Stephen began studying yoga at Shakti Yoga in Maplewood, NJ in 2010 as a means to cope with a tragedy in his life. Since then, Yoga has become a routine practice and formidable force in his life bringing a sense of calm and balance. He has been a “weekend warrior” attending Shakti classes regularly on Saturday and Sunday.
He began studying at Shakti with Al Macchi and deepened his practice under the watchful eye of C-Ray Manikowski and Anna Winkler. He has been studying Ashtanga with Anna since 2011 and practices regularly. He is thankful to Anna and the entire Shakti studio for enabling his yoga practice and bettering his life.
In April 2015, Stephen completed his 200-Hour teacher certification with Yandara Yoga Institute in a 26-day intensive training near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. During this time he completed training and practice of techniques in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Reiki Level 1, Anatomy, teaching Hatha and Yin Yoga and Yogic Philosophy, Ethics and Life-style.
Stephen teaches Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. He is passionate about having a fun, intensive yoga practice that refreshes the mind, body and soul.