Introductory Workshops - for professionals & beginners -
The Sacred Dance of Thai MassageThai Massage rebalances the flow of Prana ( Life Force energy,or Qi), so supporting our body's innate ability to heal itself. We do this through a combination of dynamic movement and rhythmic rocking, acupressure along the system of energy lines (Sen) and passive yoga stretching which is adapted to each person's needs. It is an ancient healing art with its roots in Ayurveda and the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and loving kindness meditation. In this workshop we focus using breath and bodyweight; dancing with our partner, buidling confidence to explore and play with moving massage. At the end of the workshop you will have learnt a simple flowing protocol to share with family, friends or incorporate into an exisiting bodywork practice. ( see video here)
Partner Yoga ~ Partner Massage: Meeting with Mindfulness
A note on notes!
We tend to give a brief framework of the content as opposed to extensive course notes for our shorter workshops as we prefer the freedom to adapt each workshop to suit the needs of the group on the day. However, the basic techniques and principles shown are all laid out in the beautifully illustrated practical books: Thai Massage by Nicky Smith and Thai Massage and Shiatsu Bodywork. You are encouraged to bring a notepad or camera for your own reference.
I really enjoyed the day and found the workshop both inspiring and centering. Jayne, Massage therapist
Fiona was really good at helping people with no experience in massage (me!) really understand what it was about and if I had trouble doing something she helped me. As an introductory course it was a good balance of talking and doing." Cora,
I learnt so much and especially enjoyed your informal teaching style. I loved your explorative nature and I'm keen to develop this style further. Tamsin, Mother
Thank you for a really inspiring workshop. You bring a beautiful, calm energy to the work and held a very tranquil, empowering space for us all. Sam, Bodyworker
I was really very impressed with the content of the workshop and already feel I have a lot to share. Annie, Yoga teacher