Stephanie Priest

Stephanie has a remarkable way of allowing you to shine. Her calm and positive style allows you the space to be in your own practice. She combines alignment-based techniques with her fitness background to deliver you to a place that is “just right.” You will find what you need with her lovingly guiding you through your journey.

 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her

Teaching Style: Vinyasa Flow
3 words to describe your classes: Grounding. Comforting. Accommodating.

What is your favourite Quote: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
What is your favourite Local Business: The Gallery Gift Shop
Favourite way to Move: Nature walks with my dog, Harry.

Favourite place to visit: Andalucía

Your favourite way to relax: A guided meditation. Insight Timer is my go-to!
Your non-negotiable: Kindness

Hometown: Dunrobin, ON
3 Favourite Books: Inside the Yoga Sutras by Jaganath Carrera, Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie and Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
One of your favourite songs: I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis. I remember playing the song over and over again so I could write down all the lyrics and sing along. I still get excited every time I hear it on the radio!
Meditation is: Witnessing without attachment.

Yoga is: A practice of getting to know the Self.
Favourite ritual/habit: Burning Palo Santo before practice. It brings me back to where I took my teacher training in Andalucía and immediately centers me.

Favourite posture to teach: Utthita Parsvakonasana. There is so much to feel happening in the body. And so many fun variations to play with!

Favourite posture to practice: Viparita Karani. I would be in this pose all day if I could!
One Awesome Thing about You!: I’m fluent in English and French. And also speak a little bit of Spanish!
Name something you’re really good at: I like to think I’m a pretty good cook. I’m always trying out new recipes and my partner has yet to complain!
What is one new thing you’re learning right now?: Spanish! A big goal of mine is to be fluent in the language one day.

What does community mean to you?: In three words: Support. Kindness. Trust.

Certifications: 200HR YTT
Website: kalpanayoga.com
Instagram: @kalpanayoga
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