Thai Yoga/Thai Yoga Massage

What is Thai Yoga?

Thai Yoga is considered energy work because practitioners are not guided by anatomical structures, but by an intricate network of 72,000 sen (which refers to the energy lines or pathways) found throughout the body. The Thai Yoga therapist manipulates these energy lines to relax or stimulate the body’s energy.

Who Practices Thai Yoga?

  • Massage Therapists
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Yoga Therapists
  • Body Workers
  • Energy Workers
  • Couples/Friends

In Thai Yoga Training, you’ll learn about:

  • Meridians
  • Sen (Energy Lines)
  • Thai Yoga Asanas
  • Acupressure
  • Legalities of Thai Yoga
  • Applying Energy to Lom/Marma/Energy Points
  • Energetic and Prana Assessment
  • Thai Yoga Sequences
  • Pranayama
  • Mindfulness

Prerequisites

None. All are welcome to attend this training. No prior massage or yoga experience necessary!

Continuing Education Credits

The 5 day course counts as 40 contact hour CECs for Yoga Alliance RYTs and counts as 40 CEU’s for NCBTMB and the 2 day course counts as 16 contact hours for the same organizations as the 5 day course.

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Physical and Subtle Energy

  • Because it is energy work, Thai Yoga (also called Thai Yoga Massage) works well beyond the physical level, but, like many of our other yoga and energy work practices, it is also used to achieve improvements in the physical body.
  • In Thailand, Thai Yoga Massage is used as a form of physical therapy to help patients increase their range of motion and muscular strength by using the combined benefits of a physical and energetic practice.
  • Historically, Thai Yoga has influences from Buddhism, Ayurveda, Yoga, Chinese medicine, and indigenous Thai medicine. We are fortunate that this healing art has made its way to the West!

Blockages

  • According to ancient Thai wisdom, blocked energy channels result in physical ailments and health conditions.
  • By receiving a Thai Yoga session, these blockages may be released, resulting in improvement in physical and mental conditions, and allowing us a deeper spiritual connection.

Tradition

  • Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient tradition with roots in Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhism. Traditionally, this ancient practice incorporates rhythmic movement, massage, acupressure, pranayama (breath work), stretching and twisting while providing a safe space for ritual, meditation, prayer or contemplation.
  • When practiced with the union of mind, body and spirit, both the practitioner and the client/student receive benefits.
  • According to ancient Thai wisdom, blocked energy channels result in physical ailments and health conditions. By receiving a Thai Yoga session, these blockages may be released, resulting in improvement in physical and mental conditions, and allowing us a deeper spiritual connection.

Yoga or Massage?

  • It’s can be both or just yoga, depending on who offers it and what they use in their practice. In most states, a yoga practitioner can do assisted stretching, but a massage therapist may do traditional massage and assisted stretching.
  • While the session a massage therapist offers might look different than what a yoga teacher provides, they are both valid offerings. Both provide the same wonderful feeling and benefits.
  • A full session might be provided by a massage therapist or yoga therapist/private yoga teacher. This session might embody a lot of  while assisted stretching, twisting and manipulation of energy channels.
  • A group yoga teacher might offer a few “assisted stretches” as adjusting/assisting options.
  • The options are endless and this course is appropriate for all audiences.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds on any continuing education courses unless we cancel the course. This is because we make a decision as to whether or not to hold a course based upon enrollment. Once we are committed, we incur expenses.

For distance study courses, there are no refunds. Once someone has the materials, we can’t refund fees because we have upheld our commitment by providing the learning materials.

For live RYT courses, there is a three (3) day (72 hour) cancellation period. Once a student enrollment form is signed, a student may make a written refund request within 3 days (72 hours) and 100% of funds paid shall be returned. All refund requests must be delivered in writing to the school. The postmark shall serve as the refund time. If the request is delivered by hand, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she has a written receipt showing the date and time the request was received.  Other live RYT course refund policy is outlined below.

20 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 200 total hours, the student is eligible for a 75% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.

30 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 200 total hours, the student is eligible for a 50% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.

40 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 200 total hours, the student is eligible for a 25% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.

More than 40 Hours: No refunds are granted.

At the school’s discretion, students may have the option of attending the next class that is offered in lieu of a refund.

For live classes other than RYT trainings, a full refund is available if the request is made within 7 days of a training, less a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations after that period are subject to the Director’s discretion.

If we cancel any class, students will receive a 100% refund.

 

Where are you located?

Most locations, along with a map, are found on our Contact Page.

Nashville Students: Enter through the DOWNSTAIRS (back) door. Only offices are upstairs and we won’t hear you, so please enter downstairs (behind the building). Download the supplemental parking information and nearby restaurants.

Our Brentwood, TN location will be added to our contact page soon. The address is 1585 Red Oak Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027

What is the setting for Thai Yoga Massage?

Clients (students or receivers) are typically dressed in comfortable clothing and lie on a cotton mat on the floor. It may be practiced on thick yoga mats, as long as it is thick enough for comfort.

A quiet environment that is warm enough to keep the client comfortable is needed. Music is optional.

Thai yoga may be offered in small group yoga classes as adjustments or assisting, but a full session is typically performed one-on-one.

Who offers Thai Yoga as a service?
  • Massage Therapists
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Yoga Therapists
  • Body Workers
  • Energy Workers
  • Couples/Friends
Can I try a Thai Yoga session?

Yes, please contact us at workshop@whitecrowyoga.com

When is Thai Yoga Training offered?

Our next Thai Yoga Trainings will be held at White Crow Yoga dba Tennessee Wellness Academy.  See our location page. Please note: Enter building DOWNSTAIRS – BACK of the building. No one will hear you if you knock on the front door and there are usually no cars in the front lot. Please come to the BACK of the building.  The dates/times are below:

2 Day workshop, April 19-20, 2019, 8AM-5PM
5 Day workshop, May 20-24, 2019, 8AM-5PM
2 Day workshop, June 18-19, 2019, 8AM-5PM

 

 

What is the difference in the 2 day and 5 day Thai Yoga workshops?

Here is a description of our 2-day workshop:

Whether you are a bodyworker or just interested in self-care, this two day introductory course will give students an overview of thai massage on the mat. Over the course of the two days, students will learn techniques and benefits, including the principles and philosophy of Thai massage, sen energy lines, and stretches. Participants will receive guided practice opportunities throughout the course, which will include personalized fine tuning for each individual.

In the 5-day workshop: You’ll begin with the basics outlined above and take a deeper dive into the poses. You’ll explore more poses and fine-tune your technique in this longer workshop.
 

Duration

Thai Yoga/Thai Yoga Massage is a 40-hour course spanning 5 days. Dates of the next session(s) are listed under the FAQ “When is Thai Yoga Training offered?”.

Tuition

Thai Yoga/Thai Yoga Massage Fee – $600 for 5 day workshop, $300 for 2 day workshop

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