Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss.
Where in the world you can find me! Town/Studio:
I live between New York City and Denver, Colorado! I teach for CorePower Yoga and The River.
What originally drew me to yoga?
I think I was first tricked into doing yoga as a injure prevention approach during my childhood ski racing days. I was later attracted to the community and wellness aspects in college.
Blissology to me is…
A system of yoga that was organized by Eoin to help us channel the gifts of Eastern philosophy and practice with Western mysticism to better handle our modern lives and health challenges. It has most importantly also been a collection of humans that make me feel at home, safe, and inspired to grow.
My life mission is…
To live and heal through science and Spirit!
The most important thing yoga has taught me is…
How to set up the conditions to connect within and with others.
When I’m not on the yoga mat, I’m…
Studying at Columbia University, skiing, exploring NYC or spending time with loved ones.
The cause/project I am most passionate about is…
Legitimizing yoga and spirituality as a tool for healing.
I am learning to…
Pray and connect with God/Spirit/Source/The Universe.
What I want to teach others (through yoga) is to…
Heal and Connect.
Most inspiring yoga related experience:
I always have the best time at the Blissology training on Vancouver Island. Tofino and Ukee are very charging for me!
Favorite yoga pose:
Best way to fuel up after yoga:
A cold coconut in Bali with Ellie Mercado!
Yoga and music are…
Both tools to create the conditions for embodiment! They inspire so much emotion and movement within me.
I create community with Blissology by…
Maintaining deep friendships with my bliss sisters and brothers. I’m also grateful to support our community through supporting Eoin as a training assistant.
I am most grateful for…
What advice do you have for aspiring yoga teachers?
I know the asana can be exciting, healing and fun. But please see what you can do to gift connection and healing to your community by showing them how yoga creates space to be spiritual. This is what the practice is about at its deeper levels and I know you have such a beautiful access to this gift if you are a Blissologist! Teach safe and nurturing movements, this doesn’t mean easy, make it challenging, connected and thoughtful!
More about Steph and how to connect with her on her Bliss Army teacher profile.