Life is like a river. You can either float on the surface or dive down deep.
Stephanie Joyce is an artist/yogi originally from Virginia. Her mother was an artist and her family lived on a farm along a river far from the closest city. Their fun was what they made within themselves.
Seeing a flyer for a summer program at Parsons School of Design in New York led Stephanie to Greenwich Village. She remembers sitting on a park bench in Washington Square watching the artists and free spirits passing by, and thinking that she would never leave.
Stephanie stayed in New York and earned her BFA from Parsons. She began her career as a stylist’s assistant at Vogue Magazine. Later, she worked as a designer and colorist for companies such as Calvin Klein, Banana Republic and Michael Katz Studio.
She later moved to London, and studied painting at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts. It was here that Stephanie dedicated herself to painting. She has since exhibited her work in New York, along the East Coast and in Europe at such galleries as Farum Gallery, Denmark, New Century Artists, NY, Silvermine Arts Center, CT, and Lockwood Matthews Museum, CT.
Having discovered yoga as a way to more fully open up to the creative process, Stephanie decided to travel to India to deepen her practice. She studied in Rishikesh with Ghurmukh where she received her KRI certification as a Kundalini yoga instructor. Stephanie began combining art and yoga as a way nurture the soul and to find inner peace. She has led workshops at yoga studios, festivals, international outreach programs, homeless shelters, universities, and retreats. She now lives along the Rippowam River, a constant source of inspiration for her life’s work. She strives to bring out the artist in all and to dive deep.