St. Louis Proud: Woman uses yoga, holistic practices to find inner peace

One woman is using her past struggles to encourage others to move forward and continue to look on the bright side of life. (Credit: KMOV)

One woman is using her past struggles to encourage others to move forward and continue to look on the bright side of life.

“Clearing your mind of your to-do list today,” said Jennifer Shepley.

Shepley says she found her peace through teaching yoga at her studio, “Stay Balanced Yoga” in Ballwin.

“My life has come full circle and I’ve come out on top,” said Shepley.

Shepley wasn’t always centered and healthy as she is now. Her downward spiral started with an infertility diagnosis.

“I tried for years to have a baby and I was unsuccessful. I was divorced within two years of that,” said Shepley.

Two months later, her sister died and a year later she lost her mother, following a few other deaths.

“Shortly after I lost my aunt, I was diagnosed with a mass on my pancreas. I would go on to endure a pretty major surgery where they would remove part of my liver.” Said Shepley.

Shepley says she found peace through yoga and holistic practices. She recently wrote a book “Thriving After Trauma”.

To purchase her book, click here.

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