A safe modified practice that uses props in order to achieve poses without much muscular strength,
facilitating a deep connective tissue release and calming of the nervous system. This class is perfect for
anyone who wants a deeply restorative practice and excellent for pregnant women to prepare for childbirth!
~Every Saturday at 11:30 am.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Stephanie Smith is an adventurous spirit with a love for travel, photography, music and of course: Yoga. She first discovered Yoga while preparing for a surf trip to Costa Rica in 2001. Searching for something that would prepare her for the challenging Pacific surf, she soon discovered that Yoga was so much more than just a form of exercise. She fell in love with how the practice connected the mind, breath, and body as one entity.
Her admiration for Yoga and love for travel soon took her to Thailand where she had the unique opportunity to study with Paul Dallaghan at Yoga Thailand. During her 200-hour teacher training she was able to immerse herself in the study of asana, pranayama, Sanskrit, yoga philosophy, and chanting. In her studies at Yoga Thailand Stephanie discovered the concept that Yoga can be done anywhere, anytime, anyplace. She put that idea into practice on her return flight home, practicing Yoga during her 15-hour commute back to the U.S.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports and Exercise Science and enjoys studying the similarities between Anatomy and Physiology with that of the practical elements of Yoga. She also plans to continue her education in Yoga in the future by making a trip to Mysore, India where she hopes to study Ashtanga Yoga at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. While her primary Yoga studies have been in the Ashtanga method, Stephanie also teaches Vinyasa flow. A nurturer at heart Stephanie wants her students to take away elements of Yoga that they can use in their everyday life.