Thai Yoga Massage Training with Shai Plonski
This training is broken into two modules - Thai 101 & 102. Offered jointly with the Still Light Centre, participants are given a dual certification with these courses. You receive credit toward the MYI 500 Hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy and receive a separate certification in Thai Yoga Massage that is recognized by the National Health Practitioners of Canada. Upon completing all of the required requisites, you can begin offering Thai Yoga Massage as an adjunct to your yoga therapy practice.
Type of Event
Join with Master Teacher, Shai Plonski at Prema Sai Wholistic Living on 14th St. for a training in Thai Yoga Massage. Level One runs March 19 - 22, here in Calgary and level 2 runs the following weekend.
Price is plus HST. Pay for both modules at the same time and receive a $100 discount!
This training is broken into two modules - Thai 101 & 102. 102 will be offered the following weekend!
Offered jointly with the Still Light Centre, participants are given a dual certification with these courses. You receive credit toward the MYI 500 Hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy and receive a separate certification in Thai Yoga Massage that is recognized by the National Health Practitioners of Canada. Upon completing all of the required requisites, you can begin offering Thai Yoga Massage as an adjunct to your yoga therapy practice. Even if you do not choose to establish yourself as a Thai Practitioner, the hands on knowledge alone will help you to excel in your teaching career.
Students wishing to earn their 500 HOUR RYT, need to also complete our modules in Ayurveda, Meditation and Philosophy and Yoga Therapy. The Ayurveda and Meditation modules are offered online on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the year and the next Yoga Therapy training will be in Calgary, AB this August.
This level 1 course teaches the fundamentals of quality touch using a full-body, 90-minute traditional Thai massage flow. Students learn all basic techniques required for more advanced study as well as the basic marketing skills required to find and retain clients. Thai 101 focuses on:
The four foundations of Thai massage (meditation, body mechanics, rhythmic rocking, and massage techniques using the hands, forearms, elbows, and feet);
Unlocking the secrets of universal touch techniques, including: how to massage from light to deep pressure; how to safely and effectively stretch flexible and inflexible clients; and how to safely massage and carry the weight of light and heavy clients;
Techniques to work the shoulders, neck, head, back, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and feet;
Effortless transitions between postures and an introduction to contraindications and safety;
Essential client and therapist care techniques for before, during, and after the massage; and
Building client relationships—the key to a successful business.
Prerequisites: Thai 101
This course adds 60 minutes of new massage techniques, reinforces all Thai 101 material, and introduces students to the fundamentals of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system and sister science to yoga. Thai 201 bridges Thai massage with its historical roots in Ayurveda teaching students practical, hands-on methods for applying Ayurvedic wisdom to deepen the therapeutic quality of their practice.
As students learn the fundamentals of Ayurvedic principles and the three mindbody constitutions (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), they will apply these concepts to craft highly customized massages that address physical needs, enhance client relationships, and create a customized, holistic massage experience. Learning how to massage with ones knees at this early point in the training will help to reduce injuries and reliance on ones hands and thumbs and facilitate deep pressure massage. Thai 201 focuses on:
Reinforcing and deepening the application of Thai 101 postures;
Adding 60 minutes of new techniques to treat areas of greater need such as the shoulders, neck, back, and hamstrings;
Using the knees as a new touch technique and massage tool;
Understanding the fundamental concepts of Ayurvedic history, philosophy, and healing;
Determining a client’s Ayurvedic constitution;
Creating a customized Thai massage wellness program based on a client’s Ayurvedic constitution;
Working with the body’s subtle energies through Ayurveda; and
Conceiving and implementing a targeted marketing plan to attract new clients.