For Yoga Teachers, Movement Specialists, and Personal Trainers
Lead Trainer: T’ai Jamar Hanna
24 classroom hours+ 6 hours of outside classroom practice to be documented by the student and assessed by the instructor.
In this 30 Hour Training, you will learn a 60-minute Traditional Thai Bodywork sequence to include in your private practice, expand your understanding of energetic and physical healing, and enhance your knowledge of human movement, structural alignment, and intuitive touch.
Thai Yoga Bodywork is an ancient art form of energy-line (sen) stimulation, supported stretching, acupressure, deep-tissue release, and therapeutic touch that brings openness and relaxation to the body. Thai Yoga Bodywork is an integrative approach to health, combining breath, yoga asana and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing dance of continuous rhythmic motion. TYM works on the energy lines and points that bring physical, mental and emotional bodies to balance and harmonize all the systems in the body.
- Preparation of the body with warm-ups, breathing techniques, and metta meditation.
- Working within your own yoga practice and scope of movement to partner up and share a reciprocal dance of loving kindness, movement, and breath.
- Introduction to the foundations of Thai Yoga (meditation in movement) and the principles of healing touch: correct postural alignment for practitioner, leverage and weight, connected breath, and delivering of intention through touch.
- Learn a Thai Yoga sequence (approximately 60 min). This sequence is designed to restore basic flexibility, increase range of movement and balance the flow of energy.
In this Foundational Course, you will learn:
- How to work on the floor, practicing your yoga and using leverage to deliver precise and connected bodywork.
- How to use hands, feet, and forearms to deliver mindful, healing touch.
- The history of Buddhism and the oral tradition of Thai medicine.
- How to feel and receive the message of the body, unblock energy, and create better flow.
- When and how to stretch muscular/sen lines.
- How to give a full body Thai Yoga session in the four traditional positions (prone, supine, side and sitting).
“T’ai is an intuitive healer and an authentic teacher. I have learned so much just from watching her move in tandem with a client– her “work” is more like a beautiful dance.” – Katie O’Connell (Owner of Dragonfly Yoga Barn and Retreat Center)
* Manual not included in cost *