Clients are saying …
Working with Lois as my life coach has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Ever. I have engaged in many years of therapy with several therapists. I have attended many workshops and classes geared towards growth. There has been nothing more powerful or transforming than this work I did with Lois. “Soul Gardening” is a right name for what happens when you work with her. I have tools. I have new perspectives. I have grown. I am grateful. Peace and Love.
— Maureen A.
All my life I’ve been being and doing what other people wanted me to be and do. Doing this work has given me more of an understanding of who I really am, so I can be that person rather than what other people want me to be. So it’s been really helpful! Thank you!!
— Jean M., Richmond VA
Before working with Lois I was treading water in my job and personal life… I was frustrated at work, impatient with myself and others. Now because of the work I’ve done with Lois, I am able to experience being present in the moment more fully. As a result here is what has changed in my life:
- I have greater awareness in personal interactions – I feel more confident and anchored, and am a better listener.
- I have greater compassion and honor for others and myself.
- I am inspired and motivated, and feel better able to help others and to care for the environment.
I would absolutely recommend working with Lois because of her abilities to elicit, clarify and hold a vision for your personal desires for change and meaning in this life. Her skills are based in honor, sensitivity, imagery and an energetic connection that can propel you to new vision and reality. Enjoy the journey….
— Mary Lynn B., Richmond VA
My relationship with my mother has not always been what it is now. I often felt the sting of criticism when I needed nurturing, to the point that as I grew older I learned to expect it and tried to ignore it, or withdraw from it.
Since working with Lois Kniss and Soul Gardening ™ I have become able to see myself as the unique person I am and because of that my approach to others is more confident and I am not so quick to accept and believe all the bad things.
My mother, also, has recognized this and our conversations are full of mutual understanding, we are able to share what is going on in our lives and if I am in a sad or difficult situation I can depend on her to listen and try to help and, well, be a mother to me. It’s never too late!
— Bobbie F., Richmond VA
My work with Lois has been a journey of opening myself to a new understanding of who I am and how I function in the world.
This journey of self-acceptance and growing in self-compassion has enriched my relationships with my family and others.
At one time I struggled to appreciate my sister’s need for control as she related to Mom. But now I have a greater understanding of my needs in our relationship, and I am much more open to her ideas and perspectives as we work together with a clear goal of helping Mom.
Learning the use of boundaries has brought clarity and freedom in situations where there used to be conflict. At one time I would have gotten emotionally involved in family dynamics that I now realize are someone else’s problem… NOT mine. So I can relax and enjoy being with family without needing to assume responsibility that as an older sibling I was tempted to assume!
As a result of this work I am able to be grounded and centered in a self-awareness which enables me to bring joy, hope and healing to those around me.
— Jean M., Richmond VA
Lois’ Cultivating Feminine Presence™ class was phenomenal. It was truly a divinely guided experience. She teaches women how to integrate and embody our feminine presence into our everyday lives using a few simple techniques.
The experience has made a huge difference in the way I feel when interacting with others. I noticed that people respond to me differently in many different situations, personally and professionally.
• I feel I am receiving more respect from my professional peers. After the first class, I became more confident in my meetings with others and was told repeatedly that I should get on the local speaking circuit.
• My husband even noticed me differently. We had been having marital issues for months. We saw each other the day after a class. He knocked on the front door and I immediately used the tools Lois taught us to embody feminine energy. I opened the door and the first thing out of his mouth was, “You are a goddess!”
• I have found it easier to access my intuition and listen to it. I feel more comfortable in my body, more grounded and more like a woman. I have also had an easier time with self-care, allowing myself to rest when I need to. I can detach from situations that do not serve me and I believe in myself more.
The exercises helped me to feel more confident, centered and grounded in minutes. I had no idea that I had been walking around in my masculine energy for most of my life. Embodying feminine energy is a much more comfortable way of moving in the world.
Lois is a caring and patient facilitator who has so much to teach women. I definitely feel the difference in the way I interact with others, now that I know how to access my feminine energy at will. If only I knew all this sooner!
— Sara D., Richmond VA
I’m so grateful for my experience in the Cultivating Feminine Presence™ class. I learned so many new things about myself through the unique practices and got deeper into meditation. I felt so much joy after each class and truly experienced changes in myself on so many levels.
The class helped me so much with my problem with overthinking. I’m so used to having so many thoughts jumping around in my head, I’m very indecisive and ADD and overthink even the smallest things which is so unnecessary.
Now with having deepened into the practices in the classes, I catch myself not overthinking, and sometimes just having a really calm clear state of mind, without worry and negativity.
I also loved how connected I became with other women in the class. The class gave me a sense of belonging and connectedness while learning about myself and others. I’m truly grateful to Lois for sharing these practices and knowledge.
I would love to be a part of this class as often as possible because it truly brings so much joy, knowledge and awareness into my life and who wouldn’t want that! I’m forever grateful for meeting Lois and exploring myself during her Cultivating Feminine Presence™ classes.
— Meggi A., Richmond VA
Before working with Lois and the Integrating Feminine Presence program, I was out of touch with myself as a woman. I know that I enjoyed being a woman but I always related more with the way that men thought and acted. In some ways, I was jealous of what I thought were the rules of behavior for men vs. women.
After working with Lois, I found that I could relate to my feminine ways and feminine body in a way that was new and exciting for me. I didn’t need to be like a man, I just needed to be me and I found my power in my feminine. It was there for me all along, I just didn’t know it! Lois helped me to reveal the amazing gift and strength there is in being a woman.
I encourage any woman who is struggling with their feminine identify to work with Lois. She is warm, approachable, and very knowledgeable about what it takes to move into the woman that you were meant to be!!
– Janet T., Michigan
Before working with Lois and Soul Gardening, I was very disconnected from my feminine side. I identified stronger with some of my more masculine traits, tomboy, etc. But since working with Lois, I reclaimed those aspects of myself and released judgments I didn’t realize I still carried around about myself.
Now, I feel more whole in general. I may still identify with some of my masculine traits, but I ALSO now can appreciate my softer feminine side and identify with those aspects of myself as well. Lois provided such a warm, harmonious space in which to discover and re-integrate my femininity. It was a pleasure to work with Lois.
— Shaughnessey W., Thornton CO
Lois’ work is about creating a sense of Self with the positive stuff, and letting go of the negativity.
I left every class feeling rejuvenated and energized, with new perspectives to reflect on. I slowly began to feel a shift in my perceptions of my environment and myself. The exercises and information I learned were new and inspiring, and are something I will have for the rest of my life. I reconnected with the knowledge that every woman has the power to let her light shine and be bright. Each person’s experience in this world is different, and these teachings support you in knowing that your uniqueness is good and meaningful. (about Lois’ Cultivating Feminine Presence Class series, January 2014)
— Amy L., Denver CO
I’m doing better about not being hard on myself! I do know it’s the work I’ve been doing on myself, and I know I’m farther along than I would have been if I hadn’t been working with you!
Before working with Lois, I wasn’t making quiet time for myself, but after our time together, I was able to recognize when I needed to decompress and I learned how to stop and reflect. As a result I was able to stop and step back during the day, and return to my Center. I can recognize when I am feeling overwhelmed and am able to return to my Self.
I would highly recommend Lois because she is a patient teacher who listens to the specific needs of her clients. She prepared exercises that were specially directed towards my interests and strengths. Her creativity shows up in her meaningful offerings, and her patient loving nature made me feel comfortable throughout all of our sessions.
— Caitlin B., Williamsburg VA