Yoga and Coaching - what is in it for me?
Coaching for yoga practitioners.
Yoga is one of the most powerful tools to mobilize your inner potential and resources to get you where you want to be. Often, however, what is missing is a clear view on the ultimate goals and the steps to reach them. Coaching is exactly the tool to help you achieve this clarity.
What is coaching?
“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” (International Coaching Federation defines). Coaching will help you to find a solution to whatever challenges you are facing in your career, personal relationships or work-life balance.
From the client's perspective, Coaching can be seen as a form of self-discovery in which a skilled facilitator, called “coach”, supports an individual coachee (or a team, in case of a group coaching) in clarifying specific personal or team goal(s) by using various coaching techniques. The coach provides guidance and during and between coaching sessions.
A combination of coaching and yoga is very powerful. Both tools are complementary to each other. Coaching helps you access your creativity, your experience and reevaluate available recourses. With the help of a coach you discover and let go of any limiting beliefs that you may have about yourself that might hold you back. On the other hand, Yoga develops self-awareness and discipline that enables you to stay focused on pursuing the path you have discovered during coaching so that you follow through and do everything it takes to reach your goals.
The best way to see if this works for you is to start with an informal conversation with a coach, often called a “discovery session”. The discovery session takes around 30-40 minutes, during which the coach and the coachee learn about each other, exchange the views about yoga and coaching and about specific challenges that the coachee has. The coach shares his or her perspectives on how coaching and yoga can help with a given problem. The outcome of the discovery session can either be an agreement to work together or the realization that the combination of yoga and coaching is not suitable for this problem. In the case of the agreement, the client can select one of the coaching programs or have the coaching sessions scheduled according to an individual plan.
The coaching sessions could be organized face-to-face or by phone (video).
Alex Balashov, Erickson Academy certified motivational coach and certified yoga teacher (RYT 200), will support you during your transformational journey.
Alex has more than 20 years of experience in different positions in a tough and challenging environment in the legal industry. He is also a dedicated yogi whose yoga experience matches his professional experience.
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If you are interested only in life coaching, please, contact us for a separate arrangement.