“If you think you are Enlightened, go spend a week with your family” — Ram Dass
The way we bond with our parents in the very first years of our lives, have a great impact on our ability to connect to others later on in life. The connection with our family members, and especially parental attachment, forms an extremely important base for how we feel and behave many years later. Many patterns that are not serving us, that we try to get rid of, but somehow always seem to come back, are related to our system of origin, the family within which we grew up.
Through systemic and family constellation work these hidden or unconscious dynamics and patterns can be brought to the surface. By bringing these underlying family bonds and forces into the light of our awareness, we can begin to see and understand these patterns. Over time we can change our inner attitude towards ourselves, family members and the issues we are facing. By doing so we can allow ourselves to break free from these destructive patterns, in order to live a happier and healthier life in true connection with ourselves and others.
In this workshop we will look at the system we grew up in and explore how this is influencing our lives today using guided meditations, family constellations and writing practices. Join Lidewij to learn more about family constellations, yourself and your place within your family and your relationships. Come with an open heart and an open mind.
What to expect :
– Welcome, meditation and sharing
– Basic introduction to Family Constellations & Systemic Work
– Systemic Work exercise to connect with and explore your system
– Three full family constellations for those that come with a question and want to explore more (other participants will be representing parts of the system / issue)
Date | Sunday 4th Februray 2024 from 13:00 to 17:00
Location | Yoga Circle @ De Clercqstraat 66-68
Price | €50
Level | Suitable for everyone. No experience needed.
Cancellation | You will get a full refund if you cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. Within 30 days there will be no refund, but you can of course arrange to transfer your spot to someone else.
About the teacher | Lidewij Severins
At a very young age, Lidewij was introduced to yoga and meditation through her mother. But it wasn’t until graduating from university that she started to practice regularly. After a few years of practicing Iyengar Yoga, she fell in love with the Ashtanga Yoga practice. She traveled through and studied yoga in India, Thailand, and Bali, and upon her return to her homebase Amsterdam, she naturally started to share her love for yoga with others, teaching Ashtanga. She studied with many teachers but is mainly influenced by her teacher Petri Raïsanen, whom she continues to practice with and assists on a regular basis. To balance the Yang, her Yin practice helps her to find a sense of deep relaxation and openness, both physically and mentally.
Her daily asana and meditation practice is a journey to her true self with her mat as her mirror, helping her to reflect and find peace and stillness within. She teaches with softness, care, and personal attention and hopes to inspire others to take their yoga practices with them off the mat and live a conscious and loving life.
After becoming a mother and, a few months later, losing her father, Lidewij developed an interest in Family Constellations and Systemic work. The magic of family constellation continues to fascinate her. She caringly guides you through this process, with openness and softness, aiming to help you find a deeper connection to yourself and the people around you.
Her journey into motherhood was the biggest transformation. The home births of both her kinds were truly empowering events, that she wishes for every woman to experience birth in such a way. She therefor trained to become a doula and support parents in their journey of welcoming their babies into this world. She stresses the importance of supporting the new parent and offers postpartum treatments and Rebozo Closing Rituals.
To find out more about Lidewij and Family Constellations please visit her website.