50 hour Therapeutic Thai Massage Course
Fusing Traditional Thai Massage with Intuitive Sequencing
The Yoga Forest
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
March 7th-14th, 2020
Thai Yoga Massage is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of Traditional Thai Medicine for thousands of years. Thai Massage blends elements of Acupressure, Yoga, Reflexology, Physiotherapy, Meditation, Energy Healing, Chiropractic and Ayurvedic wisdom.
The goal of any Thai Massage is to restore balance to the body, mind and spirit. By working through all 10 SEN lines (similar to Nadis in Yoga and Meridian lines in Chinese medicine) we are able to bring peace, clarity and rejuvenation to the client.
Thai Massage is referred to as “lazy man’s yoga” which makes it a complimentary service to offer for Yoga Teachers who want to develop more awareness of the physical and energetic bodies, more confidence and comfortability with touch and to be able to increase the services they can offer to their students giving them more ability to create a sustainable life as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and healer.
Meet your Facilitator:
Randi is the founder of SuryaFlow: The Art of Sacred Movement, a philosophy that unites ancient practices with breath awareness to bring about joyful living. Randi has the power to make authentic connections with others and is inspired to bring union of mind, body, and heart to all who are ready to heal wholesomely and holistically. She continues to be a witness to her own transformation and is inspired to help facilitate this healing for others. She is playful and light hearted, yet grounded in discipline.
Randi, E-RYT 500 is influenced by many traditions such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative. She has facilitated over 25 International 200/500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2010 and has helped to establish an experiential permaculture and yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
You will learn:
- Thai Massage Theory
- Foot Reflexology
- Leg Lines
- Single Legs
- Side Position
- Arm Lines
- Prone (on the belly) Position
- Seated Position
- Client Observation and Communication
- Dynamic Stretching
- Trigger Point
- Therapeutic Technique
- Abdominal Massage and Digestion
Differences between Thai Massage vs Table Massage:
- More sustainable for the practitioner
- Clothes on
- No/small amount of oils
- Done on the floor
- Works on energy lines
- Holistic approach
- Spiritual Practice
- Beneficial for both client and practitioner
- Able to change the position of the client
- Stretches the client
- Uses your body weight to deepen pressure
Thai Yoga Massage is a very holistic therapy where the human being is seen and treated as an ever-changing network of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that all influence each other. Its primary aim is to restore and balance the body’s energy system which comprises of 10 energy lines that run through the body called Sen Lines, similar to Meridian Lines. These energy lines cannot be seen, but are felt and are a part of many Eastern healing traditions. The vital life force that is called Prana in Sanskrit, Chi in Chinese and Ki in Japanese, travels through these meridians, supplying the body with the energy that is necessary for its survival and healthy functioning.
Due to physical or emotional trauma, bad posture, injuries or limiting belief systems this energy can get trapped or blocked, causing physical and emotional dis-ease. Thai Yoga Massage with its amazing multitude of techniques and adjustments can release these blockages and bring the body back to its natural equilibrium where perfect balance and well being are present.
At the end of the this course you will have about 3 hours of Thai Massage content and tools for how to sequence with a therapeutic understanding of how to treat a client based on their individual needs.
What you’ll love about the Yoga Forest...
The Yoga Forest was founded as a sustainable living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us.
Permaculture follows the same principles. In Permaculture, we are essentially making space for the wisdom of the entire system to fully flow, to become a more open and thriving container for life. Permaculture teaches us to observe the natural environment and work with rather than against the natural order of flow. Thus, in Permaculture we are also cultivating union. Through the Yoga of Permaculture, we are facilitating the experience of Yoga as deep ecology – by allowing the ecosystem, and ourselves within that system, to demonstrate their own evolution.
Immerse yourself in an eco-friendly conscious community for a month of transformation. Enjoy the perfect sub-tropical climate in the western highlands of Guatemala, with stunning views through the Yoga Forest taking in Lake Atitlan and its magnificent volcanoes. Let your body and mind come into a tranquil balance among mystical scenery and powerful energies.
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Pricing & Registration
Tuition + Room & Board Package
+ Shared Cabaña - USD $1550
+ Private Room Single - USD $1850
All prices include three delicious vegetarian meals daily,
morning meditation, yoga classes and the retreat schedule.
Secure your spot by placing a $400 Non-refundable deposit oR pay in full
If you place your non-refundable deposit, the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to training.
*All payments by credit card/Paypal will include a 5% processing fee.
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