A student of yogic philosophy for over a decade, when Stephanie began the asana (physical) aspect of yoga four years ago, she said it was like the last piece of a very important puzzle had finally slipped into place.
In 2015, Stephanie Smith completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Loft in Bethlehem, PA and is currently a Registered Yoga Teacher RYT-200 through the Yoga Alliance.
2016 Shanthi Project Trauma Informed Yoga Training (14 Hours)
2016 Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) Combined Leadership Training with Nikki Myers (24 Hours)
2016 Master Class w/ Seane Corne: The Yoga of Awakening (3 Hours)
2015 Teaching Yoga to Beginners w/ Megan Morris (8 Hours)
Stephanie teaches Hatha yoga classes that are gentle/level 1, alignment focused and beginner friendly. Conscious breathwork, mindfulness practices, vocal toning/use of mantra, and simple lessons in yogic philosophy are commonly included.
Stephanie is continuing her studies in the following areas:
Yoga philosophy in the tradition of the Himalayan Masters
Addiction/recovery and trauma informed yoga practices
"Whether in art or yoga, my teaching style is gentle and intended to be of an empowering nature. I hold space for you and let you know that everything I offer is an option- that you always have choice. I am patient and resourceful- if something doesn't work for you, I'll do my best to find another option that will.
My greatest joy as a teacher is guiding people to do things (for any number of reasons) they didn't think were possible. I like helping people quiet their inner critic and to discover that the journey is often much more important than the destination."