Answers to questions you may have
We welcome your questions! Here are the most common questions (and answers) that we hear from people interested in our work. If these don’t address your question and you still have something to ask, please contact us.
1. What is Heart Source?
Through individual coaching, classes and workshops, Heart Source offers a safe place to learn and practice making heart-based connections with other people. We are a supportive community in which you’ll find nurturing and healthy connection. Check out our “What We Offer” page.
2. What do you teach?
Holistic ways to understand and connect with yourself and others. We respond to the common complaints of relating in ways that nurture your body, mind, and spirit. See the What We Offer page.
3. What teachings inspired your work? What modalities is your work based on?
Our teachings are inspired by a blend of the east and west traditions and modalities that weave in the complete human—body, mind, and spirit. These include:
- Family Constellations: Bert Hellinger
- Marin NLP: Carl Buchheit
- Macrobiotics: Michio & Aveline Kushi
- Oki Yoga: Masahiro Oki
- Reichian Developmental Stages and Body Understanding
4. What actually happens in the class/coaching session?
Classes: See our “Workshops” page for more information.
Coaching sessions: We usually start with asking “What would you like?” From there, you’ll be guided through questioning that will reveal new insights and resources. Every session is in response to what you uniquely bring to it and may include embodied exercises, neurolinguistics, family loyalty exploration, trauma release work, and yoga. (For more information on these modalities, you can explore the links in Question #3 above.)
5. What kind of people will be at my event? (e.g. Singles/couples, age group, how many etc.?)
All of our events, unless otherwise stated, are designed for singles and couples alike. If you are a couple and want to only work and practice with your partner, we welcome you to “deep-dive.” If you are single, you are free to choose whom you practice with—in the breakout sessions. We encourage asking for what you want, this includes choosing whom you work with.
The typical age of people who attend our classes is generally around 35-55.
The typical demographics are people interested in their personal holistic health and/or transformation as well as professionals in the healing arts (such as massage therapists, coaches, psychotherapists, dancers, yoga teachers, etc.)
6. How much does it cost?
Costs vary. So please see our current offerings or contact us. It’s our intention to have offerings of various lengths, which give you the opportunity to participate at a level you are comfortable, including private coaching, group classes, and 1 – 3 day workshops.
7. Can I do a work trade? Are there scholarships?
We do offer work trades and scholarships on a case-by-case basis based on our current support needs and availability. Also, we offer flex-pay options, allowing you to pay over a period of time that works for you. Please contact us if you’re interested.
8. For coaching: How long is the program? Is it month to month?
We do offer month to month. We design coaching programs to fit your needs. We aim to create a program that gives you time for discovery, taking what you’ve learned in the sessions into your life, and setting up resources for lasting change. Everyone and every situation is different. On average we recommend a six-month to one-year program.
If you would like a more concentrated amount of support, we also offer an intensive program. This may be 2-6 times over 2-4 weeks. An example of how this may be helpful is when couples are in “Should I stay?/ Should I go?” situations.
9. What kind of exercises do you do?
The exercises we do are typically psychosomatic, often integrating neurolinguistics, hypnotic language and Reichian therapy. The goal of the exercises we do varies to fit the present need in the session or class. They may include helping body/mind awareness, re-patterning unwanted behaviors and/or beliefs, releasing held trauma in the body/mind/spirit, and adding new resources assisting you in getting what you want.
10. For events: Since we are a couple, can we just do the exercises with each other?
Yes. We encourage couples to check in with each other before the event and share how they’d like to participate, then honor that agreement at the event. Some might choose to “deep-dive” and only do exercises with each other. Some may decide to start that way and have the option to check in at some point and see if they want to try practicing with other people. And some may decide they are wanting to “free-float” from the beginning, staying open to rotating partners. Good communication before and during the class is helpful!
11. For events: I’m single and don’t have a partner. Can I still get coaching or come to a workshop?
Yes. Many single people attend our coaching and workshops. These are great ways to gather more self-awareness, understanding and tools for healthy self-care and relating when you are engaged with others. And many of our events are an opportunity to get connection, touch, and nurturing that may be lacking for a single person.
12. What should I wear to my coaching session or workshop?
Wear whatever is comfortable to you that gives you room for stretching. Yoga clothes work great. Also wear layers since you may find that your body temperature may rise and drop as you experience physical and/or emotional release and relaxation.
13. Will my workshop/event be gender-balanced?
We do strive for gender-balance in our classes at times, especially if it’s our Cuddle Yoga Sutra Class or a workshop with a focus on partner exercises. At the same time we encourage you to come for the experience of working with all types of relating and types of people. Our goal is to help you experience more ease and comfort when connecting with either gender, regardless of your sexual orientation.
You are encouraged to take care of your own needs and comforts and request whom you’d like or not like to connect with.
Other questions you might have…
1. What happens if I get turned on at my event?
Unless otherwise stated at the event, sexuality is honored, but not on the menu. If you get turned on, it’s completely natural and human. However, it’s our agreement not to act on it.
2. Is it okay to connect with someone I meet at my event outside of the event? (Can I ask him or her out on a date?)
Our classes and workshops are not pick-up events. If you must connect with someone outside of the event, please be clear in your intentions. Are you wanting to connect as friends or as a date? If you are wanting to ask someone out on a date, please do not do it at our event. Ask the person for permission to contact them at another time.
3. Is this event sexual in nature?
Our events are not sexual in nature. We honor sexuality, but it’s not on the menu! Sex may come up in some discussions around understanding relationships or in our development as humans.
4. My partner is new to this event, can we just work with each other?
Yes, you are welcome to work only with your partner.
5. My relationship is on the rocks and I think this coaching/workshop will help, but my partner isn’t sure about coming. Should we come? What can I tell him/her?
If you are both willing to come, then, yes, please come. Our coaching/workshops are a great step for shining the light on tough issues and gathering resources to work with. Seeing that you are not alone in this is great comfort. If your relationship is very rocky, we would recommend inviting your partner for a private couples coaching session.
6. Is this a good place to meet people and make friends?
Yes, Heart Source classes and workshops are a great place to meet people who are heart-centered, compassionate, and emotionally intelligent. And, after taking a class together, you will have a good common ground from which to start a friendship.
7. Is this a good place to meet people for a date?
It is not our intention for people to find dates at our events in classes. Please see question #2 above.
8. I’ve had past physical/sexual abuse. How do I know this is a safe event for me?
Unfortunately, history of physical/sexual abuse is common. We take seriously our holding safe space for all with compassion and respect. You will feel that comfort in the classes and workshops. If for any reason you don’t, please let us know.
9. Do I have to connect (or do exercises) with everyone? What if I don’t feel comfortable with someone?
You do not have to connect with anyone. We honor your needs to the fullest extent we can. You are welcome to sit out of any exercise or ask to be with someone else at any time. Please ask the facilitator if you need support in this.