Stef has been physically active from a young age, influenced by her parents who were involved in the fitness industry. She became a certified personal trainer in 2008 and has been working one on one with clients ever since. It was not, however, until she met Coeli Marsh and was introduced to Baptiste Power Yoga that Stef found her true passion. After studying with Coeli she felt compelled to travel to Hawaii to study with Baron Baptiste in 2009, and the following year Stef completed and assisted another 200-hour yoga teacher training with Coeli Marsh.
Stef has diversified her teaching by studying yoga for PTSD with the Warriors at Ease program at Kripalu, and has become a Reiki Master. She has also sharpened her instructional skills with Ana Forrest, Sadie Nardini and Megan Curry, and attributes much of her teaching style to those teachers. She has also co-facilitated several yoga retreats in Central America.
Stef's current focus in to lead students online at www.wintersyoga.com to help yogis deepen their practices outside of the studio.