Yoga Instructor

Stephanie Laney

Job outside Krav? Patient advocate, yoga instructor, massage therapist, small farmer.

What are you most proud of? I am super proud of my blended family and our farm. It took a lot for us to get where we are and I am so proud of all of them and what we’ve achieved.

Hobbies, what do you do for fun or to relax? Write, read, love to hike and camp. Have aspirations for hiking the Appalachian trail next spring.

Why do you teach?  I seem to have a knack for breaking things down for people or being able to adapt my instructions on the fly rather quickly. To see peoples faces light up when they GET IT, and to see them excel drives it all home for me. I love watching people achieve their goals.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given isListen to your body, in all things. Really just shut up and listen.

What advice would you give a member getting ready for their first belt test? I don’t know what that entails but it sounds stressful! I would suggest they remember to breathe deep belly breaths, trust themselves, and to listen to their body and the muscle memories.

Cats or dogs? Dogs. We have two service dogs in training and I’m teaching my Australian cattle dog to herd and prepping him for agility 🙂

What’s the most inspiring part of being an instructor? Watching or hearing of someone taking a piece of the teachings out into the world and sharing them with others. I LOVE to hear of camaraderie outside the classroom.

The most important thing I learned before high school was… Asking for help is not a weakness, it is a sign of strength.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be… total control of water down to the molecular level yes I’ve given this a lot of thought 😀

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be an astronaut. Honestly my dad took us all down to the launch site at Cape Kennedy and everything. 

Favorite Pizza toppings? Goat cheese and mushrooms

Tell us one fact about you that not many know? I’m a southerner by birth and proxy. Oklahoma born, summers in the Ozarks of MO.