FAQs

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At Life’sWork Yoga, we believe in building the relationships that will encourage success and personal growth. Here are a few of the questions we are frequently asked about Life’sWork Yoga classes, philosophy, guarantees, and payment options.

General

What’s unique, different or special about Yoga at Life’sWork Studio?

At LWY, we specialize in therapeutic yoga to enhance restoration and safe return to vibrant living. All classes are offered with abundant props and expressed permission for adaptation and personalization. Our teachers are trained in krama adaptations so all levels can participate in a way that honors their body, energy and needs. Class sizes are kept small to allow for intimacy, personal attention, and extra practice space (7×3”). Additionally, all props and equipment for practice are provided. Literally, all you have to do is show up and breathe!

Where do I begin?

“We begin where we are and what happens happens.” T.K.S. Desikachar.
If you are new to the idea of Yoga and Inspired Living, I always recommend starting with practice. Consider Yoga Living for a deep dive or 30-day Challenge for a guided taste into the simple Yoga Living practice of Breathe. Move. Rest. or join us for a live studio practice.

If you are seeking more integration between life and Yoga, then, let me welcome you to Life’sWork Coaching and the Inspired Living programs: Vision Board, OnPurpose & Boot Camp.

Still not sure? Consider a FREE Inspiration Check-up and we’ll be happy to help you decide!

What is Inspired Living?

Inspired Living is the practice of living intimately with all that life has to offer by way of the practices of yoga (see Yoga Living). Inspired Living takes Yoga beyond the studio and off the mat. Inspired Living is based on a priority of self-care and the philosophies and teachings of Yoga to integrate Yoga and the TEN, research proven practices that cultivate happiness and joy. Inspired Living is the foundation of everything we do and all the services we offer at Life’sWork Yoga.

Kimberlyn, what qualifications do you bring to the practice of Yoga?

I love yoga and love helping others cultivate a life of inspiration. Why am I qualified? Because I am living proof that inspiration as a daily practice works and its as simple as making a commitment to breathe, move and rest!

I am also an experienced teacher-trainer and facilitator from business, academia and the yoga community. I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership (Developing Student Leaders) and my Doctorate in Management (Organizational Leadership), which means I’ve studied intensively and extensively what moves people to action and inspiration. However, the thing that qualifies me the most to lead this course is the extensive number of mistakes I’ve made. Thru trial and error, I have endeavored in my own personal practice over the years. I’d like to save you the time, effort and heart ache to help you create immediate tools for lasting, powerful, transformation…right now.

Practice Membership

What types of Memberships do you offer?

Depending on your participation level and access preference, we offer THREE membership options:

  1. Virtual Studio: Unlimited access to an ever growing library of practices that include asana, meditation and pranayam ranging from 1-minute to 120-minutes in length and from restorative to challenging.
  2. Mini Membership: LIVE (in-studio) class participation, attend virtually or in person, includes an average of 1-2 classes per week. Credits expire with monthly renewal; credits can be shared with friends/family.
  3. Frequent Flyer UNLIMITED Membership: BOTH Virtual and LIVE (in person or via Zoom). Credits cannot be shared, transferred or carried over.
Who is Membership right for?

LWY Membership is right for ANYONE who has an interest in yoga and a desire to cultivate vibrancy and inspiration into their life! LWY Virtual Membership is perfect for those who love yoga and want more access and convenience in building their personal practice. Studio Membership at Life’sWork Yoga is perfect for those new to Yoga or looking for a deeper more personal experience with the practice of Yoga. Small class sizes and a specialty in therapeutic applications allow every practice to be adapted for any practitioner.

ALL Three Memberships support all levels of experience, from the BRAND new student to the seasoned yogi. Practice includes a variety of intensities and class types, breathing practices, and meditations. All practices can be adapted and modified for all levels of mobility, flexibility and strength. For Yoga to have its most powerful benefit, consistency is key. If you are brand new (to Yoga, to Life’sWork or to me), apply the rule of three… try three practices before you decide what level of participation is right for you.

