“My capacity to thrive in today’s world is in direct proportion to my ability to connect with my inner wisdom.” – Heidi Stenschke
There’s a heavy daily influence from the world around us, on who we should be, how our lives should look and what we should be doing. And, it can be hard to hear or tap into our own inherent wisdom, when the world’s distractions are so loud.
That’s why I founded Hypnoga®.
I wanted to create an empowering modality and a transformational community that could guide people back towards their own internal compass, their inner self and inner wisdom.
I wanted people craving a calm mind and stronger body to have access to classes and programs that cultivated a new way of being–not just on the mat, but in their daily lives.
Hypnoga’s vision is drawn from my journey of self-discovery. My ability to hold space for my students and clients with love and kindness is empowered by overcoming years of smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and being expelled from high school. This was an environment where all of these were the norm!
My life has been a winding path–yet beneath all the pain, the struggle and inner turmoil, there was a deeper knowing that I was made for more.
So, how did I turn it all around for myself?
By binge watching infomercials.
On this one particular day, I was sold into an Anthony Robbins CD program.
That’s when my story changed.
By fate? By choice?
No, by a deeper yearning and knowing I was made for more.
That knowing assured me that my past circumstances didn’t have to define me.
It would be the decisions I chose to make today, right now, in this new moment.
I became laser-focused on my spiritual and personal growth.
That newfound zest for life got me from high school dropout to graduate of night school. It’s also the same desire I used to complete a Certificate 4 in Front-Line Management, become a certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer and later enrolled in a part time university degree.
I catapulted into the role of Assistant State Secretary of the AMWU, NSW. To eventually hold the position as National President of the AMWU Food and Confectionery Division. Prior to this I worked in a food factory and actively advocated for members of the union in the food factory for 12 years–which became my pathway into the senior role of the AMWU.
And I wasn’t going to stop there. After achieving all of this in 3-years, I graduated from the Global Trade Union Leadership Program at Harvard University while 3 months pregnant. I also completed all of Tony Robbins coaching courses.
I felt these achievements were beginning to reflect my true potential. And as I continued to grow mentally, spiritually and emotionally, I became more intune with my own inner wisdom.
Of course, when you think you've got it all together, life throws the next curve ball. My parent’s became unwell and I made the conscious decision to leave my 6 figure career, pack up my house and support my parents in their home. I thought with all of my newly acquired skills, I could bring love and light into their world.
The Yoga teacher training I was doing at the time deepend my spiritual journey, and fanned my flame to help others. These familiar environments reminded me of how it felt to be captive to drugs, alcohol and an unhealthy mindset. And it was a beautiful reflection of how far I’d come.
My life experiences, the circumstances and the introspective journey until this point, helped me realise that my existence penetrates the very planet we live on. I realised I'm a spiritual being in a physical body. This undeniably knowing invites a new depth and vastness into how I live today.
While the world (and my world) was in turmoil in 2020, I managed to become a Master Practitioner of NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy ® ️ and NLP Coaching. These qualifications inspired me to become a Certified Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy and Coaching.
Then in 2022, I trademarked Hypnoga®, and graduated from 350-hour Yoga YTT and launched Hypnoga in my local community hall.
The rest is yet to come.
If you can relate to any parts of my journey, and would love support on yours,
I’d love to work with you! Reach out to me here.