I offer a series of courses and workshops for continuing studies, as well as weekend and week long retreats. Below are my upcoming courses.
Demystifying Sanskrit for Teachers
6-7:45pm Monday’s June 3, 10, 17, 24
It is said that when mastered, the Sanskrit language is the sound of enlightenment; for it was created by master yogis in an enlightened state to describe the most ancient spiritual texts of yoga.
In the context of modern yoga, it is often misunderstood and mispronounced, bypassing the whole point of the language and the practice- which is to enhance skilful, positive vibrations in the form of thought, word and action.
This four week course is meant to simplify and clarify how to pronounce the most commonly used sounds in teaching yoga. We will look in depth at the sound of AUM, along with the commonly used words found in basic asana in some key ancient mantras/texts.
Early Bird | £150
From May 12th | £175
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November
This 2 day workshop weekend is for teachers and teacher trainees who are interested in refining their teaching skills with a lense on languaging asana, communicating a theme throughout a class, and inferring information through touch.
A part of teaching yoga is in acting as a link between the teachings of yoga and the student; we are somewhere between a salve and velcro; easing the way in some places, sticking things together in others, all in and effort to bridge the gap of understanding.
How do we communicate? Through vibration. Vibration becomes manifest through thoughts, words and actions, so it makes sense to see all three aspects involved in assisting students with their understanding of yoga.
This 2 day workshop weekend is for teachers and teacher trainees who are interested in refining their teaching skills with a lense on languaging asana, communicating a theme throughout a class, and inferring information through touch. This has less to do with technical assists and more to do with relating to the student, but there will be plenty of hands on features of the weekend.
On this weekend, teachers will gain:
- insight and depth into the basic elements of communication
- skills and practice in breaking habit patterns of speech and creating more effective patterns
- an understanding of direct versus indirect communication
- confidence using touch to communicate
- an understanding of fascia as a proprioceptive organ
- anatomical knowledge
- asana practice each day
Day 1 : the tool of the tongue
- Verbal communication
- Enriching experiential language
- Making words your own
- The journey of storytelling
- 5 ways to improve your verbal communication
Day 2: the tool of the hands
- Physical communication
- Levels of touch
- Anatomy of touch
- Spontaneous decision making
- Playing it safe
Lizzie is an advanced certified Jivamukti Teacher, Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist. We are delighted to have her share her knowledge on this weekend for teachers.Certification
You will receive a Yogacampus certificate of attendance.
What our students say
(Lizzie is) very engaging, funny, warm, + knowledgeable! Excellent! Sidsel McKeith on The Spinal Engine: Origins of Movement, November 2018