We would like to introduce one of our clients, Judith, who participates in weekly private sessions with Stephanie.
Judith brings with her a playful and curious attitude, warmth for all those who cross her path at the studio and has been the long time source of Stephanie’s intrigue into the ‘Art of Cueing.’ Judith and Stephanie will be exploring words and their potential together through an upcoming monthly blog: “Mind Your Words”, a punny play on the British phrase “mind your step”; “mind the gap”; “mind your head”; because we are if nothing else funny like that.
A few words from Judith:
We need the accountant on board to definitively answer the question of how long I have been coming…I believe it may be around a ‘bakers dozen’ of years but honestly I could say it has been a ‘lifeline and a life time’. The reason I say this is because in the intervening time since becoming acquainted with Stephanie and the studio, I have become acquainted with my body and fitness in an entirely new way – nothing short of being ‘reborn’? In this process, I have had the joy (not without its frustrations, I might add…) of relearning what is fitness, my body, and how the body functions in its beautiful, natural and powerful design.
At the time of joining the studio, I had been working with a great massage therapist who enjoyed boasting (appropriately!) about the amazing things she was getting from classes with Stephanie. I was unable to resist the promise of ‘what else was possible’. I joined. and, all I would add is that “excellence begets excellence”:) Whats not to love about this!?
I have always loved being active but I had never learned how to deeply appreciate the process from a disciplined approach that begins with honouring the body rather than the intended outcome, in that order of priority.
Being active over the years included running, skiing, yoga, Tai Chi. Qi Gong, horseback riding, walking, cycling, and several attempts at trying to learn how to swim…oh well, forget the swimming – LOL.
Fitness with Stephanie has led me to an entirely new way of knowing: my body, myself, healing, spiritual connections, weaving my outside world into my studio workouts and vice versa – just for starters.
As a practicing “Guide to all things Great (I work as a life coach and psychotherapist), I have through this journey also come to realize how central the body, emotions, the mind are all interconnected to a healing journey. Therefore, I have now also become certified as a Yoga Teacher and am exploring how to weave this into the healing journey for others. WOW! You may catch a glimpse as to why I say this is nothing short of being “reborn”. Thank you Steph and all who make the KW Art of Fitness a great experience.”