Information about Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance is available for individuals who would like to participate in our training. Typically, financial assistance for qualified individuals can be up to 50% of the required tuition.
In 1997 I was called to deeper soul work and applied for spot on a Vision Quest offered by Animas Valley Institute. The cost, which included guide fees, room and board for the pre- and post-quest time at a retreat center, and equipment necessary for eight days in the Utah canyon lands, was beyond my ability to pay. I applied for financial aid – a process that was both at the edge of my comfort (requesting help) and, to Bill Plotkin’s credit, quite thoughtful and compassionate. Essentially, he asked “Why is this work important to you at this point in your life, and what is it that leads you to request financial aid?” I received the aid I requested, completed the quest (and in later years four other programs with them), and the benefits of I received continue to bear fruit today.
– Reggie Marra, MA, PCC, Creative Director and Core Faculty at Teleosis Institute
We encourage anyone who believes he or she is a good candidate for financial assistance to apply.
“Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.”
– Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
Meet a Scholar: Njoroge Tho-Biaz
“Helping people has been my passion in life. It is a natural process to seek certification for what I have been doing already. I chose Narrative Health Coaching Certification from Teleosis due to the wisdom of the teachers and style of teaching. Story gathering has been a significant part of my healing practice. I continue to value engaging the story, and the program validates my use of story for healing. Within Teleosis, it has been a wonderful journey, learning how to present myself as a coach. The experienced instructors and fellow health coaches influence my coaching practice tremendously. Being able to apply my learning right away in my daily practice is a huge benefit. I enjoy my experience of online learning which requires efficiency and accountability in communication through technology. I am very satisfied with my development. I feel more prepared to launch my business in health coaching. I plan to replicate my learning experience creating workshops online with people all over the world”.
Njoroge Tho-Biaz is the CEO of Choice-Oasis Retreats, a consciousness research, coaching wellness, and publishing organization. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the “Santa Fe Living Treasures” for serving the community as a teacher, and as an 11-year stroke survivor.
Our Scholarships: Our Goal is $6000 by December 31, 2016.
We believe that Narrative Health Coaching must reach into communities that do not have the resources to pay for prevention and wellness care. At Teleosis, our commitment to diversity includes financial support for students who can offer our powerful coaching method to individuals in communities that lack access to the benefits that health coaching and narrative healing can bring. Our goal in 2016 is to raise $6000 to provide financial assistance to a minimum of four students. Please help us train health coaches who will reach beyond conventional health settings. Your gift will help hundreds of clients better reach their healing potential.