Find Your True North

Stephanie Schwartz


Stephanie has always sought ways to bring balance, health, and fun into her
life. Yoga has become an integral part of that process. It is a place where she can be herself, confident and comfortable in her body and its strength, along with its goofy inner core. Several years ago, on an adventure to the North Shore of Oahu, hiking with friends, Stephanie came across a floating yoga studio at a secluded beach. Intrigued, she carefully determined that no one was around, and quickly hopped on a board to play—and in a moment was hooked. Through a chance encounter with a yoga teacher who soon staked claim to the floating studio as her “office”, a seed was planted.  Back on the mainland, it took about a year before Stephanie found a local floating studio to make part of her regular practice—and subsequently learned that the owner, Sarah Tiefenthaler, was the same teacher she had crossed paths with a year before. The opportunity to join a YOGAqua teacher-training program presented itself a few months later and Stephanie never looked back. She is also a certified yoga instructor through the National Council for Personal Trainers (NCCPT).  In 2018, Stephanie partnered with Sarah to expand the YOGAqua brand and opened a second floating studio location in Ventura California, at Harbor Cove Beach. Most weekends you can find her practicing, playing and laughing somewhere on the ocean, with her YOGAqua ohana.