Stephanie is a certified yoga instructor and creator of a meditation series for kids, while also offering a host of recorded meditations for little ones and adults.
In terms of teaching yoga and therapeutic movement, she leads classes and workshops in a variety settings that have included: studios, corporations & businesses, private homes & clubs, addiction recovery groups, mental health facilities, chronic pain recovery centers and an abused women and children shelter. As a devoted yoga student and teacher, she is passionate about making yoga accessible for all.
Stephanie is also the Co-Founder of Bridge Yoga Programs and the Yoga Teacher Training – Teaching Yoga to Those in Recovery: Addiction, Mental Health and Pain Management.
Over ten years ago, while working in the corporate world, Stephanie experienced a painful and disruptive spine injury that changed her life. Returning to yoga after the injury while struggling with chronic pain ignited her passion and inspired her to become a yoga instructor. She became an advocate for health and wellness with a focus in anatomy, movement of the body and the ability to heal. Due to this experience, she fully comprehends and is sympathetic to those suffering with injuries and is a champion for recovery as well as avoiding injury and disease in the first place.
Stephanie's classes are thoughtfully designed using yoga, breath work and therapeutic movement to strengthen the body, promote healthy range of motion and improve flexibility. Her teachings empower students to listen to their bodies so they are their own greatest advocate for health and well-being. Students are exposed to techniques that enhance overall body function and help bring their bodies back into balance. Stephanie's soothing voice and sequencing of postures provide a place to feel grounded, centered and ultimately lead you to feel better in your body.
YOGA TUNE UP®
Stephanie has been studying directly with Jill Miller, creator of Yoga Tune Up® since 2013, including assisting Jill Miller in Yoga Tune Up® teacher trainings. Yoga Tune Up® is a refreshing method with a strong emphasis in anatomy and movement-based therapy that empowers students to eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance mobilizing individuals to live better in their body.
Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls are incorporated in many of Stephanie's offerings to provide a self guided tissue massage that mobilizes and rejuvenates stiff joints, generates circulation and releases tight areas of the body.
Stephanie has always been fascinated by human resilience especially in regards to trauma – physical and/or emotional and the ability to heal. It’s no wonder that a natural pattern of trainings, certifications and studies including an undergraduate degree in psychology, with an emphasis in PTSD from the University of Colorado at Boulder have weaved in and out of Stephanie's life becoming the backbone of her work.
Read more about Stephanie’s most recent personal story of resilience on the meditations page and how she is helping others.