Thai Yoga Massage Training Program


The Thai Yoga Massage training program consists of 8 courses comprising 72 hours of classroom training, receiving a 90-minute Thai Yoga Massage, receiving 6 hours of private one-on-one tutorials, and logging a minimum of 50 hours of practice.

This highly organized, step-by-step training includes demonstrated massage sequences, followed by substantial hands-on practice. We focus on proper body mechanics, mindfulness in how we move our bodies, and smooth transitions between poses. Classes include supervised practice and individual follow-up during three private tutorials.

Each course allows for ample time to ask questions, practice new material, and learn how to integrate these skills into your practice.
 
In the 2-day Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 workshop, you will learn a variety of distinct poses in the supine, side-lying, prone and seated positions. You will also learn about the history and philosophy of Thai Yoga Massage, basic principles and various techniques.

The material presented in each one-day Intensive (Levels 2-5) is equivalent to 2 day's worth of study. Because these classes are small, you will receive individualized one-on-one feedback so that you are able to learn and practice each pose successfully.

In Level 2, you will review the Level 1 material, learn a variety of new distinct poses, as well as learn the sen energy lines.

In Levels 3-5, you will learn a variety of advanced poses to help deepen your Thai Massage practice.

In the Advanced Thai Therapeutics: Upper Body workshop, we will focus on treatment for the upper back, neck and shoulders.

In the Acupressure for Bodyworkers class, you will learn 68 of the most common acupressure points in the body.

In The Art of Sequencing a Thai Yoga Massage, you will practice portions from the 9 unique sequences covered in class, including sequences for general relaxation and treating upper and lower body conditions.

During the three private one-on-one tutorials, you will receive helpful, constructive feedback to assist you in improving and refining your skills.
 

The Training consists of the following components:

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 - 16 CE hrs

Prerequisites: None

*** After completing Level 1, you may take all of the remaining courses in any order, except for Advanced Thai Therapeutics and The Art of Sequencing a Thai Yoga Massage, both which require a minimum of 4 courses with Eric. ***

You may substitute the 2-day Integrated Thai Table Massage workshop, if you are unable to attend the Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage Level 1.

Level 2: Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - 8 CE hrs

Prerequisites: Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, receiving a 90-minute Thai Yoga Massage from the instructor, and logging 10 hours of documented practice.

Level 3: Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - 8 CE hrs

Level 4: Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - 8 CE hrs

Level 5: Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - 8 CE hrs

Advanced Thai Therapeutics: Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders - 8 CE hrs
Prerequisites: Minimum of 4 levels with Eric.

Acupressure Points for Bodyworkers - 8 CE hrs

The Art of Sequencing a Thai Yoga Massage - 8 CE hrs
Prerequisites: Minimum of 4 levels with Eric.
 

Tuition

> Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 - $320
> Level 2: Thai Intensive - $250
> Level 3: Thai Intensive - $250
> Level 4: Thai Intensive - $250
> Level 5: Thai Intensive - $250
> Acupressure Points for Bodyworkers - $ 175
> Advanced Thai Therapeutics: Upper Body -  $250
> The Art of Sequencing a Thai Yoga Massage - $250
> Receiving a 90-min. Thai Yoga Massage from Eric - $155
> Private one-on-one tutorial (90-min) - $65
> Private one-on-one tutorial (120-min) - $75
> Private one-on-one tutorial (150-min) - $85

Total tuition is $2375.

 

Course Descriptions


Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage - Level 1
Credits:  16 CE Contact Hours - $320
Prerequisites:  None.  This class is open to everyone.

Thai Yoga Massage is an elegant and interactive form of meditative bodywork that combines assisted yoga stretching, acupressure, gentle rocking, and rhythmic compression along energy lines. In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn to effectively use their hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to open and gently release blockages that inhibit the flow of energy, or Qi. Essential elements of Thai Yoga Massage, its historical context, and fundamental techniques applied in the supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions will be taught.
 
Participants will receive a complementary workbook with photographs and detailed descriptions of an introductory sequence, which comprise a 60-90 minute basic full-body Thai Yoga Massage session. The course will have lecture, demonstration, and hands-on components. Class will begin each day with a yoga warm-up routine. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 16 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - Level 2
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250
Prerequisites:  Level 1 and having received a 90-minute Thai massage from Eric.

In this one-day intensive Level 2 workshop, participants will review Level 1 material and learn to skillfully integrate intermediate level poses into a sequence that comprises a 1 1⁄2 - 2 hour session. Level 2 material includes poses in the prone, side-lying, and seated positions. The theory and location of the Sen energy pathways will be taught and discussed.
 
The course will have demonstration, and hands-on components. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB CE hours. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - Level 3
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250
Prerequisites:  Level 1, logging 10 practice hours, and having received a 90-min Thai Massage from Eric.

