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Karyn Stein, Ph.D.

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Physical Activities Program
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-3172
Office: Blatt 218
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Karyn Stein


I am the founder of Earth Strong Yoga and have been passionate about yoga since a young age; I  remember both of my parents doing yoga as a child. My interest and desire to dig deeper into this ancient Indian tradition resulted in an MA in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University in LA.

A few years ago I completed my Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bliss Baby Yoga Australia. I am an advocate for women-centered and empowered natural birthing practices. I had a midwifery led home birth for both of my daughters in New Zealand. I completed a 1.5 year teacher training with Yoga Aotearoa - the International Yoga Teacher's Association of New Zealand and am the secretary, as well as a teacher in their 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. I am just starting as an Adjunct Yoga Instructor for the University of South Carolina. I will also be finishing my last module for Yoga Therapy Training Certification with Svastha Yoga next year. Besides yoga, I am passionate about promoting self-sufficiency, sustainability and simple living through going back to the land and organic food growing practices. I hold a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Otago in New Zealand



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