guest thai massage workshops

GUEST WORKSHOPS

Continue your study of Thai Yoga Bodywork/Thai Massage with our renowned guests! Unless noted, these workshops vary and are generally open to those with some Thai Yoga Bodywork training. Most courses offer CEs for Massage Therapist. Check below to see what’s coming, and book now!

Upcoming Workshops:
Touch Therapies for Trauma Level 1
Thai Herbal Compress Therapy Training
Ergonomics & Breathwork in Thai Massage
Using Feet in Thai Massage

 

TOUCH THERAPIES FOR TRAUMA: Level 1
30 hour training

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2024
Time: 9-4pm daily w/1hr lunch
Cost: $595 ($695 after April 24, 2024)
Format: Live/In person
Teacher: Roni Gilboa
Location: Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness – 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Payment Plan: If you need a different payment structure other than paying in full, please contact us with your plan to see if we can make it work.

Please read our Cancellation Policy below before registering.

​DETAILS & DESCRIPTION

From “Fight of Flight” to “Rest and Digest” – Touch Therapy techniques for working with trauma.

Modern life can be extremely stressful, challenging and demanding.
This affects our health, our well-being and our state of mind. We may feel stress and anxiety manifestations in various ways:

  • through aches and pains
  • difficulty sleeping a meaningful night’s sleep
  • troubles with our digestive system
  • being anxious and worried
  • fatigue and depleted resources

Stress, anxiety and trauma may affect our relationships with family and friends, our work environment and our health and immune system, as we struggle to survive and endure the tests that life presents us and recycle and re-source the energy of trauma.

Meet the psoas and vagus. Our physical tools for living in the 21st century.

Scientists and medical professionals call stress one of the silent killers of our times. Finding ways to deal with and contain the challenges of modern living is becoming ever more important in our quest to improve our health and our well-being.

In this workshop we will learn and understand the physical manifestation of trauma, we will meet the Psoas (muscle of the soul) and Vagus (nerve of well-being), experiment with connective tissue touch therapies and explore various ways and options of applying traditional Thai massage, Shiatsu and other techniques to work with these sometimes-un-tapped gifts that we have in our bodies. We will learn how to relax and release the Psoas and improve its range of movement, how to stimulate the Vagus nerve and work on its tonal elasticity. We will Dance, practice self-care, Qi-Gong, have hands-on practice session and hone our massage tools to help our clients to move from “Fight or Flight” to “Rest and Digest.”

WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?
Massage Therapists and LMTs, Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapists, or anyone seeking to support your Thai healing tradition. Register now!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Thai Massage futon
  • sheets
  • pillow
  • any other props you like to use

SUGGESTED READING:

  • The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Volk (actually any of his publications)
  • The Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges
  • And some basic anatomy, i.e. Psoas and Vagus, just anything you can find
  • Another highly recommend writer and teacher is Liz Koch and her books about Psoas and Core Awareness But you can also come with you own experience and knowledge and we will discuss all we need in class.

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds. This training requires 2 weeks notice of cancellation by phone or email. You will receive a studio credit, less $100 cancellation fee per registration. If cancel within 2 weeks, your payment is forfeited, and no studio credit will be given. No shows will receive no credit.

THAI HERBAL COMPRESS THERAPY TRAINING

Dates: Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, 2024
Time: Fri-Sat: 9am-5:30pm + Sun: 9am-2pm
Cost: $315 ($360 after May 26, 2024)
Format: Live/In person
Teacher: Jenn Posterick, RTT, LMT, ERYT500, YACEP
Location: Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness – 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
CEs for LMTs: 18 with NCBTMB
+ materials fee (total ~$70 once confirmed) paid directly to Jenn (Venmo or PayPal) covers ingredients and materials for making compresses, and also a steamer to take home with you.

Please read our Cancellation Policy below before registering.

​DETAILS & DESCRIPTION
INFUSE YOUR THAI BODYWORK PRACTICE WITH AN HERBAL COMPRESS TREAT
Come join Jenn Posterick, certified Thai Yoga Bodyworker, massage therapist, yoga and massage teacher about the the growing art of Thai Herbal Compresses! Thai herbs and roots are wrapped into compresses called luk pra kob, which are steamed and applied to the body in order to relieve stress, ease tension, and bring about a calm state of mind. Medicinal properties of the herbs are discussed, and all herbs and rhizomes are prepared, mixed and wrapped on the premises.

