Can I take the 8 week Retreat Coach Tele-Course without signing up for the Certification?
Yes. The 8 week Tele-Course is designed to give you an introduction to leading retreats combined with allowing you to grow your resources.
If, after the 8 weeks of learning you wish to continue with the benefits of the support network and ongoing development for your practice you can jump into the Level One Certification Program and the $429 course fee will be applied to the Level One fee of $1495.
Is the 8 Week Retreat Coach Tele-Course in person or on the phone?
The 8 week course is all by phone: one hour per week in a virtual classroom. It’s a fun way to learn and you’ll feel like you are in a great learning class. Just without the visual.
What if I miss one of the classes?
Each call is recorded and you’ll receive a follow up email with the recorded link. You can then listen to the call you missed through your computer at your scheduling convenience. The recording is also sent in mp3 format so you can upload to your phone and save and listen on the go.
Is the Certification accredited?
Yes. The 8 week Tele-Course, Level One and Level Two Masters all offer CEU’s from the International Coaching Federation. The training is designed to help you grow your skills as a leader based on the International Coaching Federations coaching competencies including other experiential learning modules combined with your own skill base and style. The benefit of completing the certification is to give you a stronger personal development around your ability to lead retreats, be a strong business person, and create a profitable retreat practice.
What are the benefits of signing up for Retreat Coach Certification?
Many of the coaches who have completed both the Level One Certified Retreat Coach designation along with the Master’s Level attest to the increased feeling of confidence, expertise and mastery in their ability to lead retreats and run a successful and profitable retreat business.
Being in the certification gives you not only direct mentorship with Helene Van Manen, MCC but also allows you to be a part of the premier network of Professional Retreat Coaches called the Retreat Coach Network.
Other benefits include ongoing training and development, resources at your fingertips through the Student Center for Retreat Coaches, support from professional Retreat Coaches and networking and marketing opportunities.
Do I have to attend an In-Person Training to get my Certification?
The In-Person Retreat Leader Training in Colorado awards you the designation of “Certified Retreat Leader” and comes with 17.5 CEU’s from International Coach Federation.
It also fulfills the Master’s Level designation requirement. You can complete the entire Level One Certified Retreat Coach Designation from a distance.
Do I have to be a Coach or have formal Coaching training to enroll?
No. There is no prerequisite for enrollment except either an interest in growing your professionalism around the retreats you are leading or desire to be a Retreat Leader. Many yoga teachers, ministers, social workers or therapists, body-workers and healers enroll in the program as a way of learning how to be strong retreat leaders/ coaches.
Is there a payment plan for the Certification?
Yes. Contact Coach Helene to inquire about making monthly payments via your credit card.