Workshops

Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Workshops

Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints

The Intro course (8 hours) are for those curious to check out what Thai Yoga Massage is all about before investing more time to learn the other levels. In the Intro course you will learn basic techniques to be able to give a 60 min Thai session in 3 positions (seated, side-lying and supine). Prone position will be added in Level I, giving you more poses to give a 90 min+ session. Meridians and Acupoints are taught in Level I, Level II and Level III. Each levels (21 hours each) have its own set of sequence, four meridians and additional Acupoints giving you more options to offering a more customized Yoga Massage session. The poses and transitions gets more advance as you move to the higher levels. Therefore each of the lower levels are a prerequisite. A handbook with color photos is provided for each level of training and is included in the tuition. All courses are approved by NCBTMB to those needing continuing education hours.

  • Intro to Thai Yoga Massage - $200
  • Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Level I - $550
  • Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Level II - $550
  • Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Level III - $550

Debby Stanley is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage with acupoints

NCBTMB Approved CE hours : 8 hours

Course Description: Introduce Thai Yoga Massage and learn what makes this modality unique. Upon completion of this course you will learn poses and techniques to give a 60 minute Thai Yoga Massage session.

Prerequisite: None

Course Outline and learning outcomes:

  • Learn proper body mechanics and body positioning of both practitioner and client in 3 positions (seated, supine, side-lying) which are fundamental to successfully give a Thai massage.
  • Learn body movements and techniques that are unique to Thai massage.
  • Learn body contacts, the placement of hands, thumbs, palms and feet for each of the 22 postures.
  • Demonstration by the instructor and students will practice with each other after each demonstration.
  • Instructor will supervise the students during their 60 min session.at end of course.

Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Level 1

NCBTMB Approved CE hours : 21 hours

Course Description: Introduce Thai Yoga Massage , energy lines and Acupoints. Upon completion of this course you will learn 42 postures and 8 acupoints to be able to give a 90 minutes Thai Yoga Massage session.

Prerequisite: None

Course Outline and learning outcomes:

  • Learn proper body mechanics and body positioning of both practitioner and client which are fundamental to successfully and safely give a Thai massage.
  • Learn body movements and techniques that are unique to Thai massage.
  • Learn body contacts, the placement of hands, thumbs, palms and feet.
  • Learn location of 8 acupoints and the respective organ meridian. The meridians of the gall bladder, liver, stomach and spleen will be covered in this level.
  • Some acupoints are contraindicated during pregancy. Learn 3 of these contraindicated points.
  • Learn the definition and benefits of using the source and luo points.
  • Demonstration by instructor of the 42 poses in 4 positions (seated, supine, side-lying, prone)
  • Students will practice with each other after each demonstration.
  • Practice and receive a complete 90 min session with fellow classmates at end of course.

Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Level II

NCBTMB Approved CE hours : 21 hours

Course Description: You will learn another set of sequence to do another 90 min session.

Prerequisite: Level I

Course Outline and learning outcomes:

  • Learn more body contacts such as knees and learn to use multiple contacts at once.
  • Learn 44 new poses in all four body positions.
  • Learn location of 11 acupoints and the respective organ meridian. The meridians of the lung, large intestine, heart and small intestine will be covered in this level.
  • The Chinese clock and significant categories of points.
  • Demonstration by instructor of the 4 positions (seated, supine, side-lying, prone).
  • Students will practice with each other after each demonstration.
  • Practice and receive a complete 90 min session with fellow classmates at end of course.

Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints Level III

NCBTMB Approved CE hours : 21 hours

Course Description: Adding more body positions, more acupoints and more body contacts to level II.

Prerequisite: Level II

Course Outline and learning outcomes:

  • Learn more body positioning to customize a session.
  • Learn location of acupoints and the respective organ meridian. The meridians of the bladder, kidney, pericardium and triple warmer will be covered in this level.
  • Demonstration by instructor of the 4 positions (seated, supine, side-lying, prone).
  • Students will practice with each other after each demonstration.
  • Practice and receive a complete 90 min session with fellow classmates at end of course.