When can I enroll?

Studio Membership enrollment is ALWAYS open. Your monthly fees will be automatically drawn according to your enrollment date. Cancel at any time with 30-days notice.

When can I practice?

Virtual Studio is ALWAYS OPEN for unlimited participation. With over 150 separate practices from just breath, to a complete 2-hour practice, practice when it suits you! You can be a member as long as you’d like. Once you’re in, you’re in. You will see new ADDITIONS and ENHANCEMENTS every week and the LIVE schedule changes each season. Though, nothing is permanent! So I can’t promise all the current practices will remain on the site forever. Visit often and practice consistently!

Depending on your membership level, in-studio participation varies. LWY Class schedule is updated quarterly to reflect seasonal changes and shifts and is posted at least 30 days in advance. Live practice participation (in studio or online) requires a 2-hour pre-registration. Although very different than a drop-in studio, pre-scheduling allows our teachers and students to prepare for the dual tasks of online and in-studio participants and to encourage intentionality for selfcare for all community practitioners.

How much time does it take?

It really is up to you! Practice a little or a lot. A little yoga is always better than no yoga!
The Virtual Studio literally offers hundreds of classes. In-studio offerings average ten or more per week. Consistency is key.

Virtual Practices vary from 1 minute to 120-minutes and require no prep work or experience to fully participate. In-studio practices vary from 15-90 minutes. However, if you really want to get the most bang for your buck (and your time), then visit often and mix and match the content according to your desires and needs.

What do you mean by “small” classes?

In studio participation in Yoga practice is limited to 8 participants, except for special programs that might extend to 12 (if movement is minimal). This provides a more intimate setting, clear visibility for teacher adjustments and support and extra-large mats (7’x3’) and additional space to keep props handy. Online participation allows for as many as 99 additional students.

Do I need anything special to participate in practice?

Nope! But there are some tools that can help.
For in-studio practice, we provide all the props you’ll need. You may like to bring your own mat, but it’s not required.

For digital access, really all you need is a good internet connection and your Membership Credentials which will be emailed to you upon registration. Also I think it’s a good idea to practice patience and a willingness to ask for help whenever using technology or trying something new. Remember, #itsapractice. Whatever you do, practice and have fun!

Additionally, for participation in LIVE practice (whether in studio or via Zoom), you will need to pre-register at least two hours prior to class start for each individual practice via the Studio Schedule after which you will receive an email that contains the Zoom Link for your scheduled practice. Email or text me if you DO NOT receive your class link within 15-minutes of registration.

Lastly, we use a lot of props (and often provide substitution ideas), but here are the basics: Yoga mat, 2 firm foam blocks, a large bolster, a blanket, Therapy twin balls from Yoga Tune-Up (Original, Plus & Alpha Twin sets) and Corgeous Ball from Yoga Tune-Up.

Is there a money back guarantee?

I would LOVE to provide a guarantee, but as this is a practice based on your participation, I cannot guarantee any specific results. However, I would never want you to be unhappy with your experience. All I ask is that you give it an honest go. If you have any doubts with your commitment, start with the $1 Virtual Trial or a class pass to try a few studio LIVE classes to see what your schedule can manage. If you opt in and find you don’t like it, or are unhappy with the Membership for any reason, simply shoot me an email, and I’ll un-register you from the program. No questions asked… (though I welcome your feedback) and hopefully, no hard feelings, either!

Circle Membership

Which Circle is right for me?

Circle membership is for ANYONE looking to breathe deeply and move freely, AND are ready for a deeper connection to cultivate intimacy with the practice of yoga and other yoga practitioners. Circle participation is best for ANYONE interested in a living an authentic life and wants to integrate their practice with mindful living. Circle is an excellent complement to 1:1 Coaching work.

