Hello Dear Ones,
My name is Stephanie, though some of you may know me as Tipsy Yogi. I am a fun-loving yogi with a passion for connecting with others. Movement has always been a pillar of my life. It is a form of play, fun, self-expression, therapy, and medicine. Those elements have found their way into my teaching philosophy that you will experience with me.
As someone who is naturally more bendy, yoga seemed like an obvious choice for me. However, it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I found my love for yoga. I attended my first official yoga class while in graduate school, and this wasn’t just any yoga class. No dear ones, this was a hot yoga Moksha Flow class. I will never forget this day. I walked into the room and immediately felt my skin grow dewy. I looked around the room, past the sea of 40+ bodies, to find an open space at the back. I unrolled my mat and landed. The experience was beautiful, vulnerable, awkward (keep in mind the room is 90+ degrees)… and somehow, I felt at home. I quickly developed a regular practice, attending 3-6 classes a week. I learnt more about myself in the first year of practicing yoga than I ever expected. It became very clear to me that I was being called to do this on a deep level. Upon completing my master’s degree in Human Kinetics, I enrolled in my 200-h Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, and the rest is history!
As a registered Kinesiologist, I infuse my practice with thoughtful sequencing to assist you in and out of postures. My education, paired with my passion, shines through in my classes to provide a supportive environment for all bodies.
In my early teaching career, I quickly realized that yoga was a powerful vehicle to hold space for many people who are working through much more than just asana or the physical postures. For me, yoga has become more about creating community, about creating opportunities for others to carve out time from the hustle and bustle of daily life and land on their mat.