Step back into your body; to suffer less, to feel your power, your presence, and your connection to what matters! 

Are you struggling with symptoms (either physical, mental or emotional) that have been sabotaging your life?  

  • The pain of anxiety or overwhelm 
  • Weighted down by hormonal issues or headaches,  
  • Struggling with fatigue, weight gain, low libido 
  • Issues with digestion (like bloating, distention or bowel troubles).  

Are your symptoms ruling your life and ruining your ability to be fully present, focused, and connected at work, in your relationships and in the things that you love to do?  

Perhaps you just don’t feel like yourself anymore and you want to get back to the place where you didn’t have to think about your body’s reactions all of the time.  

Are you wishing you could just get back to living your life?  

Maybe you are even left wondering what you’re doing wrong and what you’ve missed. So you search…..  

  • You’ve sought help from the medical system and a laundry list of health professionals, but have gotten no answers and very little relief.
  • Sometimes you even react to the medications and supplements that are supposed to help you.  
  • Or perhaps things help for a while, but at some point, they just stop working.  
  • Perhaps you are getting sick and tired of searching outside of yourself for the answer, so….  

You’ve begun the journey inward, by dabbling or even thoroughly exploring yoga, meditation, mindful living, but with no significant shifts.

  • Something seems to be missing and you’re left wondering what you are doing wrong. You feel compelled to dig more deeply, to listen to your body more fully.  
  • Or maybe your body is screaming so loudly with these unexplained sensations and symptoms, so you are forced to listen. 

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Kristina Kastelanac BHSc., ND, SEP.

I’m Kristina Kastelanac and I created Body Wise Insights to help you discover what your body has been trying to tell you. I know you’re so frustrated with these symptoms and sensations. The body is not trying to piss you off, or make you feel sad or hopeless, although it can definitely feel that way. The body is really just doing the best that it can with the stress response that it has acquired! My biggest intention with creating this online course is to show you how to listen to your mind and to your body, so that you can suffer less and bring more joy into your body and into your life. I’m a Naturopathic Doctor and have been in practice for just about 10 years. I struggled with digestive issues and sinus infections as a child and as a teenager. This is what got me into naturopathic medicine in the first place. I needed to know why I was suffering! So, I studied and learned…a lot! I tried many, many, things…food intolerances are still big for me, and I have to avoid most grains to feel my best…but the biggest help for me has been learning how to listen to my body more deeply than I’d ever thought was possible. This deep listening is what I have always yearned for. When I started my naturopathic practice I saw how diet, acupuncture, herbs and homeopathic remedies really did help support my patients to repair and restore function, but when stressors came up in their lives they often had to keep coming back. For other patients, their diet and lifestyle were already pretty awesome and they still had issues. I had to search and dig deeper to discover why their body was not healing. This led me to the nervous system, to how we deal with stress and how that affects every system in our body. I began to implement techniques in my clinical practise that started to help my wonderful patients “unwind” their stress responses. I saw these shifts occur from the INSIDE, out. They started to feel empowered and strong and they began to suffer less. When they did suffer, it became more tolerable; they developed skills that allowed them to work with their suffering, not against it. It has filled me with such joy to see the transformation in myself and in others. Now I want to share all of these Body Wise Insights with YOU, so that you can suffer less –whatever your body’s chosen path of suffering is; So, you can feel more focused, connected, and enlivened! So, you can get on with the very important work of living your life to the fullest!  

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Body Wise Insights: Focused. Present. Connected is an 8-week online Healing Intensive that teaches you how to build body awareness, track sensations and learn about your fight, flight, and freeze response patterns. It offers tools on how to allow your body to renegotiate these stuck stress responses, so that you can be a more embodied woman, so that you can ultimately feel more empowered, less fearful and learn how to ride the waves of life with grace and ease.


What you'll learn and how you'll grow

  • You’ll build your body awareness and awareness around your own INDIVIDUAL fight, flight, and freeze response patterns by exploring your sensations, your emotions, your thoughts, your body movements and through images that organically arrive. 
  • You’ll develop the skills and tools on how to unwind stuck stress patterns.  
  • By building awareness and unwinding the stress response, people tend to feel more present and more able to connect to themselves and to others. 
  • With less clutter in your nervous system there tend to be fewer sabotaging signals from your body, so you can enjoy your life and move on from the physical, mental, and emotional suffering. 
  • There tends to be more connection to your own sense of power and knowing. This leads to greater confidence, the ability to implement new decisions and to enjoy the steady change that moves into your life. 
  • As you practice, learn, heal and grow you tend to be able to ride the waves of life with more ease and these waves in turn feel less intense and less frequent. This course provides the opportunity to learn new skills and to set a new foundation. Through commitment and practice, this course outlines a guided process that can help facilitate a fuller expression of your healing response, both in body and mind. This course is meant to provide support as you develop your own capacity to shift away from old nervous system patterns that no longer serve you. This course is not a silver bullet, it is intended to be foundational in your journey toward your best self.  


Body Wise Insights: Focused. Present. Connected is an 8-week online Healing Intensive that teaches you how to build body awareness, track sensations and learn about your fight, flight, and freeze response patterns. It offers tools on how to allow your body to renegotiate these stuck stress responses, so that you can be a more embodied woman, so that you can ultimately feel more empowered, less fearful and learn how to ride the waves of life with grace and ease.


What you'll learn and how you'll grow

  • You’ll build your body awareness and awareness around your own INDIVIDUAL fight, flight, and freeze response patterns by exploring your sensations, your emotions, your thoughts, your body movements and through images that organically arrive. 
  • You’ll develop the skills and tools on how to unwind stuck stress patterns.  
  • By building awareness and unwinding the stress response, people tend to feel more present and more able to connect to themselves and to others. 
  • With less clutter in your nervous system there tend to be fewer sabotaging signals from your body, so you can enjoy your life and move on from the physical, mental, and emotional suffering. 
  • There tends to be more connection to your own sense of power and knowing. This leads to greater confidence, the ability to implement new decisions and to enjoy the steady change that moves into your life. 
  • As you practice, learn, heal and grow you tend to be able to ride the waves of life with more ease and these waves in turn feel less intense and less frequent.  

This course provides the opportunity to learn new skills and to set a new foundation. Through commitment and practice, this course outlines a guided process that can help facilitate a fuller expression of your healing response, both in body and mind. This course is meant to provide support as you develop your own capacity to shift away from old nervous system patterns that no longer serve you. This course is not a silver bullet, it is intended to be foundational in your journey toward your best self

Get Body Wise and Heal Yourself! 

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Your learning process

Content is released over 8 weeks, in four modules. Each week contains a series of instructional videos, as well as a series of practice audios. Each week contains PowerPoint presentations and each module has optional worksheets to solidify your learning. There will be a total of five 60-minute Q and A webinars spread out over the 8 weeks, so that you can get your questions answered. You will have lifetime access to the material for a minimum of 1 year and for as long as the program exists. I anticipate it will run for many years to come, as supporting others on their healing journey is my truest and deepest passion. You will have access to all future Q and A webinars as you continue to work and refine your skill of listening to your body. There will be a community of support through a private Facebook group, where you can share your questions, insights, and triumphs with others that are also learning how to trust their body’s healing ability.  

Your learning process

Content is released over 8 weeks, in four modules. Each week contains a series of instructional videos, as well as a series of practice audios. Each week contains PowerPoint presentations and each module has optional worksheets to solidify your learning. There will be a total of five 60-minute Q and A webinars spread out over the 8 weeks, so that you can get your questions answered. You will have lifetime access to the material for a minimum of 1 year and for as long as the program exists. I anticipate it will run for many years to come, as supporting others on their healing journey is my truest and deepest passion. You will have access to all future Q and A webinars as you continue to work and refine your skill of listening to your body. There will be a community of support through a private Facebook group, where you can share your questions, insights, and triumphs with others that are also learning how to trust their body’s healing ability.  

Get Body Wise and Heal Yourself! 

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Curriculum

Module 1 (Weeks 1 and 2): The Power of Noticing  

We work on: 

  • Building awareness of sensations. 
  • Tracking those sensations and learning about them. 
  • Building awareness of your response to stress, or threat, and your response to rest and digest. This is done by observing and tracking thoughts, emotions, sensations, images and body movements. 


Module 2 (Week 3 and 4): The Power of the Nervous System  

We learn about:  

  • The nervous system and hormonal system’s response to threat (stress) vs. safety (calm). 
  • The neuroscience of the polyvagal theory and how it relates to your life. 
  • How to ride your waves of activation, how to build your ability to deactivate your stress response and encourage your BODY’S own healing response. 
  • You’ll learn tools, and practice ways to work with the charge of the fight, flight and freeze responses, so that you can re-negotiate those patterns of stress.  


Week 5: Interlude  

  • This is a vital week of settling, integration and crystallization. 
  • Space to practice what needs to be more thoroughly integrated and embodied.  


Module 3 (Week 6): The Power of Following the Body  

We work on:  

  • Growing your ability to track your sensations and noticing your body as you move into your relaxation response. Slowly growing your ability to tolerate the challenging stuff, because you feel more empowered and trust your body’s organic healing response. 
  • Learning more about your waves of activation, and deepening the experience of deactivation and calm. 
  • Beginning to learn about the interconnectedness of the body and how to navigate it.  


Module 4 (Week 7): The Power of Going Slow  

Where we learn:  

  • The value in slowing down so that your nervous system can have an opportunity to process and repair. 
  • About how your body shifts and releases as you move into the rest, digest, heal and bond state.  
  • With deactivation we learn how to notice what your body does to correct the compensations it has had to make due to stress and trauma. 
  • To notice the change your system has already experienced, since the beginning of the program, and to learn more about your nervous system’s unique expression.  


Week 8: Interlude  

  • This is a vital week of settling, integration and crystallization. 
  • Space to practice what needs to be more thoroughly integrated and embodied. 
  • Wrap up and final reflections and experiential audios.  

What you'll receive

  • 11 instructional videos that take you on a step by step journey into your body.  
  • 17 Deeply experiential audios that provide an opportunity to build your awareness of sensation, renegotiate stuck patterns, and build internal resources.  
  • 14 PowerPoint presentations to accompany your learning, and worksheets for each module to enrich and solidify your experience.  
  • 5 Live 60-minute Support calls to help you integrate and refine what you’ve been working on.  
  • 2 Live 60-minute bonus sessions with other experts in this field of mind body healing.  
  • Lifetime access to all of the course material for as long as the program exists (a minimum of one year).
  • Access to a private online community in the form of a Facebook group, where we can grow, heal and transform together.  

What you'll receive

  • 11 instructional videos that take you on a step by step journey into your body.  
  • 17 Deeply experiential audios that provide an opportunity to build your awareness of sensation, renegotiate stuck patterns, and build internal resources.  
  • 14 PowerPoint presentations to accompany your learning, and worksheets for each module to enrich and solidify your experience.  
  • 5 Live 60-minute Support calls to help you integrate and refine what you’ve been working on.  
  • 2 Live 60-minute bonus sessions with other experts in this field of mind body healing.  
  • Lifetime access to all of the course material for as long as the program exists (a minimum of one year).
  • Access to a private online community in the form of a Facebook group, where we can grow, heal and transform together.  

100% money back guarantee

If you work through the material for module one (completing weeks 1 and 2 and attend both 60-minute webinars) and feel like there is no shift, and that this is not for you, then you can ask for a full refund (up until day 14 of the course). As long as you have participated in the first two webinars and listened to the material, tried the audios and completed your worksheets. If you do this and still feel the course is not supportive to your healing journey, then we will gladly refund your investment.

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Praise for Body Wise

I’m usually not someone who would normally write a testimonial. As I sit here to write this, that statement really sums up what taking the online course, Body Wise Insight, has done for me. I have changed. 

