Is this you?
“I’m not sure what to do: I’ve read all the books, I’ve made time in my life to take courses and go to yoga and meditation classes, and I’m still not sleeping well and am drowning in stress. I just have no idea how to make this better, it’s just not working!”
Hi, my name is Anka Hoerster. I’ve worked with many women and men like you, helping them transform their stressful lives with simple but powerful somatic and meditative skills. The key is not what we do but how we do it.
In my experience, these are the three things that keep many people stuck:
- Holding a view that sees only to-do’s and fixed goals, and no space
- Lacking insight into what really nourishes your vital energy and natural intelligence (and making poor choices based on that)
- Losing self-awareness when things get tough (when it’s most needed)
If you get these things right you’ll realize that:
- You actually have the power to add effective breaks and make good choices throughout the day.
- You feel so much better if you practice self-awareness and self-care.
- You are much more energetic, resilient, and successful in everything you do if you refine the way you are in the moment.
You can build a life with less worry, stress and pain; and more joy, rest, and nourishing connections with everyone around you.
Let me show you how you can find a more meditative life. Meditative skills help develop and maintain a healthy and energetic body and a calm and clear mind. With both of these qualities you can free yourselves from unnecessary stress and begin to reveal unseen possibilities.
A smart way to learn and integrate meditative skills will bring more inner peace and well-being.
Imagine being skilled at balancing yourself.
I’ve developed some services and courses to show you how to gain more openness, awareness, and smart understanding of your thoughts and sensations and to show you the skills you need to be at ease while also authentic. Too many of us burn out in their busy lives and, though they might be doing exciting things, are not really able to fully enjoy and benefit from them.
You can truly and deeply relax.
Your mind and body already know what you need. Learn to listen to them and learn how to integrate what they long for in skillful ways. This can be surprisingly simple and easy. You won’t have to wonder again about how to relax and maybe even meditate. You can finally stop feeling unhappy about not fitting another relaxation/meditation/yoga class into your full schedule thought these are definitely good.
Life doesn’t need to be exhausting – and shouldn’t be.
Smart and sensitive people like you have their own issues and wisdom. We Westerners can be sharp in our intellect but not very clear in our intuition, in our belly and heart. Nervous thoughts, concern about missing out, of not succeeding, perhaps even the fear of getting sick at some point, make us feel stressed out, scared and uncomfortable.
I imagine that you can’t shoulder one more thing to do and quick fixes don’t work for you anyway. But you might naturally listen up when you hear about genuine, time-tested ways that relieve worry, overwhelm, and sleeplessness. And maybe you’d like to try some of these out.
Let’s take smart steps and find home naturally.
I’ve seen many people transform their thinking and their default, habit-driven lifestyles one step at a time. It doesn’t usually happen overnight and it requires some simple skills to be remembered at times. But it can be so much fun to make your life a beautiful and playful experiment. As soon as you decide to get moving you notice that actually, no day is like another. You can find deep joy and interest in these small steps and at some point, you can find yourself fully at home in a new way of being.
Before you leave here perhaps you’d like to stop for a moment and take just a few long and deep breaths. And then just notice the result, that’s all. So simple – but even just that can relieve and calm a nervous inner state a little bit. As you gain faith in these deceptively simple skills – because of your direct experience that they work – you integrate them automatically into your life, and your life changes for the better.
If you feel like you’d like to discover more skills enjoy the free e-book: Meditative Skills – Ancient Wisdom for Every Day
Thank you for being here and caring together with me about a good, healthy, and spacious life.
What clients and students say:
“I began coaching with Anka, when I was stuck in a very complicated life situation. Her support and her recommendations were always heartfelt, realistic and very practical. She genuinely cared about me and my well-being. She allowed me to see how precious I really am and that I can believe in myself and my abilities – because that is what she sees in me. She brings in a myriad of experiences as she has been a musician, teacher, nurse, Buddhist nun to name a few and hence, can sympathize so easily with anyone from all walks of life. This experience still helps me to see my bigger picture and find my real solutions. She is a sacred gem that has enriched my life forever.” – NM, MD in family medicine
“I have worked with Anka on and off for the past 7 years. When I first met her, I was overwhelmed and lived in an unsustainable way. I did not know how anyone could be that loving and positive. I thought it must be a trick, or she must be hiding something, but I started the work anyway. Now I can say it’s not a trick, and she hides nothing. Instead she is loving and coaching from her heart, and it is a very wise one. Loving and simple, warm and clear, unconfused. She has a gift to change lives for the better, as she has mine.” – MV, LPCC, clinical counselor