Basic Thai Massage and the Yin with Betty 

6th- 14th October 2018

In this training, we will explore the Thai Yoga Massage techniques and principles, share different theories around therapy, dive deeper into love and kindness, learn more about the discoveries of modern science and cultivate tools that will help you enter and establish yourself into the Thai Massage  world.

In Thai Yoga Massage, what is important is the experience. We cannot share what we don’t have. We need to cultivate our internal qualities to share them with another, learn and grow. In this training, together with the Thai Massage techniques, we will share many simple and playful practices to deepen our internal experience and approach Thai Massage with a more open, full, clear and strong Heart.

This way, Thai Yoga Massage becomes a Medicine of Love.

We will demonstrate the Basic Thai Massage Principles and techniques and approach them from an anatomical, physical and energetical point of view. That will give you a strong and safe foundation as you will be able to give a full massage and touch all parts of the body.
We will move between Deep Static and Dynamic Thai Massage Techniques and I will help you explore:
  • Rhythm and the connection with the elements, pulsation and the “Thai dance” Moving with safety and enjoying every movement “Listening” into silence
  • The “love touch.”
  • Fascia work.
  • Two essential aspects we come across in our life and our work: Therapy and Trauma. We will approach them through science and psychology.
  • Love and kindness and how to apply these qualities in our massage and our everyday life.
  • Yin Yoga.
  • The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our own bodies, our massage approach and our lives.
  • Meridians, the 5 Elements.
  • Understanding of our own natural pattern (li) and how it can affect our work
  • Music, Dance Therapy, Singing.

Fellow co-teachers with many years of experience will assist and enrich this work.

Betty was born in Greece at 1970. She was a high school teacher for 12 years teaching finance and social science.
She first started practicing Tai Chi in 2001. Her teacher introduced her also to the “art of touch” and to Thai Massage.
She attended her first full Thai Yoga Massage Beginners course in 2008 and continued her training and research through a great number of Thai Yoga Massage, Ostethai, Chi Nei Tsang and CranioSacral Therapy courses and trainings throughout the world.
Since then she is also making a long personal research about Therapy and Wholeness, the understanding of therapy as a holistic approach.
She has been assisting Takis Oikonomou since many years in Greece and abroad where she is also giving workshops.
Since 2008 she is practicing Vipassana Meditation.
She started practicing Hatha Kriya Yoga at 2004 and since then has been attending numerous seminars and training courses all over the world.
At 2011 she did her TTC at Yin Yoga with her teacher and friend Biff MIthoefer, and since 2013 they are working together for his TTC’s in Greece.
Betty is teaching the Module 1 Yin Yoga TTC “The sacred ceremony.”
She has practiced contemporary dance for six years, continues her research in life through Dance Therapy Schools, “Gestalt Institute of San Francisco,” “End of Life Care.”
She feels inspired by many philosophies and cultures, especially Buddhism and the Indignant Traditions. She has been giving massages in a a camp with Indignant people at Canada B.C. and Uganda.
She wishes to teach and live in a way that empowers the yin energies to sprout and bring more balance and peace to the Global community of Souls.
Betty uses her drum, guitar, and voice to connect with the clear rhythm of the heart.
She spent four years cooperating with indignant people in Uganda and Burundi in which they created a “You Create Your Reality Program, through Creative Arts and Educational Programs” for the children and the youth of the area.

06.30 – 08.30: Yoga or Chi Kong
08.30 – 10.00: Hearty Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00: Session 1
13.00 – 16.00: Lunch & Siesta
16.00 – 19.00: Session 2
19.00 – 20.30: Dinner, Steam Bath
20.30 – 22.00: Quite yin practice, primitive dance, singing

For all enquiries related to this course please contact info@thaimassage.gr

Start Date: 6th October at 6pm

Finish Date : 14th October at 2pm  after lunch

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