Frequently Asked Questions

Muse Life Guide FAQs

 What is Muse Life Guide?

Muse Life Guide is a wellness company that is comprised of the trifecta of holistic wellness – Muse Life Coaching for the mind, Muse Nutrition for the body, and Muse Yoga for the spirit. The word “Muse” means to look inward, as opposed to always looking outward, for the power, strength, inspiration, validation, and resources to create a meaningful and beautiful life for ourselves.

Muse takes an inclusive, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach to coaching, nutrition, and yoga. Everyone is seen as whole and unbroken, behind every behaviour is a positive intention, that everyone is okay, and has the resources within them to make positive changes in their lives.

 Who created Muse Life Guide?

Muse Life Guide was founded by Edmond T Cheng. Edmond’s passion is in working with people to discover their passions, and transform their potential into meaningful and tangible manifestations of their visions and values. His passion came after a life changing moment many years ago when he realized he was living his life for others than himself, which led him to question his own beliefs, identity, and values. What Edmond came to realize was that his whole life was made up of layers and layers of cultural, societal, and familial expectations of what it meant to be a man, of what it meant to be an Asian man, and of what it meant to be a gay Asian man. It came to a point where he wanted to live the life he’s always wanted to live, and that meant becoming his own man, his own sun, the author of his own story, and the master of his own universe. But in order for Edmond to be his own sun, he realized he had to be open and willing to the idea of self-discovery and to do the work required to fulfill his purposes in life. And once he said, ‘yes’ to the universe, ‘yes’ to his future, and ‘yes’ to himself, that was when the transformation began. And that was when Edmond turned his life long passion of helping people into transformational coaching and holistic nutrition consulting, and his 15+ years of yoga practice into yoga teaching.

Through Edmond’s journey of self-discovery, he experienced what it felt like to be mentally, physically, and spiritually aligned, which led him to want to bring that empowering experience to others through his work. When we are totally aligned, we are in the clearest mind, at our freest point, and at our high peak in that moment of our lives to make the most positively impactful decisions that serves our highest selves and our deepest values.

Edmond is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC); Erickson International Certified Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) Practitioner; Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) that specializes in Hatha, Yin, Pain Care, Chair Yoga and Yoga Nidra; Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), and a Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP) Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP).

 How is Muse different than other wellness companies?

Unlike many wellness companies that focus on one or two areas of wellness, Muse focuses on all levels through mind, body, and spirit. According to Edmond, “having experienced what total alignment of all three levels of being felt like, it was the most empowering experience ever because you are at your clearest mind to be able to see into the future of what your life can be if you just take the steps towards it.” And even if you only purchase one or two of the three available services, there will be principles of each wellness service incorporated into your sessions to encourage total alignment of your entire being.

 What are the services that Muse Life Guide provides?

Muse offers Muse Life Coaching (mind), Muse Nutrition (body), and Muse Yoga (spirit) services. Each of these three services can be purchased online at muselifeguide.com.

Prior to purchasing a package, you have the option to schedule a 15-minute free meet-and-greet with Edmond to get to know one another. When you schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet, please also submit a completed intake form that can be found on the website. The intake form allows Edmond to better understand you, your needs, and your expectations.

 How do clients get the most out of their life coaching, nutrition, and/or yoga sessions?

In order for clients to fully benefit from their sessions, full participation, open-mindedness, and readiness and willingness for positive change in their lives are highly encouraged so that they can create sustainable, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible results from their hard work.

 Where do I go to purchase life coaching, nutrition, and/or yoga packages?

You can visit muselifeguide.com/services to purchase packages.

 What do I do if I have questions about the services that Muse Life Guide provides?

If you have questions, you can email edmondtc@muselifeguide.com.

Muse Life Coaching FAQs

 What is life coaching?

Coaching focuses on the present and future to propel you into the life you have always wanted to live, whereas counseling, psychiatry, and psychotherapy focuses on the present and past. Muse Life Coaching takes a neutral and solutions focused approach whereby you are guided through a series of deep belief changing vision exploration exercises, as well as powerful questioning techniques to integrate your sense of purpose and values in motivating and compelling ways to create powerful and attainable futures.

A good professional coach does not tell a client what to think, feel, believe, or do, nor does a coach give their personal opinions. Instead through the series of powerful deep questioning by the coach, it will allow you to relax into your sub-consciousness, which is where your deepest values and vision of yourself and your future resides. By tapping into your sub-consciousness, it will not only allow you to become resourceful, but it will enable you to connect your action steps that contributes to the life you want to live to the person who you are inside and the person you want to become.

