I felt very comfortable doing the breathing sessions with Stephanie. She was very present and empathetic accompanying me during my inner journey :)
Yannis Diamant, BA. Psychotherapy Masters Student
"I really enjoyed the breathing session with Stephanie. I did some other breathing sessions in the past but this one was different. It was a combination of beautiful music, guided breathing and perhaps a special energy that eventually caused "fireworks" in my brain (while my eyes were closed and covered, I had a sensation that all of my brain lit up and half of my hearing was replaced by a high pitch tone). This happened twice in the one-hour session and left me very relaxed. I had a feeling like the inside of my body was deeply cleansed."
Marko Arges, IT Specialist (Slovenia, Austria)
"The breathing session was completely new for me! After only 2 sessions, I came across things from my past and those of my ancestors with Steffi, which gave me information about my asthma attacks. All of a sudden through these insights I felt an understanding as to how certain things shape us, big and whole, and the breathing problems vanished into thin air. I'm still attending sessions and I'm curious to see which other topics we will come across and thus solve ...! "
Mag. Christine M., Nutritionist, Human Design- Coach, Merkur Insurance (Austria)
"For me, my first session was a huge success. Shortly before Christmas I was able to recharge a lot of energy. It was like an hour and a half roller coaster ride. I laughed, cried and through Stephi's gentle facilitation I was able to see many things clearly and in a different light."
Erik S. Project Management (Austria)
I was with the wonderful yoga teacher Stephanie Smith from California at a yin yoga retreat with breathing sessions in the beautiful Strandhotel Weissensee in Carinthia the beginning of March 22 I and would love to go again immediately because it was incredibly good for me - I came back soo mega relaxed, completely refueled with energy and so happy and balanced - I can highly recommend this retreat if you are looking for deep relaxation, tranquility and spae to come to yourself - the wonderful nature (Weissensee, super beautiful! !) and in a vegan wellness hotel. As soon as I can, I will do another retreat with Stephanie!
Veronika Fehlinger, MSc (Austria)
My experience at the Yin Yoga retreat led by Stephanie Smith gave me a renewed sense of my “aging” body and it’s ability to rejuvenate in a matter of days from joint pain and inability to squat due to aging knees, stiff joints and stiff toes to 5 days later squating with ease, bending toes and over all being able to move my body with much more ease and grace. I had given in to the idea that I was just getting older. The truth was that I was loosing my abilities due to lack of movement and use and Yoga is a great restorative for a “former” aging body! I also found the breathing techniques Stephanie taught great for slowing down and “tuning in” to the self. There was plenty of time for rest and relaxation, art, and connecting in harmony with the group … falling in love with ALL
Ileah Moore, Author, Healer, Former Retreat Owner (USA)
"Three months ago I signed up for the "Pranayama Breathing Course". From the beginning I knew that this course was the best choice for my physical and mental needs. Both in content and practice, the total of 10 modules were carefully built scientifically and anatomically on a firm domino-structured foundation. With joy and full dedication, I read myself into the successive sequences...Stephanie is a very experienced, competent, caring mentor with a lot of empathy. Through her professional knowledge, practical exercises and joint meditations, the participants were led to inner peace, tranquility and inner contemplation."
Marta Juhasz, Kindergarden Teacher (Hungary, Austria)
"I have had the good fortune to meet Stephanie "by chance ". At that time she made me aware of the Pranayama class she was leading. Without knowing much about this kind of breath yoga, I immediately decided to join the 10 modules; from one side, as a professional singer I have a lot to do with breathing, I have to deal with my nervous system all the time and I was simply interested in such experiences. From another side, as I immediately felt a certain trust towards Stephanie! Now after 5 months of walking together on this "journey", I know that my intuition did not deceive me: Stephanie is a fantastic, profound and sensitive person, who is not only extremely competent in her knowledge, but also masters the ways of human communication simply from the heart, without any pressure. This allows her to do this spiritual work with us so smoothly and pleasantly. I feel very comfortable with the course and like the constructive, confidential exchange we have established with all the participants. Although online, it works amazingly well! I'm sure this is due to Stephanie's ability to relax and connect people with her friendly and bright presence. And by that I don't mean just a connection among all of us, but the connection that everyone should seek and find alone with themselves. We got a lot of theoretical knowledge, and especially experienced and learned a lot through the practical exercises. Thank you, dear Stephanie - for your love and your desire to make people more aware.”
Milena Georgieva, Opera Singer & Klavier/Voice Teacher (Bulgaria, Germany)
The Yoga Retreat was a magical experience, which each one of us greatly enjoyed. Stephanie led the retreat in a very professional and heart-centered manner. She chose each exercise and activity based on her intuition and the needs of the participants. It was cool getting closer to one another, practicing yoga and sharing excursions together. I would highly recommend others to join one of Stephanie's retreats!
Yannis Diamant, BA. Psychotherapy Masters Student
For 1.5 months I have been attending the Yin Yoga session with Stephanie every Tuesday. It was the best decision for me to attend here. I had insomnia and a problem with my stomach. Already after a few sessions I noticed a significant improvement! I can only recommend everyone to attend this class regularly. All my complaints have dissipated, I sleep through every night and can eat normally again :) I would like to emphasize here that the dear Stephanie has made a significant contribution to this. With her loving, calm and caring nature, she carries you through the hour....! One feels safe and embraced! I can't imagine my life without Yin Yoga. Since then I start every day with a few Yin exercises in bed. One feels fit and rested afterwards and also copes with stressful days much easier.
Margit K., Austria