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A half-day retreat and conference with break-out sessions just for nurses and healthcare professionals.  I will be facilitating a Writing Yoga® workshop on November 28, 2017. This is the third year in a row that I have had the honor of presenting at this event.

The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 631-423-0483




A weekly workshop that includes meditation, journal writing, and yoga poses to help teachers stay centered, focused, balanced, calm and motivated! Open to all teachers in the Locust Valley Central School District. Contact me to learn about bringing a WY Mindfulness program to your school.

Fridays at 8:15 am.  November 2016 – June 2017 at the Bayville Elementary School in Bayville, NY.



A week of wellness at the Glen Cove Mansion during President’s week!  Workshops include meditation, journal writing, and yoga.  Massage therapists and other wellness professionals will be offering ways to relax even more. Stay refreshed and warm during the long winter months. Indoor pool, sauna, stream room and relaxation after yoga will keep you revitalized and glowing!  More details coming soon. Save the date!


photo by Alan Klein

photo by Alan Klein

What People say about Writing Yoga®

“I am one of Stefanie’s regular yoga students and had a wonderful time at her Writing Yoga® retreat. I feel more focused and positive than I did before the weekend started. I loved the activities she planned and would definitely take another retreat with Stefanie! She is the best hostess and makes everyone feel special.” – Patti C.

“I just loved the whole vibe of the weekend, the interplay of yoga and writing. The thing I might love most about yoga is it teaches me to be present, to stay here and now. I get so bad at that, especially when I don’t practice it, and I think engaging in that frame of mind carries off the mat to the writing space. It did for me, here, anyway.” ~S. Kraemer, writer

” I used two of the tools I learned in Stefanie’s WY Mindfulness training with my students: deep breathing and the idea of ‘Setting an Intention’ before a multiple chapter math test. Not only were the students able to sit calmly throughout the whole thing, they finished in less time than the regular chapter tests and had the highest test average as a group since the beginning of the year!”  – K. Burns, teacher

“My students look forward to using WY Mindfulness in class. They go right into relaxation mode as soon as I give them a prompt. Students have come to me privately and during class discussions to tell me how they are using these techniques on their own. Many have talked about using these tools when they cannot sleep or if they wake up from a bad dream. These techniques to help them relax and become less scared.” – Meryl A., teacher


Cedarmere Poetry Series

I co-host this series with Poet Liz Axelrod. Cedarmere is the historic Long Island home of poet, editor, and civic activist William Cullen Bryant. Our monthly series for the community has brought in Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners and other excellent poets from New York City and beyond.  Visit the website for current schedule: – 225 Bryant Ave, Roslyn, NY 11576

Past readers this year have included: Tina Chang, Donna Masini, Kim Addonizio, Nicole Callihan, Anthony Cappo, Denver Butson, Pete Vanderberg, John Reid Currie, Leila Ortiz and Willa Carroll.


Past Events

“POETRY HERE & NOW!” PRESENTATION April 4, 2017, Locust Valley High School

SPRING RENEWAL YOGA RETREAT April, 2017 at The Glen Cove Mansion


NURTURING THE NURSE RETREAT  November 5, 2016, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Seminary of the Immaculate Concepcion 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 631-423-0483

AWAKEN YOUR CREATIVITY WITH MOVEMENT, BREATH AND WRITING  at the Open Center in New York City on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2-4:30 pm.

WRITING YOGA® and SELF-CARE WITH CATHY EPSTEIN   February 6, 2016 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Absolute Yoga in Woodbury, NY.

WRITING YOGA® DAY RETREAT November 21, 2015, 11-4pm. Long Island Writers House , Huntington, NY.

OMEGA INSTITUTE STAFF CLASSES  Since August, 2010 –   Writing Yoga®, Poetry and Creativity Workshops.

WRITING YOGA® at the 2nd ANNUAL NURSING THE NURSE RETREAT   November 7, 2015 from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM at The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY.

LONG ISLAND QUARTERLY: A Silver Celebration at the Walt Whitman Birthplace

Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:00


Bowery Poetry Club. January 1, 2016. 2-4 pm.


Hempstead House. November 22, 2015, 2 pm.


October 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm Huntington, NY

More Cool Places Where I’ve Read and Presented

Bowery Poetry Club
Cornelia St. Cafe, New York, NY
Hoftra University, Hofstra, NY
Locust Valley Public Library, Long Island, NY
Queens College, Flushing, NY
Sanibel Public Library,  Sanibel, Florida
Sea Cliff Arts Showcase, Village Hall on Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY
Smalls Lit Reading Series, Smalls Jazz Club 183 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
Turnstyle Reading Series of the City University of New York
West Hempstead Public Library, Long Island, NY