Joy and Ease
If you find yourself in a challenging and stressful place with too little real downtime, you are not alone.
Many of us:
Maybe you are already trying to move in a healthier direction by eating well, scheduling workouts and naps, putting aside time for yourself, your family and friends, and maybe for yoga or meditation.
Even so, it's certainly not a given that we will experience a life of little distress and lots of meaning, peace, and deep connection.
So what's getting in the way of a life of joy and ease? Simply put, we act in ways that don't really serve our well-being.
Recognizing these individual actions helps us to make wise choices and avoid overload and pain.
My name is Anka. My work life began as a musician 30 years ago in Germany. After that I became a nurse, and after that a Buddhist nun. And now, in addition to being a nurse, I am a coach and meditation teacher. But my “specialty" has always been joy and ease. These were what I was known for when I was a child, these were qualities I brought to performing music, and these were qualities I later came to study deeply as a nun, spending seven years in closed meditation retreat.
I have learned that:
You might already know these “natural skills," but you may be using them haphazardly, maybe even unconsciously. Joy and ease come when you start to apply these skills quite consciously. These skills include:
But these are only a few of the skills that improve well-being and outlook. Human evolution has given us an amazingly balanced nervous system that we hardly know. By recognizing the natural signs your body and mind continually offer, you can actively participate in shifting your nervous system towards deeper rest and balanced alertness. This leads to:
Join me for this self-paced 6-week online course in which we will find and explore these key elements in vital and joyful ways.
Hi, I’m Anka Hoerster. As a teacher, coach, and nurse I support smart and sensitive people who are struggling with stress and overwhelm and who really want to find their way back home to more integration, balance and love.
I love to listen and to inspire slightly different reflections and views. It's a great pleasure of my work to watch others' clarity, presence and wisdom bloom.
You can find more about me here.