Episode 10: Stephanie Snyder – Love Your Whole Story

Hi everyone!

After interviewing many traveling yoga teachers, I wanted to talk to a teacher who has focused on building a successful career serving her local community. Enter vinyasa yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder.

Although Steph (@stephsnyderyoga) has spent her fair share of time on the road teaching, she also has one of the most devoted community of students in San Francisco that I’ve witnessed. And now, after years of surviving studio changes and closures, she’s opening a studio of her own in San Francisco, called LoveStory. I have no doubt that her local students will rally around to make it a huge success. (Full disclosure: Jason will be teaching there, too. For details and 2017 teacher training dates, go to the LoveStory web site.)

We talked about why it’s important for teachers to “think local,” as well as:

* How she incorporates philosophy into vinyasa flow classes (she is exceptionally gifted at this)
* Where she derives inspiration for the philosophical themes of her classes (scroll down for her favorite texts and translations)
* What her daily practice involves
* How motherhood has changed her yoga practice
* How yoga fortifies her through the challenges of motherhood
* The story behind LoveStory

“Yoga has been the greatest love story of my life and I believe it can be that for everyone.”
Stephanie Snyder

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RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
LoveStory Yoga
Stephanie Snyder Yoga
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: a New Edition, Translation, and Commentary by Edwin Bryant
The Path of the Yoga Sutras, A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga (Nicolai Bachman)
The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda

MUSIC
Colectivo Etereo — Textrano
Ketsa — Dryness
Podington Bear — Funk

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PHOTOS OF STEPH
Stephanie Snyder

Stephanie Snyder Visvamitrasana

Stephanie Snyder Twisted Chapasana

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3 Comments

  1. What a great episode! Stephanie has such a strong, compassionate voice. She came to my studio in Chicago in spring and I was signed up for her weekend workshops but coming back from an injury. I wasn’t quite sure how it would go but in so many ways she helped breathe a little life back in to my yoga. I really agree that she and Jason are wonderfully complimentary teachers. Lucky Love Story students! I’m grateful that yogaglo helps make some of that possible for me here in Chicago. Best of luck to Stephanie and Jason on the new yoga home and thanks again for the wonderful podcasts.

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    • I love this, Kate! Steph is such a special combo of being loving while being grounded. Happy to hear you enjoyed it! Andrea

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  2. I really enjoyed this podcast! Stephanie seems so “real!” I appreciate and can relate to how her practice has evolved throughout her life. That’s one of the things I love about yoga!

    My family and I are vacationing in San Francisco this summer, and I plan to drop into a class at Love Story!

    Peace!

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