Yoga Living is for those embarking of the yoga journey as a personal practice. Yoga Living is right for ANYONE who has an interest in Yoga and a desire to cultivate vibrancy and inspiration into their life. This program is perfect for those who are new to Yoga or already LOVE Yoga and want to deepen their personal practice and learn how to live yoga practice beyond the mat.

Women’s Circle is for those who identify as women and seek authentic connection in community. Women’s Circle explores the challenges of living well by cultivating the practices for vibrant, inspired living by prioritizing self-care and cultivating gentle accountability within the Circle. Circle time includes discussion, sharing, and opportunities for challenge and accountability.

Guru Circle is especially helpful for those committed to living Yoga beyond the mat who serve or work as wellness practitioners and want to deepen their integration of Yoga philosophy, practice and teachings into their daily lives. Guru Circle is an excellent follow-up to Yoga Living and a perfect opportunity for Yoga Teachers and energy based practitioners seeking a group of like-minded peers and networking colleagues.

How long do I have to register?

Registration for each Circle is separate and on their own timeline.

Yoga Living is an Open Enrollment, which means you can join the Circle and the program anytime. You also have forever access to the digital content and a year of Circle participation included in your Yoga Living membership.

Women’s Circle and Guru Circle run on an annual series base, with registration OPEN in summer for Fall start. Additionally, throughout the year, LWY hosts special events included in the Circle which are also open to the public. Watch for these community events to begin your participation when you are ready to deepen your practice of Yoga Living.

Do I have to choose ONLY one Circle?

No! You are welcome to participate in multiple Circles, concurrently, as space allows.

How much time does it take?

It really is up to you! The weekly coaching circles are 90-minutes and require no prep work or homework to fully participate. However, if you really want to get the most bang for your buck (and your time), then prep and homework options will be offered to accelerate your growth and enhance your integration of the concepts and practices. Personal 1:1 coaching is also available at a special discount for Circle participants and would add another hour per month or per week depending on your package.

What if I miss one or am unavailable at that time?

In real-time participation is always appreciated and helpful to the experience for everyone involved. However, life doesn’t always make that possible. Circles are held on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm ET (subject to change) on a Monthly schedule (see program for specifics). Live Coach’s Chat broadcast Wednesdays at 12:15pm ET (subject to change). As such, we will do our very best to record each sessions and provide access as soon after broadcast via the Membership portal within 24-hours. If you participate live, we interact and share questions and insights in real time. If you cannot participate live, you may submit your question in advance to hello@lifesworkyoga.com. I will answer them on air, and you see the response when you watch the replay. Additionally, the conversation and connection is on-going via our private membership Facebook group: Inspired Living: It’s a practice. Check in as often as you like!

Kimberlyn, what makes you qualified to lead Circle?

I’m all about supporting people in living their best life. Yoga is the best strategy I have found to support that objective. In addition to years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer and yoga therapist, perhaps the thing that qualifies me the most to lead Circle is my own journey of making yoga my way of doing life.

Yoga truly taught me HOW to live my life, and WHY I should show up for it. Yoga helped me make sense of the teachings and experience from across my diverse adventures and numerous experiences and opportunities. As a mom, a business owner, a partner, and coach, Yoga is the ONE THEME that connects all my roles and responsibilities. Bottom line, when I practice yoga (breathe-move-rest), everything else goes more smoothly. When I can connect with others who share this passion and purpose, I am stronger in my practice and my doing my life’s work.

Training & Certification

Which Program is right for me?

Yoga Foundations: Introduction to Yoga Practice for personal use and teaching groups.

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance credentials

Prenatal/Fertility: Continuing education for Yoga and Birth/Fertility professionals.

  • 85-hour Yoga Alliance credentials

Aerial: Introduction to Aerial Yoga Practice for personal use and teaching groups.

  • Continuing education credits available

Thera-Yoga: Introduction to Therapeutic applications of Yoga for personal, integration in public practice and guiding individuals.

