Nice space and collection singing bowls. Jenn led a not too fast not too slow class. Challenging but not intense.
Stephanie is a native Nashvillian who spent the majority of her career in corporate America, while maintaining a focus on health and wellness her entire life. She was a “cardio nut” and practiced yoga at home on her “relaxation” day. A corporate move to Detroit in 2008 introduced her to snow skiing, and a subsequent knee injury brought more yoga into her life. She joined a yoga studio and was drawn to the love and kindness there, and the beautiful peace and strength she felt after practice. Her teacher there, who is from India, taught a traditional hatha (breath-focused) practice. Through yoga she found the peace she had been seeking and became less competitive within herself and with others. After years of working in a corporate environment, she decided to leave that world and move back home to Tennessee with her husband and fur babies, deepen her yoga practice and learn to help others explore peace and strength within themselves. Stephanie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Asheville Yoga Center in 2015, continued her training there while teaching yoga in Tennessee, and recently earned her 500 Hour RYT also with AYC. She loves to create an authentic, open space for all levels of experience to feel welcome and comfortable in her classes, with a focus on moving and breathing in yoga and in life. Stephanie volunteers with Joined Forces Yoga, teaching free yoga classes to the military on their bases, and regularly offers free community yoga in her neighborhood in Nolensville. She feels that “It’s a journey. No one is ahead of you or behind you. You are not more ‘advanced’ or less enlightened. You are exactly where you need to be. It’s not a contest. It’s life. We are all teachers and we are all students.”