Stories of Transformation + Gratitude

Kathryn Budig
Yoga Teacher & Author
KathrynBudig.com

My life is a constant quest for people who inspire me and push me to grow.


Kris manages to light my fire, challenge my perspective, and stir the pot all while making me laugh, feeling like I’m at cocktail hour with a best friend.
Hillary Rubin
Author, Yoga Teacher, Wellness + Self Esteem Coach
HillaryRubin.com

My DVD was just reviewed by Yoga Journal – I know Kris’ secret sauce had something to do with it...


Kris Ward has laser intuition and knows how to get to the core of an issue. When I was working on my DVD Foundations she helped me to identify what I wanted to share with my work. She offered a strong foundation for me to feel good about my product and get it out there. I’m super excited to say my DVD was just reviewed by Yoga Journal – I know Kris’ secret sauce had something to do with it. If you are looking for support and someone who gets the world of personal development, look no further. Kris is your girl.
Faith Hunter
Yoga Teacher, Cover Model for Yoga Journal Magazine
FaithHunter.com

She really helped me redirect my thoughts and redefine my personal goals...


Between the online content, book recommendations and coaching Kris provided, she really helped me redirect my thoughts and redefine my personal goals. Thanks sooo much for your help my dear! 🙂 xo
Jessica Boylston-Fagonde
Yoga Teacher & Branding Consultant
BrandThyself.com

Kris maps the way to success for many of our trusted teachers and entrepreneurs...


With a deep desire to nurture and coach wellness practitioners to create the life they deserve, Kris maps the way to success for many of our trusted teachers and entrepreneurs. The type of person it takes to have the know-how and presence to accomplish this great task is one that is steady, doing the deeper work, experienced, and has a level of compassion and courage that penetrates to the core. I've had the great opportunity to collaborate with Kris, to see her work her magic, and get to understand the depths of her mission. I'm truly excited to know that we're on the same team and I feel quite content for our community knowing she's a leader.
Chelsea Frederick
Naturopathic Doctor

I adore Kris and the community of strong women that she attracts...


I have loved every minute of my experience in the Lifestyle Design Coaching Certification course (and all of the other juicy courses that come along with it). It has challenged me in many ways, and helped me really get clear on what it is that I want in all aspects of my life. I adore Kris and the community of strong women that she attracts. I have made lifelong friends and feel so very supported. Both of those are absolutely priceless.
Milissa Link
Tree of Life Yoga
ToLifeYoga.com

I’ve made a huge shift and it’s affecting all areas of my life...


When I signed up for PhD I knew it was going to be life changing. But… I had no idea that just a few weeks into the course I’d have to face a loved one’s diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. Even though I became the primary caregiver for this family member, I was able to avoid panicking and doing something I’d regret later — like returning to a job I’d outgrown because of financial concerns. Instead I made life-enhancing decisions about my business that brought me “relief, hope & clarity,” in Kris’s words. With what I learned in just the first few modules of PhD I became more creative than I’ve ever been in developing new content and promoting my work, and that process has brought me so much joy. I am still riding that wave, despite the personal challenges I’ve gone through, and am so very grateful to Kris for her inspiration and guidance. I’ve made a huge shift and it’s affecting all areas of my life. It’s really been an awakening for me!
Heather Chauvin
Raising Confident Kids Through Meditation
HeatherChauvin.com

It is by far the greatest investment I have ever made in my personal and business life.


Before PhD I was stuck, dazed and beyond confused. Kris’ program is so ridiculously simple to understand! I was a previous student of Kris’ and loved working with her already. I had experienced so much personal growth by the time I dove into PhD I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do, and HOW to do it. PhD is a business in a box for anyone who is ready to spread their talents and skills out into the world. It is by far the greatest investment I have ever made in my personal and business life.
CeCe Sanchez
Massage Therapist, Yoga and Dance Teacher

As a bonus, I lost 13 pounds during the time we worked together. Clearly, I LOVE this woman!


Kris is a super star! When I look back at this past year I smile because she has totally been my sunshine! I’m so grateful that she helped me move beyond the fear and embarrassment I felt around getting my TRUE story out into the world. I could tell her anything and everything (and I DID!), and no matter how scary it got, she always helped me get through it and come out on the other side feeling relieved and more equipped to move towards what I wanted. Now that I’m clear about what I have to offer the world––my authentic passions––everything I’ve been asking for just keeps falling right into my lap; invitations for all-expenses-paid adventures and vacations, more opportunities to teach Zumba and yoga, regular massage clients, and more and more people supporting and believing in me. Oh, and as a bonus, I lost 13 pounds during the time we worked together. Clearly, I LOVE this woman!
Dena Stoltz
Yoga Teacher, Blogger & Mom
PartTimeGypsies.com

My whole family is getting the benefit of my coaching sessions because we’re having more fun traveling and exploring new possibilities than ever before!


