PRINCETON — With 16 years as a certified yoga instructor and 200 hours of required Yoga Alliance training, plus 550 hours of training in various disciplines of yoga, Stephanie Stinson is opening up a new chapter in her working career as a business owner with the 304 Yoga Studio on 400 South Wickham Avenue in Princeton.

“I was a fitness instructor before I started having issues with my knees. I started yoga so I could continue exercising with less impact to my body and I went on from there to become an instructor,” she said.

A meeting with Princeton Dance Studio owner/instructor Janis Gunnoe’s daughter-in-law, who is one of her students, led to Stinson making rental arrangements with Gunnoe for studio space at the dance studio.

She teaches classes in Vinyasa and Flow yoga for students in stages from beginner to advanced. She also has 100 Hour Athletes Certification which means that she is certified to incorporate yoga principles into athletic training to support and supplement fitness conditioning.

“I have classes on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Friday at 8 a.m.,” she said.

She added, “I guess my philosophy of teaching is that I really strive to empower students not only to meet their physical needs as well as their overall sense of well-being.”

The studio has a public Facebook page at 304YogaStudio. Stinson can also be contacted at 304-920-1755.

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