Stephanie Moran is the owner of Smiling Dog Yoga and the creator of YOBarre. She is a Certified Group Fitness instructor that has been teaching for 13 years. She received her very first group fitness certification from Les Mills International in 2003 where she started her career in fitness as a Body Pump instructor. She continued on in certifications in Body Attack, Body Flow, Body Combat and Body Jam where she learned fitness formats involving kickboxing, high-low cardio aerobics, yoga, pilates, thai-chi and even dance based aerobics for those that really wanted to boogie! In addition to her extensive training from Les Mills, she is also certified by AFFA in Primary Group, Indoor Cycling, On the Mat training ans last but not least Zumba! Aside from her husband and four kids, teaching fitness and educating on health and wellness is her favorite thing to do and a huge passion for her. And as each new trend awakens in this industry she is always ready to try it and when she falls in love - gets certified! Her newly discovered passion for barre is energizing her creativity with fitness and discovering new ways to lead, teach and discover fitness with her students.
Stephanie is also Senior Vice President of Sales at MINDBODY and brings her passion and drive to our humble space!
Aside from teaching, owning the studio, and leading an amazing sales team at MINDBODY Stephanie spends her time with her four beautiful children and her amazing husband. She loves to travel and shop and loves to do the two together. Favorite city to travel to and shop - London!
Stephanie Moran instructs the following:
- Sweat 'N Sip
Our YOBarre fusion classes combine yoga, pilates, strength, cardio and some ballet moves. We will use ballet barres to help build strength, stabilize your balance and improve your flexibility. All levels are welcome, with plenty of options for beginners to circuit training junkies. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and towel, and we'll provide the rest.
Sweat 'N Sip is every Friday night at 5:30pm, and is designed to kick off your weekend with a vigorous class, "Sweat", and a gathering with the SDY community, "Sip". The class will rotate between four class types and instructors every week; Baron Baptiste Power Yoga, YOBarre, Strong Vinyasa and Strong Hatha. Each class will be an hour and fifteen minutes in length followed by complimentary wine, tea, and Kombucha. The rotation is designed to allow you to try all classes and maintain a variety of classes and experience amazing teachers who are gifted in their craft! The sip is to allow you to get to know your fellow students, mingle with our staff and teachers and bring your guests to introduce them to your SDY family!
Our Pilates mat class involves a series of exercises that teach body awareness and encourage a greater body/mind connection. The benefits include improved coordination skills, strengthening of the spinal muscles and core areas, improved flexibility, better posture, and long, lean muscle tone. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.