Feb 21, 2018
In this Changemaker Challenge
Career Clarity Session, Carly Banks talks with Yoga Health Coach
Heather Hodgson about her pathway to thrive. Heather is a YHC
blogger with an upcoming blog entitled “The Un-Busying of an
Prior to YHC, Heather was
leading an overscheduled life, much like many wellness pros. She
was running a yoga studio, teaching yoga, trying to build her
business, and working a part time job. In June, when she realized
the income from her part time job did not match the amount of
stress it caused her, Heather started reducing the number of hours
she was working at her part time job, and she let go of it
completely in January.
Heather is currently in Q3 of
YHC. She has coached her pilot and her annual pass is in progress.
Although she has reduced the number of hours she is working, she
has been able to maintain her income level, and her stress level is
While Heather was nervous about
coaching, once she started, she was surprised that because of her
YHC training, she was more prepared than she had realized. Heather
works the habits of Body Thrive along with her groups while she is
coaching, so in a sense, she has made a job out of her own self
care. Heather credits the 10 habits, as well as the theory of
kaizen, with the successful realignment of her values, her career,
and her schedule.
What you'll get out of tuning in:
the habits of Body Thrive are a prerequisite to a successful
you need to do in order to align your career with your own self
Yoga Health Coaching allows you to design the life you want to
- 4:30 - Stress levels that
exceed your income level can start to take a toll on your health.
Yoga Health Coaching can reduce your stress, reduce the number of
hours you work, and help you improve your health while maintaining
or increasing your income level.
- 5:50 - The structure of YHC
allows you to start earning income right away.
- 6:45 - Learning and adopting
the ten habits of Body Thrive actually create more time in your day
and accomplish more in a shorter amount of time.
- 7:45 - Utilizing “kaizen,”
small steps that lead to big change, can be applied to both the
Body Thrive habits and to Yoga Health Coaching to help you steadily
move in the direction you want to go.
- 10:00 - Teaching the habits
includes practicing the habits, which means you’re turning self
care into your business. You evolve along with your
- 13:35 - A short morning
meditation is a gift of time later in the day. You operate from a
place that is much more grounded, so your thoughts and decisions
seem clearer and unhurried and more “tapped in.”
Your favorite quotes:
- “In second quarter, you could
be running your pilot. And a lot of people just hit the ground
running and just get going right away, because you take Body Thrive
first, and that is the most important part.” --- Carly
- “Every time we teach the
habits, we’re going through them. So, it’s like turning self care
into your business.” --- Carly Banks
- “Honestly, the ten minutes I
take [for meditation] in the morning somehow helps me have enough
clarity that I’m not actually wasting as much time later in my
day.” --- Heather Hodgson
With over 25 years experience in
the Healing Arts Industry, Heather brings a deep connection towards
healing into her work: teaching weekly yoga classes, working
one-on-one and in groups, and coaching members and students in the
Daily Habits of Yoga & Ayurveda.