In this one-day intensive Level 3 workshop, participants will learn to skillfully integrate a variety of advanced level poses into the Thai Yoga Massage routine learned in Levels 1 and 2. Level 3 material includes poses in the prone, side-lying, and seated positions and will aid the participant in offering a richer and fuller Thai Yoga Massage session that comprises a 2 - 2 1⁄2 hour session. Poses focus on legs, hips, low back, and arms.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - Level 4
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250
Prerequisites:  Level 1, logging 10 practice hours, and having received a 90-min Thai Massage from Eric.

In this one-day intensive workshop, participants will learn a variety of advanced poses. Participants will continue to build sensitivity in their feet and integrate the poses more smoothly into a sequence that comprises a 2 1/2 - 3 hour session. Poses in this level address the lower back, hips, head, neck, and face.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Thai Yoga Massage Intensive - Level 5
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250
Prerequisites:  Level 1, logging 10 practice hours, and having received a 90-min Thai Massage from Eric.

In this one-day intensive workshop, participants will learn a variety of advanced poses. Participants will continue to build sensitivity in their feet and integrate the poses more smoothly into a sequence that comprises a 3 - 3 1/2 hour session. Poses in this level address variations to poses learned in previous classes.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Advanced Thai Therapeutics: Upper Back, Neck, Shoulders & Headaches
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250
Prerequisites:  Having taken a minimum of 4 technique classes with Eric.

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing arts system that combines spiritual practice, acupressure, assisted yoga stretching, compression along energy (Sen) lines, gentle rocking and breathing techniques. This one-day hands-on workshop introduces several routines to address chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain and headaches. Participants will practice proper body mechanics while learning to use their hands, forearms, elbows and feet to ease tension, bring about relief, calm the mind and balance energy.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Acupressure Points for BodyworkersCredits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $175
Prerequisites:   None.  This class is open to everyone.

Acupressure is a major component in Thai Yoga Massage. In this one-day Intensive, you will learn to locate, palpate, and stimulate 68 of the most frequently used acupressure points in the body. You will also learn the theory of Yin-Yang, the indications for each point, and when to easily incorporate them into your sessions, whether you work on a mat or a massage table.

Class begins with yoga/meditation/breath work. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

The Art of Sequencing a Thai Yoga Massage
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250
Prerequisites:   Having taken a minimum of 4 technique classes from Eric.

Have you ever wondered how to design a 60, 90, or 120-minute Thai Yoga Massage session for general relaxation, lower body pain, or upper body pain?

In this new 8-hr hands-on workshop, we will discuss the principles of sequencing Thai Yoga Massage poses, followed by demonstration and practice of 9 unique sequences for general relaxation, upper body conditions, and lower body conditions. This course will help you learn to efficiently select the most appropriate poses based on your clients' needs. You will be given a 3-ring binder with handouts of all the sequences covered.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Advanced Art of Rocking, Vibration & Movement in Thai Yoga Massage
Credits:  8 CE Contact Hours - $250

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Eric's Thai Yoga Massage Training Program

In this new advanced 1-day Intensive, you will learn techniques to increase the dynamic quality of your existing Thai Yoga Massage sessions. Using your hands and feet, you will practice incorporating rocking, subtle vibration, and movement which increase range of motion and move stagnant energy in soft tissues and joints. Mastering these techniques will help your clients reduce muscular holding patterns and help them get into a parasympathetic state to allow for healing at a deep level.

The course will have lecture, demonstration and hands-on components. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Other Workshops

 

Integrated Thai Table Massage (Thai on the Table)
Credits:  16 CE Contact Hours - $320
Prerequisites:  None.  This class is open to ALL bodyworkers.

Thai Yoga Massage is an interactive form of meditative bodywork that combines yoga, stretching, gentle rocking, and rhythmic compression along energy lines.  In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn to use their hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to open and gently release blockages that inhibit the flow of energy, or Qi.

While traditional Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat, this class has been adapted to those who work on a massage table.  It is suited for clients who are unable to receive bodywork on a mat and is a great way to introduce clients to Thai Yoga Massage.

Essential elements of Thai Yoga Massage, its historical context, and fundamental techniques applied in the supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions will be taught. Participants will receive a complementary workbook with photographs and detailed descriptions of an introductory sequence of poses, which comprise a 60-90 minute full-body Thai Yoga Massage session.

Participants will practice draping techniques and learn when to integrate a variety of bodywork techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reflexology into this routine. Class will begin each day with a one-hour yoga warm-up. The course will have lecture, demonstration, and hands-on components. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 16 NCBTMB, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

 

Ethics for Bodyworkers
Credits: 6 CE Contact Hours - $125
Prerequisites: None.  This class is open to ALL bodyworkers.

Ethics classes don't have to be boring! In this fun, practical, and engaging 6-hour workshop, we will address various ethical issues that face bodyworkers such as professionalism, legal and ethical requirements, confidentiality, business practices, roles and boundaries, and prevention of sexual misconduct. Real-life issues facing the participants will be discussed. 

This class meets NCBTMB’s ethics requirements and exceeds Washington state’s requirements. The course will have lecture, role-playing and group discussion/activities. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 6NCBTMB and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

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