Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Stephenie on leaving her law practice to become a yoga instructor

Founder of Inspire Yoga, Stephenie Sobrian

Founder of Inspire Yoga, Stephenie Sobrian

Stephenie Sobrian started doing yoga 12 years ago as a way to deal with what had become, almost constant pain.

She said her lifestyle at the time wasn’t as healthy and wholesome as it should’ve been so before long, her body started to protest.

“I was sitting too much. I was a law student at the time and I just wasn’t feeling right in my body. My aunt took me to my first yoga class and to be honest I really fell in love with it the first time I practised. I knew this was something I needed to integrate into my life.”

Stephenie practised law for seven years and credits yoga with helping her manage the stress often associated with that profession.

She told Loop, through yoga her awareness was heightened in ways she didn’t think possible before.

“I’m really into personal growth and spirituality and yoga really was the vehicle that afforded me this opportunity to dive a little deeper, to look within, to slow down and to bring more peace, joy, satisfaction and fulfilment into my life.”

Such was her love for the ancient practice that after seven years Stephenie left her law practice to start Inspire Yoga.

She said she has no regrets.

Stephenie did a 500-hour teacher-training course in 2015.

Subsequent to that she pursued training in aerial yoga and specialised training in yoga for cancer patients/survivors as well as vinyasa training in Hawaii. 

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