Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16
Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 Certification: The certification program will provide participants the knowledge in this ancient art form, and the skills to be able to give a 90-minute Thai Yoga Bodywork session. During our time together you will receive hands-on assistance & guidance so that at the conclusion of the certification you feel confident to take these skills and share them. The origins of Thai Yoga Bodywork are derived from the Buddhist monks studies of the energy lines on the body and of how to remove pain from the body by working these lines in a variety of ways including applying passive yoga asana stretches.
|Friday||6 - 9 PM|
|Saturday||9 AM - 4 PM|
|Sunday||9 AM - 4 PM|
|Lunch approximately 12 - 1 PM|
*EXTENDED* Early registration investment $695 until Friday, May 31. Regular investment: $825Buy online now
Francisco is from Peru, but currently travels sharing his work. He has been teaching yoga since 2000, and he has been a bodyworker since 1999. Prior to teaching & leading yoga trainings & Thai Bodywork certifications, he ran a national education program for inner city youth, based in Washington DC. The program’s intention was to introduce kids to nature. Francisco’s first Thai Massage certification was in 1999 with the Lotus Palm School of Massage Therapy. His first yoga training was in 2000 with the Shanti Yoga Ashram – School of Life. He certified with Bikram Yoga in 2003 & with Dharma Mittra Yoga in 2005. He is the founder of Synergy Yoga & has led Synergy Applied Anatomy programs for several yoga trainings.
An energizing and meditative form of massage therapy, Thai Massage, or Thai Yoga Massage, is rooted in rhythmic acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga-style stretching. This moving meditation assists in relieving pain and stress, improving flexibility and joint mobility, and balancing emotions. Massage techniques include compression, acupressure, stretching, pulling, and rocking, and work is done following the sen, or energy lines, of the body. Oils and lotions are not generally used, and the receiver is fully clothed for sessions. The Buddhist concepts of Metta and Karuna are central to the intention of Thai Massage practice. Karuna, or compassion, is described in Pali commentary as the desire to remove harm and suffering from others, while Metta, or loving kindness, is the desire to bring about well-being and happiness.
It is said that the founder of Thai Massage was Buddha’s physician, Shivago Komarpaj. However, the variations and complexities of Thai massage nod to the broader spectrum of influences from the medicinal and cultural traditions of India, China, and Southeast Asia. Thai Massage styles and theories vary from region to region across Thailand and no single routine or framework is universally considered “correct.”
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