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Thai Yoga Bodywork or Massage is a traditional Ayurvedic modality that focuses on improving and balancing the flow of energy (prana) in the mind and body. The practitioner moves the client through very gentle movement and passive stretches, and works with pressure points along various energy lines. This service is done on a cushioned mat on the floor with props to assist, and the client is fully clothed. Depending on the client's needs, the client might be seated, laying face down (prone), lying face up (supine) and/or side-lying. This is a full body service but can be taylored to focus on particular areas or needs. 


Thai Yoga Massage is not a therapeutic massage and Tamara MacElwain is NOT a Registered Massage Therapist. Consequently this service cannot be billed to your insurance. Tamara is certified in Thai Yoga Massage, has over 20 years of yoga-teaching experience. Thai Yoga Bodywork is deeply relaxing and helps to improve your overall well-being and restoration. It is gentle and safe for every one, and can be modified for pregnancy, and other mobility issues or injuries.

Thai Yoga Massage: Gentle Shoulder Tractioning

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INSTRUCTOR: Shai Plonski

Fri April 19th 6pm - 9pm

Sat April 20th 9am - 5pm

Sun April 21st 9am - 5pm 

CAN$445 early bird (Deadline January 19th)
CAN$495 from January 20th
CAN$40 for course manual

**Only CAN$890 when you register for both Level 1 and Level 2!



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Thai Yoga Massage combines the best of yoga, massage, meditation and energy work into a powerful healing modality. Among its many benefits, clients report an amazing ability for the massage to help remove tension, eliminate pain in the neck, shoulders, back and legs and to feel more youthful, deeply relaxed and refreshed.

That is because Thai Yoga Massage gets the body to move how it was designed while combining customized massage techniques. As such it helps clients to heal themselves naturally.

What's more, you learn to give it as a meditation in loving kindness and compassion. As such the benefits are shared and they are profound. By design you'll learn to massage so that it is at least as good to give as it is to receive.

This is a course designed for yoga teachers, massage therapists and those without any experience. In addition to the massage itself, yoga teachers will be able to gain confidence and knowledge for giving assists, incorporate Thai Massage into their classes and have a new treatment to offer private students. Massage therapists will be able to start offering a new modality to their clients right away. And those without any experience can give a high-level massage even after one weekend of training. Thai Massage is a wonderful way to bond with your family. 


In this course, you will learn a complete 75-minute whole-body massage:
* How to massage back, shoulders, legs, feet, head and hands;
* The secrets of developing intuitive touch;
* How to get started on a successful Thai Massage career


INSTRUCTOR: Shai Plonski

Fri May 31st 6pm - 9pm

Sat June 1st 9am - 5pm

Sun June 2nd 9am - 5pm 


CAN$445 early bird (Deadline Feb 29th)

CAN$495 from March 1st

*Same manual from Level 1 or $40 extra if you don't have one)

**Only CAN$890 when you register for both Level 1 and Level 2!

PREREQUISITES FOR LEVEL 2: LEVEL 1 or equivalent training in Thai Massage.

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In the Level 2 course, you will build on Level 1 by learning:

* How to add 45 minutes of new techniques to treat areas of greater need, such as shoulders, neck, back, and hamstrings (that's a total of 120 minutes of complete whole-body massage).

* How to customize the massage to deepen the therapeutic quality of the practice.

* Using the knees as a new touch technique and massage tool.

* Applying Ayurveda to help create a highly customized and holistic massage.

* Determining a client's Ayurvedic constitution; and

* Building client relationships - the key to a successful business.


CONTINUING EDUCATION: Each Level can potentially earn 9.5 CEUs for New Brunswick Massage Therapists (pending CMTNB approval). Several of Shai's courses have been approved before. Students can also complete the self-directed learning form in order to secure your CEUs. This course is accredited for 21.5 CEUs with NCBTMB in the US for continuing education. 



Shai is THE person to learn Thai massage from. He is a 4-time Amazon best-selling author, including for Table Thai, Thai and Couples Thai Massage. Since 2002, Shai has taught Thai Massage on 4 continents and at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including the Omega Institute, Kripalu Center, and 1440 Multiversity and at Wanderlust Yoga Festivals. He has authored or co-authored 17 manuals and books on the practice of Thai Massage, trained over 10,000 practitioners and 100 teachers in this healing art. As the founder of the Still Light Center School of Thai Massage he brings a passionate and calm approach to his teaching that can bring out the Thai expert in anyone. He believes that compassionate healing touch is our birthright.

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