about our instructor
Stephanie Congo teaches powerful yoga classes and offers life changing energy medicine sessions. She teaches a variety of workshops, programs and retreats on health and wellness for healing. She has been studying Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Energy Work for almost 20 years.
Balance is central to Stephanie's life. She strives to be steady and stable, which is apparent in her calm and steady demeanor. An ongoing and consistent spiritual practice enables her to continue to grow and adapt to life's changes. This strong foundation allows her to be present and supportive of her clients and students in their healing journeys.
As a young child, Stephanie loved those who did yoga around her, namely her Nana and one of her neighbors. They had a certain peace and calm within them that others did not carry. She knew that yoga would come around in her life again, but little did she know she would end up being a yoga teacher years later!
Her yoga path started with Pilates and Power Yoga classes, with a love for active movement and exercise activities. She loved being able to jump off the couch and run 3 miles, swim, hike a mountain, lift weights, rock climb, canoe and bike. Her life was more balanced when she was fit and strong. Yet, her depression and anxiety ebbed and flowed. She soon found the more she practiced yoga, the more she couldn't live without it. Yoga cleared her mind and balanced her depression and anxiety. With yoga, she could live life with more ease and confidence. The itch to become a Yoga Teacher grew. Fast forward to Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 with Jaguar Path Vinyasa Yoga in Massachusetts. Her quest for seeking out specialty teachers around the world has continued to give her the ability to blend unique yoga styles, ultimately teaching her own: "Steph Yoga". Stephanie's expertise is cultivated with over 20 Nationally known Yoga teachers, culminating in over 850 hours of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Stephanie's passion for healing expanded exponentially during her Peruvian Shamanic studies, instantly wanting to know what the Chinese Meridians were and how to work with them. She then continued studies in Eden Energy Medicine, Integrated Positional Therapy Alignment, Advanced ThetaHealing, Meditation and Advanced Shamanic Courses. She now has over 1000 hours of Energy Training.
Stephanie specializes in pain and stress relief, trauma, autoimmune & thyroid issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal imbalances, fertility and postural alignment. She also works with a broad range of health conditions and those wishing to work with a spiritual coach on wellness, growth and change. Stephanie relocated her Yoga, Meditation & Energy Medicine practice from Montpelier, Vermont to Memphis, Tennessee in 2015.
Why do I do yoga?
Yoga clears my mind. Yoga clears the cobwebs. Yoga hits the reset button for me.
get your own bag of supplies for virtual yoga
KIDS YOGA GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- Handmade Organic Tie Dye Drawstring Bag
- Children's Yoga Story: Peaceful Piggy Yoga
- Therapeutic Ball
- LED Meditation Candle
- Bag of small items for Colors and Chakras Yoga Class
- Paper Plate for movement activity
- Assorted small items for Yoga Class
- Washcloth for Eye Pillow and washing your mat
what is yoga
Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit. We practice yoga to get better at life. When we blend the three components of yoga, we can in turn be the most balanced, centered and best version of ourselves that we can offer the world. We call it a practice because life is constantly changing and we must constantly practice our adaptation skills. By centering the mind, moving the body and using the breath in ever-changing patterns of movement and rest, we find peace and calm. We deepen and acknowledge the life force within each of us. We notice the subtle shifts and changes both inside and outside of ourselves. We are able to grow strong and take responsibility for how we create and interact in the world.
benefits of yoga
Manage Stress Better Sleep Lose Weight Heal Pain Balance Emotions Feel Great Restore Your Life Improve Neuroplasticity Become Relaxed Build Confidence Increase Flexibility Build Strength Feel Clarity
stephanie's yoga specialties
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yoga for staff
As part of our continued effort to provide the best possible learning environment for students and staff, the department of CSH and HR have teamed up to provide yoga to GMSD employees! Several times throughout the year, we'll select close to 30 employees to participate in this exciting program that will serve as a health, fitness, and wellness program to enlighten our employees! We take the well-being of our staff very seriously and want to cultivate an environment that is healthy and supportive! There's no place better than GMSD when it comes to supporting students & staff!