For Information on Workshops

704-641-7954

debby@debbystanley.com


Art of Assist Workshop

Do you want to add value to your yoga teaching? Are you a yoga teacher who wants to feel more confident assisting your yoga students in a pose?

Learn from an Anatomy Trains (r) Structural Integrator, certified Active Release Texhniques (r), nationally certified licensed massage therapist, NCBTMB Approved continuing ed provider, Thai yoga massage trainer, E-RYT500 yoga instructor and YACEP.

One of the most effective ways to improve yourself as a yoga instructor is to provide hands on assistance to your students during their asana practice.

Gain credibility and trust from your students by developing the skills you

In this workshop, you will learn various ways to offer assistance to your students. During the training you will be practicing assists on fellow class participants while in an asana practice to mimic a live class setting. You will build confidence and valuable skills to effectively assist your students in various postures - taking your teaching to a whole new level.

Learn how to:

  • Introduce your assisting skills in a group setting
  • Safely assist students
  • Use assist to help your students become aware of their body and posture
  • Match your own touch with verbal cueing
  • Assist in a moving vinyasa flow
  • Use more than one way of assisting in a pose
  • Use other body parts other than your hands

You will receive a certificate of completion for 4 hours of CEUs if you are a registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher.

Providing great assistance to your students will help deepen their practice and keeps them coming back to you for more.


Investment: $99 by cash, check (payable to Debby Stanley) or PayPal

For Information on Workshops

704-641-7954

debby@debbystanley.com


Anatomy Behind the Movement Workshops

I am offering these workshops to teach yoga instructors anatomy and how to use knowledge of anatomy to improve teaching yoga group classes or private yoga. Having knowledge of anatomy is essential if you are a movement specialist. I’ve developed three parts in this series based on what I find to be most useful from my own teaching experience and from my own training journey over the past decade.

Training for me began with a 200 hour and then a 500 hour yoga teacher training, then and eventually massage school. Although this earlier training gave me a baseline of very basic knowledge of anatomy, a more in-depth knowledge came from becoming certified in Active Release Techniques® (full body and complex protocol) and taking the Anatomy Trains ® functional movement workshop which eventually led me to become a certified Anatomy Trains (r) Structural Integrator. Initially my pursuit of an in-depth understanding of the human body was to augment the courses I teach called Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints; however, knowledge of anatomy also served to greatly enhance my therapeutic massage practice as well as my private yoga practice. I have experienced an increase in client referrals for my massage business and private yoga. In fact, I would attribute the increase in attendance of my group yoga classes to being able to share my knowledge of anatomy with students and guide them safely through their practice.

The courses can be taken in any order; however, I would recommend taking the spine & neck & torso workshop first to get an overview of full-body movement as well as to help you develop good yoga sequences based on a fundamental understanding of the anatomy.

Each workshop is 4 hours in duration, split into 2 non-contact hours and 2 contact hours. Non-contact hours include a lecture using visual aids and Q&A. The two contact hours reinforce your anatomy knowledge through guided interactive exercises. The workshops are offered throughout the year for your convenience. If you’re like me, you are busy and have classes to teach and other obligations. So, I have spread the workshops out so you can fit them into your schedule and to prevent you from having to take 2-3 days off in a row which could be stressful to you. Please discuss with me a desire for me to teach a workshop at your studio or function.

Anatomy Behind the Movement Series

Spine, Neck and Torso workshop

In this course, you will focus on the spine and surrounding structures with an overview of anatomy behind the movement.

Shoulders and Arms workshop

We will delve deeply into the structures (bones, muscles, joints, fascia) of the shoulders and arms.

Hips and Legs workshop

We will delve deeply into the structures (bones, muscles, joints, fascia) of the hips and legs.

You will receive a certificate of completion for 4 hours of CEUs if you are a registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher or licensed massage therapist.

Recommended pre-reading:

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

Fascial Release for Structural Balance by James Earls & Thomas Myers

Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians for Manual & Movement Therapists by Thomas Myers

Anatomy Behind the Movement: Spine, Neck, and Torso workshop

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES: We will delve deeply into the structures (bones, muscles, joints) of the shoulders and arms.

