Stephanie Snyder is one of the most popular yoga instructors in San Francisco and one of the most well-respected teachers in the world. But the road to yoga was a bit bumpy and Stephanie talks to us about how she began her practice, her inspiration, parking tickets, and more!
MBG: How/why did you first come to yoga?
SS: I fell into yoga a few times in college, hungover and confused. Who knew "Shala" wasnt the name of the newest pub? After college I moved to Utah to be a ski bum for a bit and fell into a few more yoga classes. The Universe seemed to urge me on this way until I found myself living in San Francisco in my early 20's. Needless to say everyone in San Francisco does yoga and it was hard NOT to fall into a class here. SO I did. It happened that I was in the midst of my 'hittin bottom' with drugs and alchohol and the partying had become more necessary that it was fun and things were falling apart quickly. So although most of my late teens and early twenties are kind of a blur, I do remember one particular yoga class during this tumultous time. Actually I only remember two things about this yoga class: