Christelle Hagen

Christelle H.

Lake Elmo, MN
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American Sign Language

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I love teaching Baby Sign Language to parents, grandparents, nannies, daycare providers, and other caregivers so you can teach your baby to communicate with you to help build a close and meaningful relationship!

45 minute classes are caregiver-baby theme based classes and teach you 5 or 6 signs you can use immediately to communicate with your baby. The 90 minute Workshop is for caregivers only and gives you all the information you need to teach your baby to sign! Decide if you want to learn in bite-sized doses or all at once, and book a class today!

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Christelle teaches



Christelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 1+ and males 1 to 5

Teaching since:
September 1995

I love creating: writing, knitting, seeing new things come to life and thrive. I have extensive experience teaching women's health classes and counseling in natural women's health, because motherhood courses through my veins. I am also a published author and speaker.

I love to encourage and support my students and build into your lives -- to see you make goals, work hard to achieve them, and then succeed! If you are a student who will work hard -- and have fun doing so -- and want a coach who will cheer you on, then I am the teacher for you!

Baby Sign Language classes are either caregiver and child or caregiver alone. Baby Signs classes are appropriate for young children age 5 years old and under. Health coaching services are for women age 18 years old and up. My ESL classes are for women who are at least 18 years old.

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Certified Professional Breastfeeding Counselor
Apr 2016 - Present
Private Company

In my private breastfeeding counseling practice, I help mothers reach their goals by giving them the information and skills they need to succeed, whenever possible.

Online Curriculum Developer; Certified Breastfeeding Educator; Student Support Guide
Dec 2014 - Present
Breastfeed Naturally

I designed and teach online breastfeeding education classes for mothers and breastfeeding specialists.

Sep 2003 - Present
Claret Academy

I teach English classes and other educational subjects to native English speaking children ages 6 to 17 years old

Certified Childbirth Educator
Apr 2006 - Sep 2014
Private Company

I used to teach natural childbirth education classes to women preparing for birth. As a childbirth educator, I held certifications with the International Childbirth Education Association and Apple Tree Family MInistries.

Volunteer Natural Family Planning Instructor
Jul 1999 - Oct 2008
Couple to Couple League

I help women to observe, record, and interpret their signs of fertility, so they can understand their bodies for fertility awareness, and counsel them in how to support or enhance their fertility to match their pregnancy intentions, as applicable.

I was certified to teach Natural Family Planning classes in 1999 by the Couple to Couple League.

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Private Teacher
Sep 1995 - Jun 1996
The P. Family

Taught writing, English, and French and other educational subjects to private tutees aged 11 and 13 years old


Bachelor of Arts, History
Sep 1991 - May 1995
Carleton College


Professional Proficiency


Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Jun 2018

I completed an online introductory course in Teaching English as a Second Language

Certified Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Jun 2018
International Open Academy

I completed a 120 hour course to become a certified TESOL instructor.

Adult ESL Classroom Volunteer Training
Jun 2018
MN Literacy Council

I completed an online course in tutoring ESL for adults.

Certified Professional Breastfeeding Counselor
Apr 2016
Breastfeed Naturally

I am an expert at giving women the information and skills you need to reach your breastfeeding goals, whenever possible. I am also a Certified Breastfeeding Advocate & Educator.

Independent Certified Instructor of the Baby Signs Program
Mar 2012
Baby Signs

I guide parents, grandparents, nannies, daycare providers, and other interested caregivers as they learn baby sign language, so you can teach your infant to communicate and build a joyful relationship together!

Certified Birth Doula
Nov 2011

If you need someone to support you physically and emotionally during your childbirth, contact me to discuss! I am also trained in Psychological First Aid and perinatal loss, and was certified to support families during perinatal bereavement, through the organization, Stillbirthday, in 2013.

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Volunteer ESL Tutor
Oct 1995
MN Literacy Council

I completed a workshop to tutor adults in English as a Second or Foreign Language. It was a community education course. I believe the workshop was taught by the MN Literacy Council.

Photos & Videos

Learn a little more about me and how I can help you speak, read, and write English!
Christelle with her daughter

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2 Reviews

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Jane Jul 1, 2018
Health Coaching · In studio

As we took a childbirth class from Christelle, you might say we took one of the most important classes in our lives from her! We honestly believe if we had not taken her class we would not have had nearly so positive an experience in natural childbirth, so much credit is due to her. Christelle prepared thoroughly for all our lessons, included interesting activities and personal anecdotes. Most importantly, Christelle made it clear that she cared not only about our grasp of the content but also about us as people. That made all the difference.

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Ryan Jun 26, 2018
Health Coaching · In studio

Christelle is very knowledgeable and personal at the same time. I like how she can draw a lot from her personal experience as well.

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