Stephanie Smith’s path from the dance studio to the yoga studio began when she was a young girl exploring ballet, jazz, and tap. After a few years as a college dance major, she left her home state of
Utah for a professional dance career in Los Angeles. That road led to ventures in personal training and fitness as well as teaching dance to others since 1984. Her love of yoga began in 1996 as she explored Bikram, or hot yoga. Ever curious, Stephanie continued her yoga instructor training in many forms over the years and cultivated a growing interest in the mind-body connection. Her unique style brings a sense of curiosity and inquiry into the studio as she meets yoga students where they are and helps guide them to a deeper understanding of their body, mind, and spirit.
Stephanie is an Anusara-Inspired® Certified Yoga Instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching various traditions of yoga including Anusara, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vini-yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, Meditation, and EssentialYoga. She is highly skilled at teaching healing through the practice of correct alignment and taking yoga off your mat and into your daily life. Her essential oil experience began years ago as she introduced aromatherapy into her yoga classes on a regular basis, where she quickly realized that dōTERRA essential oils were not only the perfect natural healing modality for her family but also a great approach to her yoga offerings.
Stephanie has successfully co-owned and operated a dance and yoga studio in Utah where she helped establish a thriving yoga community in a small mountain town. She considers herself “forever a student to the teachings of yoga and wellness,” and knows it is her calling to magnify the skills of other yoga instructors and practitioners. She is especially grateful to her teachers and colleagues who have helped her become who she is today.
She is a Certified Instructor of dōTERRA’s Aromatouch Technique® who enjoys traveling extensively building her Diamond dōTERRA team by teaching and inspiring others to develop healthy lifestyles and advance their own dōTERRA businesses. Stephanie has the heart of an entrepreneur, which is evident in her life path. She has taken the lead as studio owner, as an independent yoga instructor in Scottsdale, Arizona, and more recently with her thriving dōTERRA business. She is excited to offer The EssentialYoga Program as a blend of yoga and oils that bring together some of her learnings over 20 years creating classes that have touched hundreds of lives.