You’re smart. You’re capable. You pride yourself on doing a good job with all your responsibilities. (Frankly, you are amazing!)

But you’re also stressed out and not coping with it very well. 

With everything else, you’re a doer. You make it happen. 

But you don’t know HOW to actually cope with your stress, which makes you feel anxious sometimes and depressed sometimes, and the truth is, inside, you’re not proud of yourself.

This vicious cycle has you struggling and feeling completely stuck.

I see you. I completely understand. And I want you to know that you are not alone

Here’s what women say right before saying yes to Make Peace with Stress:

“I’m overwhelmed, can’t relax, and feel bad about myself more than I want to admit because honestly, I blame myself for feeling this way.”

“I’m over-scheduled, rushed, and think I have to fix every problem but know it will never get done, which leaves me feeling like I’m not good enough.”

“I can’t sit still without my mind examining everything, thoughts race through my head, and I can’t relax because I always feel like there’s something I should be doing.”

“I’m mentally exhausted but don’t sleep well, I worry a lot, procrastinate when I have to deal with the hard stuff and feel disappointed in myself and my life.”

“I’m running on empty and feel like I’m barely keeping it together. I don’t know how much longer I can live like this, but I don’t know what else I can do.”

Can you relate? If so, here’s a loving truth bomb:



I’ll never forget the day I realized this for myself.

I use to be stuck in a stress spiral and felt miserable inside.

To everyone else, I seemed to be just fine, but the truth was I felt overwhelmed, anxious, worried, exhausted, and struggled every day. 

I tried many times to make positive changes, but nothing worked so I ignored and distracted myself for a decade as my sense of dread got worse and worse. 

My stress and shame was so bad it initiated a body-focused repetitive behavior.

I pulled on my eyebrows and eyelashes. And eventually pulled them all out. 

One day I saw—really saw—myself in the bathroom mirror and knew I had to make a choice:

Stay stuck and miserable or take charge and change my life.

I was so done with feeling on edge, overwhelmed and insecure all the time.

I desperately wanted to be more clear-headed, calm and in control, and to believe in myself.   

That day, seeing my own despondent face was a low point for me. I had no eyebrows or eyelashes yet whenever my mind was racing, I would find myself frantically picking at the places my eyebrows and eyelashes were suppose to be.

That day, after more than a decade of shoving my feelings down, because I didn’t have the coping skills to manage the normal highs and lows of life, I resolved to do everything I could to stop this stress-fueled repetitive behavior.

After making this decision, 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 say to myself, “You can stop yourself. You don’t have to keep doing this. You can stop.”

And I felt better right away. 

At first, I only felt better for a few minutes, but I knew I was onto something because the experience showed me that I really could take charge of myself in a moment of struggling.

This empowering revelation didn’t change everything right away, obviously, but during the next year, I kept forward bending when I felt stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, taking slow, deep breaths, and focusing my attention what I actually wanted for myself in that moment

Even though my eyebrows and eyelashes started growing back, I kept forward bending when I felt stressed (sometimes pulling the car over and putting my head down on the steering wheel!), taking slow, deep breaths, and shifting my attention from struggling to what I actually wanted. 

This method initiated + fueled massive personal growth and I’m still using it 20 years later.


Listen, I know you feel like you don’t have the right to feel overwhelmed, like you shouldn’t be so exhausted and anxious all the time, it’s not like your life is terrible, it’s not at all. 

You should be able to manage stress along with everything else, right? But you’re struggling and sometimes you even think having a breakdown would give you a real reason to get help.

Here’s the truth:

Stress is not something to manage, it’s a force for action that exists to help you thrive. 

Your stress is an impetus for positive change, a message from a deeper part of you that’s trying to correct what’s not in alignment with what you want for your life and preventing you from realizing your highest potential.

And what you really need is a practical and simple method to get the message and apply its wisdom so that you can go from:

++ Overwhelmed to focused on what’s important to you.

++ Anxious to calm and feeling in control.

++ Worried to confident and at peace with things.

++ Exhausted to optimistic about your future. 

++ Struggling to experiencing meaningful positive changes.

