How to Make Health Fun: Yoga Health Coaching Tips
In this Changemaker Challenge episode, Neve Grace Fletcher and Suzanne Lynch chat about what they have learned about creating fun, authentic, in-person experiences for their course members.
Neve was inspired by a training call with Cate that revolved around designing an annual pass that was both fun and transformational. She started organizing in-person meet-ups for her course members. When Neve posted pictures of her course members having fun together in person, it inspired Suzanne to start organizing meet-ups for her course members as well.
Suzanne’s online coaching group consists of people from all over the world; however, she does have a large local contingent with whom she organizes monthly meet ups that revolve around her own strengths and interests. She also hosts open houses on Friday evenings that are open to anyone: friends, neighbors, local public figures. Those help get the word out and generate interest in her course, although that wasn’t the original intention for them. She has also added retreats to her annual pass.
Neve’s advice is to make sure you as a coach are having fun. When you’re having fun, you’ll naturally attract new members and it elevates the entire experience for everyone.
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What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- How important fun and delight are in the process of getting happier and healthier.
- How creating an open sense of community makes marketing effortless.
- How yoga health coaches serve their members using their own unique strengths and interests.
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- 0:00 – Suzanne’s online coaching group consists of people from all over the world; however, she does have a large local contingent with whom she organizes monthly meet ups. Suzanne was inspired by Neve’s posts of her group meet ups, but her meet-ups revolve around her own strengths and interests.
- 4:50 – Neve was inspired by a training call with Cate that revolved around designing an annual pass that was both fun and transformational.
- 7:00 – The sense of connection that comes from in-person meet-ups supports course members’ wellbeing. They will often start to meet up on their own in pairs or small groups with their coach. They also start to come up with their own ideas about what to do for group meet-ups.
- 9:30 – Suzanne has also added retreats to her annual pass. She also hosts open houses on Friday evenings that are open to anyone: friends, neighbors, local public figures. Those help get the word out and generate interest in her course, although that wasn’t the original intention for them.
- 13:24 – Suzanne firmly believes that in this day and age, community is very needed. She sees providing community as part of her mission. She also partnered with a local yoga studio to provide space for her course members to practice with her in person; she opened those classes to the public, which is a benefit to the studio, but also to Suzanne as it serves to cross-pollinate her course.
- 16:25 – Neve’s advice is to make sure you as a coach are having fun. When you’re having fun, you’ll naturally attract new members and it elevates the entire experience for everyone.
- “I didn’t really understand how much fun and delight are really, really important in the process of getting happier and healthier.” — Suzanne Lynch
- “I feel like my life has been really enriched by the meet-ups. I’m having a blast.” — Suzanne Lynch
- “In this day and age, community is so needed. . . . Part of my mission is to provide community.” — Suzanne Lynch
- “That’s what we get to create as health coaches – a community where we get to make healthy fun.” — Neve Grace Fletcher
Suzanne has been helping people get out of pain, and live happier, healthier lives for over 25 years. She has a special talent and affinity for habit evolution and deep listening. Suzanne loves helping clients feel better than they have in years.
Suzanne has been a meditator for 30 years, and was certified by the NACC as a Catholic Chaplain in 2001. She worked for the Red Cross after The Trade Center bombings, as well as in hospitals, and in Hospice. She’s a long time student of yoga and started back in 1989. Suzanne lives in Saratoga with her husband, Bruce and her dog Argos. She is a mother of two grown children. Connect with Suzanne on her FB page and get more info on Suzanne’s website.
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Neve Grace Fletcher has been a yoga practitioner off and on since 2003. After several car accidents, it became apparent to her that she would be practicing yoga the rest of her life in order to maintain her health. She received her RYT 200 teaching certificate in Hatha alignment-based yoga at Health Advantage Yoga Center. Neve has studied many different styles of yoga under various senior teachers. She is drawn to Ayurveda and Tantra as they teach all of life is sacred. She also loves practicing acro-yoga and slack-lining. With 14 years of teaching experience, Neve enjoys guiding her students along the yoga path of self-discovery. Her classes tend to be playful in nature yet with an element of reverence for the Divine. Connect with Neve on her facebook page