About the Author
Stephanie (a.k.a. Stefani) Ann Pappas has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation since 1992. She is the founder and director of the Devalila Yoga Teacher Training, a Registered 200 hour level training with the Yoga Alliance. Stephanie has certified over 200 teachers in North America. She is also a massage therapist, Interfaith Minister, belly dance teacher, and ESL teacher.
Stephanie Pappas was born in New York City in 1960 and grew up in central New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, Douglass College. After graduating from college, she worked for 10 years as a trainer, technical writer, and technician in the telecommunications industry.Stephanie began the study and practice of eastern philosophy at the age of 12 with the Taoist book of changes, the I Ching. She took her Buddhist refuge vows in 1982 with the Venerable Dawa Saambo from Tibet, and received various teachings from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and other renowned Tibetan Buddhist teachers.
From 1992-2002 she studied intensively with her teacher from Bangalore, India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and was a teacher for the Art of Living Foundation and Prison SMART Foundation. During this time Stephanie was dedicated to the practice of Hatha Yoga, Sudarshan Kriya, and various yogic meditations which included long silent retreats.
Stephanie has co-authored 9 other books on yoga. Her first solo book for yoga teachers, "Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting" has sold over 12,000 copies. Her other new yoga book, Yoga At Your Wall
is also available on amazon.com
Stay tuned in 2010 for her newest book, Reflections of a Codependent Yogi.