Short Biography

Stephanie Ann Pappas, (aka Stefani) is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (PTSD trauma therapy), Licensed Massage Therapist, and Yoga teacher/trainer.
She began studying Eastern philosophy at the age of 12 using the Taoist Book of Changes, the I Ching. In 1982 she took her Buddhist refuge vows with the Venerable Dawa Sambo from Tibet, and received various teachings from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and other renowned Tibetan Buddhist teachers.

From 1992-2002 she studied intensively with her teacher from Bangalore, India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and was a teacher for the Art of Living Foundation and Prison SMART Foundation. During this time Stephanie was dedicated to the practice of Hatha Yoga, Sudarshan Kriya, and various yogic meditations which included long silent retreats.

Stephanie is the founder and director of the Devalila Yoga Teacher Training, a registered 200 and 300 hour level trainings with the Yoga Alliance for 18 years. Stephanie has certified over 300 teachers in North America, Mexico, and Europe.

Her first book for yoga teachers, Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting is now available in Spanish. Insights from a Trauma Wise Yogi is her current work in progress, and newest book Yoga At Your Wall is available now for purchase on Stephanie has co-authored 9 other books on yoga.

Stephanie is also a Licensed Massage Ttherapist in PA/NJ, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (PTSD trauma therapy and resolution)

Stephanie rents her retreat cabin called Casa Pastel in Tulum, Mexico. Casa Pastel rental

Stephanie enjoys dedicating time and money to animal care and rescue. Loves cats!!!!

Stephanie with Dolphine in Tulum
Stephanie Pappas Photo
Stephanie Adjusting Upward Dog