When I signed up for this course, my life, as I knew it, had been taken to a complete halt, so I registered. I have done yoga and meditation for years. I am very health-conscious, active and have been all my life. I felt I was very in tune with my body, but this course took me and my relationship with my body to another level.  

The insight and wisdom our bodies hold is incredible. Kristina gently guides you with knowledge and understanding, in such a gentle and intuitive way that it feels like this course was made uniquely for you.  

You do some bi-weekly webinars, and it’s so great to connect and see what is going on with others. That part really made me feel not so alone. The timing of those always seemed to be what was needed.  

For each lesson, you get to do as much or as little as you like, and what actually ends up happening is that your body will end up guiding you.  

Now, as I sit here, I can say my life looks completely different. I was completely dedicated to this process. I was also guided to other things to do for myself along the way. That also facilitated this wonderful opening.  

Also, without me knowing it, just by doing this work, other things in my body healed. This all happened without me even knowing it, things that had been there for years.  

I also want to say: this is NOT easy work! This was probably the hardest thing I ever did. But everyone gets to decide how hard they want to work, or how hard they have to work.  

If you would like to have a tool in your back pocket (your own body wisdom) that can help you navigate through the stress and difficulties of this life, this might just be it for you. It’s a great way to start. When we actually start tuning into our bodies, we are ultimately giving ourselves the “self-care” that is so talked about and needed at this time. If we are unable to meet our own needs, how can we ever meet anyone else’s?  

I truly believe that Kristina and this Body Wise Insight online course is a game changer. The cost of this course is definitely way below the value of what I have received.  

I am sincerely and forever grateful for Kristina bringing this course to me and my life. Her dedication and passionate desire to help others to be their true self is honestly beautiful.  

In gratitude,  

Karen M.  

Kristina Kastelanac BHSc., ND, SEP. 

Kristina has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine since 2010. She considers the core naturopathic principles of “identify and treat the root cause”, and “the healing power of nature”, as guideposts on her journey to discover what best supports her patients’ healing and recovery. Kristina is extremely passionate about treating “root cause”, which inspired her to receive additional training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and as a Medical Intuitive. In practice, she also uses the core naturopathic modalities of acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and supplementation. Kristina sees the body as a powerful web of interconnected systems functioning on many levels (the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). She views symptoms as the body’s way to communicate with us. She listens to the body’s story and she invites others to do the same. In her experience, the body is capable of great healing, when given the right conditions to do so.  

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Frequently asked questions

What if I can’t feel a lot of sensations? Would this still benefit me? Awareness of sensation is a skill that you build. This is the perfect place to practice this skill. Most of us have never been encouraged to listen to our body’s prompts. As you are introduced to this technique it will feel foreign, unfamiliar and perhaps very few sensations will arrive. You have access to this course for as long as it exists (a minimum of a year from sign up). So as you practice, you will evolve. More and more sensations will float into your conscious awareness, where we can work with them. We address this in the course specifically by offering tools to support you in developing this skill. I can never settle my mind enough to feel my body! Maybe only after I exercise do I actually feel calm in my mind. Can this still benefit me? This course is a great way to build new patterns of noticing the body, instead of noticing the mind. As you practice the exercises (audio recordings) in the course you learn to call out your thoughts and notice what happens in the body. When we track the effects that our thoughts have on our body, we can actually work with what the thoughts are generating. It is a powerful way to address recurring thoughts, or emotional patterns. By oscillating between the mind and the body we are rewiring our habit patterns. We begin to learn what our thoughts and emotions are really trying to convey to us, and what they are connected to (i.e past events). I have found that if there is a high flight response in the body, the mind tends to be very active. If we engage the flight response and help to renegotiate the patterns through the body, over time, you can settle into the body’s promptings and experiences more easily. As the charge of the flight response diminishes throughout the body, then our mind can also settle. What if I feel numb, hopeless, and disconnected from my body? Could this be helpful for me? Disconnection, or feelings of hopelessness and numbness may arrive in our bodies from time to time. The fact that you are aware of this is encouraging. You would likely need to make sure you have adequate support in your life before you were to embark on this journey. You would likely need support from your healthcare team, family and friends. It would be vital to build connection and resources externally, so that it can support the building of connection internally, as well. As long as you have one on one support, and resources to call upon as needed, this course could be a great adjunct as you slowly come back into your body and thaw what may be a freeze response. All of us have this freeze response in us, in certain situations, and at certain times. It is a physiological function of survival. However, as long as you are not stuck here a majority of the time, and as long as you have access to times when you do feel connected, expanded, settled and present, then this course can help the nervous system unwind (or thaw) these patterns. I feel so angry and irritated most of the time, but it is so much worse around my period. Is this just hormones or can exploring this course help my irritability? The body is interconnected. Addressing this fight response via the nervous system may support the healing of hormonally driven symptoms, but we often need added support. Working with a Naturopathic Doctor or a health professional to support liver metabolism, and address hormonal imbalance can be helpful, alongside this sort of nervous system work. As we renegotiate the stuck fight response it may help to reach deeper layers of why this irritability is coming up. What if I try this out and it does not resonate with me? If you work through the material for module one (completing weeks 1 and 2 and attending the 60 minute webinar for both weeks) and feel like there is no shift, and that this is not for you, then you can ask for a full refund (up until day 14 of the course). It is wonderful to try new things, but if it does not feel like the right fit then trust yourself. I will honour this self-trust and reimburse you.  

