Stephanie embodies yoga. She creates a one-of-a-kind welcoming atmosphere where you can truly let go and embrace your own mind and body. In addition to her years of experience teaching yoga, she has a kind heart that makes you want to give your best and hang around a little longer after every class.
Stephanie’s classes are a mix of invigorating, exploratory, and restful. Each class is guided by an intention—often taken from yogic philosophy—that frames the day’s practice. Classes are moderate in level, allowing experienced practitioners to delve more deeply while beginners can start by simply focusing on foundations.
Integrative Yoga classes include pranayama (breathwork), all categories of asana (postures), and vinyasa (creative sequencing); these classes focus on increasing strength and flexibility. Yin Yoga classes feature long holds of floor postures with relaxed muscles to get the prana flowing fluidly throughout the connective tissues of the body; this practice is a wonderful balance for quiet and intensity. Restorative Yoga classes use props to completely support the body, allowing for absolute relaxation and surrender. Mantra & Meditation classes take the yoga practice beyond the physical into chanting and stillness. Yoga Dance is a journey through the chakra system combing yoga postures, simple choreography, free expressive movement, and relaxation.
All Stephanie’s classes are infused with a sense of leela (sacred play), inclusion, and ananda (bliss).
Stephanie Alice Jones, E-RYT first discovered yoga in 1994. After several years of casual study, she began to practice seriously in 2004. In 2006, Stephanie completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through Integrative Yoga Therapy with Joseph and Lillian LePage. In addition, Stephanie has over 300 additional hours of yoga training spanning a wide range of specialties including yin and restorative yoga, yoga for children, trauma-sensitive yoga and yoga for mental health, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and yoga dance.Stephanie loves to share her passion for yoga with others, and strives to constantly grow as a student and teacher through daily practice. She is also an avid dancer, primarily focusing on modern dance, belly dance, and conscious dance practices. When she is not practicing yoga or dancing, you can usually find Stephanie in a garden, in the water, spending time with her partner George and their cats, reading, or knitting.
Stephanie teaches Integrative, Yin, and Restorative Yoga classes, as well as private sessions and workshops, in and around Rutland, Vermont.