LEVEL 1 — FOUNDATION OF THAI YOGA MASSAGE (40 CE HOURS)
This 5-day course teaches you a comprehensive set of techniques to apply in a sequence lasting 3 hours or more - a firm foundation for the ongoing and professional practice of Thai Yoga Massage.
The Foundation of Thai Yoga Massage includes a combination of the techniques taught in the Essentials and Fundamentals, to arrive at a complete repertoire of moves, facilitating a very effective healing of body and mind in all kinds of clients.
We will cover the fascinating history and philosophy behind this age-old healing modality that originated in India and has been practiced in Thailand for over 2,500 years.
In the Foundation course we delve deeper into the theory behind the integration of physical bodywork with meridian-based acupressure and energy work, learning how to apply a highly efficient combination of assisted Yoga and therapeutic healing massage.
Yoga sessions are included to improve the student’s own comfort, strength and flexibility, as you learn how to help others toward better health and wellbeing.
You will receive a detailed guidebook with pictures and descriptions and a high quality instructional DVD to aid in ongoing practice.
Credit for 40 Continuing Education Hours is granted through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork — NCBTMB.
The Foundation techniques taught in this class include the best of the renowned Traditional Northern Style Sequence, as developed at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
You will also be taught additional moves from other lineages, as studied and adapted by Senior Teacher Deon de Wet during his career (10+ years) as an internationally successful Thai Yoga Massage therapist and Hatha Yoga teacher.
There are no prerequisites for attending this course, although completion of either Level 1A — Essentials or Level 1B – Fundamentals of Thai Yoga Massage is recommended.