Our mission is to bring hope and healing to those who feel least healable.
The Wonder Within was created to address the unique physical, mental, and emotional needs of veterans, first responders, and front line health care workers/educators. These individuals often work in high-stress and sometimes traumatic situations, which can take a toll on their overall health and well-being.
Our workshops on breath-work, self-massage, mobility, recovery, and more are designed to provide practical tools and techniques that these individuals can use to heal themselves. We understand that these individuals are often least likely to check in with their mental health or know how to self-heal, which is why our mission is to bring hope and healing to those who feel least healable.
About the Founder, Amber Miskovich
As the founder and creator of The Wonder Within, my vision and service lies deeply in a community of service. A core value I learned in the Airforce was service before self and that is rooted in my vision. Bringing healing to those least healable. Veterans and first responders are close to my heart as I served in the Air National Guard for 15 years as a medic. I left my full time firefighting career for my family and have found my passion from showing the outlets through sharing wellness.
Our Core Values
We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity, being direct and honest whether we are discussing life and death or teaching self-care, ensuring that our actions align with our words.
Honesty is a core value that permeates everything we do. We believe in transparent and authentic communication, fostering an environment of trust and openness in our wellness sessions and beyond.
We are committed to delivering the best in the business because we understand the high stakes involved in working with first responders, who have a 5-year life expectancy post-retirement. Our wellness instructors uphold this commitment, ensuring that our programs and services maintain the highest level of quality.
CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES
Amber Miskovich of The Wonder Within is our go-to resource for our numerous professional development opportunities for Ohio educators. She never fails to deliver a high-impact and transformational learning experience for our conference attendees. Participants walk away feeling restored, reinvigorated, and energized to re-engage in their service to their students and stakeholders!
Becky Hornberger, PhD OAESA/SAIL Executive Director
Ohio School Nurses who had not been together for an in-person conference since 2019, and had suffered much compassion fatigue and burnout from the pandemic. I know there were so many positive verbal comments that were shared in passing with the conference planners as well. I personally know how encouraging and helpful your presentation was. As a District Wellness coordinator, I was especially grateful. I still have the card on my desk that reminds me to ‘relax my jaw, take 3 deep breaths and feel my feet.
Wellness Workshop Attendee
I've been fortunate enough to receive yoga instruction from The Wonder Within at my firehouse. Our jobs are full of physical and mental stress. The techniques and exercises we've learned have helped my body and mind survive. Breath control and tension release enable me to handle basically everything the job throws at me, or quickly recover after. I've definitely become a fan, and I encourage all to try it. My crew gets younger, as I get older. The body maintenance tricks enable me to perform as a benefit as opposed to a detriment to my team. Learning to listen to my body, and then attend to it. Thank you to your team for benefitting my department. I'm thankful for your time with us, and I look forward to hopefully inspiring more people next year.
Lt. Jeremy Irwin, Madison Twp FD
Having the ability to work on our member's physical and mental health has been a priority at our Department. The experience we have had with Wonder Within has been incredible and, most importantly, every member that has been involved thoroughly enjoys the program and looks forward to the next one.
Asst Chief Chas Adams, Madison Twp FD
I will admit I never thought yoga belonged in the fire service. I thought it belonged in a class somewhere where sounds of the ocean music was being played. Since implementing yoga on a weekly basis, I feel more connected with my mind and body and have learned new techniques to decompress from the stressors of the job. Yoga with The Wonder Within has taught me to be more open minded to different types of exercise and stretching to assist in prolonging my career.
Lt Kyle Stelzer from BST&G FD
The Wonder Within is more than just a yoga practice. When you leave, your body and mind will feel relaxed leaving you ready for what's to come of the day. Amber, Brooke, Nicole and Abbe are professionals at their practice and are willing to adjust for our specific needs.
One Unit, Concord Twp FD
This was an amazing presentation. I looked around during the presentation and everyone was completely engaged and interested in what she was saying. I took a lot from it and feel it has motivated me to start getting healthy, physically and emotionally. I have looked at her website and may get involved with what she offers. Amazing presentation.
United States Probation Southern District of Ohio
I really appreciate how authentic she was. From sharing details about her personal life to speaking freely and not censoring herself.