Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, CYT-200, Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher and Supervisor, has been studying yoga since 1994 and teaching for the past decade. She is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, along with being a Certified iRest Teacher and Supervisor for the Integrative Restoration Institute. She also holds a masters degree in clinical social work and is a Gestalt therapist who interweaves iRest yoga nidra and self-inquiry into her clinical practice. Stephanie’s teaching style creates a deep sense of safety and support, welcoming all of who you are, and engenders a meeting space based on truth and authenticity. She teaches group iRest classes, workshops, and private dyads. She also regularly assists and teaches at iRest Teacher Trainings. Her intention is to join students where they are and welcome self-inquiry to resolve suffering and reveal the utter wholeness of one’s Being.
Stephanie has been studying with Richard Miller, who developed iRest Yoga Nidra, since 2002. She has also studied with Adyashanti, Donna Farhi and Erich Schiffmann, as well as many other gifted teachers. She continues to be astonished and inspired by the unfolding of Truth that comes with welcoming life and all aspects of the self, just as they are. Stephanie regularly finds joy in her marriage with her husband, Francisco, and with her two cats, along with running and hiking. She also has a long love affair with chocolate.