About Stephanie

Connecting to what you know, your mind, body, and soul with music, movement and so much more.





Stephanie completed a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 1997. After completing a Master of Science, she started a professional career in the field of Information Technology. She worked for IBM and other major employers for about 15 years and then did part-time self-employment in social media for 6 years in 2012. In 2014, she started a small non-profit called Sea Others Foundation, www.seaothers.org. In 2016, she got certified to teach Tai Chi for Health (multiple forms) and began to teach classes at multiple YMCA Twin Cities locations. In 2018, she started Touching Worlds LLC to teach Tai Chi in private lessons or group classes at various locations like Pathways Minneapolis, events, and programs in person and virtually. She got certified to teach Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. In 2020, She started teaching Spring Forest Qigong and other Qigong practices and created a class called Adventure with Inspiration and Gratitude, and started singing in singing communities. Stephanie has added music to classes and presentations, started writing her own music, and hosted 2 open microphones and 1 sing-out. Stephanie takes 1,000 photos a month, loving nature and capture of the movement. In 2022, Stephanie got certified in Tai Ji Quan for Better Balance (the newer version), and in November 2022 became an accredited Tai Chi Chih instructor. Stephanie continues to fuse movement, music, meditation, and the healing arts, and more through teaching, art and music therapy, and more community events.

Formal Education

Bachelors and Master of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN, 1995 & 1997.

Project Management Fundamentals at IBM with 2 Graduate Credit by American Council on Education, July 2008

Doctoral Classes in Marriage and Family Therapy (Advanced Systemic Theory and Practice & Seminar) at Argosy University, December 2008.

Certifications

Accredited Tai Chi Chih Instructor in Nov 2022. No Expiration Date.

Certified Practice Group Leader from Spring Forest Qigong in Nov 2020. No Expiration Date.

Certified YMCA Tai Chi for Better Balance Instructor in 2018. No Expiration Date.

Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance Instructor from Jan Voit, PT with TJQMBB, in 2022. No Expiration Date.

Certified YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise by ACE (American Council on Exercise), October 2016. Valid till October 31, 2023.

Certified Breathing Coach by Mind Body Science Institute in November 2019. No Expiration Date.

Tai Chi for Health Certified (Sun 21) Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 and Falls Preventions Instructor in 2016 & 2017 & 2019 & 2021.

Tai Chi for Health Certified (Sun 41) or Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Instructor in 2016 & 2017 & 2019 & 2021.

Tai Chi for Health Certified - Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor in 2019 & 2021.

Tai Chi for Health Certified - Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor in 2017 & 2018 & 2021.

Tai Chi for Health Certified -Tai Chi for Energy Part 1 Instructor in 2018.

