Hiba Melhem Stancofski

Hiba is a Lebanese American 500 hour certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, and children’s book author.


Growing up in Lebanon, she had a tumultuous childhood as a raging civil war was tearing Lebanon and its people apart. At the age of 20, Hiba left her homeland for a sabbatical year in Paris, France and then flew across the pond to start a new life in the US.


Hiba graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biology from AUB (American University of Beirut) and a Masters in Biology from American University in Washington DC, and worked in research for a couple of years in DC and Baltimore. She and her husband Erik moved to Lewes, DE over 23 years ago where they started their family.


Hiba became interested in yoga in her early 40s, and soon her love for the practice pushed her to start training. She got her 200 YTT in vinyasa yoga, then followed up with a yoga for Cancer Training, yoga for Trauma Level 1, Restorative yoga, Reiki Level 1 and 2, and then in Spring 2021 completed her 300 YTT. She is also a member of the Yoga Alliance.


Hiba has taught at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Cancer Support Community, at multiple gyms and studios, and has been working for several years now with athletic teams at the local high school introducing yoga and mindfulness to the teenagers.

She enjoys running, hiking, traveling, music, and the beach. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic. She has been married to her Erik for nearly 27 years and they have 3 beautiful young adults: Romy, Erik-Stéphane, and Anna.

I Feel Better Now is her first publication.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, you do better”

Maya Angelou