Category Archives: San Francisco

Activate Your Truth and Abundance with These Empowerment Poses


Stephanie Snyder, the founder of Love Story Yoga in San Francisco, shares the spiritual philosophy of the goddess Lakshmi and how to apply her wisdom in your daily life.

San Francisco is a hotspot for yoga enthusiasts of all backgrounds. In all of the classes we visited, the class sizes were huge and the community was truly alive. We experienced first hand the strong sense of community and undeniable bond

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. 

With over 20 years as both a student and teacher of yoga, Stephanie Snyder has long expressed her passion for India’s mythology and how we can apply it to our lives. She led us through some simple poses that help you drop into your body, connect to your breath, and activate an inner sense of abundance and truth.

Read an interview with Stephanie Snyder here. 

Understanding both the mechanics of the pose and the spiritual philosophy behind it helps us have a comprehensive experience of what we are practicing and why. Only then we are open to the possibility of spiritual integration. 

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How Remaining a Perpetual Student Makes You a Better Teacher

Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell and Janet Stone share their thoughts on integrating yoga philosophy into daily life, the importance of continuing education, and how a strong personal practice brings true wisdom.

Our Live Be Yoga ambassadors sat down with three master teachers like Jason Crandell (above) to discuss the most important themes in yoga today. 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. 

I’m grateful to live and teach in San Francisco – a city where I can practice and study with various senior teachers on a regular basis. I was excited when the tour led us back to my hometown and eager to sit down with the teachers that have influenced me the most. Throughout our week in San Francisco, we spoke with Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell and Janet Stone, three teachers that have been instrumental in my own development as a student and teacher. And while each discussed a different topic, and provided different perspectives, each had the same common thread and core piece of advice for teachers today: to remain a perennial student above all else.

Here’s what Snyder, Crandell and Stone had to say about the most important conversations in yoga today and their advice for teachers navigating their personal path.

Stephanie Snyder is a master teacher based in San Francisco, CA. 

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Making Yoga Philosophy Accessible and Integrated in Daily Life

Stephanie Snyder is known for her ability to teach yoga philosophy and make it relevant to students. “Making yoga philosophy accessible to the modern yogi is my favorite thing to do,” she said. “It’s time for the West to mature …

Stephanie Snyder’s 30-Second Advice for Every Yoga Student


The veteran vinyasa teacher offers advice for all yogis and a sage reminder for instructors.

During their stay in San Francisco, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt couldn’t resist swinging by Love Story Yoga for a practice and chat with co-founder and vinyasa teacher Stephanie Snyder. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Stephanie shared her sage advice for modern yoga practitioners and instructors. 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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