Stephany is a high energy educator who believes in play and joy before all things! She grew up in Rome, Italy in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural home, speaking both Italian and English, fostering a deep connection to languages and cultures. Stephany now speaks fluent Italian, English, and Spanish, and has a moderate mastery of Portuguese. Her curiosity has led her to many fantastic places in the world where she has blossomed into the educator she is today. She practices yoga and several forms of dance and movement.
Stephany has been working with children since 2007. From working as an english teacher in Spain, to creating a “Playing with English” program in Rome, to being a special education aide in San Diego, Stephany has had the blessing to work with children all across the world with an array of different needs. Stephany started teaching yoga primarily for students with special needs, recognizing the empowering and self regulating tools children gain from the practice. This led Stephany to become a children’s yoga teacher in public schools. She is currently teaching preschool and yoga in Ithaca, New York, focusing closely on social-emotional development, yoga and movement, and gardening and nutrition.
Stephany’s is a trained Kidding Around Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 10 years and grew up with her mom teaching her yoga throughout her life. She has lived first hand the empowering self regulatory tools yoga has to offer and feels it is her duty to share these with the children in her life.