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Meet Stella Cheung of Yoga Gals in Downtown Los Angeles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stella Cheung.

Stella, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My mom took me to me my first yoga class–and I was actually reluctant to go! I had just moved home and started working at my first job after college…basically doing data entry for an electronic parts distributor…snorrrrrrre. It was boring and depressing having to sit in a cubicle all day. I wasn’t sleeping well, gained weight, and was seriously depressed. After I started learning yoga, I slept great, my weight automatically dropped, and I felt so much happier.

My teacher periodically left to study in India and would ask me to fill in for him. I started living a double life by working through a series of jobs in corporate media during the day time and teaching yoga at night. It was when I started studying massage and body work that I knew immediately that yoga and this path of healing was my calling and I quit my corporate job.

Over the years, I’ve evolved as a person and as a teacher and have taken teacher trainings and certifications in Ashtanga yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga therapy, Shiatsu massage, Cranio-Sacral therapy, pre-natal massage, energy work, Tantra, meditation, Ayurvedic nutrition, and Shamanic healing.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Being Chinese American and the first generation to be born here, my parents had certain expectations of how I’d live my life, and being a yoga teacher and massage therapist was not one of them…LOL! Aside from familial pressures, I’d say the biggest struggle of being an entrepreneur is BELIEVING IN YOUSELF. Because at the end of the day, if you don’t believe in yourself and what you’re doing, then why should anyone else?

Yoga Gals – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’ve developed a program called “Turned On + Tuned In” to coach women who are in SEXLESS and UNFULFILLING relationships to have more passion, intimacy, and fulfillment. They learn how to get out of their heads and into their bodies to embrace and embody their FEMININE SEXUAL & SENSUAL POWER. Whether they’ve been in a relationship for just a few years or over 10 years, and their sex life has gotten routine, boring, or non-existent, they learn how to invite the erotic and pleasure back to their life. As women, we tend to take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves. The light that lit us up and kept us sparkly from the inside out starts to dim over time when we’ve neglected ourselves. Soon, resentment, anger, and sadness start to take over. And those emotions are not only disempowering but they so don’t make women FEEL SEXY!

The women I work with are not getting enough connection and so they are craving more intimacy…not just sexually, but also emotionally. They feel shame and guilt for not knowing how to fix it while feeling rejected, unwanted, and unloved. And even though they’re yearning for more physical touch and affection, they feel too distant from their partner to respond or receive it. So they start to avoid feeling their unpleasant feelings and start escaping by burying themselves with work or temporary fixes like shopping, alcohol, or food. And all of this is like a vicious cycle that creates more distance between two people.

I cover things that are commonly felt but never talked about, such as…

-How to get the attention & adoration you want by allowing the *true and authentic you* to shine through without being phony, fake, or someone you’re not.

-How to get everything you desire in your relationship without compromising, nagging, negotiating, or begging and feel completely understood and respected and utterly cherished and loved.

-How to awaken the power of your sexuality and erotic energy so that you can inspire the creation of deeper connection and lasting passion within your relationship

-How to get in touch with your body on a new intimate level so that the signals and messages you receive can be a guide to direct your emotions and life in a conscious, purposeful and deliberate direction.

-How to put yourself first for receiving pleasure without feeling selfish or guilty so that you can come from a place of love and empowerment and create healthy boundaries.

Women who go through coaching with me, come out the other end, feeling empowered and also:

-Realize how easy it actually is to get exactly what they want without it being a struggle or an ordeal.

-Have more intimacy by creating clarity and transparency in their relationship.

– Naturally have more and better sex with affection and attraction that grows and gets stronger over time

-Become more vibrant and magnetic than ever because feeling passion, joy, and connection becomes the new standard for living and being.

-Are able to confidently express themselves and live in their TRUE FEMININE POWER.

So I’m proud to say that women who join my coaching program tap into their inherent power as sacred sexual beings and end up living their life with more passion, purpose, and pleasure.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
My definition of success is whether or not I’m living and practicing what I value. I believe our values are the foundation of how we want to define our lives and the beginning of living intentionally. If we can live intentionally, then we can powerfully create what we want and design a life that is in alignment with who we are.

MY 5 TOP VALUES:

  1. AUTHENTICITY…Being, doing, and living according to what my truth is will allow me to live authentically.
  2. TRUTH…Being in integrity is very important to me.
  3. LOVE & CONNECTION…Having genuine heart to heart connection where trust and vulnerability can be safely expressed, respected, and shared in all my relationships.
  4. MY TIME…Yoga has taught me to be efficient with my energy by being focused. A question I often ask myself is: Is all that I’m doing serving my Highest good and in alignment with me?
  5. INVESTING IN MYSELF…Whether it’s classes, books, podcasts, dance, yoga, meditation, sleep, rest, travel…I make sure I keep myself “filled up” so I can be of service to others.

Pricing:

  • Individual: Private Yoga + Movement + Meditation…75 minutes…$150
  • Individual: Holistic Body Work and Healing…75-90 minutes…$175
  • Couple’s Private: Tantric Healing Touch + Movement…90 minutes…$200

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