Nosco means “to get to know” or “to inquire”. As yoga practitioners, teachers, or just human beings, it is so important that we never stop learning and growing.
Nosco Yoga is a Calgary based company that values life-long learning in the heart and mind. Nosco Yoga offers yin yoga education programs, workshops and classes designed to develop spiritually and psychologically. Yoga is not just a physical exercise, but an avenue to explore what it means to be a human being, and how to live well.
The Yin Yoga Stephanie teaches blends long-held postures, poetry, story telling, meditation and self-inquiry methods, inspired by her years of study and practice in the Yogic, Taoist and Buddhist lineages. After many requests from students, Stephanie is now offering an online package, which includes 7 videos of her favourite sequences, guided Taoist meditations, and the Taoist 5 Qigong exercise.
Stephanie also leads silent retreats in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and abroad, incorporating Qigong, Yin Yoga and, mindfulness meditation.
“Stephanie’s classes have profoundly enhanced my life. Through her classes, I have been able to create space in my mind & body and have been able to handle this busy life with greater clarity. This has led to both personal and business achievements. Stephanie creates an ambiance of peace and relaxation with her crystal bowls, poetry & essential oils and is able to masterfully guide you into poses – whether in a Yin or Yang class. Her Yang classes are functional & dynamic and so unique. You will feel fully supported in Stephanie’s classes with her thoughtful cueing and prop usage. Stephanie teaches in such a way that I am able to remember her cues and adjustments which I am able to put to use in my home practice. Stephanie is a wonderful meditation teacher and offers many methods including visualizations that will help you drop right in, making meditation achievable for all. There really is no instructor like Stephanie, and I feel absolutely blessed to have met her. I am Stephanie’s self-proclaimed stalker and a regular attendee of her studio classes as well as Yin Level 1 & 2 teacher trainings, silent retreats and workshops. Everything she does is magic.
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I found yoga at the tender age of 15 when my mind and body felt like foreign terrain. Yoga postures lead me to my breath, which offered me solace during the stress and toxicity of adolescence. During University, I became more interested in the spirituality and philosophy behind the practice I already loved- which lead me to a religious studies professor who opened my eyes to Buddhism. After receiving a degree in eastern religious studies, I made a pilgrimage to India where I spent months learning the traditional roots of yoga. From this point on I continued to study and practice with many teachers- receiving the teachings and then testing them in the laboratory of my own heart and mind. Since then, I have earned my undergraduate degree in both religious studies and education, and am working towards my masters degree in Counselling Psychology.
My main teachers are Sarah and Ty powers, whose teaching blends yin/yang yoga, Buddhism and psychotherapy into one practice called Insight Yoga. I am so grateful for the many jewels of wisdom they continue to share with me
I also studied Medical Qigong and Shamanic Chinese Energy Medicine, with Wendy Lang in Marin, California. Learning the foundations of Chinese energetic practices have greatly influenced how I teach Yin and Yin/Yang yoga.
My daily practice continually reveals deeper layers of learning and self-discovery. There are so many teachings and teachers available, but I think the real learning must come from your own experience of what you feel to be true- and then being open to question that truth. Our practice is a continual navigation through the wilderness of our body heart and mind. May it lead us to a place of solace, peace and true refuge.
Calgary based yoga instruction focusing on yin yoga, meditation and Chinese Energy modalities. Quality education to help you connect with your body, mind and soul.
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