Frequently Asked Questions
APPLICATION PROCESS AND PROCEDURES
Once you submit your application, our team will review it in the order received. We do read every application, so we ask for 1-3 business days to carefully consider your application and make a decision. We want to make sure that our VITA™ Coaching Certification is a great fit for your goal, and vice versa, and that you’ll be set up for total success! Once a decision has been made, you will receive an email with additional information.
Similar to the university process, you do need to submit an application to be considered for the VITA™ Coaching Certification. You can purchase the VITA™ Coaching Certification after you are accepted.
We offer accepted applicants an opportunity to book a VITA™ Coaching Certification “Discovery Call.” These calls offer fifteen magical minutes in service of answering any questions you have about the VITA™ Coaching Certification. We value honesty and transparency, so we’ll always give you a truthful answer to the questions you ask. Plus, the call is free!
You don’t need to book a call - if you are ready to join the program after you are accepted, you can join with the link right way! If you have more questions, a Discovery Call is an opportunity to connect with a member of Team VITA™ who has completed the course. These calls are pressure-free and available to support you in your decision.
We understand that life happens!. If you miss your first scheduled call time, we will send an email to reschedule. If you miss the second call, however, it will be up to you to reach out to us at email@example.com to organize rescheduling.
We have three (3) different checkout windows, each with different pricing, payment plans, and sexy incentivizing bonuses available. To get the benefits of a checkout window, you must apply and purchase before the checkout window’s close date. We reward early action-takers with bigger bonuses, but we have a lengthy total checkout window period to accommodate our applicants’ varied life circumstances. For our pricing periods, Super Early Bird Pricing & Bonuses end on September 7th. Early Bird Pricing & Bonuses end on November 2nd. Standard Pricing & Bonuses end on January 5th or when the course is sold out, whichever is sooner. After January 5th, we will no longer be accepting applications.
We have three different enrollment periods, each with different payment plans and sexy bonuses available. A discount is available for each if you pay in full. Here are the details for each:
- Early Bird (September 8th - November 2nd)
- Payment Plan: 18-month payment plan at $667 USD per month
- Standard (November 3rd - January 5th)
- Payment Plan: 13-month payment plan at $999 USD per month
We accept credit card and Paypal payments.
Our payment is in USD. When making a payment, you will need to look at the exchange rate for that day and time.
We currently do not offer any work-trade opportunities for individuals looking to join the VITA™ Coaching Certification.
Layla and the team are committed to sharing this important work with people all around the world. We acknowledge that not everyone has the financial ability to be able to invest in the VITA™️ Coaching Certification. This material is so valuable that we want to ensure it reaches historically underrepresented populations. The intention of the scholarship program is to support talented individuals who are seriously economically prohibited from joining the VITA™️ Coaching Certification, who will then go on to serve disadvantaged communities with their work. This includes people who face economic hardship based on their local economy, those who have a physical disability that limits their income potential, and people who are economically limited due to the systemic oppression of their BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ identities. Priority is given to those whose currency makes this program next to impossible to pursue. The scholarship amount is based on the number of applicants and need. If you are in consideration for a scholarship, you will interview with a member of the VITA™️ Coaching team. From there, the team decides on a case-by-case basis both your scholarship acceptance status and your financial investment level. All scholarships awarded still involve a financial contribution; requiring an investment aligns our applicants in support of the program and demonstrates a commitment to success. To be considered for a scholarship, please follow the regular application process. Make sure you note your desire to apply for a scholarship in the form space provided on the last page of the application.
VITA™ Coaching Certification students spend an average of 15-20 hours each week on coursework and live calls (excluding holiday weeks.) This includes time to: review each Module’s content, watch the recorded videos, complete three (3) 30-minute practices and three (3) 15-minute meditations, and watch 2-3 calls (either live or recorded) with Layla and the teaching team.
Yes! The live calls are recorded and posted on the website within 24-48 business hours. You can watch them at any time that’s convenient for you.
There are set holidays throughout the year. During these weeks, there is no new content for the course, and we encourage you to use that time to rest and integrate.
Yes, you will be able to access your course portal for as long as the program exists. We find, in fact, that many of our students delight in frequently returning to past call recordings, lesson lectures and PDFs, or guided meditations.
VITA™ Coaching students are permitted to start working with clients once they have completed the 20 required practice coaching exchanges (called practicums), but they must tell clients they are still in training. Students who follow the pace of the course generally finish their practicums to begin working with outside clients in August of their course year.
