Stef Rizvi

I have always loved making it to my mat, but my true love for yoga began while rehabbing a persistent running injury. I was forced to slow down and heal and commit to a consistent practice. I loved it so much that in 2008 I travelled to Costa Rica to take my first yoga training. It was life changing. I found love. Now I get to share that love in this beautiful community that Junction 9 has brought together. Breathe it all in, love it all out.

Stef Rizvi instructs the following:
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • A class of exploration for syncing movement and breath. We will uncover the magic of non-sequenced flow, and how the wide array of postures linked with pranayama will help support and build a strong mind, body and heart. Each class will be a different experience based on your teacher’s creative choice and background to bring you to new depths and your edge on that particular day. Vinyasa yoga is an opportunity to challenge yourself while accessing a non-traditional flow and the way in which you show up on your mat. How we do one thing is how we do everything. We can’t wait to meet you on your mat, and see where our movement takes us. Everyone is welcome to this class. It will meet you wherever you are in your own personal practice.
    “movement steeped in breath + strength” Jennifer Mehalko
    “A class that is always slightly different and inspired by what I am working through in my own life and personal practice. Each class is like a fingerprint, unique and different… just like us...” Kate W. Mak

    “Strong and sweaty” Adriana Britton
    “I adore this style of yoga as it helps us to remember our inner strength through the manifestation of the physical body. I’m inspired to teach this because it brings people to the edge of their perceived limitations and encourages them to get curious.” Stacey Irvine

  • Yin by Candlelight
  • A gentle practice that still creates a chance to challenge the bodies patterning and develop a slower practice that focuses on the connective tissue and deeper tissues in the body. Main focus is brought to the hips, back, shoulders and creating longer slower holds to allow the body to open in process. Everyone welcome.
    “Focus on the Connective Tissue. Drop into stillness.” Kristy Karpa

  • Flow & Restore
  • The class is a beautiful balance starting with a steady practice matching movement and breath, heart with lungs. Your teacher will create a fluid unique sequence with a primary focus on generating internal heat through breath, sun salutations, balance, and strength. Once you are warm, muscles primed, you will transition into a sweet surrender of restorative yoga postures and the use of props to allow your mind and body to unwind. All levels welcome.

  • Hip Hop Flow
  • This class will be a unique Vinyasa class choreographed to a different Hip-Hop playlist every week. Come with an open mind and take a journey through music and movement. Your teacher will create a fluid unique sequence with a primary focus on generating internal heat through breath, sun salutations, balance, and strength. You will get to experience a different practice every time you take this class as our teachers use their creative abilities to challenge and help you grow. Everyone welcome.