Now accepting applications for the Thai Trainings. To apply for a Thai Yoga Massage Training,
Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage Certification Trainings with Jennifer Yarro
June 15-18, North Adams MA USA
June 29-July 2, North Adams MA USA
Refresher Courses Available for past Grads!!
Tuition per level is $550 with $150
to reserve your place
** All courses will be credited through the
Gem School of Thai Massage' if one
the course via this website.
See contact info below to register.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art that combines the alignment of the breath, yoga asana and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing dance of continuous rhythmic motion to deliver a soothing and revitalizing experience. TYM is based on an understanding of energy lines and marma points in the body, working with balancing the energetic bodies and freeing & removing any blockages that may present in the physical, mental, emotional bodies. A session of TYM results in restoring a healthy, balanced energetic flow to the recipient. It is a complete therapeutic treatment on its own, and may also be incorporated into other modalities of massage or into yoga classes.
Level I Training will cover how to give a full 1.5 - 2 hour massage. Content will include an introduction to energy lines, breath work, meditation, utilizing proper body mechanics, chanting and yoga. The last day of the training will also include a practicum of giving a 75-minute session to the 'public'. A certification of the "Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage" will be awarded upon completion of the workshop and practicum.
Level II Training will offer another full sequence of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, expanding on the 'Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage Certification Level I.' In addition to covering content that will enable you to give up to a 2.5 hour massage, there will be more focus on body mechanics, breath work, side-lying positions, advanced transitions, and working with different body types and 'challenges.'
To apply for this training one must have completed the 'Foundation of TYM Certification Level I' with Jennifer. Trainees can either apply to take the Level I and Level II training back-to-back. Or, after taking some time to practice the Level I skills, the student must have at least 30 hours of documented practicum of the 'Foundation of TYM' sequence. If it has been more than one year between taking the Level I & II trainings, it is recommended that students take a 'refresher course' of the Level I training.
Level III Training will offer more additions and sequence material to the 'Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage Certification Level I & II Training.' This course will expand the seated portion of the practice, as well as deeper focus on the Sen lines- feeling and seeing, more 'fancy dance moves' of transitioning, introduction to Thai Yoga Therapeutics, and how to sequence an appropriate session per receiver.
To apply for this training one must have completed the 'Foundation of TYM Certification Level I& II' with Jennifer and at least 90 documented hours of practice of the 'Foundation of TYM' sequence. If it has been more than one year between taking the Level II & III trainings, it is recommended that students take a 'refresher course' of the Level II training.
Shared accommodations for the Level III Training are available near the Beaver Mill for an additional $125. Space is limited. Contact Jennifer if you wish to reserve a place. Otherwise, there are many hotels, B&B's, and camp sites nearby if you are visiting the Berkshires.
Level IV Training will offer more additions and sequence material to the 'Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage Certification to the Level I,II, & III Trainings.' This course will expand on the abdominal portion of the practice, as well as deeper focus on the Sen lines (Ida, Pngala, Sushumana, Sukhumang, Sikhi). Level IV will also focus on hands-on interactive refinement work with Jennifer to learn one's way of perceiving the Sen lines. Thai Yoga Therapy will be expanded upon and the introduction to Jap-Sen (Thai acupressure point massage) .
To apply for this training one must have completed the 'Foundation of TYM Certification Level I, II, & III' with Jennifer and at least 90 documented hours of practice of the 'Foundation of TYM' sequence. If it has been more than one year between taking the Level II & III trainings, it is recommended that students take a 'refresher course' of the Level II training.
Refresher Courses are available for graduates of the 'New England School of Thai Yoga' or the 'Triple Gem School of Thai Massage.' If you have taken the Level I or Level II Training and wish to retake the course, you may do so at the investment of only $250.
**A full 500+hour curriculum for TYM will be posted soon! The 'Foundations of Thai Yoga Massage Level I & II' will be requirements for taking any of the more advanced or specialized course material and practicums. There are several schools of thought for learning the 'Dance of Thai Massage' and because of this, all students will be required to take the 'Foundations Trainings, Level I & II' with Jennifer regardless of their background/experience. The 'Foundations Trainings' are full of wisdom & experience on their own. And, the trainings will be the foundation for those wishing to pursue more depth of this ancient healing art form.
Jennifer Yarro, owner and director of Frog Lotus Yoga and co-founder of The New England School of Thai Yoga, is highly trained in Thai Massage, having traveled to Thailand on several occasions to study directly with Thai masters. Jennifer has been a practitioner of the art for nine years as well as teaching nationally & internationally for the past 5 years. Although she is sought out for the lineage she carries, Jennifer is very humble in her offerings. She is passionate about the integrity of the practice, and meticulously imparts her knowledge of authentic Traditional Thai Massage to her students, always with a 'warm smile and a happy heart!'
Please contact Jennifer directly with any questions:
**To apply for a Thai Yoga Massage Training,
For more information or to register
contact the studio: (413) 664-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org