Stephanie completed her 200-hour through the Yoga Center Retreat.

Stephanie’s tale of finding yoga begins with an obsession with movement. After being a competitive dancer for 10 years, yoga seemed like a logical complement. First attracted (like most) to the physical practice, she quickly realized it was so much more!

After years of classes she took the leap to teacher training and completed her 230hr certification at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2013. It snowballed from there with continuing training in adaptive yoga, yin yoga and aerial yoga. Connecting most deeply to aerial yoga, Stephanie trained in the style of Unnata® Aerial Yoga with Becky Stella in 2013 and recently completed the Advanced Unnata® Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver with it’s creator, Michelle Dortignac, in August 2015.

Everything Stephanie teaches revolves around an idea of sustainability and ‘good space’ in every yoga practice. Being in tune with the body of the day is not only a nice concept, but a mantra to her.

Stephanie has lived with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since 2000. As her physical body continues to ride the roller coaster of an unpredictable disease, she finds her center in her yoga practice and in helping others do the same. “If I can use my story to help one person believe and keep moving, then I have used it well!”

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