SENSORY TRAINING: METAPHOR & TOUCH
The use of metaphor in your teaching language and the importance of touch in adjustments
Friday, December 6-Sunday, December 8
Friday 4:00-8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00-5:00 PM
Guest Teacher : T’ai Jamar Hanna
We will learn how to approach, adjust, and effectively take someone into their own body and practice using Thai Healing Touch. You will learn self-care techniques for our own energy field and ways to clear, strengthen, and protect your energetic center. We will give and receive confident and strategic hands on assists for your private and public classes.
Franklin Method Art of Sensory Cueing and Metaphor for Teaching
Sunday: 6:00- 8:00 PM
Guest Teacher: Karen Betten
We will discover the art of sensory teaching and metaphor to develop an understanding of the deeper levels of the nervous system. When we move we often focus on the positioning of the body parts from the inside; i.e., where to place the knee, head, arm, etc. But can you clearly visualize what is happening in the parts of the body that are not seen from the outside; i.e., the brain, joints, bones, muscles and fascia. We will dive into the tools to ignite and refine your focus, sensory pathways and the brain body connection. This Franklin Method experience will bring your movement and teaching capacity to the next level.
MEET THE TEACHERS
T’AI JAMAR HANNA
T’ai Jamar first learned intuitive touch via her parents, both Doctors of Oriental Medicine, when she was a young child. Her parents offered foot rubs and head massages to her as a child, and, in essence, she discovered Reflexology and Reiki as part of her developing sense of touch. In 2014, T’ai Jamar Hanna became a LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and “Licensed to touch” in NYC. Her touch is intuitive and informed by the individual’s healing process. Her practice is personal and instinctual, based on each person’s capacity to heal themselves. In the last twelve years in NYC, she has been an agent, personal assistant, producer, and event coordinator. After 5 years in the fashion industry, she trained to become a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Paula Tursi and Peter Kaaberol Kristensen of Reflections Yoga in 2006. It was then she discovered the art of Thai Yoga Massage. Since 2006, she has obtained over 300 hours in advanced yoga therapy and 200 hours in advanced Thai techniques, studying with David Lutt of Osteo Thai College, Nerve Touch Chaing Mai, Thai Massage Circus in Laos, and the Thai Institute in Virginia. T’ai has completed several other mind-body trainings including Yoga Tune Up, Anya, and Body Tuning. Concurrently, she obtained a Masters in Nonprofit Management at Milano, The New School, 2010 and completed the Eastern Massage Therapy program in 2013 at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine T’ai Jamar is a senior teacher with Reflections Center for Conscious Living and the founder of Integral Healing Arts, offering international and domestic workshops, trainings, and classes in yoga therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, and dynamic movement. Whether on a table, in the floor, in a classroom, or within her personal relationships, T’ai believes in the power of love and kindness.
Karen has 27 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She began her career as a RN in a Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Earning a Masters of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She then became a Surgical Nurse Practitioner at Surgical Specialties at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Most recently, she opened her own practice, Limitless Living, in Larchmont, New York. Karen commutes to Reflections to teach weekly Franklin Method classes, special event workshops and private Energy Medicine, Flower Alchemy and Franklin Method sessions. Her own ideology is very much in sync with Reflections purpose to be a space for self-exploration and to help people make a mind-body connection. It was specifically Karen’s work with the Franklin Method that took her personal movement practices to the next level. Franklin Method helped her become aware of the thoughts and images she was unknowingly using that led to pain & injury. Through regular use of the Franklin Method tools, she now has more strength, flexibility and focus that adds an even deeper level of enjoyment to her yoga, tennis, pilates, quantum physics studies, writing and teaching. Franklin Method enhances every move you make-it’s meditation in motion.