Thai Yoga is a dynamic bodywork therapy that draws from the yogic and ayuverdic practices of India and the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of China and martial arts. In this unique healing system that incorporates Hatha Yoga, reflexology, acupressure and chiropractic techniques, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while massaging along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Thai Yoga is like having Yoga done to you and is considered a martial art of healing.
This workshop will be a guided exploration of how to effectively incorporate bodywork and hands on assists into yoga classes in order to safely deepen postures, offer support and alternatives to inflexible students, read students bodies to spot misalignment's and bring a deeply relaxing, nurturing element into classes. Combining both theory and practice will allow teachers the opportunity to get comfortable with physical touch and better understand how to apply it with metta– so as to confidently incorporate it into both group and private yoga classes in a valuable way.
ouch is a powerful tool for
connection, healing and deepening the yoga practice. This workshop will explore adjustments rooted in Thai Massage and physical therapy with an emphasis on creating proper alignment for the
recipient while also making the adjustment sustainable to give for the giver. Whether you are a yoga teacher looking to deepen your teaching practice or a yoga practitioner looking to understand
how the body is aligned in various poses, come explore some basic adjustments to help release stress and realign the body for optimal well being.
• Adjust yoga postures to make them more profound
• Spot misalignment and make adjustments with safety and confidence
• Learn Savasana adjustment sequence to tranquilize the body and soothe the soul
• Take your teaching skills and practice to the next level with the “Thai touch”
• Understand the principles of Ayurveda- the ancient Indian science of medicine for health and longevity.
Workshop led by Shaun Mercier and Laura Hart
Shen Mantra offers the only internationally accredited Thai Yoga Massage diploma courses in South Africa and has been teaching Thai, the Thai way, for over 10 years. This workshop will be led by Gabrielle Alberts, a yoga teacher, healing bodywork practitioner and holistic health coach. Gabrielle has a passion for living yoga and guides her students to the discovery and exploration of their own body wisdom – a breathing field of knowledge available in each moment.
“In meeting all beings, bodies and experiences with intention and loving kindness, we have the ability to transform the experience of both the giver and receiver in a profound way.”