Stephanie loves yoga and hasn’t been able to stop talking about it with everyone she meets since 2013. She started practicing as way to get healthy and have time to herself as a new mom. What she walked away with was not only a physical practice, but also stillness to her mind and the personal strength it brings within. As she found herself in the studios more, her love for Baptiste yoga grew, and in June of 2015, she attended Art of Assisting, instantly falling in love with the connection that assisting brings to a class and the community yoga creates. A few months later she attended Baptiste’s Being of Power Program, which ignited a strong desire for her to live a more purposeful life. In 2016, she received her 200 hour teacher training certificate. It generated a change in Stephanie to go after everything she wanted to happen in her life, even when it is scary. She is continually learning something new about herself and the practice every time she is on her mat, and is committed to personal growth.
Stephanie put her work into ACTION in January of 2018 when she, along with her husband and two children made the move to Bend, Oregon to live out the life they always wanted. It was a big change that stirred up lots of emotions and excitement. Their family couldn't have made this leap without the tools she gained in teacher training. Stephanie's love for WVPY remains the same and will always be her home studio. She comes back often to visit and is our Community Success Leader, manages our Community Success Program and helps students with memberships. Stephanie is often the person you will get an email from regarding account/membership questions. She is happy to answer any questions and is grateful to still be connected to WVPY this way.
In Bend, she is dipping her toes into all things yoga- getting out of her comfort zone trying new things like mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, skiing, and exploring all that Central Oregon has to offer. Stephanie’s son and daughter keep her days full with lots of laughter and joy. You can often find them looking for their next adventure, and Stephanie never fails to know the best places to eat!