Seeking to make a profound change in his life and become an active participant in his own wellness, Stephen enrolled in massage therapy at the Institute of Therapeutic Massage in 2002. Inspired by an improved sense of well-being and positivity, Stephen also earned a certification as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He graduated from the School of Integrative Therapies in June 2006 where he developed his skills in Structural Integration.
In 2008 Stephen completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training with Yogaworks, a system based upon Iyengar and Ashtanga principles. His style utilizes the building of intelligent sequences to prepare the body for postures of increasing challenge.
Stephen is passionate about wellness and is dedicated to exploring the endless mysteries of the body. He continues to deepen his knowlegde of anatomy and kinesiology through continuing education. A natural teacher, Stephen began teaching massage therapy and anatomy & physiology at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage in 2005.
“I originally began my yoga practice with the intention of becoming more flexible. I had no intention of changing my whole life. That is the greatest gift of yoga; the power to transform. Once you begin a dedicated yoga practice, there is no turning back. This is your new way of life, and it’s incredible.”