Stephanie Dawn Hrehirchuk
Stephanie is the author of Anna and the Earth Angel, Anna and the Tree Fort, Anna and the Food Forest, and Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox, with art and poetry published in the collective work Alberta Skies, through AWCS. She wrote, illustrated and published Grandfather Grasshopper, as well as You Must be a Witch, in 2018.
Stephanie is a member of Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She was a regular contributor at Gaiam, with articles published at Sivana Spirit, Finer Minds, Guided Synergy Magazine, and Trifecta Magazine. Stephanie also has a beloved poem included in the short story dispenser located at the stunning new Calgary Central Library.
Known to raid her grandparents’ garden as a child, Stephanie has a life-long love of local food and vibrant nutrition. She has over 15 years of experience in personal training, nutrition, and wellness, with an additional 10 years in yoga, meditation and complementary therapies.
Although a full participant in spiritual pursuits now, Stephanie was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of Spirit by a spinal injury. After 33 days bed-ridden, all she wanted was to get back into the gym.
A year in yoga, reiki and shamanic practices changed Stephanie’s life. She left personal training for pursuits in complementary alternative medicine and began writing again.
Stephanie moved from working with clients in the weight room to facilitating workshops, retreats, seasonal detox programs and meditation groups. Stephanie’s training includes Tibetan Breathing and Movement Yoga, raw nutrition, spinal reflexology, facial diagnosis, qigong, reiki, ayurveda, plant medicine and sustainability.
She has been fortunate to sit with many great teachers, including Lama Tsultrim Allione, Master Chunyi Lin and Dr. Vasant Lad.
Stephanie specializes in women’s issues and content creation. She blogs and speaks about nutrition, health, yoga, meditation, the chakra system, the world of self-directed publishing, motherhood and spiritual pursuits.
Stephanie coaches clients in writing and publishing their books. She volunteers for Calgary Reads and ROARR, and presents at the annual Young Writers’ Conference Calgary. She is the 2018 recipient of REAP Calgary’s Encompassing Energy Leader award.
Stephanie is currently working on several yoga manuscripts, animated short films and children’s books.
There is never a shortage of tea or dark chocolate.