My name is Stephanie Moody, I'm a Yoga teacher , Yoga Therapist and long time lover and practitioner of Yoga, Meditation and ceremony -with 14 years teaching experience.
My journey on this path began in England where i grew up - moving to London from the countryside & woods of Devon, to study Psychology at University, ( minors in Philosophy and Sociology .)
Finishing university with a BSC Honours, i felt called to explore my curiosity for travel and spirituality.
I dived right in (thinking maybe i could have a shot at enlightenment😂) - joined three intensive Meditation retreats, in Australia, Thailand and India - which laid the groundwork for the depth , insight and experience in my therapeutic teachings today.
Over the years i attended and gained experience in Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork workshops, studies and intensive retreats - learning from many wonderful wise and experienced senior teachers & masters.
Studies and styles of Yoga include Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga , Hatha / Tantra Yoga and Classical Yoga such as Satyananda and Sivananda Styles, and of course Therapeutic Yoga (from the Viniyoga tradition ).
- Bsc Degree : Psychology with minors in Philosophy /social sciences
- Reiki Healing Level 1
- Theta Healing
- Diploma of Health Qi Yoga - Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 420 Hrs
- Yoga Therapy - 300 Hrs (Adora Yoga )
- Meditation TT - 100 hrs Yoga Coach
- Yoga Life Coaching - with Mark Breadner / Yoga Coach
- First Aid & CPR
I teach Yoga as a path for health , return to wholeness , and for transformation - a deeper and richer uncovering of our amazing Spiritual selves, our authentic nature - A self that is connected , calm , radiant , balanced and healthy.
I completed my 420 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2009.
I've taught every age and ability - from 4 year old's in kids Yoga classes - to a grand old age of 91 years old gentleman.
In 2015 i completed 300 hrs in Yoga Therapy training in order to delve deeper into the truly therapeutic qualities of yoga , and to work individually with clients on a 1 on 1 basi
I love teaching my regular weekly classes , I enjoy bringing a focus on alignment and technique - and infusing my classes with warmth, joy and a sense of playfulness.
One on one therapeutic sessions can range from coaching and helping to deepen your yoga practice, to working with the tools of Ayurveda ; utilising specific Yoga Therapy practises , helping to provide a holistic remedy for a many physical, mental, psycho-spiritual and emotional issues.
In 2020 -completed 100 Hr Meditation Teacher Training in Bali with renowned Yoga Coach & long time Meditation Teacher trainer Mark Breadner of Yoga Life Coach (March 2020 )
I worked for several years as a support worker for children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy and other complex disabilities, as well as mental health services.
In overcoming my own life challenges, I found yoga incredibly healing and therapeutic.
Ive guided transformational yoga retreats in Bali.
Im passionate about supporting and guiding people to get long-term results and to see how yoga brings about an enhanced quality of life. I looks forward to help empowering you with the tools & wisdom.
Currently studying Holistic Counselling with Art Therapy .
As a senior Yoga teacher , with a practice of Meditation , Yoga and spiritual Inquiry spanning back more than 25 years -My commitment to you is to help you deepen your Yoga practice , begin a Yoga and meditation practice and to help support those who are at a time when deeper healing is requires :
below are some of the issues i've helped clients with:
- Anxiety/ stress/ depression
- Sleep issues
- Women's health/fertility
- Digestive issues
- Back pain
- Post Cancer care and support during cancer treatments .
Coming back to a balanced and happy self, to harmony and to a much greater sense of peace has been a personal journey.
i'm so grateful for the tools the practice and path has given me.
2003- 2009 i experienced some major life changes and challenges.. - the combination of which led me to experience imbalances within my body/mind/spirit .
Discovering the healing power and therapeutic benefits of yoga, and committing to a regular practice of yoga, meditation and breathwork, I went from being stressed out and anxious, experiencing bouts of depression and insomnia......... to becoming a dedicated yoga practitioner (and a few years later - a teacher ), feeling calm, centred, positive and joyful. Yoga fundamentally changed me for the better, on all levels.
Like most people- i still experience the ups and downs of life, however ......everything is experienced on a more even keel....when you transform from the inside, the outside tends to balance out also.
I'm SO grateful for this path of Yoga , for my teachers and mentors - and all the ones that walked this path - this RoadMap to health and happiness before us !
Yoga and mindfulness practises have shaped the person i've become..... as a result my life has become more fulfilling, richer and harmonious.
It's my mission now, to help empower others with the tools of Yoga..... to lead individuals back to that same feeling within themselves : Of strength, peace and feeling connected again, healing on as many levels as possible .
Life is a gift, .......... why would we waste any moment of it on being anxious or stressed .... carrying pain or discomfort in our physical bodies...........when we can find a way to feel so much better - happier, healthier, stronger and to shine again ?