Inspired Living Mastery: Coaching Certification program based on Yoga principles/practices

  • best for yoga teachers and wellness-minded professionals who want to enhance their yoga knowledge and expand their service offerings.
  • Continuing Education credits available
What if I miss a session or am unavailable at that time?

All LIVE sessions will be recorded and made accessible via the Program Page of your Membership portal. If your program has credentialing requirement you may need to coordinate make-up training time or alternative demonstration of comepetcy of the missed content. Additional fees may be required to cover staffing costs for make-up content. If you cannot participate live, you may submit your questions in advance via email. I answer them in session and you can watch the replay at your convenience.

Do I need anything special to access this course?

Nope! Although many of our students are yoga teachers or long-time yoga practitioners, this is not required to benefit from the program.

This course is a combination of technology enabled face-to-face interaction with modern-virtual/social media enhancements. If you don’t have a Facebook account, I’d encourage you to create one, even if you only use it for this course. Additionally, the videos stream, so a good internet connection is recommended. Upon course opening, you’ll receive information about how to join the Facebook group, interact in our private chat room and virtually join our Circles, and Training sessions.

How long do I have to register?

As a general rule, registration closes WEDNESDAY, two-weeks PRIOR to the event start or when space if full. Some programs also offer an independent study version, or a self-guided virtual program, which can allow for OPEN enrollment. Please inquire for more information if interested in independent or apprenticeship access.

Are there payment plans?

Yes! I know how hard it is to shell out a chunk of dough, and I want to make this possible for you. You have the option to pay in full for a slightly reduced price, or make payments in installments. Details vary for each program, based on program length and level of commitment. Payment options are available upon checkout. However, if you are taking advantage of a smaller program or have received a SPECIAL PROMO CODE then payment plan options are waved.

Is there a money back guarantee?

Absolutely. I would never want you to be unhappy with your experience. If you cancel with a minimum of 2-weeks PRIOR to enrollment you will receive a full refund. I offer a 1-month money back guarantee (for programs longer than one month) so that we can minimize enrollment distractions. If you don’t like it, or are unhappy with the course for any reason, simply shoot me an email, and I’ll refund you and un-register you from the course minus a 10% fee to account for processing and administration fees. No questions asked…and hopefully, no hard feelings, either! 🙂 After one-month of enrollment, you can opt to delay your enrollment for the following year or transfer credit toward another program at no additional fee or loss of investment.

Coaching

How is Coaching different from Therapy?

Coaching is different and distinct from therapy in that it focuses on momentum to live with and in the now and prepare for what’s next with intention and purpose. Some clients will combine therapy and coaching in order to build a broader circle of support. LWY offers Yoga-based Coaching which employs the practices, philosophies and teachings of Yoga to cultivate intimacy with Prana (inspiration), self and others. Coaching is a conversation to explore and clarify personal values, preferences and boundaries while practicing strategies for living in ease within these identified roles, expectations and realities.

Are there payment plans?

Yes! I know how hard it is to shell out a chunk of dough, and I want to make this possible for you. You have the option to pay in full for a slightly reduced price, or make payment in monthly installments. Both of these options are available to you upon checkout.

What if it doesn't work for me?

I would never want you to be unhappy with your experience. And with anything new, especially when it involves transformation, change and learning, it can take some time to develop the discipline (tapas), and find what works for you. All I ask is that you give it a solid try. I suggest a minimum of three sessions. If it really doesn’t work for you, you can cancel. If you don’t like it, or are unhappy with the membership for any reason, simply shoot me an email, and I’ll un-register you from the program and cancel your membership. No questions asked… and hopefully, no hard feelings, either!

Is there a money back guarantee?

I would LOVE to provide a guarantee, but as this is a practice based on your participation, I cannot guarantee any specific results. However, I would never want you to be unhappy with your experience. All I ask is that you give it an honest go. If you have any doubts with your commitment, start with your FREE Inspiration Check-up. If you decide NOT to continue your 6-month coaching commitment, we may be able to credit your fees to another program or service. This is only available to clients in good standing and if another suitable program is available.