How very fortunate I am to have met Stephannie, her desire is to help her clients and she certainly has helped me. ​Her calm, gentle nature immediately put me at ease.

The support I received in this program to apply all of the excellent information and practices to my personal needs was so helpful.

Sue K

Make Peace with Stress helped me discover insights that I didn’t realize I was missing. It challenged and inspired me to find the strength I know I have and to take it into the rest of my life. 

With Stephannie, I feel like I have a therapist, personal trainer, and fairy godmother all rolled into one!

Mary C

Stephannie and her methods are kind, compassionate, and effective.

Make Peace with Stress has helped me tremendously on my journey to become a stronger, happier me.

Andy B


Make Peace with Stress is a yoga therapy program for ending your struggle with stress so that you can be present, calm + confident every day and experience massive personal growth.

This program is the culmination of my journey and a decade of teaching yoga for stress, and seeing so clearly that a few simple insights + practices from yoga’s time-tested wisdom are transformative.

When you know how to Make Peace with Stress you can:

++ Push the reset button on your state of mind and start fresh any time so that you can feel empowered and in control with ease.

++ Stop struggling on the spot with one simple yet highly effective tool so that mental spiraling and discontent become a thing of the past.

++ Take charge of challenging moments instead of feeling anxious and overwhelmed so that calm will be your new superpower.

++ Focus on the people and experiences that are most important to you so that you can be more present to all the good in your life.

++ Take care of your own mental wellbeing without a huge time commitment so that you will feel and actually be noticeably better every day.

And this program gets you there step-by-surprisingly-simple-step with practical + potent insights and tools you’ll begin using right away:

Module 1 / RESET

Discover how to take charge of automatic patterns that aren’t serving you and choose to move forward deliberately.

Module 2 / SELF STUDY

Pay attention to what’s going on within you on purpose to recognize the depth and value of your inner experience.

Module 3 / STRESS

Get the message your stress has been sending and recognize the wisdom of your hardest, most demanding moments.

Module 4 / SURRENDER

Open to every opportunity to end your inner struggling so that you can choose how you show up for your life.

Module 5 / HABIT

Make transforming challenges into catalysts for growth something you do without having to think about it.

Module 6 / INTENTION

Connect with your deepest desires for how you want your life to feel and welcome that experience every day.

Gaining insight into how we can transform our relationship to stress was the most helpful part of this program. 

Stephannie has been more successful at helping me that any doctor, she is such an angel, gentle, but strong. She is such a positive energy in my life.

Meghan C

Stephannie has been more helpful and insightful than other therapists I have had.

Make Peace with Stress has helped me so much.

Aileen H

Going through Make Peace with Stress was profound for me. It was just what I needed. I joined because I felt overwhelmed and anxious a lot, and it taught me to pause and check in with myself, to take note of what is and is not in my control and let go of whatever I can.

I also underwent surgery and a very painful recovery while in the program and it helped me navigate that time with a much calmer and more positive attitude. 

Amanda B



A 3 month intensive working directly with me to change your life. The benefits of 1:1 MENTORSHIP are: scheduling flexibility, highly personalized support, and massive positive growth in 90 days.



One year to learn the Make Peace with Stress method and make it part of your life. The benefits of GROUP COACHING are: small changes, a year of support, and community camaraderie. 



This program is perfect for you if you:

>> Have a lot on your plate but know you have to take better care of your mental wellbeing and need something simple + effective that becomes part of your current life with ease. Make Peace with Stress is not for you if what you really want is to give up everything you have now and go into hiding.

>> Feel overwhelmed, anxious and frustrated more than you want and are ready to own and take charge of your experience so that you can make different choices about how you show up. Make Peace with Stress is not for you if you want to blame your struggling on circumstances or other people.

>> Really want to make a positive change in your life because you recognize that the way you’re living is not healthy or sustainable and you care about your future too much to stay stuck. Make Peace with Stress is not for you if you’re comfortable with being a frazzled, unhappy, stress case.



