Intro to Thai Yoga Bodywork Workshop
When: Saturday, May 13
Teacher: Peter Loeffler, RTT
Cost: $50 or $90 for 2 people
Intro & Couples Workshops
NCBTMB, THAI & YA approved for CEs
Based on the northern style of traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran), Thai Yoga Bodywork is a sacred and ancient healing treatment that integrates Yoga, Ayurveda, and Buddhist spiritual practice. Unique from other types of bodywork and massage, Thai Yoga Bodywork combines rhythmic massage, assisted Yoga poses, acupressure along energy meridians, healing energy work, and meditation. This is a great add-on for yoga teachers, massage therapists, bodyworkers, energy workers, or anyone wishing to learn more about this amazing style of healing with roots in Yoga and Ayurveda.
Participants will explore:
- Thai Yoga Bodywork history, benefits, and contraindications
- How to give a therapeutic sequence for feet, legs, hips, back, upper back, neck, and shoulders
- Basic relaxation techniques to perform at the end of a sequence. Students will pair up with a partner to give and receive (yay!) as you learn the techniques. These workshops are also highly recommended for those planning on registering for the 36 hour Thai Yoga Bodywork Level I Intensive. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. Certificate of completion given at end of workshop for all attendants. Please register so that we know you are coming and can prepare it in advance. A manual is also prepared in advance for each student.
Peter came to Thai Yoga Bodywork and yoga as a way to balance life as a mechanical engineer working for the government. After his contract was completed, he devoted his life to helping "heal the planet" through yoga, bodywork and sustainable engineering practices.
Siri is a long time lover of nature, song and spirit. When she's not practicing on her yoga mat or Thai futon, you can find Siri riding her bike, hiking through the many woods of MN and beyond, accompanying for and singing in the Twin Cities choir One Voice Mixed Chorus, hanging out with her youth group of which she directs and teaching yoga to high schoolers for Benilde-Saint Margaret's wellness program.
Tanya Boigenzahn is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). Tanya started practicing yoga since the early 90s and has been teaching since 1996. She has meditated since age 15, and has a daily practice. Tanya devotes her life to sharing the gifts of yoga, wellness and well-being with clarity, ease, and joy while keeping in mind the constant evolution of the soul.