Meet the woman behind root + sky wellness
Stefanie’s journey to wellness began in 2005. She was seeking balance and an escape from the chaos found in leaving home for the first time, as a freshman in college. Summer 2005, Stefanie walked into her first yoga class, and still continues to find herself there- a place to connect, feel strong, healthy, free and clear. Years later Stef pursued her 200 hour yoga teaching training and certificate in Advanced Thai Massage, with a mission to help others feel the same grounding effects of the practice that she had.
Serendipitously, Stefanie visited an acupuncture clinic for shoulder pain and was blown away by the immediate results. So much so that she thought to herself, I HAVE to practice this medicine! In fall of 2013, Stefanie enrolled in a masters program at the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS, seeking her degree in acupuncture. She felt at home studying Chinese Medicine. It just clicked with her. This beautiful medicine circled around the earth, the seasons, yin and yang. It was all so complicated- yet so clear and simple all at the same time.
The first year of her graduate program Stefanie and a fellow local yogi opened The Yoga Lounge in her hometown of Winthrop, Massachusetts. The next four years were some of the busiest, most beautiful, emotionally trying years of her life. She got married, had a baby, and managed the studio all while working towards her Masters in Acupuncture from NESA/ MCPHS. In 2017 Stefanie graduated ready to help others see the magic in Chinese medicine.
In 2018 Stefanie opened her second small business, a holistic health and wellness retreat just outside of Boston and minutes from her yoga studio, Root + Sky Wellness. Stefanie hopes this practice will be a positive addition to the Boston area, opening people's eyes to the beautiful, non-invasive, effective world of chinese medicine.
Stefanie holds a MA acupuncture license, is nationally board certified through the NCCAOM, holds a BA in Writing from Umass, Masters of Acupuncture from MCPHS, Advanced Thai Massage Training Certification, 200 hour yoga teacher training and Clean Needle Technique Certification.