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February 2017

Thai Supine: Legs, Hips, Feet

February 26 | US$160
Crow’s Wing Studio, 200 NW Bowdoin Pl.
Seattle, WA 98107 United States

The Thai Supine: Legs and Hips focus is opening the hips, creating space, increasing the range-of-motion and encouraging the body to produce synovial fluid, our own form of lubrication that bathes the joints. The muscles, joints and fascia of the low back, knees, ankles and feet are addressed thoroughly. Particularly effective are compressions that increase circulation and loosen the muscles. Many of these moves are adaptable to table work. Somewhat physically demanding, Thai massage requires you to be comfortable sitting on your feet with your legs folded under you. Painful joints of any kind are obstacles to doing this work. At its core, Thai massage is energy work. You will learn a wonderful stretch for the external rotators of the hip, for example, but the intent of the move is to allow the life energy to flow so the body can heal itself. That said, the stretches are thorough, safe, efficient and ingenious. Thai massage moves reflect many centuries of wisdom regarding how to mobilize the recipient but also how to work in a way that protects practitioner’s body so as not to get injured.

Other

Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT
Instructor Bio
I graduated from Seattle Massage School in 1988 and subsequently studied in Thailand and received my teaching certificate in 1997 in Chiang Mai for Traditional Massage of Thailand. I maintain a private practice in Seattle.

CONTACT: Kay Rynerson

PHONE: 206 633-4718

EMAIL: krynersonmccabe@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://theratraining.com

March 2017

The one-month professional course

March 1 - March 29 | 900 USD
Pondicherry / Auroville, Pondicherry, Pondicherry 605001 India

These classes are intended to provide the complete theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform Ancient Thai Massage and learn many additional moves, postures and techniques. They were created for students who are interested in developing a much deeper understanding of Ancient Thai Massage and in attaining a professional level. It provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of how therapeutic massage techniques and postures heal specific ailments and is therefore especially appealing to those intending to practice massage professionally. The one-month curriculum incorporates a greater emphasis upon developing the skills of the masseur (building bodily and mental health through meditation, yoga and tai chi) and develops a greater understanding of the needs of the receiver’s body, speech and mind. The classes run regularly for four hours a day (three hours if less than four students in the class) generally from Monday to Friday with an additional Energy Balancing workshop on Saturdays. This course has proven popular with students of all levels (complete beginners as well as full-fledged physiotherapists).

Other

Number of Hours
120
Instructor
Rahul Bharti
Instructor Bio
Born in Varanasi in India, Rahul Bharti had an unusual childhood marked by long periods of nomadic wandering. Learning and living with healers in India, Thailand and Sri Lanka he received transmissions on the arts of healing.

CONTACT: The Healing Hands Center / Rahul Bharti

PHONE: +918220933134

EMAIL: See www.ancientmassage.com for email address

WEBSITE: http://www.ancientmassage.com

The ten-day course

March 3 - March 14 | 400 USD
Pondicherry / Auroville, Pondicherry, Pondicherry 605001 India

These classes are intended to provide the complete theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform Ancient Massage / Thai Massage (the longer, full three-hour massage session). Through tuition in the giving of massage, you will learn to relax into working with the flow of energies in the body. The classes run regularly for four hours a day generally from Monday to Friday on two consecutive weeks.

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Number of Hours
40
Instructor
Rahul Bharti
Instructor Bio
Born in Varanasi in India, Rahul Bharti had an unusual childhood marked by long periods of nomadic wandering. Learning and living with healers in India, Thailand and Sri Lanka he received transmissions on the arts of healing.

CONTACT: The Healing Hands Center / Rahul Bharti

PHONE: +918220933134

EMAIL: See www.ancientmassage.com for email address

WEBSITE: http://www.ancientmassage.com

Therapeutic Thai Massage

March 6 - March 17 | 17,000 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Understanding the benefits and theories of the Sen lines. How to locate the Sen lines. The difference between Sen lines and nerves. Learn intensive bodywork for healing. Acupressure points according to Royal Thai Massage. Release of tension and pain and use of compression. Learn how to assess each body’s issues. Study common body issues or problems. Recommended movements and contraindications for different kinds of pain in the body: treatments for feet, knees, legs, back, shoulders, arms. Helping to release pain caused by nerves pinched or compressed at joints or by muscles.

Other

Number of Hours
60
Instructor
Yan
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/therapeutic_thai.html

Level 5: Thai Yoga Massage Intensive

March 12 | 250
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: Level 1, logging 10 practice hours, and having received a 90-min Thai Massage from Eric.