Will all my mental, emotional and physical symptoms go away after taking this course? No, they will not. As with most things in life, you are on a journey of transformation and of progress toward harmony and better health. If you feel called toward this course, it is a stepping stone toward more body awareness and potential transformation. This awareness facilitates learning about your unique nervous system. This course offers tools, and support, to witness and encourage the healing of your stress response. The more you practice and work with the content of this course, the more you can build internal resources, resilience and capacity for self-regulation, as it relates to your stress response. More resilience to stress, and more capacity for joy can provide a better opportunity for your body to heal the physical, mental and emotional symptoms associated with a dysregulated stress response. This work, although subtle, is truly profound as you incorporate it into your life! I have very specific symptoms. Will this course help them disappear? Working with the nervous system in this way is a very “organic” process. “Organic” means that we work with what arrives in the body, instead of chasing what we think needs fixing. You may have intentions to change specific symptoms, but this is not how healing necessarily works. There are often many layers to our mental, emotional and physical health. You will be learning to trust your body’s story and to work with the layers as they arrive. Sometimes those very specific symptoms that are nagging you cannot be addressed until other layers are tended to first. The body’s inherent wisdom is more advanced than our mind’s thoughts. By trusting the body’s wisdom, we unfold in a very unique, yet PROFOUND way. What if it seems like I don’t really have symptoms and no diagnosis of any kind, but I’m curious about this? Can I benefit? Yes, yes and yes! Openness and curiosity are great traits to hold as you embark on this journey. There is an opportunity here to uncover and discover what your body’s story is. Our body’s story is so deep and vast and there are always going to be things to explore and improve upon. As you build your ability to listen to sensations, track your nervous system, you will learn about yourself (physical, mental, emotional). You may gain insights into your relationships and the way you engage in the world, and why you engage in that way. Most, if not all of us, have some fight, flight, and freeze response locked in our systems. Curiosity may be an indication of a deep wanting to release and heal what your body is holding. Is this course easy or hard? There are times when the journey is hard, as life can be. There are times when we want to avoid, run and hide from ourselves and others. These tools can help support you in those times, because you will be present to them, if they are tolerable. Then there are times when there is great joy and laughter, a feeling of flow, resolution, and completeness. We can more fully delight in those times as we build our capacity to sit with these sensations within. This course is a fun and challenging ride, as is all of life. If we can have more awareness and be more objective about our nervous systems triggers, then we do not have to over identify with the thoughts, emotions and sensations that arrive. With this comes space, in which new patterns can begin to sprout. Over time we nurture and grow these new patterns and this creates more optimal function downstream. We grow, heal and transform. Are you ready to transform?  

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