EVEN WHEN YOU’RE BUSY OR STRESSED, MAKING BIG, POSITIVE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE CAN BE DONE IN SMALL, SIMPLE STEPS
YOU NEED TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE.
You’ve tried to make positive changes in your life and they don’t last.
You feel worried, frustrated, and overwhelmed way more than you’d like to admit.
You’re exhausted and you know in your heart you’re not living your best life.
And you’re not showing up in the world in the way that you really want.
The truth is, you need to reclaim your life.
I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND.
I’m a Certified Yoga Therapist on a mission to empower busy, stressed-out women like you to take charge of their lives so they can be the person they want to be.
Because living your best life is the most important thing you can do for yourself, your family and friends, the causes that are important to you, and the world.
But when you struggle to make the changes you know you should, you need a doable plan and a confidence boost. (Cause having your sh*t together feels good!)
When you’re worried or frustrated you need to how to feel calm right now and not feel so stressed out every day. (Cause nobody’s got time for overwhelm!)
And when you’re exhausted you want to be able to take better care of yourself without stopping your life. (Cause we both know that’s not gonna happen!)
Spending time with Stephannie reminds me what grace, balance, and peace look like embodied in a person. —Ellen B
HERE’S HOW I DID IT.
I use to feel worried, frustrated, exhausted, and on the verge of losing it every single day.
I tried so many times to get myself together and change my life, but it never worked and my sense of dread got worse and worse.
I failed out of college, struggled to keep a steady job, avoided my problems with bad relationships, and was completely overwhelmed and miserable.
My stress and self-loathing 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. It was 1998. I was not quite 26 years old.
I had no eyebrows or eyelashes yet I would find myself manically picking whenever my overwhelmed mind was racing.
It was time to take charge of myself and this weird habit was where I started. (I’ll admit, there may have been a bit of vanity motivating me!)
I was determined to stop, so when I caught myself pulling on eyebrows or eyelashes that weren’t even there, I’d bend over and take a few deep breaths.
And I’d say to myself, “You don’t have to pull out your eyebrows and eyelashes.”
Stephannie brings remarkable kindness and compassion to her work. —Ken H
A SHIFT IN PERCEPTION CHANGES EVERYTHING.
This simple practice interrupted my pattern of feeling overwhelmed and my eyebrows and eyelashes (very, very slowly!) began to grow back.
But when I felt myself getting stressed, I’d still do my forward bend and breathe.
I’d calm myself down by acknowledging, “You’re ok, you’re ok, everything is ok.”
Little by little I stopped thinking every challenge was the end of the world and taking better care of myself became a priority.
And as I continued bending over and breathing, my inner dialog shifted to, “I am calm, I am capable, Peace begins with me.”
I LEARNED 3 LIFE-ALTERING LESSONS.
I was gaining the benefits of yoga with one simple practice and started feeling more confident and optimistic about my ability to change my life for the better.
And because I wanted to understand how what I was doing was changing me, I began to read books about spiritual philosophy, brain science, personal development, and psychology.
I started attending a weekly yoga class at the YMCA, but my incredibly simple, forward-bending practice continued to be an essential part of my daily routine.
Here’s what I came to understand:
1. Your struggles point directly to the life lessons you’re meant to learn.
2. Growing toward your highest potential is your most important purpose in life.
3. Lasting positive changes aren’t complicated but the result of consistent routine
Years after I reclaimed my life with yoga, I trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy to deepen my understanding of this transformative practice.
The International Association defines yoga therapy as the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.
This is exactly what yoga did and continues to do for me.
With simple, therapeutic yoga I continually improve my physical health and mental well-being.
The teachings and practices of yoga have taught me to make lasting positive changes and progress toward creating a life of presence, open-heartedness, calm, resilience, and confidence.
I’M ON A MISSION TO MAKE THERAPEUTIC YOGA SIMPLE
In 2005, I began teaching group classes and working with individuals to help them use yoga to make positive changes in their lives and manage their stress.
Since then I’ve shared therapeutic yoga in yoga studios, hospitals, businesses, and my private yoga therapy practice with thousands of students.
These years of experience revealed that when you’re struggling with personal growth and/or stress, a few simple teachings + therapeutic practices are truly transformational.
(Like they were for me and will be for you!)
Stephannie has truly found her gift in life and is willing to and eager to share that gift with everyone. —Roxanne W
YOU CAN MAKE LASTING POSITIVE CHANGES + CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT.
OFFICIAL BIO + CREDENTIALS
Stephannie Weikert is a Certified Yoga Therapist on a mission to help busy, stressed out women (like you?) make big, positive changes in their lives in small, simple steps so that they can reclaim their experience, create the life they really want, and make their mark on the world. Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, she has helped thousands of students learn to use simple, therapeutic yoga to make lasting positive changes like being more present, calm, and confident every day with ease.
After reclaiming her experience from stress-related anxiety and depression with surprisingly simple yoga herself, Stephannie trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy and since 2005 has shared therapeutic yoga in yoga studios, hospitals, business, and her private yoga therapy practice. Always a student, Stephannie has been honored to study with leading teachers including Elena Brower, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, Abbie Galvin, Jillian Pransky, and Max Strom.
She is the creator of the transformative online programs Shift Happens with Yoga and Make Peace with Stress. Learn more at www.stephannieweikert.com
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 Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 500-hour Certification