Hey there. I’m Inès Yong.
I’m on a mission to teach people to discover true freedom, of creating, loving and opening up again, welcoming the essential questions that show the direction and invite you to go in life and flee superficiality, easy choices, compensatory pleasures, and illusions, and let yourself be guided by another part of yourself.
I’m a certified sophrologist and have learned through the decade-long quest for personal development that giving oneself the gift of a well-cared-for body and mind could give so much more power and autonomy.
My sophrology exercises are essential for anyone who want to feel relaxed, sleep better, and desire to work on their physical and mental capacities or develop their confidence in life and better performance (sports, business, school).
I’m also the calm whisperer behind The Explorer Collective podcast and a Udemy instructor of more than 5000 students.
Before sophrology and coaching, I started my career in the banking and finance space on ethics, regulations and privacy for two decades (in Singapore & France). I have a Master’s majoring in Quantitative Finance from the University of London. I’m married and a mother of two children, living in France.
You don’t have to be perfect; you can be free by being just yourself.
Truth is what you make of it. Explore the inner side of you.
Taking care of the body and mind for the long haul.
I distinctly remember one specific evening when I was sitting by myself in the kitchen with my head in my hands and holding back tears, thinking:
“I cannot live like this anymore.”
I felt depressed, exhausted and completely drained. I was so tired that I could barely make it through my days. My clothes took me hours to fold and put away, and if my husband asked me to go on a short trip or grocery shopping, it took immense effort to get off the couch. The laundry became my best enemy. I knew something had to change soon, or I would have a nervous breakdown.
My days used to look like this:
…after scrambling to get the kids fed and off to school and funnelling through a small opening in the crowd to get on the train, I arrive to work already stressed;
…I work those extra hours, and I get tired;
…I look at those people moving up so fast, and I wonder how;
…being confident doesn’t feel natural.
I was sitting at a desk all day long, with no regular exercise routine (in fact, I wasn’t doing any regular physical activity), and my stress levels were chronically high. This led me to hate my job and get depressed. Thus began my decade-long quest for personal development.
In my endless search for personal growth, I have learned about many facets of physical and mental health from books, blogs, podcasts, and interviews with nutritionists, neuroscientists, coaches, sophrologists, and experts in productivity and wellness fields.
I had spent nearly a decade eagerly trying to manage my mind and stay in shape despite my impossible schedule and family obligations. Still, the game-changer was when I discovered that taking care of my body and mind is the key to better health.
Once I discovered sophrology, I started to transform my mindset completely. I’ve learned that when I give myself the gift of a relaxed mind and body, I gain access to so much more power than when I allow my body to be uncared for and my mind to be in default mode.
Once I had this ah-ha moment, my first thought was:
Work one-on-one with me to meet your inner self, explore and unleash your resources within.