Stephanie is a passionate Yogi and Yoga Teacher, having been teaching for 6 years.
She was forever curious about the power of the human potential, and at 18, moved from her childhood home in country Devon (England) to the city lights of London to study Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology at Uni.
She successfully completed her BSc Honours degree, but her wanderlust took her to her travels, and during her travels she came back to her place of birth, Australia.
Stephanie later travelled extensively through India and South East Asia, and it was during this time that she followed her interest in Spirituality and Eastern culture and spent several weeks at intensive silent retreats in India and Thailand, practising Buddhist (Vipassana) meditation.
Her practises and retreats continued back in Australia, and she began to explore Yoga, and alternative healing modalities, Reiki, Theta Healing and Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.
She completed her yearlong Diploma of 450 hrs to graduate as a Yoga teacher in 2009.
She is a warm and compassionate person, who takes great care in her students with a focus on alignment and breath, but always encouraging lightness and joy in the practise.
Stephanie continues to study under the guidance of an expert senior teacher (Iyengar and Ashtanga certified ) Eileen Hall, and has a strong commitment to her own personal practice., which helps her to in turn gain a greater understanding of the needs and abilities of her own students.
In 2014 she continued to deepen her understanding of Yoga, in particular Yoga tailored to individuals needs/ requirements and conditions – and is currently 200 plus hrs into Yoga Therapy training, and hopes/ (plans!) to be a fully qualified Yoga Therapist by the end of 2015.
She has a warm heart and a passion for animals, was a volunteer for animal welfare for several years and if wasn’t teaching Yoga would love to set up a sanctuary for rescued animals. (Or work as a volunteer in Sumatra with the Orangutans !)
Stephanie teaches at our Mona Vale studio Wednesdays 7.30 pm Beginner / General
FB page = Stephanie Moody : Innersmile Yoga.
Stephanie’s web site www.innersmileyoga.com.au