After completing all of Trimester One and Two coursework, 60 hours of practicums and 2 screened coaching sessions, in order to graduate, VITA™ Coaching students will complete and submit a portfolio which includes: checklists to track course progress, worksheets, audio recordings of practice coaching sessions, and a final video recording of a client session. At the start of the VITA™ Coaching Certification, students are given a detailed list of the year’s specific graduation criteria. This portfolio should be turned in no later than one (1) calendar year after the final call in the live course container. This year’s last call is December 15th, 2022, so you will have until December 15th, 2023 to complete and submit all graduation materials.
Get excited! You can join the bonus pre-course calls, look through the course site, order the course supplies like books and toys, and start the reading on the reading list.
We offer post-course support through six months of Coaching and Business Development calls and by offering structured community space to continue to witness and celebrate your peers Yes, additional majors are available for purchase following your graduation. Many students have found this option useful for specializing in their niche!
There is currently no accrediting board for a coaching certification like VITA™ Coaching. Though if there is one in the future, we will certainly apply. In the meantime, we hold our students to our own VITA™ Coaching standard, which we consider to be some of the most rigorous in the market.
Our Live Embodied Retreat is in Costa Rica at the incomparable Blue Spirit resort. There are two weeks available to select from, June 18th - June 25th and June 25th - July 2nd. However, please note that given the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will reschedule these weeks, if appropriate, until it is safe to meet in person. If rescheduled, dates will be communicated to students.
The cost of the Live Embodied Retreat includes 7 nights of accommodations, 3 locally sourced meals per day, and the retreat sessions. In 2020, a double room was $1997 USD and pricing for 2022 will be similar. All rooms are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis when registration opens late December/early January. A deposit of about $297 USD is due at time of purchase, and the remaining balance is due by March 31st, 2022. *The price of the retreat does not include airfare or shuttle transport.
The Live Embodied Retreat is offered within your year of live education to support your growth as a coach. As spots are limited, 2023 spots are not available to 2022 students. However, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis for students who cannot attend in their year due to severe illness, pregnancy or nursing, or family emergency. Students who wish to be considered for the exception must write in and receive written confirmation of exception. We are also aware that due to the global pandemic, we may be making more exceptions for impacted students.
The wellbeing of our students and staff are of the utmost importance to the VITA™ Coaching team. We are closely monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic to determine if it is safe and reasonable to travel and gather in the retreat setting at our current dates. If appropriate, we will reschedule until such a time as it is safe to meet in person. We will communicate any changes as they occur directly to our students. Guidelines and safety measures for the Live Embodied Retreat will be made available when registration opens and will be continually revised to be up-to-date with the latest research and best practices by leading experts.
IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
You. Are. Enough. Longer answer: Of course you are “good enough” – if you have a desire to do this work and you feel passionate about your own transformation guiding you to help others transform – then that’s all you need to begin this journey. You’re good enough and your dreams are valid! Also, your self worth and confidence will sky rocket through this amazing program – guaranteed!
You don’t need to be in a relationship or have a perfect relationship in order to be a successful and authentic coach. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. However, if you want to coach on sex and relationships, you need to be willing to learn about your own blockages and love/sex patterns, so you know what it’s like to go through a deep process like this. If you want to specialize as a relationship coach, then you do need to have a partner to do practices and relationship work, in order to come from an authentic place.
We have had many students use this certification to uplevel their abilities to thrive in a variety of career tracks beyond coaching. You will be able to find your own unique way to integrate the certification into your existing practice and work. Many of our graduates who were already certified or trained in different healing modalities have really enjoyed their new creative way of working and have felt really inspired and ignited by the program. Some have shifted career paths altogether, while others have simply tweaked their current work. In short, the possibilities are endless, and you will be inspired and supported to figure out where to take your business and work in the future.
If you have a high/intermediate-advanced level of English skills, you will be able to take this program without issues. Some of the language used is specific to this field, so it might be a good idea to plan some extra time to look up the meanings of words that you may not know or rewatch videos. A small percentage of our students are from non-English-speaking countries, so it’s completely doable! You have to coach in English during the program, so you must submit your graduation materials in English. After graduation, you can go on to coach in any language you wish.
There are always going to be 100 million excuses why you shouldn’t do this program – age, experience (or lack thereof,) ethnicity, language, life circumstances, etc. - not to mention deep belief systems around success and failure. Your background does not matter as much as your commitment to your future does. The strength of your desire and commitment to yourself shows us that you qualify for this program and ultimately decides your success.
We are committed to creating safe spaces for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ folks, and those who hold marginalized identities. We have specialty calls and support circles for People of Color, people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, women over 45, and mothers. There are numerous workshops within our program on anti-racism, the LGBTQ+ experience, and microaggressions to make our community safer and to make our students’ coaching safer for their future clients. Trans women and non-binary folks are encouraged to apply and do a discovery call to assess the fit in the most supportive way possible.
