Stevie Bolger is a giver of love, strength and good vibes. Her own dedicated daily sadhana is currently an embodiment of the mind, body and soul feeling flow, an experience she seeks to impart to her students.
As a yoga instructor (e-RYT200, Yoga Alliance), Bolger’s training derives from the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya (teacher of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Iyengar and Desikachar). Stevie first studied under Suzanne Leitner-Wise, and is currently pursuing her 500-hour certification under the instruction of Prana Flow founder Shiva Rea.
Yoga has been Stevie’s lifeline. She practices to be in service to herself, and teaches to be in service to the world. The physical and the philosophical are powerfully connected in her personal practice, a holistic approach she extends through her teaching. Yoga is found infinitely beyond movement on the mat—as the choice to live consciously, with heightened awareness and the courage to be our most authentic self. This philosophy is fostered as one moves rhythmically though asana, ultimately making way for each moment in life to be in yogic harmony with the world at large.
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”
Stevie Bolger’s teaching is informed by her studies of Prana Flow under the guidance of Shiva Rea, and her own devoted daily sadhana. She leads a flow that is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to vinyasa yoga. The intent is to leave the practitioner with a mental and physical embodiment of the flow, pulsating with continual rhythm and reverberation.
Through the practice, students are given a safe space where they learn to be in service of themselves. What is not in service—negativity, worries, anxiety—gets checked at the door. This creates the opportunity to put the real work in. Optimism and perseverance are cultivated on a journey towards clarity. Stevie challenges her students to dig deep so they may leave empowered, with a more profound sense of awareness. Mindful of the significance of traditional yogic philosophy, Bolger offers a connection to the roots of the practice while guiding her students to achieve goals relevant to their modern day lives.
The cadence of an exquisitely rhythmic flow on the mat underscores breath, movements and postures. Stevie believes yoga is not just progress on the mat; it is conscious action. The discipline refined in asana practice allows us find ease in the midst of difficulty. When we learn to maintain ease, everything we say and do can become like an asana. Once we tune into the ample energy of the flow, we find this current exists everywhere and in every moment, allowing our body, mind and soul to start humming in harmony with the universe.