stress-reduction workshop for women

  • Are you stressed, scattered, frazzled, and overwhelmed?
  • Is self-care just one more obligation on your to-do list that you never get to?
  • Have you learned and read all about self-care and stress reduction, but none of it sticks?
  • Do you beat yourself up for being so stressed even though you 'should' know better?

Like many other busy, smart women you understand the negative effects and stress and you know about mindfulness, the importance of saying 'No', and making self-care an integral part of your life.


you're still stressed and want to feel better.

This 4-week workshop is for women who want to make real, sustainable shifts in their everyday lives so they can feel more:

  • Peaceful
  • Happy
  • Grateful
  • Accepting
  • Self-Compassionate
  • Organized
  • Present
  • Mindful
  • Calm
  • Patient

yoga. mindfulness. group therapy. education.

A 4 week integrative, mind-body workshop for women

who want less stress and more self-Care

Join an intimate group of like-minded women who want to care for their bodies and minds, and connect deeply with themselves and their community. The emphasis of this workshop is on learning how to integrate self-care into your busy, everyday life

Led by Fernanda Barcelo and Jessica Michaelson - both are psychotherapists and yoga instructors - this unique experience combines many different healing practices:

  • Through group process you will connect with a compassionate support system, find relief through sharing, feel the power of compassion, and learn tools from each other.
  • Through yoga and meditation you will calm your nervous system, practice mindfulness, become more present, and build self-compassion.
  • Through education and individualized coaching you will gain skills to be mindful and less stressed in ways that fit into your everyday life, without adding more obligations and stress to your schedule.

Sundays 10am -12pm||  January 15th - February 5th

Soma Vida, 2324 Cesar Chavez St, Austin||  $140 ($160 after Jan 6th)


Fernanda Barcelo earned her degree at St. Edward's University, in the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program in 2012. She completed her practicum at Capital Area Counseling in the same year, and has been working as an LPC-I at Austin Mindfulness Center since 2013. Fernanda is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, and teaches group and private vinyasa yoga classes in the Austin area.

Jessica Michaelson earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She has a private practice working with adults and couples in Austin. She is also a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor and integrates mindfulness into her psychotherapy practice.


the where, when, & how

The group will meet Sundays from 10am-12pm, on January 15th, 22nd, 29th, and February 5th.

We will meet at Soma Vida wellness center at 2324 Cesar Chavez St in East Austin.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own yoga mat and, if you like to take notes, a notebook or journal.


Have more questions?

Email Jessica here or call 512-813-0622

Directions (from North)
- Head South on 35 towards San Antonio
- Exit 234a:  Holly St./Cesar Chavez St.
- Stay in left lane and TAKE A LEFT on Cesar Chavez.  You'll go through quite a few lights. The last one you'll go through is Robert T. Martinez Jr.
- Start looking on left for Juan in a Million Mexican Restaurant on the corner of Mildred Street.  (Soma Vida is just east of it.)  
-Take a left on Mildred Street, and your first right on 2nd Street.  
- Our parking lot is marked by a turquoise cinder block wall that says 'Soma Vida Parking.'  
- After parking, walk around the right side of the building, take a left on the sidewalk, and come in the front door.
- If you pass Mildred Street, you can take a left on Pedernales, then a left on 2nd Street to arrive at our parking lot.  

Public Transit

The closest MetroRail Station is Plaza Saltillo located on 412 Comal Street on the corner of 5th and Comal.  From there folks can:
- Walk.  It is a pleasant one mile walk from Plaza Saltillo south on
Comal then left on Second Street to Soma Vida.
- Bus.  Catch bus 320 (St. John) or 17 (Cesar Chavez to Ed
Bluestein).  There is a bus station literally outside of our parking
area on Second Street, and one on the corner of Mildred and Pedernales.
- Bike.  There is a B Cycle Station at Plaza Saltillo.  And there is a B Cycle drop off about 100 yards from our back parking lot close to Second Street and Pedernales.   If attendees want to bring their own bike, we have plenty of room for them to securely chain it.