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THAI YOGA MASSAGE is an ancient healing practice used to release energetic blocks and bring balance to the body and mind. Rooted in yoga and Buddhism, it combines passive stretching and deep compression, supported by presence and intention. It is a magical journey of transformation for both the receiver and the giver.
In these intensives, we will joyfully explore the powers of touch and connection completing a simple routine that covers the body from feet to head. We will work with different elements of Thai yoga massage along with understanding its roots and principles, based on the tradition of Asokananda. These courses are an introduction to the main principles and selection of techniques techniques of this modality, along with essential tools of compassionate touch and intuitive listening, from where we must begin our Thai massage journey.
No previous experience is required. This course is great for anyone already working in yoga, massage, dance or other movement therapies. Nevertheless, it is a perfect compliment for anyone seeking for deeper connections to themselves and others.
***For your information, after each course, students will receive a printed certificate of attendance. A certificate of completion is given after Level 2. To be legally entitled to label yourself or practice this art professionally, please consult your national country’s laws and regulations, as well as insurance policies, within the context of alternative medicine.
One Day Introduction Workshops
In our single day workshops, we will speak about the history and introduce the main principles of Thai massage. Often people are unaware of the spiritual aspects of this practice, that involve Vipassana meditation, presence and intuitive listening. We will explore qualities of touch while learning a short massage sequence to explore the practice.
Weekend Introduction Courses (2 – 3 Days)
In the weekend course, you will receive the tools to share a 45 minute to one hour massage practice. With a print manual to take home, you will have enough materials to begin practicing and sharing on heathy friends and family. This is an ideal course for those still wondering if Thai massage is a practice they want to continue for further study. However, it also applies for those who want to learn some foundational massage techniques to share with those that they love. As a personal practice, Thai massage goes a long way to supporting our connection with other, learning about ourselves and sharing love. Therefore, this course can be for anyone from bodyworkers to those looking for more tools in their daily life to live a more peaceful and fulfilled life.
Level 1 and Level 2 Beginner Course (5 – 6 days each)
In the one week intensive course, we will cover the main principles and foundations of Thai massage. In each level, we will learn and practice a full body massage sequence from feet to head. By the end of the week, you will have an understanding of how we approach our receiver when giving a massage, the emotional mapping and energetic Sen lines we use to work with the body, explore a variety of techniques from both the static and dynamic traditions of Thai massage, understand different qualities of touch, and learn how to work with your intuition.
By the end of the course, you will have a sequence to give a 90 minute massage or more. We will explore a wide variety of techniques, meaning you do not have to stay stuck with the same sequence. There is room to creatively explore and feel which postures work best for you, or to creatively explore what works best for the client in the moment. At this level, we are working mainly with already healthy and functional bodies. Yet we will have the tools and already begin safely exploring therapeutic applications.
This course is an experience of Thai massage as a deep, personal journey. The process of learning how to touch, feel and listen relates just as much to ourselves as it does to the others. With the support of guided self-practices, and the magic of the techniques themselves, we will explore this internal spiritual journey within the modality of Thai massage.