Stephanie Snyder

Stephanie is the creator of the Yoga Journal DVD, Yoga for Strength and Toning and she is known for her inspirational teaching style. Students appreciate Stephanie’s unique ability to infuse her Vinyasa classes with yoga philosophy, conscientious alignment, and heart-felt humor. Her commitment to breath, movement, happiness, and prayer make Stephanie one of the country’s most sought after teachers.


Stephanie encourages students to walk the walk of yoga, attending courageously to their own experience and investigating how their gifts can be offered in service of others.


Stephanie resides in San Francisco where she has been teaching yoga since 2000. She is indebted to her beloved teacher Sri Dharma Mittra for sharing with her the real heart of the practice. She has also been deeply influenced by Richard Rosen, Tias Little, Nicolai Bachman, and Ramanand Patel.

Stephanie's down-to-earth, generous and loving vinyasa classes are living labs for self-discovery, acceptance and truth. There are two requirements for attending Stephanies classes: a desire for positive change and a good sense of humor.

As someone who is committed to a life of service through teaching and her work with charitable organizations, Stephanie was a founding Board Member of Headstand, a national non-profit organization dedicated to integrating Yoga into the curriculum of schools that serve at-risk youth. She also has an ongoing partnership with City of Hope and leads their annual Yoga for Hope event in San Francisco. Locally Stephanie is committed to helping families with children by actively fundraising for Raphael House

Stephanie teaches workshops and retreats internationally, is an industry  festival and conference presenter, and has been interviewed and profiled by Yoga Journal magazine, YogiTimes magazine, Fox News, Redbook, Spirituality & Health, and InStyle Magazine who named Stephanie as San Francisco’s most sought after yoga teacher. She presents at colleges and universities as an expert on the subject of yoga and has written numerous articles for industry leading publications.