A really close friend who had worked with Kris suggested I take the plunge and do the same. I am so grateful for that advice! In just a few short months, I’ve let go of what I was previously forcing myself to do (an old, time- and money-sucking business that was going nowhere fast!), and I’ve rediscovered what’s alive in me––how I REALLY choose to live my life, the contributions I want to make, and the adventures I’m ready to create! My whole family is getting the benefit of my coaching sessions because we’re having more fun traveling and exploring new possibilities than ever before! Without Kris’ oh-so-dependable tough-love nudges and never-ending encouragement to play my biggest game, I’d probably still be standing right where I was before, and resisting every minute of it. Even though this kind of coaching is nothing like what I expected when I first signed up (I didn’t know what to expect, really), it was a much-needed surprise. She literally gave me my life back. And now it just keeps getting better.
Nichole Teering
Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher
DownToEarthHealthServices.com

This is how I’ve always wanted my life to be. I can’t wait for each day. Thank you, Kris, for helping me see.


I am so grateful for my new attitude, thanks to Kris! I have such a new sense of self it is unbelievable. For the first time in my life I feel like everything is okay all the time. My sense of abundance and security are unwavering, regardless of what fluctuates around me. My moments of suffering are few and far between. There is nothing “bad” to focus on. I no longer have to rely on anyone or anyTHING for my happiness, and it’s freedom! Kris has taught me how to pull yoga out of me––in the worst of times and the best of times. She brings yoga into people’s lives not just in the sense of asanas but off the mat yoga. The true meaning of it has been flowing through me ever since we started working together. This is how I’ve always wanted my life to be. I can’t wait for each day. Thank you, Kris, for helping me see.
Shannon Lynch
Yoga Teacher, Owner/Founder of Yoga Ecology
Facebook.com/ShannonLynchYoga

It works and the clients are coming in now!


This training is worth TEN TIMES what Kris is charging for it! I’m blown away by what I’m learning and the clarity and momentum I’m creating in my business. It works and the clients are coming in now!
Maria Camacho
Nutrition Expert & Yogi

I would say that if I had expectations, Kris’s dedication alone exceeded those...


I had several reservations about taking the course due to the time commitments to other priorities in my life, the money, and whether or not I was even remotely ready to take this plunge. I was in school and that was my most important priority. But as the course started, it affected me in positive ways that I implemented right away with self-management techniques that I happily shared with family and friends! I am not a business oriented person to begin with, but I know Kris has been successful in her own work for many years and I KNEW that I was only letting fear and doubt stand in my way. I could let money be an issue, or I could take the leap of faith and push myself to consider what this will mean down the road. I thought: I can wait until my financial life is “better” or I can be in this moment with this fear, and TRUST that I will not drown, not with Kris in the boat! This work brought so much to me. I had no concept of how much it would open my eyes to new ways of thinking, working, and building a business in the internet marketplace. To build, by design, a business based on integrity, heartfelt authenticity, no frills and no BS marketing is MORE than I could have imagined. Plus, I now have my phenomenal Bhakti Buddies for life-long connections, networking, and even joint ventures! I would say that if I had expectations, Kris’s dedication alone exceeded those. I would recommend this course to anyone who is ready to get outside of the box and create serious change as an entrepreneur. There is plenty of information to learn, plenty of practice, plenty of support, plenty of love. Thanks, Kris!!
Nicolette Koepke
Lifestyle & Career
Happiness Coach
nicolettekoepke.com

It was so helpful to be supported in coming to clarity and truly realistic goals that I can take action on.



I'm so grateful for my session with Kris. I didn't realize until my session with her how badly I needed help drilling down on my goals. Now I can see that the way I've gone about creating my vision and setting goals up to now has been way too loose and unspecific. Because of that I've felt unclear and overwhelmed a lot of the time, and haven't gotten the traction I wanted – and that's led me to feeling obligated and guilty, as though I need to be working on my business 24-7 and can never just relax and be with friends. It's exhausting. It was so helpful to be supported in coming to clarity and truly realistic goals that I can take action on. I know now that the confidence I've been seeking will come as a RESULT of sticking to the daily baby steps that are required to get me to these newly refined goals.
Neala Griffin
Yoga Teacher
facebook.com/yogainmotion.guru

Thank you, Kris, for your help in getting me to a place of clarity around what will be truly realistic for me over the next several months.



I've gotten so much from just the handful of videos I've watched of Kris's, and I really enjoyed my session with her – so much came full circle for me. We covered a lot of ground, not only with fine-tuning my vision so it's doable and easy to break into bite-sized goals and baby steps, but also with uncovering and working through some deeply entrenched blocks and fears that have really held me back in the last few years. I now have a better understanding of why the fears are there, what they're keeping me from, what they're COSTING me, AND how to work through them in a way that will actually fuel me forward in pursuing my yoga therapeutics business (then eventually leaving my life-draining government job). Thank you, Kris, for your help in getting me to a place of clarity around what will be truly realistic for me over the next several months. And thank you again for the big AHA re: my stressful stories about what it means to not have a partner. Now I know how to address the stories and transmute them into energy for building my life on my own terms and becoming truly emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially self-sufficient.
Christine Obee
Life Coach, AY Graduate
christineobee.com

I am so grateful to my AY sisters who have helped me to stay focused and have held me accountable on a weekly basis...



I realized today that I have created, and have been living the flexible schedule I was dreaming of 2 years ago. AND, I've been living that schedule for almost a year now! I can get so caught up in what I haven't done yet, sometimes I forget to reflect and acknowledge what I have done. I am so grateful to my AY sisters who have helped me to stay focused and have held me accountable on a weekly basis. This training with Kris has transformed my life!

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