Stephanie Frantz is Chopra Center Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and  founder/director of Joy Meditation, an enterprise dedicated to teaching people of all ages to meditate. She’s also an adjunct instructor at the College of DuPage. Besides teaching Primordial Sound Meditation, she teaches mindfulness meditation and stress management classes and workshops at the College of DuPage, North Central College, park districts, hospitals, corporations, and other venues in the greater Chicago area.

“In the early 1990s, in an attempt to stay centered and gain some peace of mind during a particularly rough time in my life, I started listening to Deepak Chopra’s early tape collections.  Journey to the Boundless prompted me to start meditating and I have been meditating ever since.  In 1999, I was trained in Transcendental Meditation but continued to be an avid reader of Deepak’s books. His work on the body, mind, spirit connection resonates strongly with me, and I share his view that a person’s health is intimately related to her or his state of mind.  Consequently, in 2003, I made the decision to become a Chopra Center certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor as the most logical extension of my love for meditation and it’s benefits, Deepak Chopra’s work, and a lifelong awareness of the mystical.  In 2008, I started Joy Meditation to pass the wisdom on.”

Stephanie also has an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“I never feel closer to spirit than when I’m outside in nature.”