Holistic Life Coaching with Jen Deraspe, MS

Supporting the journey to self~understanding and healing.

Mind~Body~Spirit Fitness and Wellness through Holistic Life Coaching services
with Jen Deraspe, MS, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Certified Facilitator of
The Work of Byron Katie, Meditation Instructor, Yoga Instructor

Jen DeraspeI have studied and worked in the health, wellness and personal development industry since 1983. From instructing University classes, to leading community workshops and retreats as well as one on one coaching, I truly appreciate the human being’s will to expand and heal. I am here to guide your journey back to your True Nature, back Home to your best Self.

Wellness WheelThere are many aspects to healing and the diversity of my training and experience touches many aspects. As a life~long student, participant, instructor, and healing arts practitioner, I have noticed a consistent pattern;  health and healing happen in a holistic manner. The whole person needs attention and care for lasting change, health and peace to sustain.

There are seven components  to holistic wellness. To feel balanced and empowered, attention and care needs to be given to each component.

What is available to you by committing to Holistic Life Coaching with me:

  • Guidance & reflection tapping you into your own inherent wisdom & clarity
  • Greater life energy and revitalization
  • Empowerment through intelligent and informed lifestyle choices
  • A greater sense of groundedness, connection and creativity

What people say:

  • Thank you so much of your coaching, support and insight. This has come at the perfect point in my life, when it was most needed... –Coral, phone client, Maine

  • The experience was opening, wonderful, helpful. I feel hopeful about my life with a new set of tools. –Susannah B, Massachusetts

  • You rock! I am very grateful for your time and wisdom! –Amy G, Maine

  • What  worked for me about my holistic coaching immersion is experiencing a renewed love of myself and an eagerness to live my life to the fullest!! I leave with a full belly of love and kindness towards myself. Jen Deraspe is thoughtful, skilled and compassionate. Thank you for being here! –Annie Blanchard, residential coaching client, Maine

  • I came with anxiety. I'm leaving full of awareness, clarity and peace. I really "retreated" from my distractions and instead became more mindful of the now. Thank you for all your warmth, kindness and help. –Val R, retreat participant, Maine

  • I am so grateful for the Universe's introduction to you and the work. It came when I needed it most and no doubt will continue to help for years to come. –C.R., phone client, Maine

  • I met my mom for the first time 31 years after her death and she is an AMAZING lady and mother. Thank you, Jen Deraspe, for being my companion on a most amazing and tender journey. –Sara K., 3 day residential immersion coaching client, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Jen, I'm very grateful for my individual immersion with you.  Truly, you taught me what an in-depth process The Work can be, and brought me to this place of seeing that it can literally change my life.  You were so skilled, compassionate, and focused. I felt loved and cared for, accepted and challenged.  I learned a lot about myself, my thinking, and about how my world can change from questioning my thoughts.  I am also very grateful for your generous follow up, and for your ongoing guidance since my immersion.  Thank you, Jen! –Matt, PA 

  • Jen is incredible. She facilitated and participated smoothly and provided an incredibly nurturing environment. –Kimberly, retreat and tele-class participant, Maine

  • What worked for me about this retreat was Jen’s devotion and engagement. –Maria, Norway

  • Thank you for your wisdom that pours forth from your experience- –Sarah, workshop participant Maine

  • Thank you for making my stay here so wonderful, for making me feel so welcomed, for being so sweet, for your patience during my struggle and tears, for this absolutely lovely and beautiful space, for providing a safe haven during this reflection time, for teaching me how to nurture myself and showing me a way in which I really want to live through the simple and beautiful and wholesome and real way of life here. I will forever hold this place, space, experience and your company and generosity in my heart. –Stace Four Day Residential Coaching Immersion  client, Ohio


My integrative holistic life coaching program utilizes the following tools and opportunities customized especially for you:

  • The Work™ of Byron Katie, a meditation method of self~inquiry, that brings mental clarity, undoes limiting beliefs and judgements and helps to direct clear action
  • Guided meditation and mindfulness practices for greater peace and presence as inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and Eckhart Tolle
  • Simple, accessible at-home practices in Mindful Hatha Yoga and Qi Gong
  • Safe, simple and effective resistance training and functional movement patterns to increase tone, strength, and mobility
  • Holistic nutrition & conscious food guidance as inspired by The Schwarzbein Principle and the Wahl’s Protocol

Highlights from Jen’s experience in health, wellness and personal development »


Customized Holistic Life Coaching packages are available to you from the comfort of your own home, through phone or Skype or at our eco-friendly retreat center in southwestern Maine.

