Dr. Stephanie Shorter is passionate about promoting yoga as a foundation for wellness, personal transformation and profound social change. Originally trained in behavioral neuroscience and cortical electrophysiology, Stephanie was a research associate professor at Vanderbilt University and published studies about visual perception, attention and motor control before shifting her focus to yoga research in 2007. She has co-authored studies on how yoga reduces performance anxiety with the Kripalu Center’s Institute for Extraordinary Living and has contributed to Yoga Therapy Today. She is the Editorial Advisor of the Journal of Yoga Service and is active with several yoga outreach organizations, including serving as the Board Vice President for Community Yoga Austin. Stephanie is the founder of a publishing company called Mind-Body Collective and also serves as the Assistant Editor of Kosmos Journal, a UN-affiliated publication about social transformation and interdependence.