Thanks Kelly, I really appreciate your kind words!! Was great to have you in class. See you again soon I hope.
Reframe and reclaim adulthood: instead of "the grind," "case of the Mondays," and "is this all there is", (re)insert play, laughter, creativity, and passion into your everyday.
Though she doesn't have an MBA, had $300 in her savings when fired, and has been just “figuring it out” as she goes along, Saya has run a successful “wouldn’t change a thing” business since 2004, and despite challenges, is blissfully happy 99% of the time. She shares her Life of Yes℠ philosophy, perfect for people eager to transform their lives. Her goal: to equip you with the tools to make changes in your life, leaving you happier, healthier, and more in control of your own fulfillment.
Saya shares personal anecdotes and the philosophies that have shaped her path, encouraging students to have "Aha!" moments and think proactively about how you can get the most out of life. You'll leave not only with big-picture philosophies but also small-actionable steps you can apply immediately.
Feel free to bring food/drink for yourself to have during class.
Mac & Cheese Productions℠ http://www.macncheeseproductions.com/
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Mac & Cheese Productions
Damen and DivisionChicago, IL, 60622
Erin S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
It was especially nice to listen to and share experiences and life lessons with others. Overall it was a welcoming group and pleasant class.
Cicely H.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya is very welcoming, knowledgeable, and encouraging! I enjoyed every minute of this class. I left invigorated. Though I haven't completed my homework within the suggested timeline, things are moving forward which is something that couldn't be said a month ago.
Lauren S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya was very friendly and welcoming from the moment I walked in. She shared stories that made her "human" rather than a polished presenter. Her steps for leading a life of yes were really helpful and inspiring and I've already started taking action on many of them! Highly recommend.
Jay S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
I've been wanting to take a class with Saya ever since I moved to Chicago and I finally did! Her Life of Yes℠: Live YOUR Dream, Not THE Dream delivered, hit hard, made me think and challenged me. If you've ever wondered what you would be doing if no wasn't an option...then this class is for you.
Shaily H.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
In a world that tells you that the dream is 9-5 slaving at work, it's refreshing that someone tells you otherwise. I am always fighting to live a flexible life style and showing up to this was super affirming. The way she structured the class with the note sheets and simple headings made it really easy to follow. She has a really cool story.
Jen R.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Great class! Saya was interesting, inspirational, and inviting. Enjoyed hearing from her and having time to talk in small groups with other participants. Left with a great resource list and some things to try right away to live life more fully. I would definitely take another class from her (and probably will!).
Elizabeth G.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya is warm, smart, and frankly, amazing. Her easy methods and encouragement to be positive and focused have amplified in my heart and in practice. You won't walk away dissatisfied!
Michelle M.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
I enjoyed Saya's Life of Yes class. The positivity and openness is a welcome change to the (perceived) negativity in my brain. Saya helps lay out steps to begin to say yes, louder than the no that fear automatically answers back.
Small group settings help get your feet wet on ideas of small things to begin to change and start your Life of Yes.
Everyone should take this class, but especially those that need an influx of positivity and guidance to stop living on autopilot.
Ruthie K.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
This class was inspiring. I left with many new ideas and new connections--I consider it a huge success and a great use of a Monday evening.
Nicklin H.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Sometimes we all need to take a moment to really reflect on where we are, what we're doing and if those two things are acceptable to us. If you find that either one of those things isn't bringing you joy, fulfillment or meeting your needs in some way, then this is definitely a great class to take. Saya presents a number of excellent tools that will help refocus, realign and realize where your blocks might be and gives practical tips for working through them.
And even if you're in a great place in your life right now, it's always possible to find deeper and richer experiences -- and the Life of Yes Workshop can help you to do that, too.
Erin M.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
This class was great. Saya knows her topic and is energetic about sharing what she has learned. It was easy to follow along and take notes. It was also excellent that she provides a list of things to check out in Chicago. I am enjoying looking into all of these.
Brian P.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya did an amazing job creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere. I was immediately comfortable upon arriving. The content of the class was interactive, easily actionable, and invaluable. I loved the class.
Matt H.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Had a great time. It was nice to see the process broken down a bit. Found info more useful and had some nice conversations.
Chelsea W.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
I found this class to be incredibly helpful! I was skeptical when signing up for a self improvement class, but I found that Saya's experiences and tips left me with more clarity about what I want for my life.
Danielle D.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Accessible, relevant, and motivating content! And there was reflection time built in, to allow each student a bit of time to think about how each piece of the content applied to our lives/situation. Not just fluff... we left with an intentional action step! Highly recommend!!!
Trice T.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
This class was awesome! I have been singing its praises everyday since last Wednesday. It was a spur of the moment decision and the best $25 I've spent in a long time. I had so many "aha" moments throughout the class that it was uncanny...I met so many cool people as well...I came solo but didn't feel alone at all but surrounded by so many like minded people....YES for Living the life of YES! Thank you Saya for such a wonderful experience :)
Michelle G.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Much like everything Saya does, this class was inspiring, entertaining, and filled with great people.
Kelly F.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya is a born facilitator and her enthusiasm for living a Life of Yes clearly shows through in her class. The class material is well-communicated in easily-digestible bites, and not overly touchy-feely/personal sharing for anyone who might be afraid of that. Fantastic class! Highly recommended, as are all of Saya's events I've been to so far!From Teacher:
Tina F.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya was a great teacher! She was funny, energetic and accessible. She also gave great advice. Thanks, Saya!
Veronica L.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya was great! She had really great advice for how to Live a Life of Yes and told stories from her own life where she herself used her techniques and awesome things happened as a result. She was warm and inviting & it was a great class! Very happy I took this Dabble class.
