Stella Valente

Los Angeles/Laurel Canyon, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

1 Review

Stella Valente has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years, leading trainings, retreats, and workshops. She teaches classical yoga in the traditions of the great masters of Ashtanga and Iyengar. She takes her background in talk radio in New York City to nationally touring comedienne and offers experiences that are accessible to all – focusing on moment-to-moment consciousness, exploring and sharing the passion of living courageously, and having fun. She is clear, humorous and a compelling teacher. Stella owns Yoga in the Canyons in Los Angeles, and is Certified E-RYT Yogaworks and Synergy Yoga Center. Learn more about Stella at


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best Yoga Teacher I've Ever Had

Stella is, hands-down, the very best yoga teacher I have ever had. She is the perfect balance (forgive the pun) in every way. She will demonstrate a pose, but never makes it about her. She is very friendly, but not unprofessional. She gives adjustments when necessary, and explains the poses so well and concisely that I find that I'm very often self-adjusting (which is the goal - especially in life, right?).


She will always give a modification if the pose is tricky for a wrist or knee or back issue - always; she's very conscientious about people's potential injuries. And one of my favorite parts about her teaching, is her understanding of yoga as a physical/mental/spiritual practice. Her head is not in the clouds, but she's also super clear about how yoga can elevate our life. She is very fun and funny about the sometimes obvious and often subtle parallels between how we approach yoga and how everyday situations presents themselves in our day-to-day existence. I can't say enough good things about her. Studying with her over the past several years has absolutely changed my life. She is wonderful.