Stephanie Birch

I came for the sweat and found a way of life. I was a long-time athlete looking for a challenge and was hooked from my very first yoga class. It wouldn’t be until years later that I connected with the practice on a deeper level, outside of the perceived “fitness trend.” After my son was born, I turned to my mat in a life-saving-and-changing way and the practice ignited my greatest purpose: to serve and give back to others. The practice of yoga is simple, be yourself. I believe that showing up for yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and to this world. I am passionate about encouraging others to move, breathe, feel, and heal on and off their yoga mats. My hope is that we come together to love and lift each other as we navigate through this thing we call “life.”

In my everyday life, I’m a play-at-home mama, yoga teacher, life photographer, writer, artist, Tahoe-lover, a sucker for dark chocolate, dark beer, and a life well-lived. You can find me on my mat teaching with a wide-open heart in Sacramento, CA and online at www.oneOeight.com

Stephanie Birch s articles

Healing

Feel It All

One of the hardest classes I taught was a class I themed around “joy” this time last year. I came into the studio at 5 am to turn on the heat, set up the music, and get into my body so I was ready for the early morning risers at 5:45 am.

Stephanie Birch - Thursday, 7:50 pm0
Lifestyle

Curing The Instant Gratification Hangover — Committing to Less and Being More

I find myself moving away from instant reflexes. Meaning, instantly responding to phone calls, messages, texts, and anything that grips or pulls me into an immediate response. It’s been 2.5 years since I’ve turned all notifications off on my phone.

Stephanie Birch - Thursday, 5:53 pm0
Healing

Life is Messy and Magical

Life is messy and magical. People are messy and magical. Let it all be messy and magical. Sometimes we can get so caught up in presenting ourselves in this life.

Stephanie Birch - Tuesday, 5:35 pm0