Under their conditions of teaching, Stephanie also has a St John’s Ambulance First Aid qualification, as well as full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
A fully qualified lawyer for 25 years.
Prior to becoming a yoga teacher, Stephanie was a fully qualified lawyer for over 25 years, working principally in Clinical Negligence Law. The work was both physically and mentally demanding, so Stephanie attended regular yoga classes to prepare her for work, and to deal with its effects. Stephanie particularly recalls that her yoga mat became a safe haven for body and mind at the end of each day, bringing much needed inner awareness, calm and perspective.
Undertaking yoga training.
Yoga became an integral part of Stephanie’s life, and she became interested in learning more about its ethics and philosophy, which led her to a yoga teacher training course with the Inner Yoga Trust. The course took four years to complete, and involved anatomy and physiology study as well as gaining a comprehensive understanding of the yoga principles of postures, breathing and relaxation.
Teaching and continued learning.
Stephanie teaches a style of yoga known as Hatha Yoga. The postures are taught in a manner that combines body movement and stillness, together with breathing and relaxation. This brings heightened physical and mental awareness, creating a sense of balance and harmony that lasts long after the lesson has finished. Stephanie continues to undertake yoga classes and continuous educational development with Inner Yoga Trust and British Wheel of Yoga teachers Jenny Beeken and Pauline Sawyer. Stephanie has also attended workshops with world-renowned yoga tutors such as Donna Fahri, Sarah Powers, Victor Van Kooten and Angela Farmer, as well as Brigid Kramer and Natasha Rizopolous. Stephanie is currently expanding her teaching expertise by undertaking a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course with Uma Dismore-Tuli.