Meet The Team
With all the distractions and toxins from the outside world, Stephenie utilizes yoga as a way to reconnect, renew, and recalibrate the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga has been a part of Stephenie’s life since 2008.
It all started as a general workout but quickly grew into a passion and lifestyle. This eventually led Stephenie to complete a 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training with Yoga to the People & 300 hour Alignment & Vinyasa teacher training with Laura Burkhart.
Josh has been practicing vinyasa yoga for more than 9 years. Josh’s classes incorporate breathwork, meditation and asana to help students turn inwards and find their edge. He completed his 200-hr Yoga Alliance-certified training through Love Story Yoga in San Francisco. His teachers are Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell, and Susannah Freedman.
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Joseph has a BA in Social Work and graduated from the Black Swan Temple, Maui. He is trained in the ways of the Essenes, Reiki, and various spiritual practices. He has over 20 years of retreat experience and teaching practice. He teaches various forms of meditation as well as sound healing to people of all ages. Joe currently holds classes at various locations around the Peninsula and is available now for booking your meditation experience.
Leah believes yoga is for everybody and every body can do yoga. She is passionate about making yoga and wellness a welcoming and affirming space for all. Through her yoga offerings, she hopes participants stretch themselves--physically, mentally, and spiritually--while cultivating strength, compassion for, and connection with self and others. She believes the breath is the most important aspect of class and highly resonates with the yogic value of santosha.
Leah took her first yoga class in 2008 and started teaching in 2020 after completing her 200-hour training from Hot8Yoga. She has taught in-person and virtually for the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Barry Art Museum, Latitude Rock Climbing Gym, the City of Norfolk, and various pop-up yoga events partnering with local businesses. With over 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom, gym, and dance studio, transitioning to teaching yoga was a relatively smooth jump and fun, new community to join.
Leah looks forward to Saturday morning yoga with the great students at the Mats. Come join a Saturday class and connect with her on IG at @riseandshine.mvmt