Table Thai Massage - July 14 & 15, 2018
To register CLICK HERE
Location: Bend Yoga Studio
4 Creighton Dr
Includes course manual and thai massage stick for the feet.
July 14 & 15, 2018
Daily 10am – 7pm
RMTs — Get 10 CEUs with the CMTO
Table Thai Yoga Massage can considerably expand your clientele base, while giving you the tools to take even better care of your body and promote a sustainable massage career. This course brings the incredible benefits of Thai Yoga Massage – including yoga-like stretching, profound relaxation and energy work – to the comforts of a massage table. Performed on a traditional massage table with the recipient fully clothed, this practice attracts a broad cross-section of clients including athletes, elderly and those who simply prefer to be massaged on a table. Therapists used to traditional table massage will reduce injuries to hands and wrists by learning to use elbows, forearms, feet and other parts of their body. Those used to Thai on a mat will augment their practice with a new, flexible form.
After completing the course you will be able to:
- Give a 60-minute flowing Thai yoga massage on a standard size massage table;
- Apply Thai foot reflexology techniques without using your thumbs; and
- Use principles of proper body alignment to massage on and around the table in a way that is deeply efficient and effective
Thai Massage Training - Level 1 - Sept 15 - 16 & Sept 29 - 30, 2018
To register email email@example.com or call 705-493-0412 (yes, she is in Hamilton).
Location: Bend Yoga Studio
4 Creighton Dr
Course Manual is $35 +HST – available the day of the course
Deposit is $150
Sept 15 – 16, 2018
Sept 29 – 30, 2018
Daily 10am – 7pm
RMTs — Get 20 CEUs with the CMTO
Prerequisites: None | 37.5 hours
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.
- To complete Level 1 you must complete 20 documented massages.
- To be certified as a Thai Practitioner – level 1 and 2 must be completed. (Level 2 coming in either late 2017 or early 2018)
- As this training will go through Still Light Centre in Toronto you will be eligible for a tuition receipt for tax purposes.
- Thai Beds – If you want to pre-order a Thai Bed and have it delivered to the studio for the massage training (will be more comfortable for all who get to practice on it). Here is a short video on the Thai beds: http://www.stillightcentre.com/on-sale/
Yoga Teacher Training
Bend Yoga Teacher Training Program
The Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program at Bend Yoga was developed in Northern Ontario to answer the need for a registered yoga teacher training program in the area. The director, Joanne, has now relocated to Dundas and while she may continue to run trainings in the North, she will also extend her training the Dundas area.
“My time spent in Joanne’s Yoga Teacher Training was a miraculous investment to my overall wellness. I had joined the training with little understanding of the body and an inconsistent personal practice. I remember calling Joanne the summer before training and saying, “I want to deepen my personal practice.” I didn’t even know what that meant at the time. I didn’t know at the time that it was the couple minutes of savasana at the end of a practice where I could was able to let go off all my expectations of myself and the world and just be, is what kept me coming back to yoga. I had very low self-esteem when I first stepped into Joanne’s studio. Joanne provided me with a space to grow and heal. The in-depth sharing of the body and muscle memory helped me understand my body and its reaction to stress and trauma. All of the personal learning that had happened with Joanne’s influence has shown me that I am worthy of love and appreciation. We were given over 100 yoga poses with their original Sanskrit names. We were taught step by step how to safely guide someone through a yoga pose and how to make yoga accessible for everyone. Joanne brought in guests to deepen our learning. We had James Cartwright, an athletic therapist, come and show us the uniqueness of the body and how to respectfully assist students in a class in a way that respects their body. We were able to share some time with Scott Petrie, a yogi and psychotherapist, who brought us back to the roots of yoga. We had time in class to work together in groups to teach to each other. The training was accessible to anyone. You didn’t need to know what a rotator cuff was or what the chakras were before hand, but we know now. All you needed was an open heart and a desire to learn to leave the training with a strong foundation. We had space to explore who we felt we were as teachers. We were shown how to provide a safe physical and emotional practice. We also had unlimited access to the studio during the training to strengthen our own practice and to learn from other teachers at the studio. A quote that comes to mind with being a student of Joanne, “By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others” by Satsuki Shiuya. We were shown the best teachers are the honest ones. The best teachers are the teachers who will always be students. ” Casandra MacDonald
We are going to hold off on our YTT program until January 2017 in order to see the needs of our community. However, the following is information for when we do run one.:
- 2-3 weekends a month
- dates tba
- 10 weekends (lecture time)
- group classes are separate from YTT weekends
Fridays 5 -9 pm / Saturdays 9-5pm / Sundays 9-5pm
- If signed up with deposit 2 months before start date program cost is $3,000 + hst
- If signed up with deposit 1.5 months before start date program cost is $3,200 + hst
- If signed up with deposit 1 month before start date program cost is $3,500 + hst
Included with the cost of the program are:
- All lectures, including invited guests
- Bend Yoga Studio Teacher Training Manual/Binder
- Unlimited access to the studio for the duration of the training (students must complete 40 classes at the studio)
- This program will be divided into 8 weekends.
