Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Hi there! I know how challenging it can be to speak a new language. I moved to France from the United States over five years ago and I still feel like a beginner. It's one of the reasons I decided to teach English online. I wanted to take my experiences of both teaching and learning and provide stress-free, relevant and fun opportunities to practice English. As a native American English speaker and teacher, I offer conversation and support for your writing projects and exams. I also offer life-coaching in English. Since 2006, I've been self-employed in the field of personal development, teaching workshops and working with clients. I currently work as a yoga and meditation instructor. Qualifications
Masters in Education, TESL Certified, 15+ year of classroom teaching K-adult, Coachville training, 10+ years teaching meditation and personal development, in person and online teaching, workshops and one-to-one. 2 years of teaching a somatic-based, embodied approach to yoga. English Teaching Style
When it comes to learning language, I believe two things are key: relevance and space. If it isn't meaningful and useful, it's not going to stick. And if the learner feels rushed to comprehend, the mind isn't fertile ground for learning. I want whatever we do together to be relevant to you and as stress-free as possible, with plenty of space for you to process what you are learning.
I'm also happy to help with your English writing projects, too. I have worked as an editor/proofreader for a UK publisher, and I'm a twice-published author. I also write articles for numerous publications, so I can help you in getting that letter to sparkle or that international website to dazzle. Coaching Style
If you decide to work with me for life coaching, I'll work with you where you are to determine your desired outcomes. The sessions are always organic; the agenda is what is current for you. I have an amazing tool box that includes Toltec Wisdom including The Four Agreements, EFT, self-discovery through personal environments, intuitive guidance, meditation and energy healing. I maintain strict confidentiality.
Online Yoga Sessions
I've been teaching yoga in-studio, one-to-one, and online since 2018 but I've had a long life in movement. I started dancing when I was little, came to hatha yoga in the 90's, then turned to kundalini yoga in 2007. Now my practice is one less about 'exercise' and more about embodiment through sensing and feeling influenced by the somatic approach.
I love mind/body/spirit topics. I'm interested in bringing more light and love into the world. My joys include abstract oil painting, singing and listening to music of all kinds, being in nature, yoga, dancing, writing, and teaching workshops. In fact, I became certified to teach yoga in 2017. I currently live in rural southwestern France, surrounded by vineyards and prancing deer. I live with my British husband and our cat, Tigerlily.
I'd just like to add that I want you to be satisfied with the work we do together. So, please don't feel awkward or shy about letting me know upfront if something isn't working or things aren't quite what you expected. I'll do what I can to make things right or refund your points.