Health & Wellness Coach
San Francisco, California
Yoga with You in Mind, LLC was born out of frustration with the industry. I studied under a teacher with 30 years experience, then taught for a year in that studio. I learned how to live a Yogic lifestyle and I needed to share my experiences — Yoga as a lifestyle, customized for you. I have been teaching Yoga and Mindfulness for 2 years, with a 500-RYT certification, while maintaining my registration with Yoga Alliance. I’ve taught Yoga and Meditation in group classes, workshops, and one-on-one settings. I have a unique take on Yoga because of my background in psychology. On my teaching and healing journey I have also acquired my Reiki I Attunement and Professional Life Coaching certificate.
I’m happy to provide guidance and additional expertise in the following areas: Mental Wellness, Therapeutic Yoga, Reiki I Attunement, Professional Life Coach, Meditation & Sound, Yoga for Anxiety & Injuries, Mindfulness & Focus, Yoga for Kids, Healing the body, mind, and spirit, and Yogi Lifestyle.
How Lynn Cornwell Combined Her Love of Yoga With Entrepreneurship
What happens once you leave a yoga class or coaching session? Many people struggle to apply techniques to everyday problems. Lynn Cornwell experienced this issue firsthand while studying under a yoga instructor with 30-years of experience.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Lynn understands that people need help translating what they learn in class into real-life solutions. After living a yogic lifestyle, acquiring her Reiki, Attunement, and professional life coaching certificates, Lynn knew she had to share her experiences with others. And from this revolution, her business, Yoga with You in Mind, was born.
Lynn says, “My one main frustration with the industry was yoga being taught as a 60, 75, or 90-minute classes without speaking to the practice outside of that class. Without getting into a long and drawn out rant about the yoga lifestyle compared to yoga class, we’re simply missing the mark. Taking a yoga class doesn’t eliminate problems, but it does give you more tools to solve those issues. I help people see and understand how yoga can be used in all aspects of life.”
When Lynn started her business, all she knew for sure was that she enjoyed teaching clients one on one. She laughs as she explains how she scheduled her first clients, saying, “I answered an unknown number without thinking twice about it. I quickly realized that it was a client I had been messaging back and forth with. I started to rummage through my bag to find a piece of paper because she gave me valuable information about her situation. We set an appointment from that call, and I wrote the appointment date and time sloppily on my piece of paper. We hung up the phone, and I was in business.”
Since then, Lynn has found her stride, both in business and with coaching. She teaches people how to relieve stress, overcome anxiety and societal pressure, resolve relationship tensions, live without physical aches and pains, lose weight, find peace in change, and much more. Lynn teaches a combination of styles to offer the desired results with the least amount of risk.
Yet, developing her business idea into a thriving private practice required Lynn to overcome entrepreneurial challenges.
The challenge: Manage client data and grow professionally
Although Lynn didn’t face typical startup difficulties, like finding and retaining clients, she did struggle to create effective systems for scheduling and managing client stories. She says, “I found out that keeping track of my schedule and my client’s stories was a bigger job than expected. I needed to develop systems that would work for me. This seems like a simple problem, but you can’t see the whole picture when you’re in it. That was my biggest take away from the beginning of the business.” Lynn also realized she’d have blind spots along the way, so she also needed techniques to help her get and act on feedback.
The solution: Adopt systems and encourage feedback
To get started, Lynn completed a ton of market research. She examined what other teachers and studios were doing and asked many questions. Her insights helped her figure out what type of client data to collect and how to ask for reviews or tips.
Part 1: Keep detailed clientele records
Hosting one-on-one sessions is one thing. However, handling all of the data in the background requires immense organization. Lynn developed a series of systems to manage:
- Client stories shared via various online and in-person channels
- Names of important people in her client’s lives
- Physical injuries or areas of pain to better track progress
- Lead generation details, like how her client was referred or found Lynn’s services
- Dates of contacts and visits
- Payment tracking information
- Client goals, homework, and schedule notes
- General business forecasts
Part 2: Create solutions for blind spots
Lynn notes that feedback can be tricky, but it’s vital to be open and willing to hear it. Yet, you also need to set boundaries that work for you and your business model. Lynn discovered that she needed to be open to hearing from two kinds of people:
- Her closest friends and family. These are the people she trusts with her life.
- Her clientele. Clients who delivered honest opinions helped Lynn better understand their needs.
A benefit of being open to feedback was that Lynn’s clients began writing better reviews. And as Lynn says, “Reviews are everything! Business is a constant learning curve but don’t let that stop you from bringing your magic into the world!”
Get personalized advice that works in real life
From therapeutic yoga to mindfulness and focus, coping, and healing techniques help you live and enjoy your life. Explore ways to improve your outlook by scheduling a call with Lynn.