YOU WANT A CALMER, HAPPIER LIFE.
The problem is, you’re
busy overwhelmed. You take on too much. You worry. You take care of everybody else but yourself.
You feel frustrated, impatient, and exhausted more than you want to admit.
You know in your heart that stress is affecting your health, the quality of your relationships, and your overall happiness.
And you’re ready to do something about it.
I CAN HELP.
I’m Stephannie Weikert, a Certified Yoga Therapist on a mission to make the profound teachings and therapeutic practices of yoga simple.
My clients learn to use simple yoga in their daily routines so that they can get unstuck from stressing out all the time and become the person they really want to be.
I know that, when you’re anxious, you need to how to get calm right now.
I get that figuring out how to not be overwhelmed all the time is, overwhelming!
I understand what it’s like trying to keep it all together and feel like you’re about to lose it.
HERE’S HOW I KNOW.
It used to be that I felt overwhelmed, exhausted, worried, anxious, and on the verge of losing it every day.
Because of stress, I failed out of college, struggled to keep a steady job, moved a lot, and was completely miserable.
My stress and anxiety initiated a body-focused repetitive behavior: I pulled on my eyebrows and eyelashes.
And eventually pulled them all out.
This was a low point for me.
I had no eyebrows or eyelashes, yet still, I would find myself manically picking at my face whenever my overwhelmed mind was swirling with worry or panic.
Something inside of me realized it was time to take charge of myself and this weird, super unappealing habit was where I would start. (I’ll admit, there may have been a bit of vanity motivating me!)
I committed to noticing myself trying to pull on eyebrows or eyelashes that weren’t even there and use that as a trigger to bend over and take a few deep breaths. I’d say to myself, “You don’t have to pull out your eyebrows and eyelashes.”
It’s not always obvious when it happens, but a shift in perception can change everything.
This simple practice interrupted my pattern of feeling overwhelmed by my anxious, stressed out thinking.
My eyebrows and eyelashes (slowly!) began to grow back.
But still, when I felt myself spiraling, I’d do my forward bend and breathe. I’d calm myself down by admitting, “You’re ok, you’re ok, everything is ok.”
I (slowly) stopped thinking every challenge was the end of the world.
Taking better care of myself became a priority. I continued my simple practice, my inner dialog shifted to, “I am calm, I am capable, I am at peace.”
I was gaining the benefits of yoga with one simple posture and started feeling more motivated and optimistic about life.
THIS SIMPLE YOGA TAUGHT ME 3 LIFE-ALTERING LESSONS.
1. If you’re calm, that voice in your head makes more sense and you feel more confident and focused.
2. Becoming your best self is a daily practice and your life’s most important purpose.
3. Using yoga to heal isn’t complicated, but it does have to be a consistent part of your life.
Years after yoga rescued me from stress and anxiety, I trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy to deepen my understanding of yoga’s transformative power.
I began teaching a few group classes and working with individuals to help them use yoga to manage their stress.
Over the next decade, I built a yoga therapy practice serving yoga studios, hospitals, businesses, and private clients.
These years of experience revealed that a few simple practices and teachings can be transformational for the vast majority of people.
(Like they were for me!)
NOW, I’M ON A MISSION TO MAKE YOGA SIMPLE + THERAPEUTIC FOR YOU.
Spending time with Stephannie reminds me what grace, balance, and peace look like embodied in a person.Ellen B
WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?
The International Association of Yoga Therapists defines it as the process of empowering individuals (that’s you!) to progress toward improved health and well-being (physical, mental & spiritual) through the application of the teachings (philosophy) and practices (postures, breathing, meditation & so much more) of yoga.
Stephannie brings remarkable kindness and compassion to her work.
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How very fortunate I am to have met Stephannie, an excellent instructor. Stephannie is amazing, her calm and gentle manner immediately put me at ease.
2008 500-Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Charm City Yoga, Baltimore, MD—Kim Manfredi, E-RYT 500
2004 200-Hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Certification
Yama Studio, Baltimore, MD—Diane Finlayson, E-RYT 500
2014 Reiki I and II
Quiet Winds, Baltimore MD—Brianna Bedigian, RYT-500
2012 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Baltimore Yoga Village, Baltimore MD—Trish Magyari, MBSR Certified Teacher
2010 Thai Yoga Massage 1 and II
Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage, Montreal, CA—Shai Plonski, TYM Trainer
2008 YogaKids Tools for School Teacher Training
YogaKids, Philadelphia, PA—Nanci George, Certified YogaKids Trainer
2006 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
YogaWorks, New York, NY—Carrie Parker Gastelu, E-RYT 500
2006-Present Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2007-Present Charm City YogaWorks, Baltimore, MD
2016-Present Johns Hopkins Hospital
2010-2017 yogaspace, Baltimore, MD
International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)
Certified Yoga Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 500-hour Certification
Stephannie is an angel. She’s such a positive energy in my life!
Stephannie has truly found her gift in life and is willing to and eager to share that gift with everyone.