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.
Alyssa Summers
Happiness Coach + Yoga Teacher
AlyssaSummers.com

The year I spent with Kris and Secret Sauce Society was undeniably the most transformative year of my life..."


The year I spent with Kris and Secret Sauce Society was undeniably the most transformative year of my life - for my business as well as personally. I was stuck in a life and job that made me sad and left me unfulfilled, I was searching for a better way to live, to make my own work with meaning and needed tools to get there. I enlisted my employer to pay the cost of the ‘business training’ and got started on the road to my true calling. Although I didn’t know what it was going to look like on the set-out, I knew this was where I was supposed to be to figure that out.. I now have a clear vision and the complete set of tools to make it solid and profitable. With coaching from Kris and support from my new “sisters” I confidently made upgrades in my life to make this a reality!! I have my website, a list, clients and a path. I am on my way, baby! Not to mention, along the way I traveled to exotic locations and made ultimate drama-free lifelong girlfriends with whom I can truly be me... which is WAY better than a cherry on top!
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.
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!
Leigh Crowder
Yoga Therapist
Founder of YoProTherapy.com

If you’ve been waiting to share your “big thing” with the world, reach out for Kris’ help. You’ll be so glad you did.


In the 6 months I worked one-on-one with Kris, she helped me turn what was just an obscure idea into a living, breathing business of my very own. We fit all the pieces together, worked the kinks out, and in a very short amount of time I was able to create the funding and resources to employ several other yoga teachers. Now there’s a whole team of us bringing yoga to underprivileged kids in public schools. It was truly a seamless manifestation! The payoff wasn’t just emotionally rewarding, though. Financially, I was able to stop renting/trading for my living situation, and I’m proud to say I’m now the owner of my very own home! Evidently Kris is right... “Abundant Yogi” is NOT an oxymoron! If you’ve been waiting to share your “big thing” with the world, reach out for Kris’ help. You’ll be so glad you did.
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!!
Kristin Planinz
Intuitive, Teacher & Coach
TheIntuitiveHeartHealer.com

I learned that I really could design my business exactly how I wanted and work with only the people I wanted to work with...


I learned how to be me and to use my strengths to run a business centered on me and my talents and desires. This was a new concept for me. I learned that I really could design my business exactly how I wanted and work with only the people I wanted to work with. I also learned how to really apply pleasure into my life–personal and business, and I really did learn why it’s essential. I didn’t buy into this at the beginning… it took me awhile. But Kris really hones in on this principle, and it came up again and again in business and my personal family life. This is a piece not taught in “strictly business” courses.
Kirsten Oldread

I only wish the time had gone by slower because I don’t want it to end!


Looking back over this past 6 months of coaching with Kris, I feel so supported and taken care of, I only wish the time had gone by slower because I don’t want it to end! I got everything that I needed and so much more. Before, I was always in a hurry, forever fixing what wasn’t working in my life... forever bending over backwards trying to please others and avoid confrontation. Stopping to acknowledge the positive things in myself and my life was not a practice that I embodied. Now it is integrated into my daily life. My business is growing, it’s more optimized and organized, and moving closer and closer to the point where it can run profitably and smoothly without me having to be there to do all the work (which is HUGE considering I’m about to have my first child and I really want my time at home). I learned to trust and fully accept myself, work smarter not harder, and also to steep in the good feeling emotions and really let acknowledgment in. I found graceful and honest ways to get through sticky points in my life. I cultivated a solid practice of self-care, nourishment, and tuning into and expressing my feelings and needs. Overall, I just feel solid, able to confidently navigate my way through whatever challenges may present themselves in Motherhood and business. I’m successfully standing tall in my own truth and brilliance as I continually evolve my business and life to the next level.
Lauren Buck
Yoga Teacher + Writer
yogathroughlauren.com

I love that all my insights were immediately applicable in reality...



My coaching session with Kris was full of eye opening moments, the biggest being when she assisted me in finding the exact resistance/block holding me back and actually relating to it -- processing it, versus continuing to fear/avoid it. To me, the exercise we did was a way of applying yoga to business in a more visceral way. It was really empowering and insightful. And I love that all my insights were immediately applicable in reality. I'm clearer now -- more than ever before -- that I can only go so far with teaching yoga. I'm more interested in really exploding my brand OR perhaps something like coaching to continue to evolve and grow my mission in a way that's more profitable and far-reaching. Thank you, Kris, for your generosity and service. I look forward to doing your LifeLaunch program with you!
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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