Muse Life Coaching’s transformational coaching specializes in areas of identity and values exploration, personal development, lifestyle transitions, pivotal life moments, sexual orientation, self-love and relationships, and career transitions. Muse Life Coaching takes an inclusive, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach whereby you are seen as whole and unbroken, behind every behaviour is a positive intention, that you are is okay, and that you have the resources within you to make positive changes in your life.

 What life coaching areas is Muse specialized in?

Muse Life Coaching specializes in areas of identity and values exploration, personal development, lifestyle transitions, pivotal life moments, sexual orientation, self-love and relationships, career growth and transitions, and nutrition. Whether you purchase a 3, 6, 9, or 12-month package, you will receive three weekly 60-minute sessions per month. At the end of every 3 months, you receive a free 30-minute check-in to review your progress, make sure we are on track to your long term and short-term goals, and to re-strategize for your upcoming sessions (if you have any). Life coaching sessions are mostly done over the phone or via a video conferencing tool.

 What does Muse Life Coaching packages include?

Each coaching package includes the following:

  • You will receive 3 consecutive weekly 60-minute sessions per month that is held over the phone or through a video conferencing tool.
  • The first 15 minutes of each session will be used to go over your previous week’s wins and opportunities so that we can strategize for the current and upcoming sessions.
  • On the fourth week of every 3-months of the package that you chose, you get a free 30-minute check-in to see where we are at in relations to your goals. The free 30 minutes check-in is also an opportunity for us to strategize for the following weeks and months of our time together.

Prior to purchasing a package, you have the option to schedule a 15-minute free meet-and-greet with Edmond to get to know one another. When you schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet, please also submit a completed intake form that can be found on the website. The intake form allows Edmond to better understand you, your needs, and your expectations.

You can visit muselifeguide.com/life-coaching-rates to purchase packages.

Muse Nutrition FAQs

 What is holistic nutrition?

When people think of nutrition, most people may only think of physical health, but our physical health is very much integrated with our mental and emotional health. Muse Nutrition takes a holistic approach to your health by requesting and reviewing your entire health history including medications and supplements, surgeries and hospitalizations, mental and emotional health including stress management and support network, 7-day food diary, relevant test results, and basic family health history.

 What nutrition areas is muse specialized in?

Muse Nutrition specializes in specific health areas and specialty diets including vegan, vegetarian, paleo, ketogenic, and diets that are specific for certain autoimmune diseases. The specific health areas includes fitness and steroids use, weight management, STIs (sexually transmitted infections) management and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) use, alcohol and smoking including marijuana, recreational drugs and opioids use, depression and anxiety, erectile and colon health including prostate health, aging and hormonal balance, digestive health and autoimmune disease support. Muse’s position on these areas is a neutral position whereby clients are given the education and resources to make the most informed decisions that best supports their lifestyle needs, and health and wellness goals.

When people think of nutrition, most people may think of physical health, but our physical health is very much integrated with our mental and emotional health. Muse Nutrition takes a holistic approach to your health by requesting and reviewing your entire health history including medications and supplements, surgeries and hospitalizations, mental and emotional health including stress management and support network, 7-day food diary, relevant test results, and basic family health history.

 What does Muse Nutrition packages include?

There are three different nutrition packages – Package 1: Immediate Main Health Concerns Package, Package 2: Short Term Health Goals Package, and Package 3: Long Term Health Goals Package. The “Immediate Main Concerns Package” will address your top two or three immediate main health concerns. The “Short Term Health Goals Package” will address your top two or three short-term health goals, whereas the “Long Term Health Goals Package” addresses your top two or three long-term health goals.

In the Package 1: Immediate Main Health Concerns Package, you will receive the following:

  • One 1-hour assessment meeting to go over your health questionnaire and food diary.
  • One 1-hour consultation meeting one week from your assessment meeting to go over your customized health protocol and meal plan that addresses your main concerns.
  • First 30-minute follow-up meeting one week from your consultation meeting to see how you are doing with your protocol and adjust the protocol as needed.
  • Second 30-minute follow-up meeting one week from your first 30-minute follow-up meeting to see how you are doing with your protocol and further adjust the protocol as needed.

If you purchased the Package 2: Short Term Health Goals Package, you will receive everything from the Package 1: Immediate Main Health Concerns Package, as well as the following:

  • One 1-hour assessment meeting to go over your health questionnaire related to your short term health goals.
  • One 1-hour consultation meeting one week from your assessment meeting to go over your customized health protocol and meal plan that addresses your short term health goals.
  • First 30-minute follow-up meeting one week from your consultation meeting to see how you are doing with your protocol and adjust the protocol as needed.
  • Second 30-minute follow-up meeting one week from your first 30-minute follow-up meeting to see how you are doing with your protocol and further adjust the protocol as needed.

