Welcome to Transformational Teaching Online. If you feel called to work with people in a way that generates meaningful connection and real transformation, then this experience is for you. TTO is a seven week mentorship program that will offer you a direct experience of what's possible online. You'll discover how to channel your wisdom in a way that creates deep intimacy and authentic community around the work that you do.
Transformational learning experiences online are part technology, part process, and part content. In person, you have people's undivided attention for entire days. Online, you're lucky if you have a few hours here and there. How do you build a container to hold a transformational process that engages people and leaves everyone truly inspired and uplifted?
This program will guide you through every aspect of creating your own online program. Each week you'll have two two-hour zoom calls and assignments that will help you plan your offering, put together the content, set up the technical stuff, and do the outreach necessary to build an audience for your initial launch.
Over the course of seven weeks you'll put together your entire program with support from Sutra's founders and your peers. Think of this as an accountability group that will both support you and push you to create something amazing - something that truly touches people's lives.
This program is a laboratory. Each week you'll have an opportunity to show up in a space of people participating in the same experiment as you. In this case, the experiment is learning to hold space online in a way that creates a truly relational environment. Creating a relational experience is a living process. It builds on itself in an iterative way and opens up new domains of self expression, connection, and creativity. In a world dominated by high speed everything, stepping into a relational experience can feel truly transformational.
In this program you'll hone your ability to facilitate such spaces. You'll learn how to apply presencing techniques and embodied practices to generate intimacy and authentic sharing online. Our weekly zoom calls will offer you an opportunity to integrate what you learn through direct experience.
By the end of this program you will find yourself prepared to launch your own transformational group learning experience. You'll also find yourself embedded in an incredible community of practice committed to working with people in ways that uplift the human spirit. There's nothing more comforting than feeling that you have a group of people that truly care about your success, and that's really what this program offers. We are all committed to helping you touch people's lives in a powerful way.
We start on Thursday, October 7th with our first zoom call that day. Zoom calls will be every Thursday and Monday from 12 pm to 2 pm EST with required participation. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
If you're wondering if this program is right for you, come join us for one of our free live webinars. You can see the calendar of upcoming offerings here: https://sutra.co/get/calendar
7 weekly zoom calls every Thursday from 12 to 2 pm EST (required)
7 weekly zoom calls every Monday from 12 to 2 pm EST (required)
Weekly assignments to guide you step by step through content creation and online setup
Instructional methodology for transformational experiences online
1 hour group practice session that you will facilitate and get personal feedback on
A community of peers giving each other feedback and support
New content released every week
6-8 hours of course work each week (including the zoom sessions)
One of the most important aspects of your program is the way you communicate about it to your ideal audience with language that resonates. We've seen so many people struggle with this that this time around we've put together special bonus offerings to address this directly.
Bonus #1: Live workshop on identifying and working with your ideal participant persona
One of the most important parts of your launch process is knowing exactly who your audience is. Ultimately, building a sustainable business is about offering value to people around the things that are important to them. Whether you're offering a course or building a community, being clear on who you're serving allows you to channel your resources and focus your effort. This bonus live workshop will introduce you to our heart centered approach to understanding who you're inspired to serve.
You'll go deep into understanding their experience at an embodied level and you'll learn how to communicate with them in a way that truly resonates. This bonus workshop is a perfect head start to the seven week TTO mentorship program. The session takes place on Thursday, September 23rd at 12 pm ET. Please register before this date to join us.
Bonus #2: Copywriting Workshop with George Kao
Good "copy" (what you write for your marketing materials) describes the benefits of your offering -- in such a way that it resonates with the people that you're trying to reach.
Whether you are writing for your registration page, newsletter, or social media ads, the skill of copywriting is essential to good marketing. Being clear on who you're serving and knowing how to communicate with them allows you to channel your resources and focus your effort. It allows you to reach more people and have more impact.
We've partnered with George Kao to deliver a bonus workshop on the art of authentic copywriting. You'll learn how to communicate compassionately with your audience and write copy from the heart in a way that feels like an exercise of genuine connection. The workshop was offered live for people who registered before August 31st and you'll get the recording so that you can work through George's insights at your own pace.
Bonus #3: Master the time of your life
Along with this training, you'll receive our interactive "Time of Your Life" course for free. This short reflective writing and drawing journey offers a unique approach to self awareness. Get unconventional insight into how you prioritize your time and make space for what's truly meaningful to you.
We've been guiding and facilitating small group experiences since 2011. We started with hosting meetups in our living room in New York City. Lots of them. Over the years, we realized that group process is our thing. Today, we're the co-founders of Sutra, a platform that is home to thousands of people participating in group learning experiences. And our Transformational Teaching Online program has helped hundreds of people discover what's possible with relational spaces online.
Our work with Sutra has supported the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, leadership programs at UNICEF and the Presencing Institute, as well as many other organizations and individuals in creating online learning experiences that foster deep connection and communication.
Our background integrates a masters study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Theory U work from MIT professor Otto Scharmer and Immunity To Change methodologies from Harvard professors Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey as well as relational practices inspired by Thomas Hubl.
If you really knew us you would know... that we're both certified yoga teachers and we love meditating with our dog Dakota :-)
What if I'm not exactly sure what course I want to create?
Many people sign up for this course with a particular idea in mind and then choose to do something completely different based on what they discover. This course will likely influence your understanding of what's possible online. If you're not exactly sure what you want to create, don't worry - the course will give you more clarity as well as the building blocks to make your program a reality. Understanding the principles in this course will equip you to better create your program when you're ready.
What if I'm not "techy"?
