Stephanie has been teaching in some capacity for over 20 years, on multiple continents and in multiple languages. She considers learning surrender and vulnerability as crucial elements of living authentically and fully, while cultivating fierce grace. Drawing from her practice and studies, she leads workshops and retreats about combining spiritual practice with day-to-day living. The events page has more information.
Though she no longer teaches ongoing classes (due to travel), she still teaches private sessions for individuals and groups. She is also part of the faculty for Contemplative-Based Resilience Training at the Garrison Institute.
Her diverse background includes time as an academic manager for international students in the US. Her academic experience is primarily in language arts, literature, grammar, Spanish, and writing. Additionally, she has taught math and social studies to younger children. Over the years, her students have ranged from preschoolers to retirees, and more often than not she has designed the curricula for literature, writing, Spanish, English, and yoga.
She has also been steeped in personal and spiritual practices her entire life, including studying classical music for most of childhood to living in India to study yoga. For more information about her yoga studies, please see the yoga page.
Over the years, she has taught yoga to the following populations:
- teachers, economists, lawyers, programmers, doctors, chemists, managers, bodyworkers, engineers, musicians, artists
- competitive athletes (professional and amateur): ultramarathoners, triathletes, climbers, etc
- former competitive athletes maintaining a high level of fitness
- cancer patients (undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy) and cancer survivors
- children and adults with LDs
- people undergoing injury rehabilitation (surgery and/or physical therapy)
- pregnant women
- people facing depression
- humanitarian workers
"Getting to watch Stephanie's demeanor with students was perhaps the most valuable learning experience for me. She is incredibly positive and supportive and has a great sense of humor... Her 'classroom manner' is something I really want to emulate." (from an observer at a class)
"I want to be on a path so that I end up doing what she does in her [yoga] class."
One blogger was so inspired after her first asana class with Stephanie that she wrote about it:
Which Came First, the Confidence or the Motivation?