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Thai Yoga Massage Training Module 1
November 11, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 $1300Sign Up Now!
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.
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.
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 HERE: http://stillandmovingcenter.com/workshops_and_events/thai-yoga-massage-training/
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. 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.