3 days (Aug 5-6-7), 20 hours CEU, $450 USD - This is an introductory workshop for practitioners of all forms of massage, bodywork, yoga and movement therapies. The class is open to those who wish to learn or refine an introductory full-body sequence in supine and seated positions. Beginners - and also those with previous experience in Thai massage - are welcome.
At: Body Therapy Institute, North Carolina, USA, 5-7 August, 2016
Address: 300 S Wind Drive, Siler City, NC, USA
This is an introductory workshop for practitioners of all forms of massage, bodywork, yoga and movement therapies. The class is open to those who wish to learn or refine an introductory full-body sequence in supine and seated positions. Beginners - and also those with previous experience in Thai massage - are welcome.
The work is performed on a floor mat, wearing comfortable clothing, and oils and lotions are not generally used. The practitioner stimulates energy lines that run through the body using pressure, manipulations and rocking movements. In addition, a large number of yoga postures are also performed on the receiver. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through normal exercise and personal yoga practice. Correct breathing patterns and body mechanics are essential, and a session is most effective when both the receiver and the therapist are fully relaxed and in a meditative state. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, grounding, and physical and mental stability.
This workshop is specially designed for practitioners and teachers of Western massage therapy, body movement, physical therapy, and yoga. The workshop discusses the origin and evolution of this healing art, traces several energy lines in the Thai healing system, and allows for hands-on work using acupressure techniques, proper breathing & body mechanics, and assisted yoga postures. Special attention is paid to traditional Thai techniques that can be adapted to other disciplines such as table work. The majority of techniques in this workshop will be practiced in supine and seated positions, though later adaptations may be made for table workers. The final day of the workshop is dedicated to Thai upper torso techniques, focusing on shoulders, neck, head and face. The intent is to familiarize you at an introductory level with basic concepts that can be integrated into your own professional, personal and spiritual practices.