Stephanie Wagner, NBC-HWC, MA, MM, NETA-CGEI

Teaching Faculty
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Master of Arts, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Master of Music, University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Music, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Moorhead, MN

Licensures and Certifications

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
Group Fitness Certified (NETA-CGEI)
Tiny Habits Certified Coach through BJ Fogg at Stanford University
Plant Based Nutrition (Cornell University)

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Stephanie Wagner is a board-certified health and wellness coach, meditation teacher, curriculum designer, group fitness instructor, and teaching specialist at the University of Minnesota with a masters degree in Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching from the Center for Spirituality and Healing.Stephanie has a 20+ year career working at an executive level in the world of Corporate Training and Development, where she created and taught large scale training programs in subject areas like coaching, service, and well-being.

Stephanie’s passion for holistic well-being started with an interest in meditation that led her to study with some of the world’s most renowned teachers like Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, and Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche.
As a coach and owner of her own coaching business (Inner Fire Health and Well-being Coaching), Stephanie employs mindfulness-based coaching techniques to help people live their best lives--with abundance, ease, and connection--by helping them understand how to leverage self-awareness, self compassion, and their strengths to make positive, sustainable behavior changes. She helps clients and students to cultivate awareness of the triggers and habits that drive them, to help them define strategies to make lasting behavior change.

Stephanie is inspired to bring well-being practices to as many people as possible and does so through her work as lead trainer, meditation coach, and meditation teacher with Healthy Minds Innovations, a non-profit affiliated with The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison--and her work as a meditation teacher within the Tergar Meditation Community. Stephanie has been teaching meditation and co-leading meditation retreats for the past 15 years.

Areas of interest and expertise:


Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness

Habit formation

Neuroscience of Well-being

Tibetan Buddhism