Welcome! I’m so glad you are here….I’m Stefanie. I'm a mom to two kids and two dogs, as well as a yoga teacher (RYT 500) and aways a student. I’d be lost without books and things that bloom. I first turned to yoga as a way to balance the challenging transition from my corporate job to full-time mom. At the time, I had no idea teaching yoga would eventually become my new career. Once I realized the positive impact yoga had on creating more peace and stability in my life, I knew I had to share this powerful practice with others. After completing my 200 hr. teacher training, my studies continued with a focus on gentle, adaptive and restorative yoga. I became an Accessible Yoga Ambassador after training with Accessible Yoga founder, Jivana Heyman. He taught how yoga is for EVERY BODY regardless of age, size, ability and experience. This was an “aha moment” and inspired my teaching philosophy that our bodies, thoughts and energy levels change all the time, and our practice can always be adapted to support those changes. On some days my favorite pose is ardha chandrasana, on others it’s childs pose. I teach group and private classes as well as teacher trainings in adaptive, gentle and restorative yoga at both the 200 and 300 hour levels. I strive to create a warm and welcoming class environment in which students can safely build strength, flexibility and balance while feeling included and empowered. I’m lucky to have been blessed with many wonderful teachers and many wonderful students from whom I am always learning.
Other things you might want to know…
My first career was in book publishing, and I love to recommend my favorite reads. Books can always be found by my bedside, in my bag or scattered throughout my house.
I love dogs, especially our two rescue hounds Billy and Winnie.
I am a novice gardener -- both indoors and out. I am learning how to care for houseplants, which has been a struggle. I’m better at growing arugula, which pretty much anyone can do.
My husband races cars, my older daughter climbs 40’ rock walls and my younger daughter can do five back handsprings in a row. I’m more comfortable sticking to my yoga mat.
Warm. Soothing. Empowering. Relaxing. Caring. Mindful. These are words that come to mind when I think of my yoga practice with Stefanie. Whenever I’m in a session with Stefanie I feel both spoiled and cared for in body and mind. Her gentleness is evident in the soothing tones of her voice and her gentle touch to give you an extra little stretch. What’s even more wonderful about practicing with Stefanie is her care extends beyond her bidding you Namaste. You carry it with you in your yoga heart and mind until you meet with her again. My yoga practice wouldn’t be the same without her.
- Jill H.
Stefanie Haberman is the most wonderful yoga instructor I have ever practiced with. She is wise, funny, perceptive, calm and soothing, and always seems to know exactly what you need to practice in yoga that day. Her restorative yoga classes are the best I have ever taken. I look forward to practicing with her every week.
- Laura F.
I have been taking semi-private yoga lessons from Stefanie for over five years and I find her teaching style very unique and effective. Because she continually invests in her own professional development, she offers a wide range of poses and flows that are easily accessible for students who are experiencing temporary injuries or pain. Her willingness and ability to adapt to changing circumstances has enabled me to continue a regular practice, even though I have moved to another state. I especially appreciate her cuing, which makes it easy to follow even with eyes closed, and her ability to build up carefully to the most difficult poses, keeping her students safe.
- Cheryl E.