Stephanie Barea

About The Teacher

Stephanie is a practitioner and educator of the science and philosophy of Tantric Hatha Yoga. An initiate of the Tantric Sri Vidya tradition – a 5,000 year-old living tradition of the Himalayan Masters – she earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University, is certified ParaYoga E-RYT 500, and also holds credentials to teach Yoga 4 Teens and Prenatal Vinyasa. With over 16 years of classroom teaching experience and 6 years of studio teaching experience, Stephanie continues to study Tantra and train with her teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Yogarupa Rod Stryker. She is also a student of Sanskrit and certified by the Himalayan Institute to teach the Yoga Sutras. With a firm belief in the promise of yoga as freedom in the world (rather than freedom from the world), she seeks to remind her students of the inherent flow of joy and steadiness that exists within. She integrates the tools of yoga (asana, bandha, mudra, kriya, mantra and meditation) to create a balanced, inspired and invigorating practice that nourishes the spirit as much as the body and mind.  Stephanie believes in the infinite potential of the individual and in yoga’s ability to help us access it within ourselves.


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