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Experiential Workshop / Training [clear filter]
Friday, March 15

2:00pm MST

Resistance Therapy in Thai Yoga Bodywork
Limited Capacity seats available

Most bodywork is an example of an Active/Passive technique where the practioner is active while the receiver remains passive. Resistance Therapy, or muscle energy technique, is a manual procedure that involves voluntary contraction of a receivers muscle in a controlled direction, at various levels of intensity against a precise counterforce applied by the practitioner. Shifting to this Active/Resistant mode is very satisfying for the receiver and actually quite simple for the practioner! It is immensely valuable for achieving favorable results in Yoga and Vedic Thai Bodywork, but is little used or even taught. For example, ‘Twisting’ a receiver into Spinal Rotation Stretch, known in Yoga as Matsyendrasana, and then instructing them to ‘untwist’ as the practioner applies or holds resistance, provides the receiver with a gratifying and deeper experience in which they could not have expressed alone. What are these favorable results we can achieve? Increased range of motion, normalizing restrictions and improved circulation are just a few. Resistance Therapy teaches that a certain amount of stress and tension is necessary for our optimal balance. There is always some measure of holding in our muscular system when we are standing or seated, and imagine if we had no tension in our bladder or anal muscles, especially while we are asleep! This is another good reason to practice your Mulabandha as Resistance Therapy can also be self applied! Join David and Misty as we Joyously apply and surrender to our Resistant Nature, allowing our energy and spirit to soar! (Inspired by our Teacher, Mukti Michael Buck)

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David Tietje

Co-Founder, Thai Love Yoga
Suppose you knew that everything that happened to you was wonderful? Everything...without exception. If you believed that and told some people that you knew about it they would say "What's wrong with you? You know that everything that happens is not wonderful." Well, it is wonderful... Read More →

Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Ballet Room
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Thai Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% Discussion 20% Demonstration 70% Partner Practice
  • Participant Instructions Yoga mats needed!
Sunday, March 17

9:30am MST

Pranayam in Thai Yoga Bodywork
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious breath is something we always have access to but sometimes forget. Pranayam (extension of the breath or life force) has the intention to move energy, to help remove stagnation and to create wonderful new blessings in body, mind and spirit! In this partnered class, you will learn and experience unique yogic breathing techniques that beautifully compliment and enhance the healing art of Thai Yoga bodywork. In addition, as a giver of Thai bodywork, learn the myriad of ways that connecting your own breath with the receivers will profoundly elevate the results of the session. Let's all remember together in this fun hands-on workshop/play-shop!

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Misty Makara

co-founder, Thai Love Yoga
Hello! I am an energy healing practitioner and licensed massage therapist specializing in and certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork. Together with my sweetie and partner David, we teach Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork, kundalini yoga, meditation and relationship workshops/playshops. We love to... Read More →

Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am MST
Classroom E201
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Thai Yoga
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Thai Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% discussion 10% meditation/solo pranayam 20% demonstration 60% guided partner practice
  • Participant Instructions bring your yoga mat and a blanket and pillow if you have one.

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