Stefanie lipseyStefanie Lipsey is an author, librarian, poet and yoga teacher who enjoys empowering others to live life to the fullest!

Stefanie brings a unique combination of  movement, quotes, music, and writing to her well-received  Writing Yoga® workshops.  She has facilitated workshops at libraries, universities, art galleries, and retreat centers including the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and Hofstra University.

Born in New York City, and a city girl at heart, Stefanie has made her home nearby on Long Island where she raised two beautiful children with her musician husband.  Through her involvement with several local historical, cultural, social, and environmental groups, she has become part of the Island landscape. Much of what she writes and teaches is inspired by all that is both wonderful and challenging about living in America’s first suburb.

Sound Cliff

Sound Cliff by Stefanie Lipsey

Her book Sound Cliff, Twelve Words to a More Creative Life, draws images and metaphor from Long Island’s rocky and sandy coastlines.  This book has helped many people to find their own creative expression.


Stefanie has an MFA in Creative Writing From Queens College. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and journals including: Southword, Long Island Quarterly, Big City Lit, Silver Birch Press, and Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems. She has been a featured reader at poetry venues in and around New York City for nearly 20 years. You can find her in the directory of Poets & Writers.


Writing Yoga Loft

Stefanie has been practicing yoga for 20 years and is a E-200 RYT and a Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance. She has completed several teacher training programs, and has studied yoga in Los Angeles, New York and Bali, Indonesia. Stefanie invites you to take one of her heart-centered yoga classes at the Glen Cove Mansion in the new Luminous Yoga studio. Class times are Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am. She would love to see you there!

Volunteering at Cedarmere
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June 2016 Reading at Cedarmere with Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, and series co-host, poet Liz Axelrod.

Stefanie also co-hosts a poetry series at the historic home of William Cullen Bryant with poet Liz Axelrod. The series is run through The Friends of Cedarmere, and has brought in Pulitzer Prize winning authors, editors and Poet Laureates. Read about the series here on the Best American Poetry blog.

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