After sustaining a serious injury about three years ago, I was cautiously permitted to try yoga classes in an effort to help with rehabilitation. At that time I began yoga practices with Stephanie, first in a group setting and later privately. I have improved consistently during the past few years, due in no small part to Stephanie’s classes. Each of her classes is extremely well prepared and organized. There is always new material as she continues to study and increase her knowledge of the yoga universe, particularly how it can be used for therapeutic benefits, as well as safe practices as one’s body ages. I always look forward to her classes and plan to continue studying with her as long as I’m able.
“Throughout the years, I had ‘tried’ yoga many times. And, although I always knew that a yoga practice would be beneficial in my life, I never continued a practice for any length of time. After retirement, I promised myself I would try again – and now I understand why it had never worked for me before. I had never found a yoga teacher like Stephanie.
Stephanie is thoughtful and attentive to everyone’s physical issues (in our class of mostly 60+ ladies), and she has a plan and purpose for every class. She is patient and non-judgmental, which keeps me motivated. Thoughtful in her preparation, she is always bringing new and interesting ways to improve our practice as she learns and grows along with us. As I’m learning healthier ways to breathe, I find that I’m falling asleep faster, waking up more refreshed, and able to relax more completely. My practice has improved my body’s tone, flexibility, and balance more than I was ever able to achieve with other kinds of training or exercise.
So, thank you Stephanie for all of your dedication and genuine kindness in helping me and others learn how to find peace and better health in these challenging times. I look forward to continuing the journey together with you.”
“I have been taking Stephanie Gaylord‘s yoga classes for a little over three years now and my favorite thing about Stephanie is that she is always evolving and bringing new learning to her practice. I can truthfully say that we have never had the same class twice in all the time I’ve been with her. At the beginning of each class, Stephanie asks us students how we are feeling today. No matter what we come up with (feeling a little stiff today, feeling a little low energy or wanting a higher energy work out) Stephanie is ready to provide guidance to meet the moment. During the session, she gives us little reminders about breathing and not trying to be perfect and feeling the ground underneath you, which are so helpful when trying to learn new poses and are the key to making the whole experience safer and more enjoyable. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone who wants to enjoy the experience of practicing yoga. I stay with Stephanie because through yoga she makes me feel good and I believe that’s the best practice there is.”