Our graduates help women reconnect to themselves, replenish their core needs and live fulfilling lives on their own terms.
We believe that connection is critical to our well-being and that the loneliness and isolation so many modern women feel in their everyday life is a huge part of the stress and overwhelm they feel.
We believe that wellness educators create the structure and support women need to regain their well-being and take back control of their health and vitality.
And we believe the ripple effect of this work impact flows far and wide throughout families and communities.
For women who have a love of teaching/sharing/facilitating and a passion for wellness - stepping into the role of wellness educator is not only personally life-giving but professionally life-transforming.
Vitality, energy, calm, contentment - this is how we were meant to experience most of our lives.
It’s not normal to live with a tired body, racing thoughts, anxious feelings, and numbed out emotions.
But many of us don’t feel a natural flow of vitality.
Modern living often disconnects and disrupts the normal pathways of well-being.
And most of us weren’t taught how to stay connected to our well-being... or how to reconnect to it after challenging times.
We certainly weren’t taught how to claim our well-being back from a culture that fundamentally undermines inner peace at every turn.
...And it’s not just personal.
These statistics paint a clear picture that women are more than just stressed - we’re exhausted. We’re overwhelmed. And, for most of us, our lives are not supporting our well-being.
All the while the $10-billion-dollar self-care industry has us chasing the next solution we can buy, the deeper answers lie in how we’re designed.
There's never been a better time to step up and make a positive difference in the world. This work is needed now more than ever.
Lisa Grace Byrne, MPH is the founder and director of WGI.
Lisa is an author, speaker, educator and passionate advocate for women's well-being.
She has a background in biochemistry (B.S. from Cal Poly, SLO), training in trauma response and qualitative research, a public health degree (MPH) from Boston University and is a High School Chemistry teacher.
Wellness and Education are in her blood.
She began this work in 2007 shortly after the birth of her first son.
In those early years of motherhood, Lisa began a blog called WellGrounded Life as a passion project to help herself work through feeling disconnected and distressed.
She began writing about her own experiences, drawing from her past education and sharing what was working in regaining her own well-being.
Throughout the years, her community quickly grew to (many) tens of thousands of women reading her newsletter, using her resources and joining her classes.
Her work continued to grow into a world-class women’s wellness institute, where she teaches and trains women from her unique methodology which blends the science of self care with the power of personal growth.Learn more about Lisa
"I have suffered from chronic stress my entire life.
I’ve never been able to experience lasting change, because I’ve never actually learned how to get rid of the stress response, but instead, I was just stuffing it so that it didn’t spill out… of course that doesn’t last very long!
Lisa's classes have literally been life-changing for me. The holistic approach has really blown my mind!
I never realized how many contributing factors there were. I also totally underestimated the “physiology” of it. I just thought I was kind of a weak person emotionally.
I didn’t understand that I was dealing with basic physiology that was stacking the deck against me.
I would HIGHLY recommend learning from Lisa. Seriously life-changing!"
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