- This event has passed.
Thai Yoga Massage Training 2015 – Module 1
August 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm$1 – $1405
with Drew Hume, Navina Thai Yoga TherapySign Up Now!
Module 1 Course Details: AUG 7- 9 Building a solid foundation in the concepts and the practice of high quality touch. Combining fundamental anatomy theory with positive intention and hands-on practice, we establish a base on which our following modules build a safe and successful massage practice.
In addition to the four foundational principals of Thai massage, we learn:
Building a solid foundation in the concepts and the practice of high quality touch. Combining fundamental anatomy theory with positive intention and hands-on practice, we establish a base on which our following modules build a safe and successful massage practice. In addition to the four foundational principals of Thai massage, we learn:
– Essential anatomy and physiology language that will allow you to accurately locate and describe the functions of specific muscles,
– How to apply high quality touch techniques that are both safe and effective through the efficient use of biomechanics,
– Functional anatomy of the back, shoulders and neck, which are the most commonly requested massage regions,
– Thai massage postures that address these high-tension areas. In total this will equate to a 45 minute massage sequence that you can practice on family and friends,
– The practical skills needed to approach a massage situation, how to build rapport with clients with clear communication, how to enhance the client treatment experience, and to prepare you for massaging outside the classroom.
Each one of our core modules is run over 3 consecutive days for a total of 8 hours each day (9-5). These classes place a lot of emphasis on getting in and practicing the techniques directly so that you immediately start getting hands-on experience. Module 1 sets a solid foundation in the practice of high quality touch. We do this by combining some anatomy with positive intention and our physical practice. When exchanging massages in class you are receiving in-depth feedback from your classmates and the teacher as well as gaining a new understanding of the postures when you receive the massage. This first course will provide you with a sound 45-minute flow that focuses on the most common areas of tension, namely the shoulders, neck and back.
In Module 2 AUG 10 – 12 we revisit and enhance our understanding of content from the first module. We then delve deeper into the concepts of quality touch and extend our massage sequence to explore more of the body. By adding in more postures to include the arms, legs, hands and feet, we will end up with a 2-hr massage sequence. In the 3rd module we consolidate and extend our practice from the first 2 courses to produce a well-rounded and more complete massage flow. After this course you will be able to give a fluid 2.5-hr massage, providing a total mind-body experience. We also explore some useful ways to customize the massage to make sure you’re comfortable with both longer and shorter length treatments and to best suit the needs of your client.
After Module 3 (offered November 7 – 9) and some home practice you will be eligible for Principal Certification.
Investment: – $495 per module (early bird by July 15) – $535 regular – Module 1-3 package: $1405 regular, $1285 early bird by July 15) Prices do not include any applicable taxes. Course fees DO include all training manuals.
ABOUT DREW HUME: A people-hugger and nature-lover, Drew has warmth and an energy that many people can connect with. A passion for the human body has led him through University studies in human biology and directed him into the world of Thai yoga massage. The holistic approach of Thai massage resonates strongly with Drew, as every treatment encompasses the entire body, both the physical and subtle.
Drew firmly believes that compassionate touch is an essential component of good health and wellbeing. Thai massage can provide a deep sense of connection to others, to self and to the world at large. With his experience and knowledge of the human body from both the western and the eastern perspectives, Drew considers it a great gift to be able to share this sacred practice with you.
Building positive relationships through compassionate touch, Drew travels all over to bring you his unique and practical blend of western physiology and intuitive practice.