Steven Miller, beloved father of Sophia and Grace Miller, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018, at the age of 66, after a long illness. Steve was born and raised in Cleveland, excelling in academics and sports. He was an Ohio state ranked tennis player and captain of his soccer team in high school. He went on to play soccer for Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, Steve attended the first acupuncture school in the US, The New England School of Acupuncture and studied with the master Dr. So. After years of practicing acupuncture and training with Dr. Wu in Washington D.C., Steve continued his studies in China. He specifically focused on learning the techniques for stroke rehabilitation. Steve moved to Woodstock in 1992 and co-founded Stone Flower Mountain Health Associates. His years in Woodstock were some of the best of his life.
Steve was a gifted acupuncturist and healer who helped many people in this area with various health conditions live a higher quality of life. He was loved for his generous spirit, kind heart, intelligence and quirky sense of humor. Steve had an extraordinary sense of curiosity and openness to learn about healing modalities, utilizing his knowledge and experience in his practice to the benefit of many.
Steve’s love of music was an important part of his life that he adored sharing with his friends. He was a devoted Frank Zappa fan and appreciated Zappa’s penchant for challenging conventional thought.
“I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.” -Frank Zappa
After receiving knowledge from his teacher, Prem Rawat, in 1972, Steve immersed himself in a lifelong meditation practice that truly sustained him for the rest of his life.
Steve is survived by his daughters, Sophia Miller and Grace Miller, his mother Edith Miller, brother Tim Miller, sister BJ Miller and their families.
May his memory be a blessing for all those who knew him.