“Hello Lisa, I wanted to send a personal thank you to you and your team for a fantastic experience on the Toronto Level 1 Workshops.
I have been waiting about 5 years, since I first discovered you, for your workshop tour to come to Toronto when I was available. When I saw that it was happening this year, I jumped on the site and registered immediately. I was so looking forward to learning from you live and in person. I loved that your workshops were only for a limited number of people. I couldn’t wait to have you hear to talk about your exercises and ideas, give feedback in live demonstrations and answer unthought of questions that tend to arise.
To say I was disappointed by your tour being cancelled due to COVID-19 and all the crazy is an understatement. I do want to commend you on how quickly you shifted course to this online/zoom course mode. I really wasn’t sure how I was going to enjoy this format, or how well I was going to learn and retain the material either. I signed on with the idea that something is better than nothing, and to have trust in the changeability of life. Coming out on the other end of things, I have to say that I really enjoyed all of it!
Working through the online material, I continually reflected on having to learn all of it in 3 days and became overwhelmed for that self! I LOVE the depth and breadth of the material, but could not have taken in so much at one time. I would have been writing mad notes, trying to get down all of your wisdom and knowledge, while missing the nuances and detail. Doing the course online myself first, I was able to take things a few hours at a time, and pause and rewind as many times as needed. I never got so fried on the brain that it turned off and I missed things.
Having done all that homework, similar to doing your readings before the lecture in uni, I was able to relax more and really listen and watch during the zoom calls. I found I really only needed to note down a few extra things. This gave my brain space to view the work from a greater distance and make connections to the whole in a way that would have been impossible had we done the course in its original format.
I also found your ability to watch through the Zoom lens and still give articulate and detailed advice to each of us while trying things out was incredible. You could forget for a moment that you were across the globe! I believe that April is your behind the scenes wonder? The follow up emails with all the cross referenced links and notes are so helpful. Again, it allowed me to relax, knowing that I would get the links later in an organized manner and didn’t have to worry about getting down then and there.
With all that said, please come back to Toronto, and I promise I will sign up! I would still love to learn from you in person. I feel there is still so much value in this, but I did want to let you know how wonderfully successful this adaptation has been. I will let you know all the other specific fabulous things in your feedback form, but wanted to send this as well.
I am so very grateful to have gotten the chance to learn from you this summer. I will be forever changed as a teacher as well as a student of my own body. Thank you ever so much!"
Megan - Canada