Co-Owner and Founder of Asheville Yoga Center, Steph has been teaching Yoga since 1988. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, she moved here in 1997 to raise her 3 sons with her beloved husband Sunny (co-owner/founder). Stephanie's Ashtanga Power Mix classes are always a fast moving blend of the Ashtanga template with fun variations thrown in, including handstands and inversions always. Accompanied by a rockin' playlist in the hottest room our heating system can manage, her classes are full of humor, sweat, and real-ness. All levels are welcome to shed layers of drama, fear, and ego, although Stephanie practices WITH the students so there will be little alignment instruction and zero hands on assists. She wants you to find your own way.
If colorful language offends you, then her classes are not for you.
Stephanie is the mama bear of all AYC's programs and would like to be President of Yoga one day.
Class Schedule for Stephanie
|Friday September 22||2:15 - 3:45 pm||HOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10|
|Monday September 25||2:15 - 3:45 pm||HOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10|
*Recommended for Beginners
Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. Also excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try and inversion (or three!). Not recommended for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.
Warm classes allow the body’s tissues to soften more deeply, as the room is kept between 80-89 degrees.
Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 90 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be fast-paced, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.