Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor
Stephie's earliest memories of yoga are of standing in shoulderstand with her mom and the Jane Fonda vinyl playing in the background. Stephie's first "official" yoga class did not come until the late '90's when working for a touring children's theatre company. She fell in love all over again. Wanting to share that love, Stephie's journey led her to the east coast and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.
There, she has completed the 200 and 500-hour teacher training programs and has been given the honor of being named an acharya (teacher of wisdom). She continues to study in the Kripalu and Pranakriya tradition with master-level teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll. Stephie’s thirst for knowledge and quest to uncover the connection between the yoga techniques and mental health has taken her to study with the pioneering teachers of trauma sensitive yoga, Dave Emerson and Jenn Turner.
Through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI, she has completed the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) facilitator program. Stephie’s intent is to provide various tools and techniques so that students are able to take the teachings from the mat and apply them in their daily life.
Stephie's classes combine her love of fluid movement and breath work to create a meditation in motion – allowing for inquiry and exploration of one's true Self.