Herbal medicine plays a key part in many different healing traditions, including Traditional Thai Medicine. In this three-day, 18-hour workshop, you will learn the benefits of using herbal compresses on the body, how to make compresses, and methods to use them topically.

We will discuss properties of a variety of plants, and use ingredients common in traditional Thai compresses and also learn how to use indigenous plants in our herbal therapies. This hands-on class will allow participants to make and use steamed herbal compresses, and learn ways to integrate them into bodywork treatments.

WHAT TO BRING:
yoga mat
cutting board
knife and/or kitchen shears
large towel
apron (optional)

HERBAL COMPRESS BASICS & BEYOND
FOR: Massage Therapists, Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapists, or anyone seeking to learn a deeply healing and restoring therapeutic therapy rooted in the Thai healing tradition, register now!

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds. This training requires 2 weeks notice of cancellation by phone or email. You will receive a studio credit, less $100 cancellation fee per registration. If cancel within 2 weeks, your payment is forfeited, and no studio credit will be given. No shows will receive no credit.

ERGONOMICS & BREATHWORK IN THAI MASSAGE

Dates: Thursday, September 12, 2024
Time: 
9-4:30pm
Cost: 
$139 ($159 after July 13, 2024)
Teacher: Bob Haddad, RTT
Location: Devanadi Yoga – 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
CEs: 7 with NCBTMB and THAI
Pre-requisite: Thai Yoga Bodywork Level 1 or equivalent from another school or teacher

Please read our Cancellation Policy below before registering.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION
A one-day course designed to improve the way you apply techniques and postures using proper body mechanics, displacement of body weight and heightened breath awareness.
 
WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?
Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapists, Massage Therapists
 
Cancellation Policy: No refunds. This training requires 2 weeks notice of cancellation by phone or email. You will receive a studio credit, less $50 cancellation fee per registration. If cancel within 2 weeks, your payment is forfeited, and no studio credit will be given. No shows will receive no credit.

USING FEET IN THAI MASSAGE

Dates: Fri-Sun, September 13-15, 2024
Time: 
9:00-4:30pm daily
Cost: 
$495 ($595 after July 13, 2024)
Teacher: Bob Haddad, RTT
Location: Devanadi Yoga – 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
CEs: 20 with NCBTMB and THAI
Pre-requisite: Thai Yoga Bodywork Level 1 or equivalent from another school or teacher
Payment Plan: If you need a different payment structure other than paying in full, please contact us with your plan to see if we can make it work.

Please read our Cancellation Policy below before registering.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION
This training explores the many ways to creatively and effectively use your feet as you work in Thai Massage.

We explore the many ways to creatively and effectively use your feet as you work in Thai massage. We study and refine several critical techniques for working lateral and posterior leg lines, hips and back with heels, soles, and toes. We focus on ways to utilize sensing with feet to detect energy blocks and pockets of tension, and explore the benefits of using feet for grounding, both for the client and for the therapist.

This is an exciting and fun workshop that will help your Thai practice to become more effective and less physically taxing on your body. Cut back on palming and thumbing and save your wrists. Use your feet more often!

This workshop is approved by NCBTMB (USA) and Thai Healing Alliance (THAI) for continuing education credit, and a certificate is awarded upon completion. Bob Haddad has studied Thai massage in Thailand and elsewhere since 1999. He founded Thai Healing Alliance International, is author of two important books on the topic, and he teaches advanced courses and workshops around the world.

WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR?
Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapists, Massage Therapists, or anyone seeking to learn a deeply healing and restoring therapeutic therapy rooted in the Thai healing tradition. SIGN UP NOW!
 
Cancellation Policy: No refunds. This training requires 2 weeks notice of cancellation by phone or email. You will receive a studio credit, less $100 cancellation fee per registration. If cancel within 2 weeks, your payment is forfeited, and no studio credit will be given. No shows will receive no credit.

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