- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Price depends on travel, there's a minimum charge for offsite instruction. After initial lesson, or coaching session, a package discount may be available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I prefer meeting new customers in the yoga studio in Hopkins, but if this is not possible for you, we can discuss your needs in our initial phone interview. I will first want to speak to you about what you would like to get out of taking your yoga lessons. People come to me for various reasons: flexibility, balance, strength and rebuilding all of the above after or during chronic illness. Your physical ability will be the guiding factor in this work. For wellness coaching, our first session is all about getting to know you, your history and struggles and what you want to achieve for yourself. We'll then come up with a plan and you'll receive the support and information you need.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a yoga certification completed in 2002 and am an experienced yoga instructor (E-RYT) with over 10,000 hrs of teaching experience as well as a yoga teacher trainer - director of a state licensed yoga school. I have taken advanced trainings in Ashtanga Yoga, and an additional 211 training hours in teaching methods, philosophy, lifestyle, ethics, techniques and anatomy. I also have studied with a Meditation master for 18 years. Additionally, I have been working in the field of holistic health for longer than I've taught yoga. Certifications in Holistic Health Coaching, Natural Therapies and Holistic Weight Management as well as a degree in Psychology from a traditional university (University of Wisconsin, River Falls). You deserve the best support to achieve your goals.