Stephanie Corigliano began her Ashtanga practice in 1998 and made her first trip to Mysore in 2000. She apprenticed and learned to teach from her husband, Dominic Corigliano, and received authorization to teach from Pattabhi Jois in 2002. In 2007 Stephanie returned to graduate school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she earned her MA in Theology. During this time she also worked briefly as coordinator of the Yoga Philosophy program that is part of LMU Extension. She is currently in the writing stage of PhD work at Boston College in Comparative Theology with a focus on the study of Modern Yoga.