Lotus Coaching provides an integrated coaching approach based within Vajrayana Buddhism, Yoga, and Eastern and Western principles of psychology and change. Understanding the stages of change and challenges that can arise at various stages of growth work and changing habits, Lotus Coaching offers and approach that is grounded and offers you tools to address challenges at the root, rather than only addressing symptoms in your life.
Nandi Hetenyi has been coaching and counseling for the last 10 years. While attending University of California Santa Barbara, she completed a transformational coaching and peer-counseling training program in 1999. She completed a team research work regarding the impact of stress on academic performance and it’s impact in achieving success. This joint research project was recently published in the scientific journal Psychophysiology. The seeds of her passion for yoga were also planted at this time, attending Hatha Yoga classes 7 days a week. She received Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Multi-cultural Counseling in 2004 from San Diego State University. While living in San Diego, she received extensive training in grief counseling at San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care and met her root teacher, Troma Rinpoche, at that time. She completed a two month long Yoga and Meditation teacher training program through the Yogic Medicine Institute in 2004. After completing this program, she moved to the Bay Area to pursue her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she has completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and steps into the final hurdles of her doctoral degree. Nandi was invited to give a presentation at the World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in 2008 in Delhi, India. She participated in a panel discussion and presented her work on self-esteem and teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism, which she has been studying and practicing for seven years. Nandi also participated in several service projects on two different trips to India, volunteering time in a children’s orphanage through teaching yoga, computer skills and English. Also, while in India, she spent a month practicing yoga and meditation at the Divine Life Society Ashram and completed on pilgrimage to a Buddhist monastery in Manali, India. Currently, Nandi combines aspects of Vajrayana Buddhist meditation practices, Tantric Hatha Yoga, transformational coaching and her understanding of both Buddhist and Western psychology in her coaching practice and workshops. She brings a powerful presence, strong intuition, warmth and an easy, gentle energy to her coaching work. And, she is passionate about supporting clients through a combination of Eastern and Western approaches that have also had a tremendously positive impact on her own life.