When you’ve got a lot on your plate, the last thing you need is a demanding program that’s short on practical information. That’s why Make Peace with Stress is so valuable: the profound insights of yoga are made applicable to your life right now. You’ll learn to let go of judgment, cultivate self-awareness, make friends with your stress response, shift your perspective on challenges, get clear on what you want for yourself, and make implementing the Make Peace with Stress method a simple, daily practice.

VALUE: $597


Do you need to reset from anxious to calm and focused? There’s a simple practice for that. Do you need to turn your attention away from outer chaos and inward for a mental break? There’s a practice for that. When you find yourself bumping up against the same wall, there’s a practice for that. When you need a confidence boost, there’s a practice for that. The practice library is 36 simple, therapeutic practices that you can do anytime, anywhere to take charge of yourself in a stressful moment.

VALUE: $197


If your mind is swirling with thoughts and feelings, concise direction like start here with this simple practice feels like a compassionate hug. The Growth Work Book and supporting audio guides take you step-by-doable-step through the Make Peace with Stress method. You learn to shift from mindlessly going through the motions, to being calm and present so that you connect with your ability to choose your state of mind, appreciate your feelings, and build this into your daily routine so that it becomes a permanent part of your life.

VALUE: $397 


Like brushing your teeth every day, ongoing self-care is necessary for all of us so you have access to all the materials (including future upgrades) for life. Anytime you need an intentional period of yoga therapy for stress reduction or revisiting this method, you’ll be able to login and renew your commitment to yourself, reconnect with the therapeutic practices, and continue building resilience. I call it the upward spiral, and you’ll be on from here on out. Go ahead and let out a sigh of relief.

VALUE: Priceless


I’ll be with you every step of the way. As you work through the Make Peace with Stress lessons and Growth Work you’ll get personal support, guidance, and loving accountability from me whether you’re doing a 1:1 MENTORSHIP or you’re part of the GROUP COACHING Community. The truth is we all need someone to see our potential sometimes, to help us see what we can’t see about what it takes to get there and to have our backs through the process. I’m honored to be your mentor, and cannot wait to watch you thrive.

VALUE: $997


Your personal growth is the most important thing to me and I’m confident you’ll get that from this program if you give 100%, guaranteed. That said if you participate in the first 3 weeks and determine that it’s not right for you, send me an email. I’ll ask for your completed GrowthWork to make sure you gave it a go, and ask what didn’t work for you so I can learn and improve. When I receive your refund request and completed GrowthWork by the end of week 3, you’ll get a swift and complete refund.

VALUE: Peace of mind

I appreciated being able to take it slow, the process of recognizing and identifying stressors and then building from there.

Jane B

Working with Stephannie has opened my heart and mind to what’s possible when it comes to making peace with my stress.

I have come so far with these modules and know I will continue to grow every day. Thank you, Stephannie, for helping me find my path towards mindfulness through simple and effective yoga practices.

Carrie L

Make Peace with Stress has been a life changer!
I have come to know and understand what some of my triggers are and how to handle those without feeling the stress, anxiety and helplessness I had before starting Make Peace with Stress. Having that simple mind shift brings such peace and calmness.
Leslie H


You know my life-changing story of choosing to take charge of myself. (If not, scroll up. ❤️) Not long after that I found yoga. And I was astonished to discover my experience of forward bending, slowing my breath, and focusing my attention, was straight from this ancient, healing system.

In 2004, I became a Certified Yoga Therapist and for the next decade taught yoga therapy for stress in yoga studios, hospitals (Johns Hopkins, Mercy Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Mt Washington Pediatric, and Bon Secours), businesses (Catholic Charities, FastForward, Anne Arundel County, Chase Brexton), and to many clients 1:1 in my private studio, yogaspace.

During this time one thing was confirmed over and over:

 The insights + practices that changed my life are a simple and highly effective method for massive personal growth.

So in 2014, I created Make Peace with Stress and I’ve been honored to guide and support some amazing women like you through this program. My mission is to make meaningful personal growth doable and practical, and I’m so confident and incredibly proud to say:

If you’re struggling and ready to take charge of your life so that you can be the present, calm + confident woman you are meant to be, I guarantee Make Peace with Stress will be a catalyst for your transformation.

