Payments to Personal Tao can be made online here.
Please note: you can click the link
“Don’t have a Pay Pal Account” to pay without a pay pal account. For most people this is easier.
Also note: we add in 8.5% Taxes & Paypal Service Costs to the amount.
For costs: In general we work and teach in a time for time style.
In reality this means we negotiate prices with each person for balance.
These are our guidelines.
For Coaching / Teaching over the Phone: Time for time simply means we strive to charge the same rate a person makes in a hour. We do this for balance. If we charge more than a client makes, they then value our advice more than listening to their own heart. If we charge less than the client, then our advice is given less value and often discounted as a result.
We do charge a minimum rate to maintain our business. This means payment is at a minimum cost base on the chart below or how much you make in a hour if that is greater. In this manner we can manage our costs in a way to be affordable for everyone and have those who are financially better off, help us work with those less well off.
|Minimum Payment||You Earn|
|50.00 / hour||99,000 or less a year|
|75.00 / hour||100,000 to 150,000 a year|
|125.00 / hour||150,000 to 199,000 a year|
|200.00 / hour||200,000 to 499,000 a year|
|500.00 / hour||500,000 or more a year|
For Personal Retreats: We charge a minimum rate on all retreats. A retreat has a minimum cost of $450.00 per day per person or how much you make in a day if that is greater. Retreats require a 25% non refundable deposit at the time of booking and full payment is due on the first day of retreat.
For Taoist & Shamanic Students: The minimum rate is $25.00 a hour.
For students who pay the minimum rate, then we will also at times ask for some help of yours working thru on the Personal Tao site, projects or some other form of help from your expertise when appropriate so we can help maintain and extend what we are doing for the benefit of others. This process is all about making a difference in our times. The Awakening Dragon School and Personal Tao Site are growing to help many others and it’s growing into a community effort now.
Interestingly many people make the mistake to think that teaching Taoism should be for free. If you feel this way then please read more about teaching spirit first.
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Julie Alessio & Casey Kochmer