In this one-day intensive workshop, participants will learn a variety of advanced poses. Participants will continue to build sensitivity in their feet and integrate the poses more smoothly into a sequence that comprises a 3 – 3 1/2 hour session. Poses in this level address variations to poses learned in previous classes.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

Other

Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Eric Spivack
Instructor Bio
Eric Spivack has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over 21 years. He is also a licensed Acupuncturist and viniyoga instructor. His courses combine humor and playfulness along with detailed instruction of poses. He lives in Seattle, WA, USA

CONTACT: Eric Spivack

PHONE: 206.726.1785

EMAIL: Eric@SoaringCraneMassage.com

WEBSITE: http://soaringcranemassage.com/classes-1/

Bridging Course

March 13 - March 17 | 8,500 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Review all the positions from the beginners course with attention given to your specific body type. Efficient transitioning. Correct body mechanics. Prepare for advanced courses. Practice.

Other

Number of Hours
30
Instructor
N/A
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/thai_massage_individual_primary_training.html

Foundation in Traditional Thai Massage 1 & 2

March 17 - May 21 | 1450 CAD plus GST
The Home of Om, 2312-4th st. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S1X2 Canada

This 85 hours course offers a strong foundation in Thai Massage. You will learn about 130 techniques. On top of learning techniques you will learn about Thai history and medicine, mantra prayers in Sanskrit, Therevada buddhism, meditation and breathing techniques, altar making, wind gates, sen lines, working stances, body ergonomics, self-care tips, transition moves,and more. There is review time every day as to not overwhelm students but be prepared for an intensive course. As mindfulness is the most essential attribute of an exceptional Thai Massage practitioner, each day starts with approximately one hour of yoga, QiGong, stretching, Ruesri Dat Ton or meditation. I have been teaching this course for 11 years now and have improved it each time by getting feedback from students and by learning each time. My class is small and intimate maximum 10 but is usually 6 students. I teach in a beautiful studio that is family owned in the SW of Calgary, the sunny city. The second portion of this training is April 14th. to 19th. 2017

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Number of Hours
85 hrs.
Instructor
Francine Petit
Instructor Bio
17 years of practice, 11 years of teaching, over 800 hours of Thai Massage training and over 4500 hours of practice. Studied 7 different styles of Thai Massage from a dozen teachers across the globe. "Staying humble and staying a student is key"

CONTACT: Francine Petit

PHONE: 250.354.8190

EMAIL: francine@samadhithaimassage.com

WEBSITE: http://www.samadhithaimassage.com

Thai Supine: Upper Body

March 19 | US$160
Crow’s Wing Studio, 200 NW Bowdoin Pl.
Seattle, WA 98107 United States

The Thai Supine: Upper Body employs compressions, point work and stretching to address the belly, arms, neck and a little upper back. This one is the bodyworker’s delight since we use every Thai massage move in the entire history of the modality to work on the arms and hands. Creating space in the joints, loosening the muscles, stretching the fascia, and all using mostly palms, elbows, feet and knees, giving your thumbs a well-deserved rest. Many of these moves are adaptable to table work.
Somewhat physically demanding, Thai massage requires you to be comfortable sitting on your feet with your legs folded under you. Painful joints of any kind are obstacles to doing this work. We will address the history, theory and current practice of this modality, but the workshop is 99.9% hands-on learning. You will partner up with another participant, watch a demo of each segment, and then try it yourself with supervision by the instructor and a trained TA. You will switch partners frequently.

Other

Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Kay Rynerson
Instructor Bio
I graduated from Seattle Massage School in 1988 and subsequently studied in Thailand and received my teaching certificate in Chiang Mai for Traditional Massage of Thailand. I maintain a private practice in Seattle.

CONTACT: Kay Rynerson

PHONE: 206 633-4718

EMAIL: krynersonmccabe@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://theratraining.com

Acupressure Points for Bodyworkers

March 19 | 175
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: None. This class is open to ALL bodyworkers.

Acupressure is a major component in Thai Yoga Massage. In this one-day Intensive, you will learn to locate, palpate, and stimulate 65 of the most frequently used acupressure points in the body. You will also learn the theory of Yin-Yang, the indications for each point, and when to easily incorporate them into your sessions, whether you work on a mat or a massage table.

Class begins with yoga/meditation/breath work. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

Other

Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Eric Spivack
Instructor Bio
Eric Spivack has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over 21 years. He is also a licensed Acupuncturist and viniyoga instructor. His courses combine humor and playfulness along with detailed instruction of poses. He lives in Seattle, WA, USA.

CONTACT: Eric Spivack

PHONE: 206.726.1785

EMAIL: Eric@SoaringCraneMassage.com

WEBSITE: http://soaringcranemassage.com/classes-1/

Side Position

March 20 - March 24 | 8,500 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thai Yoga massage for pregnant women. How to relieve back pain, both chronic and acute. Assisting people in an emotional state and those who have difficulty connecting with themselves. Whole body Thai Yoga Massage in the Side Position.

Other

Number of Hours
30
Instructor
N/A
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/thai_massage_in_side_position.html