Stephanie Yuhas, PhD

Chair, Ecopsychology; Core Candidate Associate Professor
BA Religious Studies, MA Ecopsychology, Master of Divinity
Listen to "Honoring the Earth: Climate, Ecology & Ecopsychology"
PhD, University of Denver; MA, Vermont College; BA, Naropa University
BA Environmental Studies, BA Religious Studies, MA Ecopsychology, Master of Divinity
Ecology Applications for Ecopsychology / Master's Project Ecopsychology / Ecopsychology / Deep Ecology / Embodying Sacred Wisdom / Alternative Spiritualities / Queer Theory / Contemporary American Religion / Trends in Religious Studies / MDiv Capstone / Methods and Issues in Religion / Spiritual Models of Social Action / Power Privilege and Diversity

Stephanie Yuhas completed her PhD in religious studies at the University of Denver in 2012. Areas of expertise include philosophy, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, ethics, and social change. She has an MA from Vermont College in Ecological Psychology and a BA from Naropa University. Her background includes study with indigenous and Buddhist teachers. Teaching at Naropa provides an opportunity for students to integrate their inner passions with an interspiritual worldview. The student journey combines personal experience with intellectual rigor encouraging amazing transformations of the individual and society. Auspicious coincidence and deep listening create a template for restructuring each student’s life path.

  • “A Wake Up Call” in Deep Times: A Journal of the Work that Reconnects, September 2023.
  • “Losing My Religion: Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church,” chapter in edited volume, The Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion, Vol. 1, Randall Reed and Michael Zbaraschuk, eds., Wipf and Stock
  • “Philosophy and the Environmental Crisis,” Sage Green Ethics Encyclopedia,
  • “Religious Ethics and the Environment,” Sage Green Ethics Encyclopedia, Conference Papers
  • Standing for Sovereignty at Standing Rock,” American Academy of Religion, Boston, 2017
  • “Burning Man Festival as Spiritual Ritual Space,” AAR, Boston, 2017
  • “Losing My Religion: Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church,” American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 21, 2016
  • “Seeking Non-Dual Experience,” American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 22, 2015
  • “The Relationship of Dark Green Religion to the Spiritual But Not Religious Movement,” American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, Nov. 22, 2014

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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