Stephanie began practicing yoga as a teenager nearly 30 years ago, in Southern California. Yoga has transformed her life many times and in many ways, and the purpose of her practice has evolved over the years. When she began practicing in her teens, it was for the sole purpose of physical fitness. A serious, life-threatening injury in her early twenties brought her back to yoga as a means of physical therapy, pain management and rehabilitation. In her late twenties, when her adult life took on new responsibilities, and with them new pressures, Stephanie found yoga to be a boundless source of renewal and stress relief. Most recently, when her family faced great tragedy and difficulty, yoga became her saving grace. The strength and serenity she found on the mat carried her throughout her day and the arduous journey she faced, and her practice finally reached a spiritual level. Stephanie has found this to be the greatest gift of her practice.
Realizing the tangible benefits of yoga, Stephanie understood that she was ready to give back and help others to realize the benefits of this age-old method of self discovery and transformation. Her background in hatha yoga includes Vinyasa, Anusara, and Hot Yoga. She also has a great passion for Yoga Nidra and has studied it intensely since her first teacher training with Sandra Carden in 2009. In summer of 2015, Stephanie released her first Yoga Nidra CD, Bathing in the Sunrise: New Beginnings. She has been to India twice to deepen her studies and to offer her students to a deeper and more comprehensive level. In January of 2016, Stephanie joined Raghunath Cappo, Gopi Kinnicutt, Gaura Vani, Radhanath Swami and other very gifted teachers to study in India and obtain the 500 level of certification.
Having gained so much from yoga throughout her life, Stephanie is a firm believer that there is no “wrong” reason for coming to the mat. She see yoga as a method for personal transformation in body, mind, and spirit, and she is excited to share it with her students in a positive, open, and energetic atmosphere.Source: songofthemorning.secure.retreat.guru