Stephanie is a 200 hr RYT Instructor from upstate New York. She received her training at Kripalu School for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 2016. Along with her Yoga certifications, Stephanie is also a 100 hr Mat Pilates instructor and received her training from Body Conscious Pilates LLC in 2012. Prior to her training, Stephanie practiced Yoga as a way to keep fit and flexible- initially only focused on its physical benefits. However, during her training she discovered the philosophical and spiritual side to Yoga and for her that helped change her life. Understanding how powerful it was for her, and how it can help off the mat, Stephanie wanted to make sure others were aware of it too. She makes sure to provide messaging in each one of her classes and weaves that theme throughout. Stephanie’s teaching style is a slower flow. It implements motivational messaging, breath work, stretching, core work and flow. She often blends some of her Pilates practice in with her Yoga routine to create a unique style of fusion flow. Stephanie emphasizes proper form and alignment, and moving the body in a safe manner. She wants students to be able to understand and know their own body and what it needs. To Stephanie, Yoga isn't just an exercise, it's a lifestyle whether you’re 18, or 80, and she wants to provide that to students so they can have a practice they can do multiple times a week and keep for a lifetime. When Stephanie is not on the mat you can find her out in the woods exploring, hiking with her 11 year old dog Murdock and taking pictures to document her journey, or sometimes at the local brewery enjoying a tasty craft beer!