I recommend Blue Lotus not only as a school that teaches good technique, but as a community that supports the development of powerful and effective healers. The 6-month program with Paul Fowler and Paul Weitz was more challenging, edifying, and transformative than I could have anticipated.
After practicing Thai Bodywork for a short time I was looking for a school that would help me take my Thai practice to the next level. Blue Lotus and director Paul Fowler were the perfect fit for me. With deep foundational roots in Buddhist meditation, the Blue Lotus diploma program guided me on an incredible journey of self-discovery and insight. Yes, I learned great Thai techniques as well as a highly effective and innovative Thai sequence – but far more valuable to me as a bodyworker were the skills that encouraged me to look deep within my heart and soul.
Paul has a remarkable ability to share his own continuous journey of growth and learning with his students, in a way that inspires deep respect and confidence in his expansive and passionate knowledge of Thai bodywork, healing, and spiritual practice. He is definitely a teacher who practices what he preaches.
I realize now from your skillful teaching how much less muscle needs to be used from my own body to get just as effective results for my clients.
Thai methods have continued to complement my yoga practice, Paul and Paul are wise practitioners and effective teachers and have been consistently supportive of my practice and study. Their commitment to Thai therapy and compassion towards students is inspiring.
Through Thai Bodywork, I have been able to create a greater sense of depth, flow and ease in my work.
I got so much more than I bargained for from the Blue Lotus training: this program and its teachers literally changed my life.
I really liked the continuity aspect of the program, staying with the same group the whole time, I learned so much from my classmates.
Learning to quiet my mind and really listen to my body – recognizing tension, stress and holding in my body. Finding ways to let go of that which is not serving me. Accepting and being open to the physical state of my body each day. Exploring body mechanics that work for my present physical state and adapting those mechanics to work safely with each unique body that I touch. Learning to listen to and feel and read those same bodies. Developing a deep sense of compassion. Applying mindfulness to participate more fully in every aspect of my life.
I feel that the Teacher Training (2013) taught me to slow down, pause, project my voice and be more aware of what my audience is doing and engaging with them more. It was really good practice for me presenting to a group. I think it will be very helpful for assisting with the next 6 month program and will improve my teaching of yoga. I also realized that it really takes clear and direct instructions for beginners, not over explaining but pointing out the most important points. I am interested in the idea of taking several poses and knowing the 2 or 3 points to focus on while teaching.
Over all, really good workshop!”
I think the most important thing I took away from the weekend would be to slow down, pause, engage with my audience and be more aware of what they are doing.
Over all, really good workshop!”
I very much enjoyed this weekend (Teacher Training 2013). It was just what I needed to bring my practice a step further. It made me take a look at my bodywork and break it down step by step, breath by breath. And while I was meditating by myself, it gave me the courage to openly practice it. I really liked the schedule; chanting, meditation, movement, then Thai work.
The weekend (Teacher Training 2013) was pretty amazing for me! I found myself to be a whole lot braver than I expected. I learned so much from the different exercises and probably lost a few pounds in sweat. Ha! It was fun to see others grow in their experience, and it was great to experience how their growth influenced me! All in all, it was great to spend a weekend of learning with everyone. Thank you!