Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women.
In 2014, she and her sweetheart moved from Australia to San Francisco. Here, she has had the opportunity to deepen her practice by studying at Yoga Garden San Francisco with Laurie Sleep, Stacey Swan, Brooke Stokes, Jean Mazzei, Sean Feit, Karen Macklin, Cora Wen and Jon Isaacs; and recently started studying towards her 300 HR with the Yoga Well Institute under Chase Bossart.
Her teaching style is kind, funny and light-hearted with a focus on Hatha, Vinyasa and Gentle Flow. She has great respect for each person’s individual body and is passionate about enabling her students to find their inner yogi, strength and humour. Her teaching focuses on building long-term physical strength, learning kindness towards your own body, and having fun while hanging out upside-down in down dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Vinyasa flow set to heat. In this 60 min sequence one will sweat, stretch, and be challenged. Please bring water and a small towel.
Stephanie, a long-time competitive athlete, began practicing yoga as a way to increase flexibility and prevent injury. This occasional activity became a life-passion when she discovered the substantial impact yoga had on all aspect of her life, well beyond flexibility. Yoga has since become an indelible addition to her every day, and she hopes to share her passion for yoga and the positive effects it can bring to life and the community.
Stephanie's goal as a teacher is to hold a space for students to find liberation; providing guidance in asana (physical poses), mediation and pranayama (breath work) to invigorate the body and quiet the mind. Her teaching incorporates intuitive hands-on assistance, driven by her passion for helping student’s deepen their practice and find space in poses not otherwise attainable. Stephanie is an Alameda resident and registered Yoga Alliance Teacher certified by Yoga Tree, 200hr.