Artist and Yoga Instructor
Why "Nova Zen?"
Stephanie worked as a teacher in schools in the areas of deaf education, special education, and art education for nearly ten years. After her daughter was born, she decided to make art creation and yoga instruction her career to be more present for her family; making this leap is the happiest decision she ever made. Stephanie is so grateful for the new peace she has found.
Art has always been Stephanie's first love. She paints nearly every day with work ranging from miniatures to mural designs. She creates paintings with media including watercolor, acrylic, ink, and colored pencil. She loves to use vibrant colors and light and hopes her work can offer the viewer little worlds that provide a sense of joy and mindfulness. Stephanie is happy to collaborate and take custom orders of any size and subject. She holds a lifetime art education license (K-12) in the state of WI earned through Concordia University's graduate teacher certification program (2018) and a minor in visual fine art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2011).
Stephanie has been practicing yoga since 2007 and teaching yoga since 2013. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program at the former Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Center in Milwaukee, WI, and an additional certification program in the area of pre/postnatal yoga through Yoga Education Institute. She teaches weekly through Tosa Yoga Center.
Janesville Mural Installation
CBS Dane County September 2020
Parent and Child Yoga Instruction
CBS Milwaukee County March 2020