Workshop and Training

(Sorted in alphabetical order by a teacher or style).
Daisy Lee Daisy Lee, Advanced Qigong to Release Stress for a Balanced, Joyful Life. Shift Network. Online. June - August 2020.Daisy Lee, Discover the Zang Fu Gong Form with Qigong to Boost Energy & Release Stress for a Balanced Joyful Life. Shift Network. Online. March-May 2020.
First AidAdult Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen with American Safety & Health Institute. YMCA, Burnsville, MN. August 2018.Adult CPR/AED and First Aid with American Red Cross. St. Paul, MN. August 2016.Adult CPR/AED with American Red Cross. YMCA, Minnetonka, MN. November 19, 2021.
Linda Ebling Linda Ebling, Radiant Lotus Qigong (Daisy Lee) Workshop. Plymouth, MN. January 16, 2019.Linda Ebling, Spring Qigong (Weekly class). Online. April – May 2022.Linda Ebling, Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element Theory (weekly Call). Bloomington, MN. September- November 2016.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)Weekly practice with Cass McLaughlin at Pathways Minneapolis. Online. May 2021 - now.9-Week Series with Michelle Jamieson at Pathways Minneapolis. Online. May - June 2022.Mentors are Cass McLaughlin and Michelle Jamieson from May 2021 till now.Half-day Retreat on Mindfulness and Loving-kindness with Hugh Byrne on Oct 1, 2022 All-Day Mindfulness Retreat with Cass McLaughlin Virtual with HCMC on Dec 3, 2002
Mind Body Science InstituteMind Body Science Institute with Deanna Reiter and Troy Stende, Certified Breathing Coach Certification Training. St.Paul, MN. November 16 & 17, 2019.Mind Body Science Institute with Deanna Reiter and Troy Stende, QiBreathing Workshop. New Brighton, MN. April 13 & 14, 2019.
Music Teachers/MentorsSinging with Brother Timothy Frantzich at Kieran’s Kitchen Food Building Mpls, Most Saturdays 9:45 AM, since August 2020 - Now.Singing with Linnea Champ and Annie Schlaefer at various locations in Mpls most Wednesdays PM, since May 2022 - Now.Singing with Liz Digitale Anderson and Conie Borchardt at Various locations in Mpls some Friday PM//Sundays AM, since June 2022 - Now.Weekly Virtual Open Mic with Leah Robshaw Robinson since fall 2022.Singing with Lyndsey Scott in Aug 2022. Join her Facebook group or Email her at: nevertidy@gmail.comMentors: Timothy Frantzich, Linnea Champ/Annie Schlaefer, Liz Anderson/Conie Borchardt, and Sarina Partridge from 2020 - now.
Spring Forest QigongFive Element Qigong Healing Movements - Qigong Course. Online. November 2020.Spring Forest Qigong 1 for Health Live Training with Munira Jiwa, Online. September 2020.Spring Forest Qigong 2 for Healing Live Training with Sue Crites, Online. October - November 2020.Mentors are Barb Palmer, Gadu Doushin, Munira Jiwa, and Sue Crites from 2017 till now.
Tai Chi ChihTai Chi Chih Intensive Workshop (Pre-requirement for teachers) with Sandy McAlister & April Leffler. Online. July 22, 23, 24, & 25, 2021.Tai Chi Chih Intensive Workshop (Pre-requirement for teachers) with Sandy McAlister and Steven Steve. Online. August 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2022.Tai Chi Chih Teacher Accreditation with Daniel Pienciak and April Leffler. Online. November 11 - 19, 2022. Tai Chi Chih Teacher Prep Classes with April Leffler. Online. July 2021 - October 2021.Mentors: Marlena Vernon from June 2020 - June 2022, Sue Bitney from May 2021 - November 2022, and Marie Dotts from May 2022 - November 2022. Jessica Lewis November 2022 - now.
Tai Chi For Health InstituteSeated Tai Chi for Arthritis Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Bloomington, MN. November 3, 2019.Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Updated Teachers Certification. Meeting with Linda Ebling. Eagan, MN. November 20, 2021.
Tai Chi for Energy Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling, Plymouth, MN. April 6 & 7, 2018.
Tai Chi for Arthritis (Part 1 and 2), and Fall Prevention on Exploring the Depth Workshop with Dr. Paul Lam (Founder). Mendota Heights, MN. October 14 & 15, 2017.Tai Chi for Arthritis a Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Bloomington, MN. May 14 and 15, 2016.Tai Chi for Arthritis, and Fall Prevention Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Bloomington, MN. May 5, 2019.Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Preventions Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Online. May 2, 2021.
Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 (Sun 41) Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Bloomington, MN. May 5, 2017.Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 (Sun 41) Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Plymouth, MN. November 18, 2016.Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 (Sun 41) Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Plymouth, MN. November 2, 2019.Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 (Sun 41) Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Eagan, MN. November 20, 2021.
Tai Chi for Diabetes Workshop with Dr. Paul Lam (Founder). Mendota Heights, MN. October 13, 2017
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Plymouth, MN. November 4, 2018.Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Updated Teachers Certifications with Linda Ebling. Eagan, MN. November 20, 2021.Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Teachers Training Workshop with Linda Ebling. Bloomington, MN. May 25 and 26, 2017.Mentors are Bruce Tyler, Keith Root, Jeanine Robinett, Trish Gonzala, Melissa Schenck, Kimberley Sandberg, and Linda Ebling 2012 - now.
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB)Moving for Better Balance Teachers Training, YMCA Certification, Edina, MN. March 16 & 17, 2018Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance with Jan Voit with TJQMBB, Online, June 2 & 3, 2022.Mentors are Jan Voit from June 2022 till Now.
Various Instructors and PracticesJoel Ronningen (Ametrine Bodyworks), Taoist Breathing Class. Apple Valley, MN. November 2019.Julia Assante, Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death Workshop. St. Paul, MN. February 15 & 16, 2013Patricia Enstad, Intro to Esoteric Healing by International Network of Energy Healing, St. Paul, MN. December 1, 2, and 3, 2017. (10-hour day)Pir Shabda Kahn, The Mystical Power of Sufi Breathwork, Mantras & Sacred Sounds on the Shift Network. Online. April - June 2020.Rev. Ron Moor, Esoteric Healing Classes St. Paul, MN. Fall 2014.Saleem Chandler Yorkhall, Drinking from One Well: Embodying the Divine Names Through Movement. Online. January - February 2022.Valeria Ohanian, Shamanic Drumming Circle (monthly) at Pathways Minneapolis, June 2020 till now.