Programs (digital)

Who is Learning Library right for?

The Learning Library is a collection of pre-recorded conversations, practices and reflection techniques based on texts and experts in the fields of Yoga, Wellness, Meditation and Self-care. Each Title Selection includes a Book Title, reflections on the text from Coach Kimberlyn and discussion of how to integrate the teachings into daily living. Each program varies in length and content based on the text and topic.

Learning Library is perfect for those looking to deepen their yoga study but need the convenience of any-time access and prefer a my-time pace to read and digest the content.

Who is 20/20 Vision Board workshop right for?

Vision Board is a guided mini-retreat to support the building of a Vision Board project.

20/20 Vision Board is right for:

  • ANYONE who has an interest in a living an authentic life.
  • ANYONE seeking guidance in focusing their intention and energy to living purposefully.
  • ANYONE looking for convenient and accessible guidance for building their first vision board or experiencing a personal day or weekend-long Yoga Retreat.
Who is OnPurpose Living right for?

OnPurpose is a weekend or day-long intensive to craft a tangible plan for daily living based on values, priorities and reality based on the practices of Yoga and Inspired Living.

On Purpose is right for:

  • ANYONE who would benefit from direction and guidance in identifying, clarifying and focusing their intention and energy to living purposefully.
  • ANYONE at a crossroads in their life, such as a change in life circumstance (i.e. newly single/married/independent, new stages of parenting, new career, empty-nest, retirement) or simply wants to cultivate more intention into their daily living.
  • ANYONE looking for convenient and accessible guidance for building their first vision board or experiencing a personal day or weekend-long Yoga Retreat.
Who is this Inspired Living Boot Camp right for?

Inspired Living Boot Camp is a 6-week deep immersion into the practice of Inspired Living. Also, note, Inspired Living INCLUDES the 30-Day Challenge, the 20/20 Vision Board and OnPurpose programs!

Inspired Living Boot Camp is right for:

  • ANYONE who has an interest in yoga and a desire to cultivate more vibrancy and inspiration into their life!
  • ANYONE who seeks clarity and hungers for support in building confidence and competence to show up for life!
  • EVERYONE who loves yoga and wants to know more about how to live yoga practice beyond the mat.
Do I need anything special to access this course?

Nope! This course is a combination of technology enabled face-to-face interaction with modern-virtual/social media enhancements. If you don’t have a Facebook account, I’d encourage you to create one, even if you only use it for this course. Additionally, the videos stream, so a good internet connection is recommended. Upon course opening, you’ll receive information about how to join the Facebook group, interact in our private chat room and virtually join our weekly LIVE Conversations.

How long do I have access to the DIGITAL materials?

Forever! That’s right, once you’re in, you’re in. You’ll always have access to the materials, and can refer to them, or check back whenever you’d like. You will also be privy to any ADDITIONS and ENHANCEMENTS to the course materials as I continue to build and expand it (nothing is permanent!).

Are there payment plans?

Yes (and no)! See these programs are available for individual consumption OR all included in the Inspired Living Boot Camp Program. I know how hard it is to shell out a chunk of dough, and I want to make this possible for you. You have the option to pay in full for a slightly reduced price, or make payment in three installments or take the courses one at a time as your schedule and budget allow. Payment options are available to you upon checkout. However, if you are taking advantage of a SPECIAL then payment plan options are waved.

Is there a money back guarantee?

Absolutely. I would never want you to be unhappy with your experience. As such, I offer a 1-week pro-rated money back guarantee for of the Inspired Living Boot Camp. If you don’t like it, or are unhappy with the course for any reason, simply shoot me an email, and I’ll refund you and un-register you from the course. If you are not sure of your commitment, start with a smaller program (life 30-day Challenge or Vision Board). If you decide it’s not for you, No questions asked… and hopefully, no hard feelings, either. Unfortunately, the smaller courses, those that are delivered entirely at the time of purchase are not eligible for this guarantee.