About Me

3My name is Petra Axlund Stegman and I am the designer and owner of I am EarthBound. I am also an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Yoga Lifestyle Coach, Personal Trainer and Diet Coach. I have been practicing yoga since 1999 and I’ve been a teaching yoga and meditation for about 10 years. I come from a traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga background, but now I teach and practice Vinyasa Yoga. I have 1,100 hours of Yoga Training, and more than 3,500 logged hours teaching yoga. I have studied under teachers like Bryan Kest, Seane Corn, Josh Summers, Elena Brower, Annie Q (owner of The Yoga Shop) and Lori Bonazolli (owner of Balanced Yoga). I use to own my own yoga studio (Inner Strength Yoga), but now I teach at The Yoga Shop of West Hartford and The Yoga Shop of Glastonbury. You can hire me as your Private Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher and online Yoga Lifestyle Coach. Go check out my De-Clutter Your Life E-course, Guided Meditation, Mala Making Workshop and Meditation Workshop.

I offer a holistic and yogic approach on physical activity, mindful living, organic eating, soulful healing and deep recovering. Through the physical practice of yoga, breath work and meditation I know your life is going to change for the better. Yoga is not about how deeply you can back bend, how long you can hold an arm balancing pose or weather or not you can stand on your head. Yoga is about connecting with breath and creating space. It’s about falling back in love with yourself and to make peace with your body. It’s about coming back home and realizing that the things you seek are already inside you. Yoga is to become aware of your mind and the noise it creates. Just by softening and letting go you can release your fear and be free. I love what yoga does for my body, mind and spirit. It has made me a better and more balanced person, injury and pain free and stronger both physically and mentally. And it will do that for you too!

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
* Meditation Teacher Training
* 100h Power Yoga Teacher Training, Bryan Kest (2017)
* 15h Radical Healing Yoga Training, Seane Corn (2016)
* 15h Chakra Flow Yoga Training, Seane Corn (2016)
* 500h Yoga Teacher Training, The Yoga Shop (2015)
* 15h Detox Yoga Flow Training, Seane Corn (2015)
* 200h Yoga Teacher Training, The Yoga Shop (2013)
* 20h Reiki Level 1 Certified, Carla Augustyn (2012)
* 200h Yoga Teacher Training, Lotus Garden Yoga (2010)
* 8h Gentle Yoga and Meditation Training, Josh Summer (2010)
* 5h The Power of Yoga Training, Bryan Kest (2010)
* Personal Trainer & Diet Coach Certified (2007)

WORKPLACES
* The Yoga Shop of West Hartford
* The Yoga Shop of Old Saybrook
* The Yoga Shop of Ludlow
* Aware Recovery, Madison
* Beach Yoga, Mercy by the Sea, Madison
* Balanced Yoga, New Haven
* Sol Vinyasa, Old Saybrook
* Shoreline Yoga, Clinton
* IMX Pilates, Guildford
* Athena’s Synergy Fitness, Guildford
* Inner Strength Yoga, Madison (studio owner)

AFFILIATIONS
* Yoga Alliance
* International Fitness Association