Stephanie Sara Chong

Stephanie first encountered yoga at 15 when her mom brought her to a studio down the street in San Francisco. That sparked a lifelong exploration of mind-body healing and eventually led her to The Shala, where she completed a 200-hour teacher training in 2023. Through teaching, Stephanie aims to cultivate a space of stillness for students to deepen in relationship with themselves. Her own practice is rooted in trusting the body’s wisdom and loving every emotion. A software engineer by day, Stephanie is a dedicated student of human flourishing, meditation, Buddhism, tech ethics, and experimental baking.