Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Practitoner Training Program

Thai Yoga Massage:Practitioner Training & Certificate Program10 day residential immersion course with Saul David Raye

2007 dates April 18 - 27 / July 4th - 13th / November 29 - December 7at the Eco-Sanctuary, Ojai, Ca. $1600 - Yurt 4- 6 People $1800 - semi privatePrivate - add $200 Deposit $500 (includes all classes, food, lodging and materials)

The 10 day practitioner training program is a transformational experience that will nourish your body, mind and spirit.
In this course you will learn this powerful healing art and gain a deeper understanding of the body, mind and healing process on all levels.

In addition, this training will give you the skill and immediate tools to work with people after the training and tips to set up a successful healing practice.

Saul's teaching integrates Thai Yoga Massage with the root teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda, along with anatomy, therapeutics, Yoga therapy, holistic healing and spiritual practice.

For a complete, deep and transformational experience. He has shared this healing art with more than a thousand people.

This immersion training is an empowering and life affirming experience that will help move you to the next level in your healing practice and life journey.
Each day we begin with a healing Yoga and meditation practice. There are two 3-hour sessions of Thai Yoga Therapy class, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon.
During the afternoons there is free time for resting, hiking the mountain trails, swimming, or just soaking in the hot tub. And everyday, there are three delicious, gourmet vegetarian meals. In the evening there is a relaxed evening class with a talk on different aspects of healing and Yoga Therapy and time for questions.

This training is open to anyone sincerely interested in healing work. It is a valuable addition for Yoga teachers, massage therapists and any healing arts practitioners. We practice comfortably clothed on mats on the floor. No prior Yoga or massage experience is required. Space is limited for this training.

What is covered in the course:
How to structure and give a full body Thai Yoga Therapy session (including all 4 traditional positions; front, side, back and sitting).

Theory and massage of energy lines & marma points(meridians/ Nadis).
Restorative Yoga poses to faciltate deep relaxation. Applied Hatha Yoga stretching and breathing exercises.

Principles of energy healing (pranic healing).

Therapeutic treatments for common ailments (back pain, headache, fatigue, etc). Introduction to Ayurveda

- How to read bodies, locate the chakras and major energy points.

- How to work in a meditative state of mind, helping your partner to experience as deeply relaxed altered state.

- History and theoretical foundations of Thai massage and Yoga.

- How to use Thai Yoga Therapy to treat individual differences, different body types and health needs.

- Holistic Healing / Dynamic laws of Healing Meditation for Healing, Peace & Self-Knowledge.
- Daily Yoga / healing practice to harmonize, heal and strengthen your own body, mind and spirit.

- Healing Chants & Mantras Self Massage

Sample Daily Schedule

7:00 Am Yoga Practice
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thai Yoga Therapy Class
12:30 PM Lunch
4:00PM - 7:00 pmThai Yoga Therapy Class
7:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Evening Program (discussion, free time, meditation, some evenings class time)

This special training is open to everyone. It is a valuable addition for Yoga teachers, massage therapists, or for anyone sincerely interested in healing or bodywork. We practice comfortably clothed on a mat on the floor. No prior Yoga or massage experience is required.

The teachings of Yoga have traditionally been shared in powerful, natural settings.Living in close communion with the earth, immersed in the energies of nature opens us to the sacredness and beauty of life.

In such places clarity, meditation and understanding flow spontaneously. The Eco-snctuary is such a place. The land itself was once held sacred by the Chumash tribe, who originally inhabited the area.

About Thai Yoga Therapy

"When any person is sick at Siam he begins with causing his whole body to be moulded by one who is skilful herein, who gets upon the body of the sick person and tramples him under his feet."

-Simon de la LoubereFrench liaison to the Thai Royal Court in Ayutthia, 1690.

Thai Yoga Photo Gallery

Thai Yoga Therapy:The Healing Art of Thai Yoga Massage The healing art of Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhist spiritual practice. It is a unique and powerful system of Yoga Therapy, which combines rhythmic massage, acu-pressure, asanas (Yogic stretching exercises), gentle twisting, energy work and meditation. Thai Yoga Massage stimulates and balances the flow of healing energy within the body, opening the areas which are blocked bringing the person deeper into balance and harmony for health, happiness and wellness of being. This system creates a powerful release of stress and tension, an increase in vitality and well-being and it deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit in both the giver and receiver.

Saul's teaching integrates the root teachings of Thai Massage, Yoga and Ayurveda along with anatomy, therapeutics, Yoga therapy, holistic healing and spiritual practice. For a complete, deep and transform-ational experience. This work is a living expression of compassion, loving kindness and healing.
Thai Yoga Massage Photo Gallery

Bhujangasana ( Thai Cobra)

BaddhaKonasana (Thai Butterfly)

Chopping the Back Lines

Shashasana ( Thai Rabbit pose )

Gentle Back Arch

Pranam (Thai Childs Pose)