Past Teaching Opportunities

Community Celebration Concert Oct 29, 2022, at 2 PM in Minneapolis, MN.

Twin Cities Non-Violence Organization, "Touching Worlds Together with Inner Peace", Online. September 22, 2021.

Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, and Related Conditions Support Group of MN (EDS, IBS, Lyme, Pain, POTS, TMJ, and more), "Touching Worlds because of FMS." Online. September 11, 2021.

Great Mother New Father Conference (Online) "Touching Worlds through Creativity" June 7 & 9, 2021.

Touching Worlds Together (Online and Ongoing) March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, June 10, 24, July 8 & 22, Aug 5 & 19, Sept 2 & 16 & 30, Oct 14 & 28, Nov 11 & 25, Dec 9, 23 & 30, 2020, Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1 & 15, 2021, Jan 13 & 30, Feb 11 & 23, March 9 & 30, 2022.

Mindful Mondays on Zoom with River Hills United Methodist Church (Online) in Burnsville, MN. June 8 & July 20, 2020.

Pathways Minneapolis In-person Chair Touching Worlds through Tai Chi Class 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from November 2018 till March 2020.

Burnsville Ballroom in the Burnsville Center Burnsville, MN December 2019 - March 2020.

The Fountains at Hosanna Memory Care. Lakeville, MN November & December 2019.

38th Annual Women & Spirituality Conference At Rochester Mayo Civic Center Rochester, MN on Sept 21 & 22, 2019.

Demo with Apple Valley Park and Recreation, at Cobblestone Lake June 4 and September 3, 2019.

Demo with Lakeville Park and Recreation, at East Lake, MN, June 6, 2019.

Mindful Mondays at River Hills Church, in Burnsville, MN. June 10, July 15, and August 12, 2019.

Southdale YMCA Summer Tai Chi Workshop Series, in Edina, MN. June 19 and July 17, and August 21, 2019.

Sisters Sports Night at South Metro Islamic Center (SMIC), Rosemount. 2nd Friday, November 2018 till April 2019.

River Hills United Methodist Church Women's Spirituality Retreat, in Burnsville, MN. February 16, 2019.

Mall of America Tai Chi for Health Demo for the Chinese New Year, in Bloomington, MN. February 17, 2019.

Northwestern Health Sciences University Class, in Bloomington, MN. January 15, 2019.

Fibromyalgia and Associated Conditions Support Group - MN at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, in Golden Valley, MN. January 13, 2019.

Metro State University Wellness Fair, St. Paul, MN. November 19, 2018.

Tai Chi Lending Library Fundraiser, in Rosemount, MN. October 27, 2018.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Twin Cities Support Group, in Edina, MN. October 13, 2018.

Eagan Women of Note Community Choir Workshop, in Apple Valley, MN. October 6, 2018.

Spirit United Interfaith Church Sunday Morning Service, at Spirit United Church, St. Paul MN. September 23, 2018.

Young Muslims Sisters Fitness Retreat, at Good Earth Village, Springs Valley, MN. August 26 and 29, 2018.

Tai Chi in the Park, Apple Valley, MN. Every week in June, July, August and September 2018.

Tai Chi for Health Demo for the Chinese New Year at the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN, February 17, 2018.