In addition, Jen may also be available to travel to your space for a lifestyle wellness immersion for those interested in fast track transformation.

Create your own life coaching package or choose from one of the 4 following options:

Option 1:

New Offering!
School of You Holistic Life Coaching Program

I am so very excited about  this new offering for those open to co-creating wellness, transformation and inner peace! It only took me 51 years to gather, practice and embody these powerful methods to share in an authentic and heart~felt way 🙂 You are so invited to join me on this journey back Home, to beautiful You.

How it works:
First, set up an appointment with Jen for a free consultation to discuss the program and your readiness. Next, commit to a start date, which is the 1st of any month. The School of You is circular in nature, where components will overlap and expand into each throughout our 7 months together and the practices of one month infuse the following month. We will use the Chakra System and the Wellness Wheel as our general guides. You will be invited to our on-line forum where homework will be given to get you started on your path. Plan on making this commitment for 7 consecutive months from your start date.

What is included in your 7 month school:

  • Participation in Spring “Planting New Seeds” Yoga Meditation Retreat at Nurture Through Nature (NTN)
  • Participation in Fall “Harvest Your Soul” Yoga Meditation Retreat at NTN
  • Participation in any two “Day of Mindfulness” workshops at NTN
  • 1 private 90 minute coaching session every month
  • 2 hour monthly group conference tele-class
  • Access to ongoing online forum discussion group sharing insights, realizations and resources on a regular basis
  • Personalized homework and exercises for growth and lifestyle changes
  • Regular feedback and guidance through our online forum
  • Recommended readings, audios and videos list/resources
  • Free access to future on-line forums and tele-class sessions

  • Monthly focus areas:

  • Month 1: Getting Grounded
  • ~Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie
    ~Introduction to the Chakra System, our spiritual anatomy system
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 1st Chakra
    ~Physical component of wellness
    ~Breathing, Mindfulness and Meditation Practices
    ~Strengthening your root
    ~Connecting with nature exercises
    ~Purging clutter
    ~Sprouting and smoothie recipes

  • Month 2: Getting Inspired
  • ~The Work of Byron Katie on relationship issues
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 2nd Chakra
    ~Emotional component of wellness
    ~Rejuvenating your low back and pelvic bowl
    ~Nutrition inventory, cleaning & greening your nutritional pallet
    ~Cultivating your inner artist
    ~Identifying a creative project that would feed your soul

  • Month 3: Personal Integrity and Personal Power
  • ~The Work of Byron Katie on career, work, money
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 3rd Chakra
    ~Occupational component of wellness
    ~Strengthening and healing your gut
    ~Digestion and Elimination nutrition and exercises
    ~Enhancing your meditation practice
    ~4 hour Vision Quest
    ~Creating an action plan for a creative project of your design
    ~Introducing the Schwarzbein Principle for holistic nutrition

  • Month 4: Being the Love that You Are
  • ~The Work of Byron Katie on limiting beliefs
    ~Finding the gifts in “criticism”
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 4rd Chakra
    ~Social/Cultural component of wellness
    ~Unblocking and opening your heart energy through Qi Gong
    ~Implementing your action plan for your creative project
    ~Introducing the Paleo diet through the  Wahl’s Protocol

  • Month 5: Speaking your truth, Singing your song
  • ~Conflict Resolution through The Work of Byron Katie
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 5th Chakra
    ~Environmental component of wellness
    ~The power of the amends process
    ~Revitalizing your neck, throat, shoulders and arms
    ~Walking and hiking meditation
    ~24 hour Vision Quest
    ~Adjustments and feedback on your creative project