If you purchased the Package 3: Long Term Health Goals Package, you will receive everything from the Package 1: Immediate Main Health Concerns Package and the Package 2: Short Term Health Goals Package, as well as the following:

  • One 1-hour assessment meeting to go over your health questionnaire related to your long term health goals.
  • One 1-hour consultation meeting one week from your assessment meeting to go over your customized health protocol and meal plan that addresses your long term health goals.
  • First 30-minute follow-up meeting one week from your consultation meeting to see how you are doing with your protocol and adjust the protocol as needed.
  • Second 30-minute follow-up meeting one week from your first 30-minute follow-up meeting to see how you are doing with your protocol and further adjust the protocol as needed.

Nutrition sessions are mostly done via a video conferencing tool or in-person at a client’s home or at a client’s location of choice as long as it is within the Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Richmond areas.

Prior to purchasing a package, you have the option to schedule a 15-minute free meet-and-greet with Edmond to get to know one another. When you schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet, please also submit a completed intake form that can be found on the website. The intake form allows Edmond to better understand you, your needs, and your expectations.

You can visit muselifeguide.com/muse-nutrition-rates to purchase packages.

 What is the length of each of the packages?

Package 1 is 7 weeks long, package 2 is 13 weeks long, and package 3 is 19 weeks long.

Muse Yoga FAQs

 What is yoga?

Yoga is a moving meditation. It has the power to transcend the physical being and touch the mental and emotional aspects of our lives. It creates space within us to work through whatever we need to work through; find gratitude in what we have; change our perspective on the world around us, and cultivate peace, strength and love in ourselves so that we can become more compassionate and empathetic.

 What types of yoga is Muse specialized in?

Muse Yoga specializes in Hatha, Yin, Pain Care, Chair Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. The yoga package that is available for purchase is 3 months long. Each package comes with a weekly 60-minute private yoga lesson.

Muse Yoga specializes in Hatha, Yin, Pain Care, Chair yoga, and Yoga Nidra. Hatha is a sanskrit word meaning the union of the sun and moon as it is a balanced practice based on alignment of not only the physical body, but also of the mind and spirit. Though yoga is a physical practice, and is used by many as part of their overall physical well-being, yoga is actually a moving meditation that allows us to be in the present by calming our minds through breath, and surrendering to the moment through challenging poses so that we can, much like coaching, create the space within to discover our identity and values, and create powerful futures for ourselves.

Yin is an introspective yoga practice that’s slower, softer, and calmer than other styles of yoga such as hatha, which can be more dynamic and heat generating. Yin focuses on stillness and patience through mainly floor postures that are held for longer periods of time. The longer held postures allow students to surrender even more to the moment and go inwards even deeper to discover the physiological, mental, and emotional benefits of the practice.

Chair yoga is Hatha or Yin yoga but using a chair for stability, safety, and mobility. Most postures can be modified using a chair, as well as additional “yoga” postures that do not exist in traditional Hatha and Yin yoga. Chair yoga is suitable for almost everyone, especially individuals that are looking to (re)gain strength, stability, and mobility of certain areas of their bodies.

Pain Care yoga is a specialty yoga that focuses on supporting and guiding individuals that have chronic pain through using various yoga postures and props to increase mobility, and to change the perception and management of pain with the aim of creating greater enjoyment out of life.

Yoga Nidra is a form of mind-body therapy that consists of a systematic form of guided relaxation that often brings immediate emotional and mental benefits such as reduced stress, better sleep, and consistent mood. Improved emotional and mental states often lead to physical benefits such as lower inflammation, improved digestion, consistent energy, resiliency, and better weight management.

Yoga sessions are done in-person at a client’s home or a client’s location of choice as long as it is within the Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Richmond areas. It is the client’s responsibility to have yoga props that they would like to use as part of their practice.

 What does Muse Yoga packages include?

Muse Yoga offers one package, and it includes:

  • A free 15-minute meet-and-greet for you to get to know me and for me to get to know you, and to answer any questions you may have about yoga. Prior to the meet-and-greet, it’s important that you fill out the online intake form so that I have an understanding of what are your expectations and what you are looking to achieve in our time together.
  • You will receive one private and personalized 60-minute session every week for the duration of your package.
  • Your sessions will be held at your location of choice as long as it is within North Vancouver, Vancouver, or Richmond, and is preferably somewhere quiet and private like your home or a work meeting room.

Prior to purchasing a package, you have the option to schedule a 15-minute free meet-and-greet with Edmond to get to know one another. When you schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet, please also submit a completed intake form that can be found on the website. The intake form allows Edmond to better understand you, your needs, and your expectations.

You can visit muselifeguide.com/muse-yoga-rates to purchase the package.