Stephanie Dawn Hrehirchuk

Stephanie is the author of Anna and the Earth Angel, Anna and the Tree Fort, Anna and the Food Forest, and Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox, with art and poetry published in the collective work Alberta Skies, through AWCS. She wrote, illustrated and published Grandfather Grasshopper, as well as You Must be a Witch, in 2018.

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Stephanie is a member of Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She was a regular contributor at Gaiam, with articles published at Sivana Spirit, Finer Minds, Guided Synergy Magazine, and Trifecta Magazine. Stephanie also has a beloved poem included in the short story dispenser located at the stunning new Calgary Central Library.

Known to raid my grandparents’ garden as a child, I have a life-long love of local food and vibrant nutrition. I have over 15 years of experience in personal training, nutrition, and wellness, with an additional 10 years in yoga, meditation and complementary therapies.

Although a full participant in spiritual pursuits now, I was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of Spirit by a spinal injury. After 33 days bed-ridden, all I wanted was to get back into the gym.

A year in yoga, reiki and shamanic practices changed my life. I left personal training for pursuits in complementary alternative medicine and began writing again.

I moved from working with clients in the weight room to facilitating workshops, retreats, seasonal detox programs and meditation groups. My training includes Tibetan Breathing and Movement Yoga, raw nutrition, spinal reflexology, facial diagnosis, qigong, reiki, ayurveda, plant medicine and sustainability.

I have been fortunate to sit with many great teachers, including Lama Tsultrim Allione, Master Chunyi Lin and Dr. Vasant Lad.

I specialize in women’s issues and content creation. I blog and speak about nutrition, health, yoga, meditation, the chakra system, the world of self-directed publishing, motherhood and spiritual pursuits.

I also coach clients in writing and publishing their books. I volunteer for Calgary Reads and ROARR, and present at the annual Young Writers’ Conference Calgary. I was the 2018 recipient of REAP Calgary’s Encompassing Energy Leader award for my sustainability focus with my Anna books.

I am currently working on several manuscripts, animated short films and children’s books.

There is never a shortage of tea or dark chocolate.

When we believe that happiness should take a particular form, we fail to see the opportunities for joy that are right in front of us.