Stephanie Nelson will be brining her joyful presence and keen teaching skills to the Mysore Oakland community from May 18 - June 1, 2018, for the last two weeks of Adam's time away.
Class times will be:
Mon - Fri: 6-9a Mysore
Sun: 7-10a Mysore
Stephanie is originally from rural New England, USA. She first started practicing yoga in NYC in the mid nineties while taking a break from her graduate studies, exploring several different yoga traditions, eventually discovering Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She then returned to her scientific pursuits and completed her PhD in Immunology in 2001 in Boston, USA.
In 2002, Stephanie and her family moved to New Zealand and soon after began a 2½year teaching apprenticeship in Ashtanga at the Auckland Yoga Academy (YA500). Since her graduation in 2006, Stephanie has been teaching yoga full time. She is the founder and director of Waiheke Island Ashtanga Yoga and The Breathing Space Yoga Collective, an Experienced-RYT 500 instructor with the Yoga Alliance, and leads YA200 and YA300 registered mentor-based teacher training programs in NZ and abroad. Stephanie is one of the 3 teachers in the Trinity Yoga collaboration, alongside her dear friends Martina Gotz and Kiri Sutherland. She also has a keen interest in and commitment to the practice of Yin yoga as a complement to daily Ashtanga Yoga.
Stephanie regularly studies with senior Ashtanga teachers, Peter Sanson and Dena Kingsberg. She has traveled to Mysore India and to the US to practice with the late Ashtanga Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, his daughter and grandson, Saraswati and Sharath Jois. She is deeply grateful, humbled, and inspired by her teachers and her students. She also has three beautiful children that inspire her life everyday.