tracie utilized her proficiency of sound and movement to create and develop AEROGA®, a mastery of movement
derived from yoga and multiple modality bodyweight exercise – harmoniously driven by the musical journey. The unique training system is the perfect blend of Yoga, dance, breaking, power moves, Pilates, core and interval training. Infusing her impactful music selections allows her cliental to connect with the rhythm and breath to open to the individual healing techniques that have been passed down for generations
Tracie began teaching her private Aeroga practice in a small studio her back yard. As Aeroga began to gain more popularity, Tracie developed V Art of Wellness, a holistic fitness brand that provides the most unforgettable Aeroga, yoga and outdoor fitness experiences at some of the most sought-after locations in North America. In 2014 her business grew to achieve Forbes 5 Star for an exceptional fitness experience. Today she is a founder of one of the fastest growing African American owned businesses in Miami Beach.
Tracie has recently been featured multiple times in the Wall Street Journal, OWN Network, CBS News Miami, SELF, DEPARTURES, ELLE, FASHION Canada, OCEAN DRIVE, BLACKBOOK, MIAMI MAGAZINE and more.
Currently, Tracie and her husband raise their three beautiful children in Miami Beach. When asked, “what is your mission in this life Tracie?” She replies, “to help people rise out of shame, pain, anger and self loathing – I want to help create empowerment for people to go within themselves and create love. Luv you, Luv me, Luv yoga”