Work with Me!Thai Yoga Massage Trainings & Yoga Intensives
;Do your students like to dive deep? To learn more about how their body works within the context of yoga? To find new ways to feel more vital and alive? To learn skills that they can share professionally with your community?
I offer classes that explore the nitty-gritty of anatomy, movement and yoga philosophy. Giving students the tools they need to explore practical solutions to their discomforts and challenges. This may look like helping a Massage Therapist to move with ease instead of pain through Thai Yoga Massage, or helping a yoga teacher learn to give an assist that will empower the student’s body to find an alignment with more structural integrity; or helping a stressed-out student connect with their body on a visceral level to learn to rise from a place of relaxation and power. Through understanding the nuts and bolts of how our bodies and minds work, we can better utilize yoga’s philosophical roadmap to a more comfortable place in the self and in this world. This is what I endeavor to teach through every one of my mindful, compassionate classes.
Below you will find a sampling of my current offerings. I would be most honored to share these classes with your community. Let me know what you feel will resonate most with your community. Below these offerings, you will find my professional terms and conditions so that you may make an informed decision as to whether we are a great fit. Do let me know if you have any questions at all. I look forward to practicing with you soon.
Thai Yoga Massage Workshops and Professional Trainings:
Thai Yoga Massage is a form of bodywork done fully-clothed on the floor. Based in the ancient practices of Traditional Thai Medicine with heavy influences from Yoga, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, this form of massage incorporates focused work on the energy lines of the body (Sen) while the receiver is moved and stretched into a variety of yoga-like positions and compression massage techniques are employed. The body is treated as a whole, safely and slowly pulled, stretched and rocked. The combination of passive movement and assisted stretching opens the joints, releases connective tissues and increases circulation, leaving the recipient moving more easily and feeling both calm and invigorated.
All my Thai Yoga Massage trainings focus on the art of giving and receiving safely. It is my firm belief that you cannot effective give Thai Yoga Massage until you learn how to effectively receive Thai Yoga Massage. Developing this skill in yourself, will help you to develop it in your clients. You will notice a consistent theme of self-care and practice in all my trainings. If we do not first take care of ourselves, we are unable to effectively take care of others; if we are unable to find ease within ourselves, we cannot effectively create space for others; this all takes practice. The more we practice Thai Yoga Massage, the more we are able to cultivate Metta and ease, enjoying our work and our lives.
Each training will prepare you to give a professional-level Thai Yoga Massage. The special focus of each training will help you to deepen your practice, no matter what your practitioner level. While it is recommended that you begin your study with Thai Yoga Massage for Wellness, all trainings are multi-level. That said, I strongly encourage you to have some background in Thai Yoga Massage before enrolling in Thai Yoga Massage for Clarity for your ease of learning.
Bliss Out – Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
Dip your toes in the Bliss of Thai Yoga Massage... Learn to be an exceptional receiver, and a fabulous giver for great massage, yoga, and relaxation! As the giver stretches and moves their own body into a variety of yoga-like positions, they also move their partner...
Thai Yoga Massage for Balance
Certificate Training - Thai Yoga Massage for Balance focuses on improving the function of Sen Ida and Pingala; these unilateral lines each govern one side of the body, much like the Ida and Pingala Nadis in Yoga. By encouraging flow and ease along these lines we bring...
Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being
Certificate Training - Thai Yoga Massage for Well-Being concentrates on the fundamentals of this form of bodywork – ease of movement, the philospohy of Metta (Loving Kindness) and Sen Kalathari - the energy line that governs our most basic functions. Through movement,...
Thai Yoga Massage for Clarity
Certificate Training - Thai Yoga Massage for Clarity works with the deep vision-governing lines Sens Sahatsarngsi and Thawari, using movement, stretching, intention and direct pressure. The divine relaxation we create by working along these lines leads to greater...
Yoga Intensives and Workshops:
All of my yoga classes and workshops, long or short, are grounded in anatomy, breath, and practical exploration. As you know, it is one thing to discuss a technique, another thing to experience it. My goal is to help students to a place of deep experience that leads them to their own integral wisdom. All students are always encouraged to move at their own pace and adaptations for taking a practice gentler or deeper are always given. To know yourself seems to me the highest honor available, and the greatest challenge out there… my classes aim to help you establish a road map for exploration, so that this practice continues well beyond your mat. My most popular offerings include Half-Retreats, Metta Yoga, Breathe Deeper Pranayama, and Yoga for a Happy Belly. A few of these favorite offerings may be viewed below.
Intro to Thai Yoga/Reusri Dat Ton Workshop
This practice from Thailand integrates breathwork, deliberate movement and relaxation to direct awareness, stretch and massage the body. Some parts similar to “Indian” yoga and some completely unique, this is an invigorating yet relaxing practice suitable...
Expanding Compassion: Metta/Lovingkindness Yoga Workshop
Honor your self and your practice in a whole new way by actively cultivating Metta/Lovingkindess into your yoga practice. Through discussion, meditation, asana (yoga postures), and deep relaxation we will explore ways to profoundly develop and embody...
Yoga for a Happy Belly
Yoga is clear – a happy belly makes for a happy yogi... This means a belly with optimally functioning organs; strong, flexible muscles, a healthy flow of energies; and a cultivated awareness of mind-body connection. Yes, you will strengthen your core in this workshop,...
Art of Relaxation Mini Yoga Retreat
Ready for a yoga retreat? Join me for an online yoga retreat, just a half-a-day on May 9 and recharge your soul with asana, yoga nidra, meditation, and pranayama. Oh, and plenty of savasana!
Minimum Class Number: Yoga – 10; Thai 6
Maximum Class Number: Yoga 60, Thai Yoga Massage 30
Rate: 70/30 split for yoga; ThaiTrainings – flat rate per student; minimum student cost approval
Training and Certifications:
NMLMT#5949, NMRTMI, NCBTMBCEP, YACEP, E-RYT200
Provided Resources for your Studio:
Pre-made, customizeable social media infographics
Relevant pre-written articles to share
Class appropriate marketing photos and Youtube videos
My Social Reach:
Social Media Following (May ’22):
Youtube Channel /marisawolfeyogabodywork