Stephanie discovered yoga in 2001, and it was love at first asana. Unlike anything else, the practice just made sense to her, and it has led her to countless "aha!" moments, both on and off the mat. She always felt compelled to share the grace and light of yoga with others and completed the 250-hour Foundational Teacher Training program at Wake Up Yoga in 2011. Since then, she has completed an additional 300+ hours of training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC, alignment-focused training at Maha Yoga in Philadelphia, and Alex Auder's Eye of the Teacher Training at Magu Yoga in Philadelphia. Stephanie is registered at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance. She is delighted to share her alignment-based vinyasa flow style with students, simultaneously meeting them where they are and challenging them to be their brightest selves.
What do you love most about Wake Up Yoga?
I love the dedication of the students at Wake Up Yoga, many of whom I have known on the mat for nearly a decade.
How do you express your creativity?
I've been a musician for most of my life, and I love to play music and sing (and sometimes chant with the harmonium!). I also recently learned how to make pottery on the wheel, which is my new favorite creative pastime.
Where are you originally from and what brought you to Philadelphia?
I've been in Philadelphia since August of 2000, and I've lived here longer than I've lived anywhere! I moved here to study music at University of the Arts, but Philadelphia has truly become my home. I absolutely love Philadelphia sports, and I was at the World Series game in 2008 when the Phillies won (both days)!