  • Month 6: The Truth will set You Free
  • ~The Work of Byron Katie on fears and control issues
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 6th Chakra
    ~ Intellectual component of wellness
    ~Deepening your meditation practice
    ~48 hour Vision Quest
    ~Identifying a service project that would feed your soul

  • Month 7: Gratitude and Presence
  • ~The Work of Byron Katie on arguments with reality
    ~Wisdom & teachings found in the 7th Chakra
    ~Spiritual component of wellness
    ~Rant of Appreciation journal
    ~Deepening your meditation practice
    ~Implementing your service project
    ~Food consciousness and mindful eating practices
    ~Designing your lifestyle movement (exercise) plan
    ~Whole foods living lifestyle plan
    ~ 3 day Vision Quest to anchor your school

  • Month 8: After care and follow up
  • ~Participants have the opportunity for weekly check-ins, questions and support through our on-line forum.

    Satisfaction is guaranteed! If after full participation and completion of the 7 month School of You,  you are unsatisfied with the tools offered and results found, your investment will be returned.

    This holistic living school is an all-inclusive investment opportunity in wonderful You.

    Fee and Payment options for the 7 month School of You program:

    Pay in full and save $100: $1842-$100= $1742.00 (check or money order) or $1792.00 (credit card)
    Or use our payment plan:
    2 payments of $921 plus 5% admin fee
    7 Monthly auto payments:   $263 plus 7% admin fee

    For only $65 a week, you have the opportunity transform your life experience,
    revitalize and reclaim your True Nature.

    Reserve your spot now!

    Option 2:
    7 Day Residential Holistic Life Coaching Immersion in Maine

    This extended retreat provides a special opportunity to delve deeply into what has been keeping you from peace, love and freedom that you inherently are. This immersion will guide and hold you gently and intently to what it is that you came here for. Through one-on-one facilitations and customized exercises, you will be given the opportunity to truly experience a release from the chains that weigh you down. See how the truth will set you free,  your truth, by questioning the stories and perceived limitations that keep you captive.

    • Private eco-cabin stay (6 nights)
    • 20 hours of one-on-one facilitation sessions and guided reflective solo exercises over spaced over your 7 day immersion
    • Access to our personal enrichment resource library
    • Daily guided meditation sessions
    • 1 Private wood- fired sauna steam bath appointment
    • Therapeutic Massage Session (1 hour)

    Fee: $2195 – Includes 6 night’s private cabin or yurt retreat, 20 hours one on one coaching sessions, private sauna steam bath and one hour therapeutic massage session.
    Begins at 2pm on day one and ends at 2pm on day 7. Dates are available year round based on availability. Extend your stay for $85 a night. This holistic life coaching residential immersion is also  available in your space for additional fees.

    Reserve your spot now!

    Option 3:
    3 Day Residential Holistic Life Coaching Immersion in Maine

    Retreats provide an opportunity to immerse  into who and what you are without the distractions, responsibilities and content of your life back home. You will be offered one-on-one facilitations and exercises that meet you exactly where you are and guide you back to your True Nature. See how the truth will set you free, by undoing one negative belief at a time.

    • Private eco-cabin or yurt stay (2 nights)
    • 12 hours of one-on-one facilitation sessions and guided reflective solo exercises.
    • Access to our personal enrichment resource library
    • Daily guided meditation sessions

    Fee: $720 – Includes 2 night’s private cabin or yurt retreat and programming. Begins at 2pm on day one and ends at 2pm on day 3. Dates are available year round based on availability. Extend your stay for $85 a night. This holistic life coaching residential immersion is also  available in your space for additional fees.

    Reserve your spot now!

    Option 4:
    Hourly Facilitations by phone, Skype or in person:


    Logistics, Rates and Policies:

    You can conveniently and effectively work with Jen from the comfort of your home or office on the phone or through Skype. Jen offers a free introductory session to determine if this is a beneficial match and the program resonates.
    Contact us to set up your free introductory session and discuss possibilities.

