Upcoming Thai Massage Courses
In Calgary, AB at Home of Om
Foundation 1: November 6th. to 11th. 2018
Foundation 2: December 4th. to 9th. 2018
In Nelson, BC at Om Yoga
Foundation 1: April 7th. to 11th. 2019
Foundation 2: April 15th. to 20th. 2019
It is my belief that one-to-one instruction is invaluable for learning this ancient healing art. It allows the training to be modified according to individual needs and learning styles with an intuitive hands-on approach. Classes are therefore provided with a maximum of 12 students to ensure an optimal learning environment. You will get trained in the classic routine of the Northern style (Nuad-Bo-Rarn) Nuad means to touch with the intention of imparting healing and Bo-Rarn is a sanskrit word meaning something that is ancient and revered. This 11 days training is a very good place to start to get a strong foundation in Thai Massage. This classic style derives from the Shivago Kormapaj lineage taught at the Old Chiang Mai hospital and ITM in Thailand. You will learn all 4 positions starting with supine in Foundation 1, then side line position, prone and seated in Foundation 2. You need both foundation courses in order to perform a full body massage. As mindfulness is the most essential attribute of an exceptional Thai Massage practitioner, each day starts with approximately one hour of yoga, QiGong, stretching, Ruesri Dat Ton or meditation. The course is mostly hands-on. You will learn about 130 techniques which is 3 to 4 times more than needed to create a 90 minute session giving you creative alternatives to customize your session. Francine, your instructor, emphasizes on the practitioner’s body alignment while performing the techniques to ensure that students are receiving maximum benefit to their own bodies. In addition to learning the Thai Massage form, you will learn about: • Thai Massage history • Self-care tips for the Thai Massage practitioner • Tips on how to start and finish a session • Mantra prayers in Sanskrit • Wind gates • Sen lines (energy lines) • Working stances • Contra-indications • Transition moves • From and fluidity of Thai Massage • Massage routine • Cultivating Chi • Meditation • Breathing exercises and more… The advantage of studying with me is that my classes are small and intimate ensuring maximum learning and attention to the students. Students will receive a certificate upon completion recognized by Thai Healing Alliance International. Francine is planning on creating more courses in the near future catering to advanced students and teaching different styles of Thai Massage. For more information on the different styles of Thai Massage, go to the treatment page. “ I look forward to share this ancient healing art with you” Accreditation: Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) 85 hrs. Certificate upon completion recognized by Thai Healing Alliance International.