yoga life, a love story-In my everyday life, I’m a play-at-home mom, yoga teacher, life photographer, writer, online contributor, soul activist, Tahoe-lover, a sucker for dark chocolate, dark beer, coffee, cartwheels, board games, and a life well-lived barefoot and pants-less. You can find me practicing on my mat and teaching with a wide-open heart in Sacramento, California.

a yoga journey- Quite certain that yoga wasn’t for me; I dragged my feet to my first yoga class expecting the practice to be nothing more than another fitness trend. I took a giant bite of humble pie that evening as I was shaking, sweating, shallow-breathing, and sinking in child’s pose for most of that class. What was this “yoga thing”? I thought toweling off after class taking the biggest gulp of autumn air. This “yoga thing” eventually turned into a life-saving thing years later. As a new mom, I was overwhelmed by this new role of motherhood and was desperate to reconnect with myself, and re-booted my practice and love at a local studio. I have learned that my story includes accepting my darkness as much as my light. It is often heard in the yoga community, “love and light” but I believe it is much more. For me, it is “love and light and dark.” Meaning that we experience life in ebbs and flow and we are here to go through it all and grow through it all. I knew I wanted to teach to change lives I believe that a yoga practice is personal, you can make it what you want. There is no right way or wrong way, I hold this true for my own practice and teaching, on and off the mat. Whatever you are going through in life – get on your mat; get physical, move your body, touch your body, know your body, love your body. There is possibility that your life can change in tremendous ways from the very sweat you drip onto your mat.

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Retreats with Stephanie

Hawaii with Stephanie Birch

Big Love on the Big Island

July 24 to July 28

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