THAI PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

Frequently Asked Questions :

What is the Thai Practitioner Certification?

The Thai Practitioner Certification program is an opportunity for one to immerse themselves in the art, dance, and communion of Thai massage, history, and principles. 

Is there a particular order to begin the program?

No. You can begin the program at any time. Look through the schedule and select the best time for you to begin.  You have 18 months to complete all 6 modules.

How do I pay for the Certification program?

Pay as you go. This is a self-paced program.  You register & pay for the course you are planning to attend. 

What courses do I take for the Certification program? 

The "Introduction to Thai Massage" is a course criterion, then select 5 other courses from the menu. 

 

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The Thai Certification is an immersion in the art form of Thai history, principals and bodywork.

The program is a comprehensive, insightful study, and application of a specialized, historic and spiritual approach to bodywork. 

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WHAT IS IT?

Practitioner Certification is professional development. It is an advanced study and application of Thai Yoga Massage modality and an opportunity to delve deeper in the art form and culture of Thai Yoga Massage. You can gain experience in a unique modality that adds tools and resources to your practice and open doors of possibilities for creativity and fluidity of bodywork.

 

A practitioner must demonstrate mastery of core skills and knowledge related to the profession. This program is over 180 hours of training and mentoring that involves a comprehensive study of the course objectives. You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of requirements.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Observe Theory and History of Thai Massage

  • Learn a Full Body Thai Yoga Sequence

  • Sample of Meditation

  • Introduction to Energy Lines (Sen)

  • Yoga Elements

  • Proper Body Mechanics

  • Acupressure

  • Techniques Utilizing Knees and Feet

  • Techniques Utilizing Motion, Momentum and Rhythm

  • Learn Safe Stretching Techniques

  • Learn Support Poses for Your Clients

Course includes live demonstration and hands on instruction as well as a printed instruction guide and manual. You will receive a Certification of Completion with 100% participation of each module.

open to everyone

no prior yoga or massage experience is necessary

but you must be comfortable working on the floor on a mat

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CURRICULUM

  • Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage

  • Side-Lying, Herbal Compression Technique

  • Abdominal Massage, Thai Techniques, Level 1

  • Thai Massage for Low Back Pain

  • Thai Massage for Head, Neck and Shoulders

  • Thai Massage – Using Your Feet

  • Thai Yoga on the Table

  • Thai Herbal Compression

  • Traditional Thai Stretching

REQUIREMENTS

  • required reading material - history and theory of  Thai Yoga Massage

  • 20 hrs minimum - basic knowledge in anatomy   and physiology

  • 90 hrs - (completion of 6 course: Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage + 5 other courses from curriculum list)

  • 90 min - Thai session from Kelly

  • 15 documented practice sessions per module with feedback forms

  • 90 min - Thai session demonstration to Kelly

  • maintain a journal throughout training process

  • develop self-care program