Designing meaningful classes - a workshop for teachers
Over the nine years of facilitating yoga classes – and another 10 years before that as a movement teacher – Lies has developed a unique teaching style in which she weaves her poetic language with various elements depending on the context of the class. Mainly her students describe her classes as a journey that takes them deeply inward and into an experience.
“Bliss. Coming home. Surrender.
On the one hand there's always that blissful flow
that takes you on a journey full of discoveries about your body and mind.
On the other hand Lies offers much more than only movement:
the principles she offers in class help both on a physical level - a satisfying yoga practice -
as on a mental level, they encourage to reflect.
I appreciate this enormously.
It really sets things in motion and positively influences my process of life.”
During the past years Lies often got the question how she builds her classes and comes up with her themes and how to really weave them into all layers of a class. She noticed there is a need for inspiration and depth, so that a theme becomes more than just a sauce to sprinkle on top of the asana sequences. In this workshop she shares some tools - like somatic cueing, the principle of 'what, so what & how' and working with chapters - that will help refine teaching skills and lift them to the next level. We’ll get practical and design a sample class together so the learned tools are applied immediately. Lies is really excited about working into the depth of things, offering both challenge and added value.
" Thanks for this enriching and inspiring afternoon Lies!
Not only I enjoyed it at the moment itself,
I developed and integrated the exercises we did and what an instant effect!
After class several students came to thank me for the great session.
Since then I have built each class from your vision."
" Lies is a very inspirering teacher.
The playfulness, gentleness and depth of her classes always esonate for a long time.
Very nice to have followed the workshop with Lies as a teacher,
it allowed me to grow in a new way in creating my own classes.
Highly recommended for every teacher who likes to be inspired
and wants to further evolve their teaching."
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR:
want to learn how to create classes that resonate further than the yoga mat
want to learn how to really convey a theme and have their students embody it
are curious about how different elements like free movement, storytelling, philosophy or journaling can enhance your classes
want to take their classes and their students to the next level
wish to connect with, meet and get inspired by their colleagues
currently follow their first TT and feel drawn to deepen their knowledge
What to expect:
introduction to the ideas of
‘what, so what and how’
working with chapters
analysis of the masterclass according to the given principles
1,5h sample class creation & teaching lab
A hand out is included.
Lies is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500 & YACEP) and has been teaching full time since 2015 in well-known studios like AntwerpYoga – where she still is an affiliate teacher and part of the teacher training team - and Studio Pili. You can read more about where she trained here.
Lies has a unique teaching style and will offer you a safe space with lots of freedom and the permission to work within the ranges of your possibilities. She loves to work both within the structured frame of familiar asanas and at the same time encourage you to venture outside of the safe space of the known, even off your mat.
For Lies, yoga is about embodying certain ideas and aspects of life and about untangling the threads of you, the world and life itself. Therefore she uses yoga to, through movement and philosophy, invite slowfulness and wonderment, learn more about ourselves and the world, hopefully find meaning in life itself - even though we might never fully understand. For Lies yoga unites the very defined matter of our bodies themselves with the seeking for answers for the fundamental questions of life that we all share. Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? And how can we live best to our full potential?