EP #188: How Yoga Helped Me Discover My True Self in Midlife with Stephannie Weikert

What You’ll Learn in this Episode about How Yoga Helped the Discovery of True Self:

  • How yoga practice is related to stress reduction.
  • How a personal journey full of struggle can be a clue to self discovery.
  • What it’s like to question your sexuality in midlife.
  • How numbing with alcohol and marijuana blocks your inner voice.
  • How fear and shame contribute to the inner struggle.
  • How the shift to trusting yourself can be a learned skill.


Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

Numbing your inner experience leads to more stress rather than less. It’s a quick fix but it rarely helps you find what you’re looking for. This week’s guest, yoga expert Stephannie Weikert, shares her personal story of self-discovery and self-acceptance in midlife.

Stephannie is someone who went from stressed and full of self-doubt to calm and confident.

She’s a Certified Yoga Therapist and creator of Make Peace with Stress, a program for smart, capable women who are ready to stop struggling with life’s challenges and start experiencing massive personal growth using the time-tested wisdom of yoga.

Stephannie went through a lot of self-discovery and insight in her 40s. She started to question her sexuality, stopped alcohol and marijuana use and reflected on other chronic stress-related behavior throughout her life.

She really wanted to be more calm, balanced and confident but saw herself as struggling.This was exceptionally challenging because of her feelings of fear and shame. She finally recognized that it was up to her to create this for herself. She needed to learn how to take charge and recognize the wisdom from her inner voice.

Stephannie has quite a story to share about being courageous and persistent enough to find her purpose and trust herself.

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