Founder/ Facilitator

Hello, my name is Stephanie Marie. For over a year, I searched for community. Overtime the search expanded into a calling to create a space and community for others. I didn’t know where or how to start? It was simply a strong desire that would not rest.

One day, I stepped into my first Council practice and I was home.

I practiced various forms of council in high school and college, but this specific form stood out. The intentions of the practice made the difference. I loved the depth of connection, authentic relating and the true community that was fostered. Council helped me gain clarity and notice things in my life that I overlooked. Shortly after my first council, I became a trained facilitator of the practice.

I am a registered Trauma-Informed 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified 140hr I AM (Integrative Amrit Method) Advanced Yoga Nidra Facilitator, certified Yin Yoga Teacher, certified in Level 1 of the Trauma Resilience Model (TRM), certified Youth Mental Health First Aider, certified Trauma Informed Primary Prevention (TIPP) and certified in Level 1 of Non-Violent De-Escalation.

I am also a mindfulness blogger and Teacher/ Founder of Somos Yoga (We Are Yoga) – Community Yoga. I felt drawn to create Somos Yoga to demystify yoga, and create a space where everyone regardless of age, bodytype or ethnicity feels safe to practice yoga in community.

I have planned and facilitated youth writing workshops, including leadership programs for youth and college students throughout Los Angles, CA, Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX.

I look forward to meeting you in one of our public/ private circles or events.

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