Welcome to Heart and Wings Yoga

Our mission is to provide yoga therapy sessions and wellness classes to individuals who want to create a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress and anxiety and be truly present for the people and activities they love most.

Stephanie Banach started Heart and Wings Yoga to support people in feeling more connected to each other. When we are trying to create a healthy lifestyle, but feel stressed by all the daily demands, information overload and our own desire to do things just right, it can become too much. And often it’s our relationship with the people we are closest to that suffers the most.

By sharing principles and practices of yoga with clients, Stephanie helps them to release stress and anxiety so that they can be truly present in the moments they want to treasure. Stephanie takes a compassionate, curious approach to supporting her clients. There is no judgment - just a supportive, therapeutic space for clients to explore, understand and develop practices they can use in daily living.

Stephanie believes that when people learn that yoga is more than what one sees on a yoga mat and that it can truly offer holistic wellbeing, more people will explore a personal practice leading to greater inner peace and a deeper connection in their relationships with others. 

Stephanie creates various classes in partnership with schools, organizations and workplaces to support the littlest ones and the young at heart - all with the goal of having participants feeling accepted, valued, and loved.

For a deeper, more personalized approach, Stephanie offers 1:1 and small group yoga therapy sessions tailored to meet you where you are at and to support you along your journey to greater contentment, peace, and wellbeing.

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health: safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.” Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

About Stephanie

I have been on my yoga journey for more than 20 years! My yoga practice has helped me to find balance and calm in the busyness of life – and in parenting!! It has taught me lessons in letting go of the need for perfectionism and control so that I can truly enjoy time with my children and activities that I love.

Life’s adventure led me to being a Yoga Teacher (RYT 500hr), Certified Mindfulness Coach and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). I also have certifications in Health and Life Coaching that are accredited by the International Coaching Federation and I’m certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through e-Cornell.

Throughout the pandemic, I taught virtual yoga classes, often with students joining in from around the globe! I loved seeing the transformation that happens when people discover the healing and freedom that comes from an honest exploration of yoga and its many practices and philosophies! It was then that I decided to create Heart and Wings Yoga to continue sharing yoga and wellness practices to encourage people to see their amazing selves and create the life they want!

Before starting Heart and Wings Yoga, I served as a Board of Director member for a local food pantry that supported more than 400 families each month. In partnership with the food pantry, I worked with a retired Navy Captain to help create a new ministry to serve Veterans with PTSD. We started with two Veterans and soon were providing food and other support services to more than 50 Veterans each month! I offer Karma Classes (no fee to practice, any donations are given to a Veterans' organization) to continue supporting Veterans.

I have two children: Benjamin, 13, and Rayna, 10. We enjoy cooking, baking, riding bikes, reading, and playing with our sweet pup, Simba!