San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Also called 'Thai Yoga Therapy,' this training is a perfect complement to teaching yoga as these techniques can be introduced into a group class or used in a private one on one ‘yoga therapy’ session. This weekend class offers a therapeutic approach to Thai Yoga Bodywork. You will learn a series of therapeutic and creative Thai Yoga stretches in various positions. These techniques fit brilliantly together to create a flowing one hour treatment. This weekend will also integrate 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. After completion, all practitioners should be confidant to include these new skills into their healing regimen. You will receive a detailed manual with pictures and descriptions to aid in your ongoing practice. Video & online support is also available for home study.
This training is ideal for yoga teachers looking for hands on skills to help adjust and assist their students. It is also open to other somatic therapists and those looking for a stretch routine to add to their services. It is a wonderful way to complement the massage or yoga that you are currently offering.
No previous massage or yoga experience is required, but it is recommended. All applicants should have the ability to comfortably move their body through a moderate yoga class. Before registering, please watch the sample video below and see if you can imagine yourself being able to apply the techniques. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
March 11: Supine & Side-Lying Positions.
March 12: Prone & Seated Positions.
This Course is approved by NCBTMB & Yoga Alliance for 12 hours of Continuing Education hours!
You can also choose to take individual days for 6 CE hours.
Michael Sitzer, NC LMBT, NCBTMB Michael has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over a decade. He teaches for the Kripalu School of Massage and AB Tech college in Asheville, North Carolina.
note: For certification in Thai Yoga Bodywork, one must complete this class plus the four day 'Foundational Flow' course as well as ten practie session. More info at:
If no video appears below, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oss102RRNfI
Investment= $199 for full weekend and 12 CE's (before 1/11/17) $225 after.
$125 for a single day and 6 CE's
more info at: www.thaiyogatrainings.com
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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.