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Thai Massage Techniques: Supine & Seated Positions by Bob Haddad
March 9 @ 9:00 am - March 11 @ 5:00 pm
Thai Massage in Supine & Seated Positions: – 3 days, 20 hours.
Registration Deadline: January 17th, 2018. Place are limited
The course offers an opportunity to learn and practice through repetition of key concepts and skills, under close supervision of the instructor. By the end of the workshop, each person will have learned a basic routine of traditional Thai techniques that, when practiced sequentially, can provide a relaxing practice session in supine and seated positions. Many of the techniques may be integrated into table massage and other forms of healing. This is a fun workshop that serves as a review for current Thai therapists, and an introduction for beginners.
Nuad Boran (also known as traditional Thai massage) combines Eastern acupressure techniques, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental stability. Through assisted yoga, the body can be stretched in ways that are difficult through normal exercise and yoga practice. Thai Yoga Therapy is also a spiritual discipline in that it incorporates the Buddhist practices of mindfulness (breath awareness) and loving-kindness (focused compassion).
This workshop is geared toward bodyworkers, alternative healers, yoga practitioners, singles, couples, and anyone who is interested in learning or refining Thai massage techniques. The course is presented over a three day period, allowing each participant an opportunity to learn and practice through repetition of key concepts and skills, and with close supervision of the instructor. Variations of the techniques are practiced in accordance with the relative height and weight of practitioner and client. It is helpful to have some previous experience in massage, physical therapy, yoga or body movement, but it is not required. By the end of the workshop, each person will have learned a basic routine of traditional Thai techniques that, when practiced sequentially, can provide a relaxing practice session in supine and seated positions. Many of the techniques may be integrated into table massage and other forms of healing. This is a fun and challenging workshop that serves as a review and refinement for those who have previously studied Thai massage, and it is an excellent introduction for beginners.
About your teacher: Bob Haddad
Bob began his first studies in Thai massage in 1999, after other careers as a language teacher, musician, and world music producer. He was gradually drawn into the depths of Thai healing arts as he studied with a variety of teachers.
In his study and work in traditional Thai massage, Bob has learned that nuad boran is inextricably connected to Buddhist healing traditions and Thai spiritual and cultural values, and that to practice it outside of these contexts, as a mechanical form of bodywork and applied yoga therapy, generally results in reduced healing eno water bottleffects.
In 2005, he founded Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI), a non- profit network of professionals who adhere to and promote basic standards of study and practice of traditional Thai healing arts. Bob currently teaches Thai massage workshops internationally.
Bob has studied Thai massage with many teachers over the years, but he has been most influenced by the late Asokonanda (Harald Brust) and Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme, with whom he has studied for many years. He has also studied with Chongkol Setthakorn at ITM Massage School; at Old Medicine Hospital; Pikul Termyod, Nerve Touch Massage; Nit Chaimongkon; Lanna Thai Massage School; Lek Chaiya; Pojanart (Jack) Paenthai; Ajahn Sinchai, and several important Western Thai massage teachers.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot.
Non-refundable downpayment: 100$ payable by January 17th, 2018.