Enthusiastic love. This is the perspective from which Stephanie chooses to approach her yoga practice, her teaching, her life in general. The oldest of five children, Stephanie’s mother said that she has always looked at the world through “rose colored glasses”. Practicing yoga offered Stephanie the chance to practice gratitude even in difficult situations. In fact, it was being “broken” that brought Stephanie to yoga initially. Having been active in athletics her whole life and being the mother of two very young children, Stephanie was understandably concerned about her future health when she had to have back surgery in January of 2008. Looking for a way complement her physical therapy, Stephanie attended a six week course on yoga for beginners. She hasn’t been the same since! A six week course turned into a daily practice, which flowed right into her first 200 hour Teacher Training program with Yoga Works in 2010. Being a perpetual student of the science of yoga and sharing its insights and challenges is how Stephanie approaches teaching. She continues to train with Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste Yoga Institute in an effort to deepen her insight. Stephanie became a Certified Baptiste Teacher in December 2014. That way of being is encouraged and supported by Kate Taylor and the rest of the team at Savannah Power Yoga where Stephanie teaches and practices. When she isn’t on her mat you can find Stephanie with her husband, Clay and their two beautiful children Maeve and Garner and Magnum, the Griffon. There is usually some kind of salt water involved in their activities!