    Choose your own rate! Self~assessed sliding scale:  $65-$95 per hour(in person, phone or Skype)

    You can pay as-you-go, or save with pre-paid discounted package options:

    Invest in yourself. Determine your rate through our self-assessed sliding scale:
    Four 1 hour private facilitations (recommended 1 wkly session for 4 consecutive weeks) :  $240-$360
    Four 90 minute private facilitations (recommended 1 wkly session for 4 consecutive weeks) : $330-$510

    We accept checks and major credit cards via Paypal. Please request your free consultation before pre-paying. Unless otherwise arranged, all sessions, packages and intensives must be pre-paid prior to your first session.Unless paying by check, please add a 3% service charge to your credit card payment.

    Cancellation Policy
    There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for a scheduled facilitation session. If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours or do not keep your appointment, you will be billed for that session. If you are late to an appointment, it will still end at scheduled end time. There is a 25% cancellation fee for any residential coaching immersion cancellations that occur within 30 days of immersion start date. There are no refunds for early departures or late arrivals for residential coaching immersions, workshops, retreats or tele-courses.

    byron-katie 3The Work™ is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the stressful thoughts that cause all the suffering in your life. It's a way to understand and be aware of yourself and find what's hurting you and begin to end your stress and suffering.

    Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

    “I need to know what to do.”
    “Life isn’t fair.”
    “There’s not enough time.”
    “I know what you need.”
    “There’s too much to do.”

    “S/He rejected me.”
    “There’s something wrong with me.”
    “I am too fat, too old, too sick, too short, too tall, too… too… too…”

    The more we begin to learn about our own mind, the more we discover how we all share the same thoughts and beliefs. We begin to realize that our inner world, our perceptions, judgments and stories are the source of our suffering. Once we identify the stressful thought, we ask ourselves four questions and see if we can discover how the opposite could just as true if not truer than the original belief.

    • The weekend was very powerful and I feel renewed and ready to do The Work consistently, and meditate more. I meditated this morning with your meditation CD and it was very peaceful. I think I will carry it through the day.–Lynn, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    • Thanks again for amazing weekend. It was a real gift to myself. You are a natural leader of such experiences. It is obvious that The Work is your passion. Everyone seemed to get what they needed.–Terri, The Work Eco-retreat

    • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...the weekend made a significant impression on my ability to look at life.I am going to be able to...be more present. I have a feeling that The Work is something I will never let go of. I enjoyed your company and thanks for being you!–Chrystal, The Work Eco-Retreat

    • Jen, Tender work today, thank you... So exciting to imagine a world where our deepest shame can be beheld by another, mirrored back, and in that moment of inquiry be delivered into a sweet, sacred, experience of unconditional love...for ourselves! Grace as oxygen.–MLB, Michigan

    • The Work™ is amazing. I was ready to not talk to my sister for a very long time. I had a lot of thoughts that were separating me from her. Jen took me through one session and it just turned everything around IN ME. My sister didn't change, but it doesn't make any difference because the thoughts and emotions of pain and hurt are gone.–SJW, Kansas City

    • The School for The Work™ is unlike any other school on earth - instead of focusing on learning, students unlearn the fearful stories we have innocently attached to. Graduates are prepared to facilitate this transformative and simple method in unleashing stressful thoughts and beliefs that cause internal pain and suffering. Being free doesn't come from learning new concepts. It is who you already are once your limiting beliefs have been met with understanding.–Byron Katie

    If you are new to The Work, and interesting in exploring the possibility of working with Jen as your holistic life coach, you are invited to make an appointment for a free phone or Skype facilitation.


    certified_facilitator-1In 2009, Jen was licensed as a Certified Facilitator of The Work ™ of Byron Katie, having completed an 800 hour~2 year immersion into this transformative process through the Institute for The Work™. Jen is a student to life and is discovering how it truly is a friendly universe. She welcomes those open to discovering the same. She has been sharing The Work™ since 2006.

    I’m available by phone, in person, or to come to your home, office, church, to work with small or large circles. Contact me for group rates and possibilities to experience a customized workshop, holistic coaching immersion or retreat in your space or ours, incorporating mindfulness, meditation, yoga, time in nature and The Work™ of Byron Katie as a direct, simple, profound and powerful means to experience more peace, fearlessness, and freedom in your life and in all your relationships.