This training prepares one in all the skills necessary to offer a complete and safe full body Thai massage. In three weekends you can get certified as a Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner, while learning three hours of relaxing and therapeutic Thai Massage techniques. These can then be combined in various ways to create individualized treatments for your friends, family and/or clients. You can choose to take single days, a weekend or the first two weekends to learn the full two hour 'foundational flow.' Add in the final weekend for therapeutic applications and certification*.
With a strong emphasis on proper body dynamics and how to use leverage, you will learn how to effortlessly apply pressure to sore muscles, energy lines & trigger points as well as learn how to bring your partner through a series of assisted yoga stretches to open, relax and rejuvenate your clients. The Therapeutic weekend will focus on the more creative and advanced Thai Massage techniques. In addition, you will learn how to apply PNF techniques into the stretches to target and release specific muscles with ease. We will look at how to treat various conditions such as sciatic pain, tight hamstrings, and low back pain. We will also learn techniques to easily release the Psoas, the QL and how to bring the hips into balance.
This training has been refined for over a decade to offer all students the ability to master these skills in a short amount of time. After completing the course, all dedicated practitioners should be able to offer a profoundly healing and delightful treatment.
Each day you will learn a new thirty minute routine focusing on a specific body area in a specific position, ultimately resulting in over three hours of techniques. Courses can be taken individually or you can sign up for the full training at a discount. This is a wonderful way to complement the massage or yoga that you are currently offering and provide yourself with a new skill and income stream. You will receive a detailed guidebook with pictures and descriptions to aid in your ongoing practice. A comprehensive DVD is also available to practice at home with.
Previous massage and/or yoga studies are recommended but not required. This work is dynamic and does require some strength and dexterity. Please watch the video clip below to see if you can imagine yourself being able to perform such maneuvers. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.
* *For certification, you will need to complete all six days and also complete 10 practice sessions, including 1 session with a LMT...
Dec. 17: Supine Position
Dec. 18: Side Lying Position
Jan 14: Prone, Child's & Seated Position
$495 = Full Certification & all six days (36 CE's)
$395 = Foundational Flow- four days (24 CE's)
$195 = Any weekend (12 CE's)
$99 = Any single day (6CE's)
NCBTMB and Yoga Alliance approved for 6 CE's per day
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When & Where
Previously, Michael served as a core faculty member at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA. He worked there as both a program director and a massage therapist. Since 1998, he has been lead faculty for the '500 hour bodywork certification training' in the Kripalu School of Massage.
Michael is professionally trained in Swedish Massage, Kripalu Bodywork, Thai Massage, Breema Bodywork, Positional Release Therapy and Yoga Therapy. In addition, Michael is a Sivananda certified yoga teacher. His various studies have led him to create a unique style of 'Thai Yoga Bodywork' which blends all these modalities into a creative and therapeutic healing art.
Michael began his studies of Thai Massage in 1998 with an intensive offered by Ananda Apfelbaum at the Omega Institute. He then journeyed to Thailand to meet her teacher, Pichest Boonthume. He has also studied with (or assisted) Kam Thye Chow, Ken Nelson & Jonas Westring.
Michael has developed a complete Thai Yoga Bodywork training including a manual and a DVD which has been presented across the country and internationally. He is an approved continuing education (CE) provider, accredited by the National Certification Board for Thherapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). (Approved Provider # 451645-11)
Michael's love for sharing bodywork and his appreciation for the body, mind, spirit connection motivates him to continue his explorations into the realms of healing arts and experiential inspirational teaching.