From 2 hours to a weekend, our workshops are the perfect way to explore
We welcome students of all ages and abilities, the only pre-requisite for all courses is that you are able to kneel on a mat on the floor and have reasonable physical fitness. If in doubt, please ask.
For all workshops, you wear loose, comfortable clothes (yoga/ work-out) that you can both give and receive in and we use supportive mats/futons on the floor to work on.
These short massage workshops are a wonderful way to gain hands-on experience of both giving and receiving conscious, loving touch. They provide an excellent way for complete beginners to enter the world of massage and bodywork. They also serve as a basis for those interested in going deeper into the work of Thai yoga massage or who wish to do the Practitioner Diploma course, either for self development or to practice professionally.
For professional bodyworkers, yoga or pilates teachers, dancers and physiotherapists, the techniques you learn will be an invaluable addition to your own practice and can be used for CPD/ RAB points.
Attendance on an introductory workshop is highly recommended before committing to the Practitioner Diploma course.
Thai Massage for All (3 hours - half day)
This workshop is for everyone who’s interested in giving and receiving massage and gaining confidence in giving mindful touch.Practically, you learn very effective techniques to relieve back pain, tension in shoulders, feet, hips and legs. It's also an opportunity to relax deeply and feel the joy of giving to another person. We also look at self-care practices, so that both giving and receiving can feel equally beneficial.
You take home a short sequence to use on family & friends or integrate into an existing practice.
The Sacred Dance of Thai Massage (1 day)
Thai Massage rebalances the flow of prana (life force energy,or Qi) and so supports our body's ability to heal itself. We do this through working with a combination of dynamic movement, rhythmic rocking and acupressure along the system of energy lines (Sen), together with passive yoga stretching which is adapted to each person's needs and flexibility.
In this workshop we focus using breath and bodyweight - dancing with our partner and building confidence to explore and play with moving massage. At the end of the workshop you will have learnt a simple flowing sequence to share with family and friends or incorporate into an existing bodywork practice.
Partner Massage - Touching from the Heart
(half day/ 1 day)
We come together in the spirit of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Metta (unconditional love) to meet one another through yoga asana, meditation and traditional Thai Massage techniques. Learn: -
how to develop unconditional listening in your hands
how to work in a mindful space with your partner
how and why to ground yourself as practitioner
what it means to create a sacred working space
For the complete beginner, our aim is to give you the confidence and framework to explore healing touch and therapeutic movement with family and friends.
For the practising yogi or physical therapist, this workshop will also give you both practical tools and insights to incorporate into your existing modality.
Freeing the spine - with Massage & Movement (1 day)
This workshop is a practical and playful exploration into the art of giving and receiving mindful touch and movement. It's for everyone interested in developing their confidence to explore the healing potential of conscious touch. You learn the skills to effectively release the spine and the breathing mechanism (which then influences the whole system) using the self-practices of Yoga and Somatic movement and partner practices of Thai Massage and Holistic Pulsing. You take away a short sequence to use on family and friends or incorporate into your existing modality.