Foundation Massage Course

Mindful Massage ~ a foundation course in Thai Yoga Massage

This 6-day course in mindful massage and movement offers an experience of meditation and profound relaxation in both the giving and receiving of touch. This ancient healing art combines the Buddhist teachings of compassion alongside the physical practice of Yoga asana.
NB: this academic year, Mindful Massage will only be offered within the context of the full Diploma training in Spring 2019. New foundation course to be confirmed for Autumn/Winter 2019. Please email here if you are specifically interested in this course
During the course you will learn how to:-
  • Touch with confidence and awareness
  • Use your whole body to work effectively, efficiently and safely
  • Move with the power and support of the breath
  • Enhance energy flow within the body
  • Develop your quality and presence in giving and receiving
  • Give a balanced massage working in prone, supine and seated position
Who is the course for?
The course is open to everybody. Whether you are a complete beginner to massage and want to learn a skill to share with family and friends or you are an experienced practitioner in another modality (e.g. counselling, psychotherapy, dance, martial arts or yoga) and wish to enhance your skill-base, this course is for you.  All are welcome.
This module (or the equivalent with another teacher or school) is a pre-requisite for the professional diploma course.

What to expect?
Yoga, grounding, self care, chanting are integral aspects of this course. During the 6 days (taught over either 2 x 3-day weekends or 3 weekends) you will gain the tools and experience to be able to give a balanced Thai Massage in supine and prone position. It offers an excellent foundation for any massage, dance, yoga or martial arts practice. Course requirement is simply to be comfortable working at floor level.
Teaching Testimonial:
"your teaching has a good balance between technical demonstation, 'technique'  and instinctive free flow with the body. Your attunement to the art of Thai massage is very practical and down to earth and  also aligned to the more subtle and energetic aspects of the work" Teresa, Dancer and Yoga Teacher.
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