Working with Stephannie has made a world of difference in how I respond to and live with stress.

Her unique teachings of the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga practice enable me to live a calmer, more centered life!

Michele B

Stephannie has helped me tackle my day to day challenges in a way that helps me feel that I am not only surviving but rather thriving.

Make Peace with Stress has helped me feel like I have control of situations not merely responding and adapting. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this and I am so grateful for Stephannie’s kind, insightful support through this process.

Mercedes W

My anxiety is night and day. I have the tools now to effectively cope with my stress and anxiety, rather than letting it overcome me. I feel confident in my ability to self soothe, something I have never been able to do.

I had wanted to work with Stephannie for a while but kept coming up with reasons that it wasn’t the right time, etc. But I am so grateful that I invested in my mental health and am so excited to continue to grow and better myself. 

Alicia B


I've never heard of yoga therapy, what exactly is it?
You know when you have a cold and you go to the drugstore to get medicine?

You choose your medicine based on your symptoms like a sore throat, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, coughing, fever, headache, etc. You get the medicine that relieves the specific symptoms you’re experiencing, right? Yoga therapy is the same process. The specific application of yoga’s wisdom and practices, based on your symptoms, can heal your stress inducing patterns so that you can experience yourself in new ways.

For example, when stress was ruining my life, at moments of complete mental chaos I would do a forward bend, breathe slowly, and concentrate as much as I could on what I wanted to do or feel. I didn’t know it at the time but forward bends promote introspection and the breathing helped turn down the volume on my stressed out nervous system, which gave me an opportunity to reset and be more deliberate about my thoughts and behavior. This one simple, therapeutic practice changed my life forever and I still practice it all the time!

I'm so busy! How much time will I need to do this?

Yoga is potent so all of the lessons + practices are short and concise!

And to make it even simpler for you to make the benefits of this work a part of your routine, the science of habit-building is built into the program. You’ll start small and gradually increase the time you’re spending: Module 1 is about 5 minutes each day. Module 2 takes around 7 minutes. Module 3, 10ish. You get the idea. I promise you it’s totally doable.

It averages out to about 15-minutes and will be the MOST VALUABLE time you spend because it will shift the rest of your day, week, and life for the better.

You might be thinking, I don’t feel ready. Or As soon as I get through whatever thing you’ve got going on right now. Because I’m a (loving) truth-teller, here’s a reality check: you’ll never feel ready. There will always be something that feels more important. Your life will only get busier. And time will keep passing.

You just have to decide that your mental health is the most important thing in your life. Because it is. And when you get started with Make Peace with Stress, you’ll only regret that you didn’t make yourself a priority sooner.

I've never done a virtual program, how does it work?

It’s really EASY!

All of the program materials are hosted on a private membership site which you’ll get immediate access to upon registration. You’ll get an email with instructions to create a login which will unlock the START HERE section of the program.

There you’ll find videos that introduce you to the Make Peace with Stress method and give you a tour of the program site as well as a short checklist of preparation items so you can set yourself up for success.

If you’re doing the 1:1 MENTORSHIP, you’ll find instructions to set-up your Connected Coaching calls and, because your work is customized for you, we’ll communicate via phone and I’ll unlock your next steps on the program site each week throughout our 3-months together.

If you’re in the GROUP COACHING Community, each Sunday, you’ll receive an email with step-by-step instructions for that week’s Module and Connected Coaching call, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of what you’re supposed to be doing.

And either way, you have lifetime access to all of the online materials, including all updates and upgrades, as well as access to my best rate for additional Connected Coaching calls if you want continuing or additional support from me at any time.

I feel guilty focusing on myself, is this really that important?

I completely understand. As a mother of teenagers and a yoga therapist with a full client roster, I know how it feels to be a doer and a giver. And I also know how important it is to take care of myself so that I can be the best parent, leader, teacher, friend, and person I can be.

When you make peace with your stress, you’re more present and calm and confident, and therefore less reactive, less moody, and less impatient. So your relationships improve, your ability to do your best work increases, and your capacity to do and give in all the ways that are meaningful to you expands.

