Writing, Yoga, Meditation, Retreats and SEL Professional Development

Lumi4Life,llc helps to create compassionate, creative, and calm communities using the Writing Yoga ® method.

 Providing Luminous retreats, classes, and workshops for children and adults since 2007!

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Welcome! Glad you found me. I have been helping kids, parents, nurses and teachers learn self-care practices for many years. There is nothing like a pandemic to put all of these practices to the test. Writing, yoga and mindfulness really works! If you discovered this site to find practical ways to stay calm, improve your health, and focus on your dreams, I can help!

Feel free to browse through my bio below and I Look forward to hearing from you soon!  - Stef


Stefanie Maura Lipsey, MFA, MLS, is the founder of the Writing Yoga® method, a published poet, and school librarian in the Locust Valley Central School District on Long Island. She completed the MBSR program offered at UMass Medical School along with Transcendental Meditation and Primordial Sound Meditation with Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA. She has facilitated workshops at universities including Hofstra University and at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Stefanie is a recipient of a fellowship from the Hemera Foundation to help bring mindfulness practices to schools.

Her certifications as a New York State K-12 School Librarian, 7-12 English Language Arts Teacher and New York State Public Librarian inform her work. Stefanie additionally holds an MFA in Creative Writing, a BA in Music, and is a nationally recognized Yoga Alliance Instructor (RYT-500). She is a Yoga Alliance and Nassau BOCES Continuing Education provider. Stefanie has taught yoga since 2007 and founded the yoga program at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center.

Her extensive studies in yoga and mindfulness include completion of yoga teacher trainings and workshops in New York, Los Angeles, Bali, Indonesia and at the Himalayan Yoga Institute. 


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