Most of our participants are what we call "heart centered" creators, many of whom are not very technical. This program offers step by step guidance around everything you need to set up your offering, from program design to group facilitation and technical set up. If you struggle with technology, this program will offer you a simple and relational approach to putting your work online. And, if you need more support, our team and our community is always there to provide the help you need.
How long will I have access to the content?
You will have lifetime access to the content and the community sharing space on Sutra.
What if I'm not happy with the course?
If you're not 100% satisfied with what the course offers, just reach out to us and we'll happily give you a full refund. If you're not satisfied, we want to know so that we can learn how to better serve your needs.
How much time will this require?
Since much of this program revolves around you creating your own program, it's difficult to say exactly how much time this course will require. Each week you have four hours of zoom time plus the time it takes you to complete the assignments which revolve around putting together your program. Participation in the zoom calls is required, whereas you can complete the assignments on your own time. If you want to actually put together and launch your program during our seven weeks together, you should expect to spent a total of about 6 to 10 hours a week on the course.
What if I need extra support?
We're committed to your success. When you join the Transformational Teaching Online mentorship program, you'll have life time access to a community space where we continue to share progress, ask questions and support each other on this journey.
What have others said about this course?
Our alumni are the heart and soul of this work. Please watch some of their testimonials below to get a sense of the experience that they had. Honestly, the experience of this program is difficult to describe in words. Watching some of the video testimonials below will give you a sense of what people got out of the program.
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We look forward to sharing this journey with you. Much love!
I bow to honor what Sutra brings to the world, to what it offers at this present moment and to what it is becoming. Sutra is a dynamic platform visioned by two great souls, Lorenz and Natasha, who are the embodiment of compassion, patience, kindness and expansive visioning. They are the heart of Sutra. And from that heart ripples of connection are uniting individuals throughout the world. Their passion is contagious. Having participated in the Transformational Teaching Online program, I have been awakened to new possibilities for online teaching. I directly experienced deep soul connections that pierced through the veils that attempt to convince us of separation. Sutra is a platform. But more than that, it is an intention. An intention to unite, to connect, to weave, to celebrate the human potential for Oneness. Thinking to participate? Ready for transformation? Go for it! You will be seen, supported, and celebrated. - Niranjana
I've had an amazing experience in Transformational Teaching Online with Natasha & Lorenz Sell. I've been able to ground my online teaching ideas for the first time with lots of support. This class opened up new strategies for me to craft actual meaningful online experience that I couldn't have come to on my own. I'm glad I decided to invest in this process as it gave me so many creative options to engage and help people online. - Japa
When I started this course, I had an intention and a vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish. What I have experienced in just 6 sessions has been beyond what I could have imagined. Because of the space Natasha and Lorenz hold and co-create with participants, I've been able to find clarity, precision, alignment, and greater direction. I've been guided to connect and engage with my teaching experience and my audience in a deeper way. I've had the space to learn, stretch myself, and consider greater possibility. It's been a privilege to be so lovingly witnessed by them and the other participants as I and my teaching style transform. So much has opened up for me which can be scary and because of this course, I feel more confident than ever. It's put me in touch with a deeper experience within my teaching and put me at ease around navigating the inner workings and delicate balance of leading a group and allowing the greatest potential of a space to unfold. It's helped me to naturally progress my course and create it in a heartfelt, more experiential way rather than the conceptual mind based version I had been holding. Natasha and Lorenz are stepping into a place of mastery around holding space and are pointing us towards the greater awareness required for us to go with them. This course is such a gem! - Kimberly
Lorenz and Natasha's mentoring program has been an incredibly powerful experience for me. I'm grateful for the specific guidance in being fully present when both speaking and listening. The structure of the course and the generous support of all the participants has allowed me to create a program I feel good about offering to others. Built to foster meaningful and intimate small group experiences, Sutra is unique. Thank you for showing me how to create something powerful with Sutra, and for the opportunity to connect with some amazing people. - Jennifer
When I stumbled upon the Transformational Online Teaching course offered by Natasha and Lorenz, I was immediately struck by their grounded invitation, instead of an over the top sales pitch. Additionally, the course was priced very moderately. Natasha and Lorenz are a unique combination of authentic presence, intellect, inspirational teaching and mindful support. It was heartwarming to sense how invested they were in guiding the process of each participant, meeting each of us where we were and gently guiding us to where we felt ready to birth some version of our dream project. - Priya
Through expert care, attention and sensitivity and with a masterful touch in holding space Lorenz and Natasha offer a rare gift and a unique experience. I never could have imagined the scope and potential of the online environment for deep connection, intimacy and shared presence. Through Transformational Teaching online I was able to connect to a deeper humanity within myself and others, beyond concepts of time and space I discovered a practical unity, a vulnerability and sense of shared purpose that brings us together. I would whole-heartedly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to develop their skills in hosting, facilitation and teaching online. The journey has been insightful, enjoyable and a lot of fun too. Thank you so much Natasha and Lorenz! - Sharon
I warmly recommend you to join the mentorship program Transformational Teaching Online provided by Natasha and Lorenz Sell on Sutra. Their joint offering is full of practical and usable information, worksheets and practices that will guide you to create your own powerful offering online. The added value of it is huge, you will feel supported all the way to learn how the Sutra platform works, to create the outline of your offering and the most powerful content, how to create a safe container for working with groups online. Your online offering will be much more profound for your clients. You even learn how to recognize your real audience, how to communicate your offering to your audience so that enrolling of clients gets easier and fun. The program offers precise knowledge about all the technology involved, so even an ordinary tech-person like me can apply it easily! Thank you Natasha and Lorenz, I hope many more will understand the deep value your work provides to online learning. You truly understand that online learning is not about providing content only, it should provide deep connection and real transformation. - Harriet