Meet Stephanie McCandless

Stephanie doesn't look like the typical yogi or wellness coach, which she views as a strength, not a deficit. She is inspired to connect with others through yoga & SoulCare in order to help people love the body they are in while they learn to care for their whole being. She believes wellness is much more than just weight or size; true wellness is about the health of your physical body, your emotional wellness, & your spiritual connection.

After years of working with people in the areas of emotional and spiritual wellness, Stephanie began to notice patterns of physical problems that corresponded with emotional and spiritual issues. This discovery peaked her curiosity, sending her on a journey to acquire knowledge through various avenues, including heading back to school to finish her degree in psychology. She sought out a physical practice that would fuse all aspects of the human experience together: body, mind, soul, and spirit. After moving to Florida, Stephanie began to practice yoga and realized it was the missing piece to the puzzle.

​Thanks to our modern technology, Stephanie has had the privilege of coaching people from all over the world for more than a decade, helping them navigate through various life circumstances while moving forward in alignment with their true North (their highest good, and/or purpose), and has worked with people on issues such as relationships, parenting, business, wellness, addictions, & self-discovery.

Stephanie worked as a content editor & ghost writer long before teaching yoga. Writing combines two of her favorite things~ her mad love for the written word & connecting people with their creativity. People connect and heal through the hearing and telling of stories... stories of failures, victories, and redemption. Are you ready to tell your story?

Stephanie created Expand Your Reach as a marketing tool for businesses and personal brands to get their message/content out in to the world through branding, social media marketing, & website design. Expand Your Reach is a one-on-one course that will help you create the platform you need to launch your business, idea, and/or products!

Stephanie developed YoLates @ the Barre, a fusion program designed to; empower you to love your body; strengthen your core; shape, tone, and lengthen your muscles; promote movement and mobility; and add some fun cardio into your practice. YoLates @ the Barre is a full-body workout with a special concentration on hips, thighs, booty, abs, and arms that combines the disciplines of Yoga, Mat Pilates & Barre. YoLates @ the Barre is fun way to effectively in improve cardiovascular health, muscle development and flexibility.

​Above all else, Stephanie is a lifelong student who dedicates much time to learning which has led to receiving a wide variety of certifications; all of which has equipped her with the knowledge to develop her own programs like SoulCare, Expand Your Reach, & YoLates at the Barre.

Stephanie's certifications include:

Body Matrix RYT 200 YTT and Transformational Life Coaching (by Victoria Haffer)

E-RYT- through Yoga Alliance

Hot Core Buti Yoga

Yin Yoga

Yoga for Athletes

Ball Rolling for Myofascial Release from the Roll Model Method

Anatomy & Core with Sadie Nardini

The Journey Training RYT 200 with Sadie Nardini

Rock Star Teacher Training with Sadie Nardini

Certified Yoga Therapist

Mat Pilates Instructor

Booty Barre Instructor

Barre Movement Instructor

Yoga for Stress Relief

Restorative Yoga

Corporate Yoga (Yoga in the Workplace)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming),

ILCT Relationship & Marriage Coaching Certification,

The JOY center, SOZO, Splankna

She has also completed many well known courses;

Gabby Bernstein’s Transform Fear to Faith, May Cause Miracles, and Spirit Junkie,

Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creativity Workshop and Big Magic,

Dani Shapiro On Living Out Loud and Writing Workshops,

Brene Brown & Glennon Doyle’s The Wisdom of Story, Creative Writing,

Tony Robbins’ Excel in Your Career and Become a Powerful Leader, and

many courses throughout the years that might be less well known but still played a powerful role in helping shape Stephanie as a well-rounded leader in the wellness industry.

Stephanie and her husband, Dusty, live in Southern Indiana with four of their children.

Their oldest daughter is a nurse in sunny Florida.

Their home is filled with love, laughter, and lots of noise & they wouldn't have it any other way!


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