Stephanie McKenzie

I sought refuge from a very early age in the quiet moments within a child pose held in a dark closet.  I found freedom in losing my way in the forest.  I’ve felt the vastness of diversity while floating upon the warm sea.  I gained clarity from moments of silence that stretched for days and then years. I understand the shifting nature of a human mind. I’ve learned that nourishing and caring for my body, mind and soul is an obligation I accepted at birth. 

I have formally immersed myself in the study and practice of Sankhya philosophy, Yoga, Ayurveda, Curanderismo, Mindfulness, Herbalism, Nurat Boran, Classical and Ecstatic Dance and Vipassana Meditation.  I have led countless students through the practices I know to be helpful.  I have guided numerous ceremonies honoring moments in lives that are all too fleeting. I’ve told a few of my stories to expose my vulnerability. I’ve danced with my darkest shadows and made them my friends. 

I am experienced at curating and facilitating life changing experiences. I utilize ancient healing practices and modern science to bring truth to the surface of consciousness. Then with loving kindness and unconditional acceptance, I deny you the opportunity to return to your shadows.  Then I’ll remind you how to play. I’ll remind you how to talk to the trees. I’ll remind you how to listen.  I will listen to you. I will see you. I will understand your perspective.

Then I will slip back into the jungle and return to my personal path towards healing.

In the times of my own chaos, I have trained myself to extinguish my own voice to allow for the supreme self to be heard within the hum.  When I truly listened. I know I am a lightning rod for chaos. When you cross my path, you are in the midst of a personal transition. We have been brought together to learn from each other.  

Events with Stephanie McKenzie

Private Yoga Retreat Package
Flexible Dates

Namaste! Say yes to the Yoga Adventure and simply show up for an immersion curated with your relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. Reconnect to body, mind and spirit with yoga twice a day steeped in the pristine and healing energy of the rainforest. Classes are guided by resident yoga teacher, Stephanie McKenzie and are customized to your level and desire. Come as you are. With daily practice we’ve built in…

Journey to Self
April 17 - 24, 2023

Join us on this journey to self-awareness through plant medicines guided by caring and experienced masters of ceremony. Each day of this experience has been specially curated to provide support and nourishment for the journey of your lifetime. This plant medicine retreat is not for those merely interested in plant medicine, but for those who are truly ready to face their shadows and engage with themselves on an inner-worldly level. …

June 9 - 16, 2023

Samasati is pleased to partner with Karen Gordon of Revive Center for Sacred Arts in offering an adventure with Ayahuasca.

Solo Travelers: Summer Solstice Celebration with Ayurveda and Yoga
June 17 - 23, 2023

Samasati offers our most nurturing retreat this June. The retreat includes special prepared meals that emphasize the healing qualities of good food, bodywork offered by skilled masters and an eye opening Ayurvedic consultation. Through yoga, breathwork, and meditation we will learn skills and practices to help bring balance to our minds, bodies, and souls. What’s Included Accommodations 3 Meals each day including Rejuvenating Juices, Medicinal Meals, and Exotic Fruit Elixirs…