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Thai Yoga Massage Training Module 1

November 11, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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with Drew Hume, visiting teacher from Toronto

Module 1 Functional Anatomy and The Essentials of Quality Touch

Monday – Wednesday, November 11 – 13

OR Friday – Sunday, November 15 – 17 *

9am – 5pm each day

* (You only need to take Module 1 one time.. your choice of date)

Module 1 once (Nov 11-13 or 15-17):  early bird by Oct 1 – $485;  full price $535

Modules 1 and 2: early bird $900; full price $975

Modules 1, 2 and 3:  early bird $1200;  full price $1300

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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 massage that focuses on the most common areas of tension, namely the shoulders, neck and back.

Course Details:

Building a solid foundation in the concepts and the practice of high quality touch.drew thai massageCombining 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.

In Module 2 we revisit and enhance our understanding of content from the first module. We then delve deeper into the 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 Module 3 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 3-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 and some home practice you will be eligible for Principal Certification with Metta Touch

Module 2 Expanding your Thai Massage Repertoire

Nov 18 -20

9am – 5pm each day

Module 3 Customizing the Client Experience

Nov 21- 23

9am – 5pm each day

FULL COURSE DETAILS HEREhttp://stillandmovingcenter.com/workshops_and_events/thai-yoga-massage-training/

drew humeABOUT 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. http://metta-touch.com/


Authentic Hawaiian Hula Experiences

Infuse your  Thai Yoga adventure with an authentic Hawaiian experience before and/or after the event! Whether traveling solo or with family and friends, don’t miss the opportunity to experience true Hawaiian culture and natural beauty as Malia Helela, an authentic Kumu Hula, leads you through 2-day and 1-day workshops that will leave you with a deeply profound appreciation for dance and cultural tradition of Hawaii.

Lei Aloha – Beloved Lei 
Tuesday, November 14
A lei symbolizes life, with beautiful memories and loved ones strung together like flowers in a lei. In this closing workshop, we honor our role as the string that holds the beautiful moments of our life together. We will make a lei out of fresh flowers and use it in a special hula dance (Makalapua – hula performed while holding a lei). Activities include Lei making, Hula lessons, lecture, gifts and closing ceremony. After the workshop, participants are welcome to keep their lei or release it into the ocean.
Sunlit Skies – An Introduction to Beginnings, Hawaiian-Style
Sunday & Monday, November 24 & 25
The life-giving sun brings light, warmth and enlightenment. This workshop will highlight chants and songs that honor the sun and its rising in the east. Activities include Hula instruction, a chant writing workshop, sunrise observance, lecture, gift and closing ceremony. Journey together to the east side of O`ahu to witness the sunrise and share a picnic breakfast together. Students will learn a traditional oli (chant) to wake up the sun as well as provide input for a new chant custom made for the class. A hula `auwana (Ke Alaula – contemporary Hawaiian song about the dawn) will also be taught. This workshop concludes with a final taped performance of the dance and a closing ceremony.
Take both Authentic Hawaiian Experiences!
Having trouble choosing just one? Why not do both! Participate in both Authentic Hawaiian Experiences before and after your Thai Yoga Massage Training: 2 for $295
malia-headshot-outsideAbout Malia Helela
Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.




November 11, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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