Stephanie came to Iyengar Yoga after years of severe back pain, trying many forms of rehabilitation and eventually undergoing surgery. While Stephanie believes that everyone’s experience with yoga is different, for her, Iyengar Yoga has provided nothing less than a new lease on life. Her healed back has become a true testament to the power of the practice.
Stephanie’s practice is fueled by a commitment to live healthfully and without pain; her teaching is fueled by pure gratitude. Stephanie is also deeply inspired by the sense of playfulness and self discovery that Iyengar Yoga affords and she aims to highlight these qualities, front and centre, in each of her classes.
Stephanie is an Internationally Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Intermediate Junior 3 level and co-founder of Studio Po, a Toronto-based Iyengar Yoga studio. She is continuously working to deepen her understanding of yoga, and regularly travels to India to study with the Iyengar family. Stephanie also studies with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Marlene Mawhinney at Yoga Centre Toronto.
In a volunteer capacity, Stephanie sits on the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada.
** Want to know more about Stephanie’s struggle with chronic back pain? Want to learn about the trajectory that enticed a dedicated and impassioned city planner to change careers and instead pursue the study of Iyengar Yoga? Click here to read Stephanie’s blog.