  • We will spend time learning about the anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist to correctly and safely do chaturangas.
  • You will learn how to position the arm properly and know the mechanics of the shoulders.
  • You will learn what muscles are engaged or should be engaged during postures affecting the upper body such as downward facing dog, wheel, handstands and cow-face to name a few.
  • You will gain an anatomical understanding of shoulder injuries and conditions.
  • You will learn various ways to teach yoga using straps and blocks for upper body from beginner to advance postures.
  • This course is interactive and you will be practicing while you learn so that you can experience the anatomy behind the movement. You will also be given instruction on verbal cues and hands-on assisting as a teacher and then practicing what you’ve learned to reinforce and test out your knowledge.

Investment

$85 per student

Multiple course discount: $240 for all three in the series


Anatomy Behind the Movement: Shoulders and Arms workshop

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES: We will delve deeply into the structures (bones, muscles, joints) of the shoulders and arms.

  • We will spend time learning about the anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist to correctly and safely do chaturangas.
  • You will learn how to position the arm properly and know the mechanics of the shoulders in poses such as downward facing dog and upward bow.
  • You will learn what muscles are engaged or should be engaged during postures affecting the upper body such as handstands and tripod headstands.
  • You will gain an anatomical understanding of shoulder injuries and conditions.
  • You will learn various ways to teach yoga using straps and blocks for upper body from beginner to advance postures.
  • This course is interactive and you will be practicing while you learn so that you can experience the anatomy behind the movement. You will also be given instruction on verbal cues and hands-on assisting as a teacher and then practicing what you’ve learned to reinforce and test out your knowledge.

Investment

$85 per student

Multiple course discount: $240 for all three in the series

Anatomy Behind the Movement: Hips and Legs workshop

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES: We will delve deeply into the structures (bones, muscles, joints) of the hips and legs.

  • We will cover the anatomy of poses most people find difficult to perform such as pigeon, hero, lotus, etc.
  • You will learn the do’s and don’ts of the postures from an anatomical perspective.
  • We will cover common ailments such as sciatica and plantar fasciitis as well as how to use yoga postures to address them.
  • You will learn the attachment sites of the muscles of the hips and legs.
  • This course is interactive and you will be practicing while you learn so that you can experience the anatomy behind the movement. You will also be given instruction on verbal cues and hands-on assisting as a teacher and then practicing what you’ve learned to reinforce and test out your knowledge.

Investment

$85 per student

Multiple course discount: $240 for all three in the series


Restorative Yoga Workshop

COURSE OBJECTIVES: This workshop is for yoga instructors who want to offer restorative yoga in a group and private yoga setting.

  • You will learn difference between restorative yoga and yin yoga and the history of these modalities.
  • You will become familiar with using various props such as bolsters, blocks, straps, sand bags and yoga blankets to assist your students safely into restorative postures.
  • You will learn how to assess your client’s body so you can customize and tailor the use of props.
  • We will learn about the difference and adjustments you need to make for teaching restorative yoga for a group class versus one or two students in a private session.
  • You will learn how and when to assist your student in restorative postures.
  • This workshop is interactive as you will be both student and teacher. Playing the role of the student, you will be practicing the restorative poses to get a sense of what the poses feel like. Playing the role of the teacher, you will administer the poses and will be guiding and assisting your student into the restorative postures.
  • You will learn how to guide your client into relaxation, using various verbal techniques such as 61 points Yoga nidra, visual imagery, pranayama, etc.


Investment

3 hour workshop

$65 per student

What to bring to the workshop:

  1. Yoga mat
  2. Bolster
  3. 2 Yoga blankets
  4. Pen & paper to take notes

Props are available for purchase before and after workshop

Suggested pre-reading:

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater

You will receive a certificate of completion for 4 hours of CEUs if you are a registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher or licensed massage therapist.

For Information on Workshops

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704-641-7954

debby@debbystanley.com