Introduction to Thai Yoga Bodywork with Michael Sitzer

Returning Spring 2023

This training introduces one to the foundations of Thai Massage. With a strong emphasis on proper body dynamics and how to use leverage, you will learn how to effortlessly apply pressure to sore muscles, energy lines & trigger points as well as learn how to bring your partner through a series of assisted yoga stretches to open, relax and rejuvenate your clients. In this weekend we will cover four sequences (each about 20 minutes) to create a full body treatment that can be offered to friends, family and clients (with some practice). We will work in the Supine position as well as in a Side-Lying position.

This training has been refined for over two decades to offer all students the ability to master these skills in a short amount of time. This is a wonderful way to complement the massage or yoga that you are currently offering and provide yourself with a new skill and income stream. You will receive a detailed guidebook with pictures and descriptions to aid in your ongoing practice.

This weekend is the first two modules of a six module (52 hour) certification training program. After completion, you are welcome to add on the following modules at anytime to complete your full training.

*Previous massage and/or yoga studies are recommended but not required. This work is dynamic and does require some strength and dexterity.

About Michael

Michael has been exploring and sharing exceptional bodywork for two decades… Michael began his studies of Thai Massage in 1998 with an intensive offered by Ananda Apfelbaum at the Omega Institute. He then journeyed to Thailand to meet Ananda’s teacher, master Pichest Boonthume. Starting his professional career with a ten year immersion at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA, he became a senior therapist in their Healing Arts department as well as a core faculty member of their School of Massage.

After leaving Kripalu in 2010, Michael relocated to Asheville to teach ‘Clinical Massage’ at AB Tech College and began offering continuing education courses. Michael has developed a complete Thai Yoga Bodywork certification training including a manual, a DVD & an online video course which has been presented at Kripalu Center and across the country beginning in 2000. He is an approved continuing education (CE) provider, accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB # 451645-11). He also holds a N.C. massage license (#10273).

Michael is well known and respected for his heart centered approach to his treatments, his workshops and his life. Michael’s passion for therapeutic touch and inspirational teaching motivates him to continue to share this work around the world.


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