“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~ Arthur Ashe
Stephanie currently gives back by instructing weekly yoga classes at an emergency shelter for abused women and children. As the shelter's yoga instructor, she works directly with the ladies and focuses on grounding and centering each woman through breath and movement, while facilitating an avenue for the women to begin to feel safe and connected to their bodies. Many survivors are physically and mentally injured, all are in a state of distress and anxiety. The classes are soothing and provide a deep stretch to release tension, heal the body and relieve stress.
In addition to the shelter, she is a founding member of OC Yoga Connection, an alliance with seven other yoga instructors with diverse talents and life experiences. The group works together to support each other in their endeavors, providing seva acts both locally and globally while striving to create a cohesive and sustainable community in south Orange County that can support each other and those in need.