for the past decade, she has explored the movement and body in Laboratory of Stage Arts, as well as different dance, circus, and improvisation workshops and performances across Europe. Moving to Belgium brought Elize back to the path of yoga, that she has been sharing as a teacher since 2013.
Closer to Myself
Elize comes from Riga, Latvia, and landed in Mechelen, Belgium in 2012. She has been practicing Hatha yoga since 2004. Moving to Belgium brought Elize back to the path of yoga, that she has been sharing as a teacher since 2013. She completed her yoga teacher training with Yogalife and continued the path with an advanced training in Goa, India in 2015. Since 2016, Elize has been assisting Yogalife Belgium yoga teacher training courses, working closely together with her teachers, Manoj Bhanot and Sanjeev Bhanot.
“I love to take time for each asana to sink deeper and explore it ‘inside out’. The silence and stillness of the body and mind are as important as the movement. Yoga is my way to come closer to myself,” says Elize
In her weekly classes in Mechelen, Elize offers a balanced mix of Hatha, Yin and Antastha yoga.
Elize’s Website: https://elize.yoga/
Styles: Hatha yoga, Antastha yoga, Yin yoga, Yin & Yang yoga
Back to basics
During the Yogalife Festival, Elize will teach a Hatha yoga class which will bring you back to the basics of yoga. You will do a variety of asanas/poses during the class which will balance your mind, body, and breath.
Step away from the vigorous and elaborated practices and get back to the basics. Sthiram sukham asanam – look for steady and comfortable poses that serve you the best. We will revisit simple and classic asanas, giving time and space for the posture and observation while also giving space for the breath. We will also reflect on the principles of extension & expansion within the pose (inspired by B.K.S. Iyengar).
For this class, you can ask yourself “where do I begin?” even if you are already a seasoned practitioner.
In this class, we will focus on the inner dynamics of asana and the practitioner self by going back to the basics of hatha yoga practice and looking for the space beyond the physical shape of my pose.