Changing your relationship to life’s challenges so that you can experience massive personal growth isn’t just another thing to add to your to-do list, it’s the only thing you really have to do.

I'm confused, how do you teach yoga online?

Like many online programs, Make Peace with Stress includes video, audio, and print materials.

We all learn differently, so each Module lesson comes in 3 different formats: video, audio, and written transcripts. The pages of the Growth Work Book are delivered as PDF files throughout the program. The practices, which include very simple movements as well as meditations are taught by me through audio files (where I lead you through the practice instructions in my most relaxing voice) as well as a printable practice guide that features illustrations and step-by-step written instructions.

You’ll find the materials very thorough and comprehensive. And be able to access them whenever you want!

I've never been able to stick to changes, how is this different?

The truth is, you have to show up and do the work to get the benefits.

Make Peace with Stress is all about learning to rewire your brain so that being more present, calm, and confident becomes automatic.

I’ve worked really hard to make it as simple as possible to stick to it.

  1. The program curriculum is set-up step-by-step so that you know exactly what to do and when so that confusion doesn’t thwart your progress.
  2. The built-in checklist incentivizes you to complete each part of the module, which is scientifically proven to increase motivation and dopamine.
  3. The science of habits is part of the structure of the program, so you’ll start small and build a little at a time each week, so that overwhelm is not an issue.

And I haven’t even mentioned that the worksheets and practices are so empowering and feel so good that you’ll want to do them!

I'm interested, but skeptical, what's the guarantee?

I want you to know that 100% of my students experience personal growth that makes a big difference in their lives.

That’s why I’m 100% confident your life will change for the better from Make Peace with Stress so I’m gonna take all the risk!

If you fully participate in the first 3 weeks of the program and determine that it’s not right for you, you can request a refund.

Your end: Fully engage in the program for the first 3 weeks, including:

  1. Watching the lesson videos and attending the weekly coaching calls;
  2. Completing all accompanying Growth Work and practices;
  3. Asking any questions and sharing any concerns.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I require your completed Growth Work from all available modules because I know that if you do the work, you’ll get the benefits. If you do the work and don’t get value, then I’ll ask what didn’t work for you so I can learn and improve and swiftly and completely refund your money.

My End: I’ll issue you a refund. Obviously, it’s a big risk for me! But I am so committed to helping you end your struggle with stress and be more present, calm + confident—and know that Make Peace with Stress works—it’s a risk I’m willing to take. ❤️

I'm curious, what if I can't complete the program?

Life happens, but you’ll always be able to come back to Make Peace with Stress.

First and foremost, you have lifetime access to all of the materials, including all updates and upgrades, which means you can watch all of the lesson videos, print out the Growth Work Book, and download the audio practices, forever.

If you’re doing a 1:1 MENTORSHIP, let me know what’s going on and we’ll figure out what makes sense. Typically, I’m happy to press pause and reschedule our remaining sessions for a later date.

If you’re in the GROUP COACHING Community, you can participate in the group program three times in one year. If something major happens, let me know, it’s likely I’ll extend your time.

Also, as a program participant, you get access to my best rate for additional Connected Coaching calls if you want continuing or additional support from me at any time. ❤️



A 3 month intensive working directly with me to change your life. The benefits of 1:1 MENTORSHIP are: scheduling flexibility, highly personalized support, and massive positive growth in 90 days.




One year to learn the Make Peace with Stress method and make it part of  your life. The benefits of GROUP COACHING are: small changes, a year of support, and community camaraderie. 




100% of Make Peace with Stress students experience personal growth that makes a big difference in their lives 

Your personal growth is the most important thing to me and I’m confident you’ll get that from this program if you give 100%, guaranteed. That said if you participate in the first 3 weeks and determine that it’s not right for you, send me an email. I’ll ask for your completed GrowthWork to make sure you gave it a go, and ask what didn’t work for you so I can learn and improve. When I receive your refund request and completed GrowthWork by the end of week 3, you’ll get a swift and complete refund.

You’ve got nothing to lose but overwhelm, anxiety, worry, exhaustion, and struggling, I promise.

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