Feeling stagnant in "business as usual", or frustrated by plateaus?
Tired of working on your body instead of living in it?
Are you ready to find more confidence and clarity in what you bring to the world?
Despite exploring everything from yoga to strength training, meditation to MovNat, Feldenkrais to Functional Range Conditioning...you probably still feel like there are hurdles you can't seem to move past. You know you're not living up to your potential, and something just feels off.
See, we humans are pretty interesting. We're self-aware animals, and we live in a completely unnatural environment of our own making. Too many of us struggle with symptoms of this strange context:
- We can't move well, and we grow more and more frustrated with our bodies
- We lose touch with the natural world, and we wonder why we're depressed and anxious
- Our relationships are strained, and we feel alone even with other people
- We do unfulfilling work and keep our real passions on hold
- We disconnect from our bodies and emotions, and life feels like it's running on autopilot
Sound familiar? You aren't alone. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
It's one year from now, and you feel like you've crossed a threshold. The limitations that once held you back and caused so much frustration have finally opened up. It feels like you've come home to your body, and you're living life in alignment with who--and how--you want to be. It's a whole new space where:
- You have effortless mobility...no more nagging aches and tension.
- You jump into your favorite activities without second-guessing yourself.
- You tap into new reserves of creativity and clarity in your work and relationships.
- You go through each day with a deeper understanding of your body and mind.
- You have the direction and drive to tackle new challenges with confidence.
It's possible. In fact you're closer than you think.
If we want to "unbox" ourselves, we need awareness of the edges and the courage to choose something different.
I'm here to guide you along the way.
Meet Your Coach
Hey there, I'm Chandler Stevens, and I help people who are passionate about the body find confidence in their practice and clarity in their vision. Through creative coaching in mobility and mindset, I'm here to help you reclaim your movement and reshape your life.
I work with coaches and teachers, creatives and innovators from around the world. We make magic at the intersection of movement, conversation, and awareness.
But it took me awhile to get here. For years I struggled with repeat injuries and chronic tension. I had difficulty making progress in my practice and felt overwhelmed by the complexity of the body in motion. I was depressed that I couldn't dive into my favorite activities, and this stagnant feeling carried over into my work and my relationships as well.
Now I feel like I've gone through a seachange. I've found more joy in my practice, and more meaning in my movement. As I did, the effects began ripple out into other areas of my life. My quality of movement improved. My relationships grew more fulfilling. I fell in love with my work again and started making a bigger impact with my students. I was playing a very different game.
The big thing I realized is that your body is your most powerful resource.
It's your first--and truest--home. It's how you make your way through the world and connect to those around you. And finding a deeper connection to your body opens the doors to a deeper knowledge of your self.
Movement is the heart of how we do it. It's the body's original language, and it has a way of cutting through the crap. That's what led me here, and it's what I share every single day in my work.
Here's What To Expect
The truth is: coaching doesn't lend itself well to cookie-cutter descriptions. It's an ongoing relationship and a dynamic process, not a series of boxes to check. When we work together, we'll create an experience entirely unique to you, but these are the common themes:
An Ecological Assessment
You don't live in a vacuum. When we work together, we'll take a look at the big picture context that led you to this point. We'll take a look at the "hardware and software" of the body through assessments in movement quality, joint health, body awareness, and more. We'll also see how your habitat, relationships, and lifestyle influence who you are and how you move. This is where we get clear on how you can start making serious forward momentum.
A movement practice To Unlock Your Body.
Your body is an ongoing process, and it's endlessly adaptive. When we give it the right demands in the right doses, it's capable of extraordinary change. With an emphasis on body awareness, expanding mobility, and natural movement you'll find new possibilities for fluid movement. And as you reclaim your movement, you'll find that it changes how you make your way through the world. As one student put it: "It feels like I finally grew a backbone, and I can literally stand my ground!"
Open Conversations To Spur New Insights.
I'm here to meet you halfway, but I expect that you'll play all out. You can expect honest (and challenging) questions and the space you need to come up with your own solutions. I'm not here to prescribe any one way of doing things. I'm here to help you find your way. I'm here to help you cultivate awareness and intention, in your behaviors and your words. After all both shape us in powerful ways. When we work together, you'll find new ways of seeing yourself, your relationships, and the world around you.
Who Is This For?
People who are Passionate About The Body.
Our work together revolves around movement. If you love to move, you'll find a new perspective for your training and practice. I work with movers and shakers from backgrounds as diverse as yoga, weightlifting, parkour and dance to unlock new options for better movement. Together we connect the dots between modalities and disciplines to develop a personal practice that lights you up.
"I have so much more confidence in myself as a yoga teacher and personal trainer now.
In just one month’s time, I’ve learned so much...It feels like I’ve discovered the missing pieces in my experience with my body and my trainings as a yoga teacher and CPT." - Erika Newell
People who Are Open To Possibility.
Whether you struggle with nagging aches and pain, frustration in your practice, or you want to show up with more confidence, together we'll explore your current constraints and find new ways to move forward. I'm not here to give you better answers. I'm here to ask you better questions. We'll dig into the context that led you here and help you bring awareness to new opportunities for growth. It won't be easy, but progress happens at the edges. If you're willing to lean in and do the work, you'll thrive here.
"I struggled with a lot before coming to you...I had been in pain for so long that I had become incredibly depressed.
I now know that the pain wasn't in my head, so now I feel entirely validated. My confidence is growing every day! I'M NOT BROKEN! I believe I can and will make a comeback both physically and mentally." - James Swantko
People who want to make an impact.
You're in the right place if you want to make a difference in your family, your community, or the world. There's something that lights you up and inspires you to think bigger, but you're struggling to get started. It's time to ask yourself: what is the world missing if I don't show up? Together we'll bridge the gap between who you are and who you want to be.
"There was something holding me back from realizing my full potential. I’ve realized from working with you that what was holding me back was a sense of not having complete control over my situation because I lacked full ownership of the process.By reframing myself as the hero, not the victim, I now had to play the part. With your encouragement, I went in and kicked myself in the butt because no one else could do it for me." - Lauren Siegel
You Have A Choice To Make
You can continue on as you have been, working hard to get it done alone, or you can get the guidance and support you need to upgrade your practice and jump forward into a world of possibility.
Let's be clear here. This approach is not for everyone...we're going to swim in the deep end:
- It requires a high level of commitment and a willingness to play full out
- It's a serious investment in time, money, and energy
- It requires a willingness to reflect, to question, and to act...it's radical responsibility
If you're ready to move forward, to reclaim your movement and reshape your life, then let's dive in.
Fill out the form below to apply a one-on-one breakthrough coaching call. We'll talk over where you are now, where you want to be, and how you can best get there. Whether or not we decide to work together, you'll leave with clarity and new insights on powerful changes you can bring to your movement & life.