- The topics covered include but are not limited to: Teaching Asanas, Teaching Methodology and Techniques, Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy,Yogic Anatomy, Yoga History & Philosophy.
- There will be lots of opportunities for questions, practice teaching and there will be final practicum at the end.
- A full course outline/curriculum will be handed out in the first weekend.
The program meets/exceeds the requirements for a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
Why Bend is unique:
The training that students will receive at Bend is truly unique due to the dedication of Joanne wanting to not only teach what she learned in her teacher training years ago, but also everything she has learned and studied since. This means that each year the training changes and evolves. She has also secured experts in alternative fields to aid in the training to take the understanding of the body and the practice to a level beyond beginner teacher. Students enrolled in this program will receive an understanding of hatha yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, anatomy, enhanced understanding of biomechanics/common injuries taught by a Certified Athletic Therapist, and the history and philosophy of yoga taught by a senior teacher who has been studying yoga for 40 years—Scott Petrie.
“Joanne has created a wonderful yoga community where I feel comfortable asking questions, learning new concepts and practicing yoga. The lived experience, resources and openness that Joanne has brought to the teacher training is like nothing I have experienced before. As a teacher myself I understand the power of sharing best practices and I appreciate the knowledge that has been shared openly. Joanne ensures that each person feels comfortable and confident during every stage and she is invested in the success of everyone. Thank you for the love, detail and passion that you have brought to the teacher training at Bend!” Melissa Corrente
Joanne Pettit-Myers – Teacher Training Director, E-RYT 200
My journey toward yoga was not the traditional one. I was a former high-school athlete who could barely touch my knees… people can actually touch their toes? Also, my former job in the investment world had given me the nickname, “the pitbull”… no one messed with me. I was stressed, over-weight, sick and unhappy. Now, I had dabbled in yoga as my form of exercise to manage my stressful life, but in 2004 something shifted… well, I shifted… Maybe slid is the better word. I slid into a depression and was off work for months. I used yoga as my vehicle to get me back to work and back into my life. So, I signed up for my first teacher training in Vancouver and have been teaching now since 2005. Now, over a decade later, yoga is still my life’s work. I have studied with various teachers at conferences, workshops and online trainings. I now do Thai Massage and lead trainings in Thai Massage. As the practice shifts for me I continue to explore new areas. In 2015 I also got certified through Agatsu in Montreal in Kettlebells. My goal is my students — be it in a yoga class, a teacher training group or massage group — my goal is that we all learn something to make those we touch or teach lead better lives while also affecting our own lives… with this, maybe we can all be a little happier.
Scott Petrie – Yoga Teacher – Philosophy
Scott lives in Toronto where he teaches the philosophy and practice of yoga. He is also a senior assoc. psychotherapist at OPC where he integrates eastern and western approaches to one’s healing and self-discovery journey. Inspired by Toronto’s diverse yoga community, he has helped develop greater dialogue between practitioners through roundtable debates, festivals, symposiums, ethics committees, outreach and community service programs as director of Yoga Community Toronto, the Yoga Festival Toronto, and the Acorn Fund . Scott is also a leader in the Roots Village Project along with School of Hustle to help at-risk-youth discover and engage with the world in new ways that develop their potential and sense of self in the community. In 2010, he co-authored Yoga 2.0 with Matthew Remski, an exploration of the evolution of yoga in modern culture.
- 2-3 weekends a month
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