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Winter/Spring 2018 PRACTITIONER TRAINING SCHEDULE


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Level 1: 36 hours

Thai Massage Fundamentals + Supine 1: Feb 2 - 4

Learn techniques to move gracefully around the recipient on the floor, leverage your body weight to apply deep pressure effortlessly, and cultivate a sensitive and healing touch. The course begins in supine position which includes effective ways to release tension and open the legs, hips and shoulders. Time will be spent practicing techniques and learning an introductory sequence of supine position.
 
Thai Massage Supine 2 Position: Feb 23 - 25
Discover the energy system of this healing art and how the Sen lines play a significant role in the work we do. Weekend 2 is a continuation of the work learned in the fundamentals weekend in the supine position. This weekend also includes time dedicated to practicing yoga and meditation to support body awareness while working and an ability to remain present during the learning experience.

Thai Massage Side Lying Position: Mar 9 - 11 
Focus on techniques of the side-lying position. Access the shoulders and hips from this alternate vantage point that is a great position for people that cannot lay down on their backs, including pregnant woman. During Weekend 3 there is time for review and also the opportunity to work on friends and community members. 

Weekend times: Fridays 6:00 - 8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 - 6:00pm each weekend


Tuition: Level 1 = $1080   pay in full now
Early bird special: Register by Dec 1 and receive a $50 off 
Deposit: $300 reserved your space at the early bird price

make a deposit

Payment for each level must be made in full before the course begins. Space is limited.

Cancellations made within two weeks before the start date will receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee
Once the course begins there are no refunds for a partially attended trainings


Students receive a certificate upon completion of each training. Bodyworkers are eligible to receive 36 CEUs.



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Level 2: 36 hours

Thai Massage Prone Position: Mar 23 - 25
Dive deeper into the healing art of Thai Massage by learning techniques of prone position. Prone position provides excellent access to the hips and quads, spine and shoulders. Learn effective techniques to release chronic tension around these regions of the body. This weekend includes time for review and also the opportunity to work on friends and community members.

Thai Massage Seated Position: Apr 13 - 15
Focus on techniques of seated position. Seated position provide excellent access to the neck and shoulders. Learn effective techniques to address this region of the body. There is time for review of previous weekends and also the opportunity to work on friends and community members.

Thai Massage Advanced Techniques: Apr 27 - 29
Learn some new tricks and develop sensitivity. In a variety of positions we will learn unique techniques to support greater release. Techniques include rocking and vibration, using feet to save our hands and wrists and developing greater sensitivity and listening skills in order to support our clients healing process.

Weekend times: Fridays 6:00 - 8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 - 6:00pm each weekend

Tuition: Level 2 = $1080  pay in full now
Early bird special: Register by Dec 1 and receive a $50 off 
Deposit: $300 reserved your space at the early bird price

make a deposit

Payment for each level must be made in full before the course begins. Space is limited. 
Cancellations made within two weeks before the start date will receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee
Once the course begins there are no refunds for a partially attended trainings

Students receive a certificate upon completion of each training. Bodyworkers are eligible to receive 36 CEUs.
 
Come Check us out!
Thai Massage Playshop for Couples is an introduction to the healing art of Thai Massage. Learn fun and effective massage techniques in this hands-on experiential class for heart-based connection and healing bodywork. You will give and receive massage with the support of expert guidance. Cost is $80 per couple. Bring a friend or loved one! Taught by Chris Gordon.                     REGISTER HERE
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About the Instructor

Chris Headshot Chris Gordon, CMT, RTT, is registered as an approved instructor with THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International). Chris is registered as an E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher and is a nationally certified massage therapist and has been teaching Thai Massage and leading workshops for the past ten years. He has taken two extensive trips to Thailand and has over 1000 additional hours of training and coursework. Chris is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider and by THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International) as an approved instructor. email him at chris@bigriveryoga.com



  Who is This Training For? 
  • Yoga teachers to learn techniques to work therapeutically in private yoga sessions.
  • Massage therapists looking to enhance their practice with an effective healing tool.
  • Individuals interested in exploring this healing art to share with family, friends or loved ones.
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WHAT IS THAI MASSAGE?
The healing art of Thai massage, traditionally known as Nuad Boran, evolved over 2,000 years ago in present day Thailand and is a system of bodywork combining rhythmic massage compression along the body, acupressure, and energy balancing techniques. The founder of Thai massage is an Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who is revered throughout Thailand as the Father of Medicine for his knowledge of the body and for having treated important people of his time, including the Buddha. 

Traditional Thai massage is rooted in the belief that life is sustained by a vital force carried along invisible pathways (sen) running through the body. It is believed that disease and dysfunction come when blockages occur along these pathways. Accordingly, Thai Massage’s intent is to free blocked energy, stimulate the natural flow of life-force, and restore balance. The result of a full-body Thai massage is often a relaxing yet deep mind/body experience, bringing a greater state of physical and mental balance. For the practitioner, a Thai Massage session can be a powerful tool for personal, physical and spiritual maintenance and transformation.

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