Hey there. I’m Inès Yong.
I’m a life coach and a sophrologist. I live with my husband and two children in a beautiful town 34 kilometres from Paris.
I have a long career in banking and finance, but I have a more extended passion for the personal development space. My life has been an adventure and I have made countless journeys, and travels and discovered myself.
My mission is to offer you the prospect of discovering true freedom, of creating, loving and opening up again, welcoming the essential questions that show you 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.
These are values that navigate how I live and work.
You don’t have to be perfect; you can be free by being just yourself.
An exploring mind of inner truth and authenticity.
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. I just had an awful brush with my toddler and husband (of course!). I was exhausted, severely burned out, depressed, and I repeatedly whispered to myself:
“I cannot live like this anymore.”
There were days that I could barely lift myself out of bed. The thought of having to do the laundry or preparing a meal brought me to tears, and I was losing sleep. I was only 37 years old, but I felt like I was a hundred.
My days used to look like this:
…after scrambling to get the kids fed and off to school and funneling 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.
With time and perspective, I realized quickly that my work environment, dangerously high-stress levels, and poor exercise and dietary habits led to my burnout and depression.
I was sitting all day long with no regular exercise routine (and frankly, I wasn’t even moving), and my stress levels were chronically through the roof. Thus began my decade-long quest for personal development.
In my endless quest 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, experts in productivity and wellness fields, and several online learning courses.
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, mind, and consciousness is the key to better health.
Once I discovered sophrology, I started to transform my mindset completely. I realized that a relaxed mind and body are the most incredible gift I can give myself. When I learn to attain it, I gain access to so much of my power left unused when I let my body uncared for and my mind 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 to unleash the resources within.