It was Stephanie’s dancing spirit and love of movement that brought her to yoga. A graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Dance, Stephanie began practicing yoga in 2001 while performing in The Lion King on Broadway. What started as a way of preparing the body for daily performances, soon became a way of life.
Stephanie received her 200 Hour Yoga certification in 2010 from Yoga to the People and has her 300 Hour Yoga certification from Sonic Yoga. Stephanie holds a Restorative Yoga certification from Bend and Bloom with Marlie McGovern and a Yoga Nidra certification from Ishta Yoga by way of Mona Anand. Teachers who’ve influenced and inspired her teaching are Nadiya Nottingham (Integral Yoga), Sam Chase (Yoga to the People), Shiva Rea, Johanna Bell, Lauren Hanna, Jeffrey Scott Duvall and Dara Cole (Sacred Brooklyn).
Stephanie is currently the Director of Teacher Training at Sacred Brooklyn in Bed-Stuy. She leads workshops throughout New York and also teaches privately. Stephanie’s classes are rooted in alignment and stability, but are also an exploration of creativity, freedom and personal expression, meeting each student where they are.