Coach of the Month: Jamie Lynn Worster
In the Coach of the Month episode, Cate chats with Jamie Lynn Worster about her journey into Yoga Health Coaching.
Prior to YHC, Jamie was a birth and post-partum doula, a mom, and had a part-time admin job. What she loved most about her work as a doula was taking women through a transformation. What she didn’t love about it was being constantly on call and staying awake for labors that could last 24 to 36 hours. With a family of her own, being a doula left her feeling ungrounded and unsettled.
Jamie started Body Thrive in January 2015 and continued on to Yoga Health Coaching. She saw YHC as way to continue leading people through transformation but with a lot more structure and rhythm while being more present to care for her family. She ran her first YHC pilot program in January 2016, and she’s been coaching ever since. Her program continues to build momentum and the transition to an annual pass has allowed her members to feel deeper transformation while not feeling pressure to get it right the first time.
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- How Yoga Health Coaches guide their tribe through transformation with a structure and rhythm
- How the annual pass and Kaizen create a sense of softness and ease among course members
- How Yoga Health Coaches stay more present in their life
Links Mentioned in Episode:
- Body Thrive Book
- YHC Have a conversation
- Jamie’s website
- Jamie’s FB page
- How to Build a Tribe webinar
- 1:30 – Prior to YHC, Jamie was a young birth and post-partum doula, a mom, and had a part-time admin job. What she loved most about her work as a doula was taking women through a transformation. What she didn’t love about it was being constantly on call and staying awake for labors that could last 24 to 36 hours. With a family of her own, being a doula left her feeling ungrounded and unsettled. Jamie started Body Thrive in January 2015 and continued on to Yoga Health Coaching. She saw YHC as way to continue leading people through transformation but with a lot more structure and rhythm while being able to be present and care for her family. She left her part-time admin job even though she was making good money because she knew it was not the best use of her gifts. As a doula, she stopped attending births and focused on post-partum work, which could be scheduled. She ran her first YHC pilot program in January 2016, and that’s what she’s been doing ever since. Her program continues to build momentum and the transition to an annual pass has contributed to that momentum.
- 4:30 – The annual pass presents unprecedented potential for community. It allows for deeper transformation and alleviates pressure for her members.
- 7:50 – Accountability partners create connection that can last for years. Jamie went through Body Thrive in 2015 with her current accountability partner, and they have spoken once a week for the last three years. She considers her one of her best friends, yet they did not meet in person until March of this year (2018). She feels that their partnership has “kept her in the game.”
- 9:30 – There are so many structures and “lifelines” in YHC that help keep us on track: coaches, mentors, accountability partners, Facebook groups. These structures create a support system and a shared context with people we wouldn’t find in our day to day lives. The shared context allows for quick access to deep communication.
- 12:15 – As a YHC Certification Coach, Jamie’s advice is to build relationships within the community (with mentors, coaches and other course members) so that you don’t feel like you need to figure everything out on your own or walk the path alone. Because of the screening and acculturation that course members undergo prior to enrollment, it’s hard to go wrong when you reach out to other course members. Each individual also brings specific expertise to the group dynamic.
- 16:00 – As Yoga Health Coaches, we sometimes wonder about the efficacy of what we offer. Jamie shares a case in which one of her course members, whose main concerns were weight gain and bringing more fun into her life, was only having bowel movements every 4-5 days, which she thought was normal. Three weeks into the course, she started drinking warm water in the morning and started experiencing healthy, daily eliminations. The result was she felt lighter and her pants fit better. She felt that that alone was worth the cost of the course.
- 22:00 – The coaching skill Jamie finds most effective is kaizen, and the combination of that with the annual pass creates a sense of ease with her course members. Kaizen helps build momentum toward making more aligned choices.
- “When we take ownership of the structure that gets people to the results, it changes things. We get more grounded.” — Cate Stillman
- “This is the whole thing about subtle body exploration and subtle body anatomy: it’s somewhat exponential in nature. And the more we align to it, the more it opens and reveals levels of undulating bliss and interconnectivity and higher levels of consciousness and deeper insight . . . .” — Cate Stillman
- “I think that’s what many people are going for – an opportunity to lean back and soften and see the little places where we can shift.” — Jamie Lynn Worster
Jamie Worster helps conscious people create radiant health.
Based on her knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda she offers classes that expand your overall wellness and joy.
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Alex Biondo is a Colorado mountain girl who recently relocated to Wisconsin. She’s a Certified Yoga Health Coach, yoga teacher and single mom to an awesome teenage girl. She’s the founder of the Life On and Off the Mat Blog and the Vibrant Life course. She’s an enrollment coach at Yogahealer as well. Alex is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health and lives. After years of letting life happen to her, she is now intentionally creating the life she wants for herself and her daughter. She’s an avid skier, music lover, cook and writer. In the summer, you can often find her dancing at an outdoor concert. You can find her all year-round at her website.