Welcome to Bliss by Liz!
My name is Lisette Hoffmans, and I teach yoga and provide massages in Bristol (UK). I’m originally from the Netherlands, and have lived in different countries all over the world before deciding to try out the South West (Bristol) in 2013.
I attended my first yoga class when I was twelve. This class, in gentle hatha style, was a great introduction to what was to become such a big part of my life. I did yoga for about a year, and then got caught up in high school and all things life throws at you during puberty. When I moved countries, I started working full-time in an office, and I noticed quickly how bad this was for my body. To contradict the effects of sitting hunched over behind a computer all the time, I decide to stretch – literally and figuratively; I took up yoga again.
Since then, my journey on the mat has been reflecting what was happening off the mat; turbulent times meant yoga was my anchor, relaxed times meant yoga was my motivator. Every time I walked into the yoga studio and onto my mat, it felt like I had come home. So it was really only natural for me to do a yoga teacher training course. I wanted to get more out of yoga, to understand it better, and progress in my practice. For that reason, I chose to do a Yoga Academy teacher training under guidance of Simon Low and Eija Tervonen. My teaching is highly influenced by their teachings – dictated by safety and alignment, and by my self-practice.
As I was on my journey in the world of yoga, I found a beautiful complimentary discipline: Thai massage. I decided to do an extensive course in Chiang Mai (Thailand) at the International Training Massage School, where I received my Advanced Practitioner and Teacher certification for Thai massage. Whilst in Chiang Mai, I continued my studies in Thai pregnancy massage, Thai baby/infant massage, Tok Sen, hot stone massage, and chair massage. My massages are relaxing and have long lasting effects. To achieve this, I customize every massage to the individual receiving the massage and set positive intentions before starting a massage.
I continuously try to further my knowledge and skills by attending workshops and courses. To find out what courses and workshop I have attended since completing my studies, look on the Continuing Education page.