Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing art that is said to have originated before the time of the Buddha. It is quite different from traditional western massage. It is often described as "the lazy man's yoga" as it feels like having someone stretch your muscles and gently put your body into yoga poses for you while you are completely relaxed. The massages are done on a mat or soft surface on the floor and are completely clothed.
Connecting breath with movement, much like yoga, givers use their own body weight, gravity, and leverage to stretch or release muscles, making this modality of massage simple and accessible to everyone. It is also said that practicing Thai yoga massage should be like a meditation for the giver, encouraging them to let go of the monkey mind and drop into their own intuition as to what their receiver needs.
In this workshop you will:
-Learn the physical and mental techniques of how to give (and receive!) a Thai yoga massage sequence with ease, comfort, and confidence.
Build connection and trust in yourself and others. As you soften into the practice, as a giver or a receiver, you will cultivate trust, sensitivity, and metta - loving kindness.
-Take home a Thai yoga massage sequence to offer your friends and family.
-Feel restored and surprise yourself with your healing capabilities!
Wear stretchy, comfortable clothing and do not eat anything heavy for a couple hours before. Please bring one yoga mat per person, a blanket or two, and a pillow.
Solo participants welcome. If you come solo you will be paired with another solo person or an assistant.
For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thai-yoga-massage-workshop-tickets-43179165045?aff=efbeventtix
About the Facilitators:
Elise and Dean are friends who met in Meridian Hill Park 2011 while practicing AcroYoga. AcroYoga is a holistic practice blending the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique practice that cultivates trust, connection, and playfulness. Elise and Dean's continued love for the practice led them to AcroYoga International for teacher training, and to form a performance partnership as Acrolesque. They now teach weekly AcroYoga and Thai massage classes and workshops all around DC to share the joy, power and healing energy that yoga, Thai massage, and AcroYoga have brought into their lives. They welcome all students, regardless of experience, and no partner is needed to attend their classes or workshops.
$30 online // $40 at the door