Laura S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya is an incredibly likable facilitator who makes you feel instantly comfortable in her class. This is a quick overview of her Life of Yes philosophy and experience, and it is a wonderful way to sneak in some reflective time without making a huge time commitment. Several of her many ideas really hit home for me, and I've already made some plans and met some wonderful people just from this 2 hour experience! Bravo Saya!
Sucheta M.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
The class was fantastic. I really enjoyed the 17 principles outlined by Saya and her personal anecdotes for each of the principles. I left with at least a few Aha moments in terms of things I can do going forward.
Beth M.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
What a great class! I left genuinely feeling as though I could accomplish whatever I set my mind to. Loved this class!
Marta K.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Very inspirational and got me thinking a lot about changing my life.
Boo V.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Such a wonderful evening. Great ideas and great teacher. Looking forward to the next Mac & Cheese class or event. Saya is very engaging and full of energy.
Lauren D.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya made 17 different light bulbs go off in my head, one for each of her steps in "Design[ing] The Life You Want". Thank you for inspiring me to go for it and "Nike" the heck out of life!From Teacher:
Light bulbs are the best!!! :) Thanks for coming Lauren, excited to see where your journey takes you.
Hillary J.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
What a truly wonderful experience. From start to finish, Saya made sure everyone had everything they needed for a great evening. Impressive to meet so many interesting people from all over the globe all interested in bringing more goodness into their lives. The class was extremely well thought out and full of laughter and useful information. Everyone should go at least once! Guys, you too!From Teacher:
Thanks so much Hillary! Wish you best of luck with Ruby Slippers. I see great things for you.
Amanda L.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
This class was really engaging and enjoyable. A much better class than I even expected! I liked walking away with real action steps and the list that Saya handed out at the end with fun things to do in Chicago was awesome. I will totally be referring to this all the time when making plans to go out and about in the city.From Teacher:
Thank you Amanda, so nice to have you join! Very much appreciate your kind words. Keep me posted on any LOY moves you make.
Elana S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya was great. Her Life of Yes was very inspiring!From Teacher:
Thanks Elana! You're too kind.
Melinda C.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Great class! The instructor is an engaging storyteller and was able to provide practical tips.
Jenna P.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
This class goes above and beyond any expectations you think it will or can be. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got out of this class. Saya's unique approach on life is refreshing and her personal story is an inspiration.
Sharon B.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya is a wonderful presenter and teacher. Her demeanor and space is so warm and welcoming. I have lots of great resources to help me Design the Life I Want to Live. I would definitely take another class taught by Saya.
Stephanie W.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya shares information very easily and inspires you to explore areas that you haven't thought of yet. This class is VERY informative. You'll leave energized and ready to take on the world. So happy I came across it.
Victoria V.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
very inspiring start to taking action
Sharon S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
The class was motivating and thought provoking. I've decided that my major life change that I've been thinking about (but not knowing what the change would be) is to move to Madrid, Spain! This class was the inspiration that I needed. Thanks Saya for the push and positive thoughts!
Elie C.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya, thanks so much for the presentation yesterday. The 'work' part of your space is beautifully arranged and it was quite the pleasure to enjoy it as the sun set and a Chicago summer evening rolled in. The concept of 'curated' events in the right hands sounds really great and I would definitely consider attending in the future. A fun, informative class.
Lindsey F.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
I enjoyed this class immensely! I was greatly inspired and moved multiple times from beginning to end. I was buzzing with so much excitement that I couldn't fall asleep once I got home! Ideas and energy were just flowing through me. Saya is passionate and genuine in helping people live their best lives in a big way.
Kirk K.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Inspiring stories and good, clear, practical information on how to get started. All provided in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. Thank you.
Katrina W.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
I'm glad I went & would recommend the class. However, I feel like it could be developed more so that it focuses on the students finding ways that they can start their lives of yes. I felt like I was hearing more about her life & not so much on how to make it happen for me. I think spending more time discussing the initial obstacles one will face, fears about change/ putting yourself out there & even brainstorming as a group on how to work through those challenges would have left me feeling more satisfied when I left the class. I also wish there would have been time for questions at the end.
Jennifer J.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
I enjoyed hearing Saya's story and learning more about her philosophy about living a life of yes. I left with ideas and food for thought. I wish her class was longer! (or more than one session). I look forward to checking out her recommendations and maybe her other offerings. Thanks Saya!
John W.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Gave a lot of good and relevant examples from her personal life. Would highly recommend herFrom Teacher:
Great to have you John, you were an awesome addition to the group.
Karen E.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Great Class! Highly recommend Life of Yes, you'll leave with nuggets of info to make the most of you!From Teacher:
Thanks Karen! So nice to have met you.
Christine S.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya shared her approach to life and business, which was great to listen to. As an added bonus we also reviewing things to do in Chicago that will challenge us to creating a Life of Yes! Can't wait.
Karyn O.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
This was an amazing class. It was well organized, extremely thought-provoking and insightful. I know that I will continue to refer to the material provided in the days, weeks and months to come.
Elena A.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya set a wonderful energy for the class by breaking the ice and helping everyone get comfortable and acquainted. The steps she shared were inspiring. I left feeling uplifted with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm for taking my next steps. A very worthwhile class, recommended for anyone seeking an infusion of wild inspiration.From Teacher:
Elena, so nice to have met you. I really enjoyed what you shared with the class!!
Meghan D.Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood
Saya is inspirational! Thanks for sharing your story and helping me work to define what I'm looking for in my Life of Yes!From Teacher:
Thanks Meghan, it was wonderful to have you in class!
Blissfully self-employed for the past nine years and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch in 2012, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes!
Her favorite thing in the world? Being infected with and infecting others with ED -- Entrepreneurial Disease.