Inspired Stock Shop Member Spotlight: Maren Schneider

We love seeing how our members use our images and content in their business, as well as learning about their unique offerings and gifts.

This month we are featuring ISS member Maren Schneider, creator of the Mindfulness Online Academy, where Maren teaches meditation and mindfulness to help bring calm in the midst of change.

Tell me about your business. What do you do and what do you specialize in?

I’m a Mindfulness and Meditation teacher (one of the first certified MBSR/MBCT teacher in German speaking countries) with 24 years of experience in mindfulness and meditation and author of 15 books on the subject. I worked with groups and 1:1 for 17 years but during the Coronavirus Pandemic, I had to stop working with groups/clients and I lost my Institute. So I began to build up the Achtsamkeit-Online-Akademie (Mindfulness-Online-Academy) to teach Mindfulness online.

It is my deepest desire to bring this wonderful and deep practice to others in the most accessible, pragmatic and everyday way possible. Especially now, in these very challenging times, the practice of mindfulness helps us a lot to keep our nerves in the midst of change and has a very beneficial and stabilizing effect on our well-being.

How do you use the images from your membership in your business?

Thanks to the wonderful images, I was able to give my website a consistent look. They are very feminine, gentle, and wonderfully suited for mindfulness. I also use the images for my almost daily Instagram and Facebook posts. I also use them in the new journals for my participants. The feedback is great.

Do you have any favorite images or collections from the stock library?

Oh, yes! I love Sound Bath, Sound Healing, Yoga Class, Yoga Studio, Peaceful Morning, and my absolute favorite is Fairy Blossoms.

What’s next? Have you recently launched something or have any big plans for your business that you’d like to share?

Over the past few months, I’ve digitized all of my courses and turned them into online courses such as the MBSR program, Mindful SelfCare, an introductory Buddhist course, an online course for Advent, and a deep dive meditation course.

Right now I am working on my first training to become a mindfulness and meditation teacher. I have been asked so many times if I would like to train. And yes, I do! Now the time is right and I am so excited about it. It will be completely online, so that everyone can go through the training at any time and at their own leisure.

Thank you Maren!

You can find out more about Maren at her website https://www.achtsamkeit-online-akademie.de/, on Instagram, or Facebook.

See how Maren uses Inspired Stock Shop images on her website and social media:

A few of Maren’s favorite collections: