Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and deep healing with foundational knowledge and practical skills for those wishing to integrate yoga, massage, hands-on techniques, ayurvedic principles, and various nervous system-based healing modalities into their professional practices or personal lives. Therapeutic Yoga Massage is rooted in the traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. Through a mixture of deep tissue massage, assisted yoga stretches, marma points (acupressure) and breath awareness we have the ability to rewrite old habits, generate conscious postural alignment – and ultimately create a deeper sense of relaxation and presence.
Learn how the body responds to conscious touch – to deep tissue massage – to heart-opening yoga-based stretches – to breath awareness – help people find liberation from long-held tensions within their own breath, within their own bodies
With 50 hours of practical massage tuition, you will learn how this deep tissue massage releases long held tensions, realigns the whole body and assists in calming the nervous system. You will develop the ability to create therapeutic massage and yoga sequences tailored to individual needs and health concerns. You will learn a comprehensive massage sequence but there will be additional movements, modifications or more advanced stretches to work with your clients in the long-term.
Essential anatomy for massage therapists that will enhance your understanding of the body and yogic movement theory. We will also look at the physiology of stretching – Learn how working with specific sensory receptors helps deepen both yoga asana in your individual practice, but also the assisted yoga stretches within the massage protocol that help break through long-held patterns.
Build your knowledge of Ayurveda – Work with Ayurvedic herbs to detox, exfoliate and destress the body. Learn about the marma points – Ayurvedic acupressure. Find out more about the crossover between ayurveda and the vagus nerve by looking at the gunas and polyvagal theory. We will also look at the body’s subtle energy system – Prana and Nadis – Similar to Thai Massage and Ayurvedic treatments, there is a focus on opening the body and energy channels (nadis) to enhance the free flow of prana (energy).
Your body sculpts itself around your experiences, feelings and personal history. Create a deeper awareness of body armouring and our stress triggers. Gain a deeper understanding of the nervous system with a focus on the vagus nerve and polyvagal theory. Learn simple hands-on techniques and immediate mind-body calming protocols.
A 1.5 hr deep tissue and acupressure massage sequence using hands, feet, elbows, thumbs, forearms
As both Adam and Viriam are yoga teachers – you will learn assisted yoga stretches to invigorate and realign the whole body 3 dimensionally
Adam will introduce Body Reading and Postural Assessment to help generate structural awareness and help you tailor make massage sessions for your clients – or sequences for your students
Introduction to Marma Points – Ayurvedic Acupressure
The Neuroscicnce of therapeutic touch
Beyond learning this deep tissue massage there will be daily yoga and meditation as well as some restorative yoga and yoga nidra sessions, we will look at the importance of our own well-being as embodied practitioners. Our course will include a full day devoted to creating conscious massage therapists by practicing research-informed nervous system and restorative breathwork techniques and movement practices.
Of vital importance to us is making this work experiential -We aim to share with you these nervous system balancing techniques so that you can share them with your clients and students – as well as being able to give them yoga or breath-based homework can prolong the conscious effects of the massage. We want you to create an awareness of the body’s receptivity to different practices – both massage and hands-on techniques – so that you can create your own unique healing tool kit for you and your clients.
with Adam and Viriam
100 Hr Residential Training in Goa
12-day comprehensive Massage Training to complement your journey as a Yoga Teacher
March 9-20, 2024 | Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Goa India – Residential
Investment: Tuition for 12 Days including Manuals, handouts, video library and post training community support.
Tuition – £860 – Pay a Deposit of £200 Now
Price does not include accommodation, meals, flights or taxis… Be in touch for the accommodation packages… Contact us
· With an early bird discount of £100 before December 12th