Stephanie Lord is an advocate for women and girls around the globe, International Development and Foreign Relations professional, wife, momma, and longtime yogi. Stephanie first found yoga in Rome, Italy, where she lived in the early 2000s. What began as a way to manage stress and stay active evolved into a way of life and today, Stephanie hopes to heal, uplift and inspire others through her classes.
Before coming to Aluma, Stephanie spent over a decade building the Batonga Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls, expanding their access to education and training opportunities, and connecting them to renewable energy sources. She has been recognized by the Atlantic Council, U.S. State Department, and the National Council for Research on Women, and is currently a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Having lived and worked in multiple countries, she has found yoga to be a universal language as well as a continual source of peace and community.
In 2020, Stephanie traded in her rowhouse in downtown Washington, D.C. for a sheep ranch located just off of Prettyboy Reservoir. She was thrilled to find the Aluma community and completed Aluma's 200 hour level teacher training in October 2020. She lives with her husband, Winston, their two children, Levi (5) and Winston (3), two rescue dogs, Mei Li and Mushu, and their flock of katahdin sheep.