Private lessons with many Nova Teachers are available at your location or the teacher’s chosen location. Fees start at $350 for 3 hours for one person. Each additional hour (over 3) is $100. Each additional person is $50 an hour. Choose your class or topics and contact us for an exact quote & teacher availability. Products from multiple classes can be combined (but may incur an additional fee). If applicable, the lessons include thorough class handouts and tested recipes. The materials fee is extra and depends on what you wish to take home (price will be discussed at time of booking). Private Lessons are booked a minimum of two weeks in advance to reserve your date and time, and so the teacher can prepare/order materials. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due at booking (with credit card or PayPal). The final payment is due no less than 5 days before the lesson. We know there are a lot of details here, so just let us know if you have any questions.
If, for any reason, you cannot attend please contact us via email and call us at 510-234-5700. Rescheduling is subject to availability & will incur a $20 rescheduling fee. If you cancel with more than 48 hours’ notice and you have paid in full, we will refund 50% of your total fee. If you have not paid the balance in full (only the 50% non-refundable deposit), you forfeit your deposit. We do not offer any refunds or credit if you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice. Any questions on this policy, please contact us.
Private Lesson Testimonials:
“The private lesson was perfect for me because I was able to tailor it around my interests and needs in order to move forward with what I wanted to accomplish with my candle making. Thank you Lori!” – Elise Beaty (California)
“I really enjoyed the private soap making lesson with you yesterday. My class was fabulous. I’m happy that I took the class. Yes, it was worth the time and money to have an opportunity to make soap with someone I respect and admire. I learned a lot and was reassured of a few things. I will be making soap today and hope to share good news with you in a few days. Thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you soon.” – Priscilla Watts
“Hi Lori, Thank you so much for everything this weekend. I had a wonderful time, and I learned so much. I can’t stop telling everyone about what I learned as well as show them the products that I made. I thought that your classes, both types (i.e., the private lesson and the group class), were wonderful; your choices of what products to teach were better than anything that I could have thought up; and your teaching style is extremely effective and enjoyable… By the way, my sister uses L’Occitane hand cream, and she said what we made in your lotions, creams & butters class (lavender essential oil and no color) was remarkably like what she had just purchased in a small tube for $25.” – Christine Yoelin
“I have been thinking all week what a truly wonderful class that was with you. I found you to be very professional, knowledgeable, organized, and the presentation of your products was first class — it was amazing to me that you have just been doing this since last August. I also really like that fact that you were into natural and organic products and that you strive for that, as some of the teachers that I have taken classes from don’t.” – Daphne Frampton