Yoga & Pilates Holiday Training with  Bea Fritzsching & Liz Chandler



 Nurture and Develop

for Pilates and Yoga Teachers

Bea Fritzsching and Liz Chandler


October 12nd to 19th, 2019

Holiday and training rolled into one!     For yoga and Pilates teachers, trainees and advanced students




About the teachers:



Bea Fritzsching 


Bea originates from near Frankfurt and has been practising Yoga since 1994. She was led to it literally by following her nose; later defined as a Nag Champa incense. It was lit by Nigel Gilderson who became her first (Ashtanga) teacher. A trapeze artist at the time a yearning for inner peace and higher meaning was nurtured. ‘Getting on the mat’ offered a perfect balance and grounding for someone who spent a lot of time in the air!


Bea feels fortunate having practised with some great teachers from different Yoga traditions like John Scott, Alex Medin and Denise Christian from the Ashtanga tradition as well as the gentle yet powerful delights of Scaravelli Yoga through her teachers Giovanni Felicioni and John Stirk.


Bea credits Lisa Sanfillipo and Bridget Woods Kramer, London, to introducing her to Anusara Yoga. She took the Anusara Teacher Training and enjoys the combination of a creative heart focus and precise discipline in alignment, which in essence has much in common with Bea’s previous career as a trapeze artist and theatre practitioner.


Bea has been teaching since 2002 and her London schedule included a wide spectrum from privates, group classes and Yoga at the work place for a London law firm.


In 2011 Bea moved back to her country of birth and she is currently teaching classes,workshops and Yoga teacher trainings in Berlin, where she also runs her own studio.   Working with Liz is always a highlight in Bea’s diary!


Certifications and intensives:


BWY Teaching Diploma 2006 500 hrs Yoga Nidra Teacher, Swami Satyaprakash 2007

Pregnancy Teaching Diploma British Wheel 2008

Teaching Meditation with Swami Saradananda 2006-10

Anusara Immersion 100hrs with Ross Raeburn, Zhenja la Rosa, Jayendra Henley and Bridget Kramer-Woods. 2010

Anusara teacher training with Bridget Kramer-Woods and Jayendra Henley.2010,2011.  200 hrs

Member of The British Wheel of Yoga and

BdY Bund der Yogalehrenden in Deutschland e.V.

Yoga Teacher Trainer at Campus Naturalis, Berlin

Pilates mat trainer, certified with aeronet in 2016, Berlin




Liz Chandler

Originally from California, Liz Chandler came to Pilates from a professional contemporary dance background. With a BA in Dance from the University of California (UCLA) she went on to perform professionally with companies in both the US and the UK. She has taught and lectured in dance for 16 years including; Bath City College and the University of Bath, England. Liz was head of fitness at Circomedia, Centre for Circus and Performing Arts for 11 years. She has been teaching Pilates for over 13 years having trained with both Body Control Pilates and with Suzanne Scott and the Pilates Foundation.

Liz is a Pilates educator. Known as a teahcers teacher she develops and presents continuing education workshops around the UK. She presents at conferences for the Pilates Foundation UK,  Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and IPTA.

Liz is passionate about learning and continues with her own trianing in Pilates, yoga, anatomy and movement  development yearly in the US and UK. These include teachers such as  Marie-Jose Blom, Tom Myers, Madeline Black. Emilie Conrad, etc, and most rencently completed Gary Ward’s AiM Course .

She presently teaches Pilates at her studios Pure Moves, Frome, She taught at The Scott Studios, Castle Cary for eight years and has worked for Bath Rugby teaching Pilates to premier players for both performance enhancement and rehab settings.




The Event:


Over our years of running retreats we have always had a number of teachers join us each time as guests and we have frequently received requests to observe classes and take notes. The idea to run a retreat aimed at teachers grew and we are now so excited to be offering this unique, collaborative experience.

This week is designed to invest back in yourself!
Does your teaching need insperiation? Are you looking for new angles to develop? This is a chance to do all that and more. Recharge your batteries in beautiful surroundings, with time to relax. There will be plenty of training, new material, hands on, discussions and workshops to draw inspiration from and to develop your own practice. This week will give you time out to fuel your passion; where you can share, explore and grow in a nurturing environment.

Bea and Liz have 20 years of teaching experience each and are teacher trainers in their own dicipline. Together they have been running retreats in various locations for over 10 years. The yoga and Pilates combination has proved incredibly successful, influencing and deepening each practice.

Here is an example of the development work  we are planning for the week.


Sessions that focus on the following:

– Anatomy focused work / exercises; supports (feet and hands), freeing shoulders and hips and observing and understanding limitiations
– Movement focused work /exercises ; extension and rotation – how the two enhance each other, fascial fitness applications for Pilates and yoga, the art of touch and assisted stretching.


Discussions with a range of topics:

Examples: students, language, body intelligence, pathologies- adaptions, class plans. How each discipline (yoga and Pilates) can influence and enhance the other with ideas on how one can integrate them.

There will be handouts to accompany most sessions.

As the retreat is also about nurturing yourself ie having a holiday there wil be ample time off between sessions for your leisure to explore and relax, and of course, the evening time for dinner. In additon, Santillan have wonderful treatments on offer ranging from facials to massages and can also help you organise expediitons further afield.


Professional developement certificate and receipts provided

For any of you who would like to bring a friend or partner to spend down time with, please contact us to find out about our non participating or daily class only options.


Twin £ 1349 per person

(or the equivalent in Euros)


Single £ 1594  ( or the equivalent in Euros)


If you wish to book a twin but do not have someone to share with let us know !




Price includes:
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and water
  • Training


Price doesn´t include:

  • Flight
  • Transfer
  • Excursions
  • Treatments like massage
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