Yes! You can be pregnant in this course. The VITA™ Coaching Certification can be incredibly valuable and supportive in recovering your sexual health and vibrance and maintaining your connection to your sexuality and sensuality. Several students have begun the program pregnant or become pregnant while taking the course. Feedback we have received is that doing the practices from the program made them feel so integrated as a new mom and sexual woman. The VITA™ Coaching Certification is still intensive, requiring around 15-20 hours per week of time for your self-practice and studies, and we want you to be set up for success. If you have support, and you know that you can invest this time in the certification, then we encourage you to apply. If you feel it doesn't work out, then we would support you to find a pace that works for you and your needs.
While the VITA™ Coaching Certification is meant to empower your sexual wholeness in a trauma-informed container, it is not a trauma resolution program. If you carry significant trauma, and you have not had any support around it (therapy, somatic experiencing, etc.) the course might be too activating for you to complete at this time. However, if you have already done trauma resolution work and can confidently hold yourself through sexual embodiment practices, breathwork, and emotional liberation processes, then the VITA™ Coaching Certification can be a deeply supportive next step in your healing and empowerment.
You don’t need any prior training or experience to do or complete the VITA™ Coaching Certification successfully. We provide such comprehensive training that, by graduation, you will feel confident to start coaching professionally.
No worries! That’s why we’ve included a dedicated section on marketing and business – so that you have a solid foundation to start your business. Of course, after the program you might still want to invest in a business coach or do additional business/marketing training, but from our program, you will have a basic understanding of the skills in marketing, accounting, and branding to get your business off the ground and start earning money!
Not at all! Come as you are - with all your issues, blockages, numbness, absence of pleasure and orgasm… whatever it is – you are perfect as you are and the program is designed to take you through a four month personal transformation journey before you even begin coaching (this is what Trimester One is dedicated to.) Your own issues and blockages are GOLD, they will help you understand your future clients better. Embrace and celebrate where you’re currently at, and look forward to doing this deep work.
Life is about creating space. The VITA™ Coaching Certification time investment is about 15-20 hours per week. The majority of this is self-study: watching training videos and lectures, doing self-practice, reading, and journaling. About 2-5 hours per week is dedicated to scheduled calls, but if you can’t make calls live, you can watch the recordings. This means that there is great flexibility in how you structure your studies and fit them into your life. If you have a busy period during the program where you can’t keep up, then you can go back and complete past modules during holiday breaks or the following year. That’s why the graduation deadline is a year after the program officially ends.
You’ll need to invest in about 10-12 books for the whole year, which is an additional cost of about $200-300 USD. You’ll also need some amazing pleasure tools, such as a jade egg, glass dildo, etc (we’ll share a detailed toy list with you upon enrollment) which is about $200 USD as well. The cost of the optional Live Embodied Retreat is also not included in the initial purchase. You can find the estimated cost in the syllabus. Other than that, there are no extra costs to do the program or after the program.
After you have completed Trimester Two, and all the required coaching practicums with peers, you can start coaching people outside the program, though you must tell them that you are still in training. Once you have completed the course and graduated from VITA™ Coaching, you can immediately charge professional coaching rates of $150 - $500 USD per hour.
We have incredibly low drop out rates; on average we have 1 - 3 people exit the VITA™ Coaching Certification each month (~less than 1% of our enrollment) due to extenuating life circumstances. Drop outs are almost always because of personal and medical emergencies. We also emphasize that this certification is a no-refund purchase to honor the work of our staff and to help deepen the students’ original commitment to their own success, despite common resistance that will occur throughout the course while doing deep, personal work.
This is a great question and is something that is difficult to report on, as we do not require graduates to share this information with our team in respecting their privacy. About 50% of our graduates have started selling coaching packages within 1 - 5 months of graduation, and about 70% have launched their business within 15 months of graduation. We cannot guarantee an amount of income post-graduation, as that part of the equation is really based on the person and the effort they put into building their business. Some people build multiple 6 figure businesses with this program, some people end up being able to support themselves full-time on less than $100k/year, some people use it as a side hustle, and some people's coaching businesses don't take off. We encourage people to sell coaching packages for $3,000 - $10,000 and give them a comprehensive business and sales training in order to be able to do so. Over 97.7% of our graduates say the program was worth the investment, so people are receiving a quality education, but we cannot guarantee financial results for anyone. What we are certain of is that graduates affirm that the investment in the program was extremely worth it, and it builds their coaching abilities, business and marketing abilities, and positively transforms their lives.