Steph is a native New Yorker who relocated to The Twin Cities in November 2009. She has been practicing Yoga since 1991 and teaching since 2003. Her first teaching certification was from OM Yoga NYC with additional studies/certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Children, and Anatomy for Yoga Teachers.
Although initially beginning her Yoga practice in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions, she was in a car accident in 2004 and this caused her to reestablish her practice as more of a restorative and rehabilitative modality. Steph's classroom teaching style especially blends Vinyasa and Iyengar techniques with a strong emphasis on anatomy and kinesiology.
She is also a writer, proud mom of healthy fraternal twin boys-- born in 2010, and starting in summer 2015 will begin coursework towards a masters degree in Integrative Health Coaching.
Stephanie Mauceri instructs the following:
align & flow (mixed)
Mixed level class. Focus on alignment and the breath. Poses consist of sun salutations, standing poses, twists, back bends, inversions, and seated poses. Modifications and props are provided to help students access the poses safely and effectively. Philosophy is woven into the fabric of the class to help students embody the teachings of yoga.
yin / restorative yoga
Yin Yoga poses are held for 3-5 minutes at a time. Emphasis is placed upon the releasing tension in the connective tissues of tendons, fascia, and ligaments. Restorative Yoga poses are held for 5-8 minutes with the support of bolsters, blocks and blankets to enable students to rest comfortably. Relax, nourish and heal is the mantra of this nurturing and therapeutic class.
Ideal for those new to yoga. Build a solid foundation for a safe and joyful yoga practice.
This class takes a gentle approach to a yoga. Using the wall, chairs, bolsters and blankets we modify yoga postures to meet the needs of varying abilities. Breathing is emphasized and meditation is introduced.