Brahmaviharas, ethics, and scope of practice for bodyworkers and others

Whether you are a bodyworker, yoga student, doctor or nurse, clarity about your motivation for helping people and nurturing yourself is fundamental. Join Somananda Yogi for this two day talk as he shares how thought, speech and actions based in the Brahmaviharas form the ethical foundation for careers centered around the relief of suffering. If …

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Lanna stretches, Wind Gates and Thai Point Therapy

Blue Lotus 1304 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL

Join Somananda Yogi for a special five day immersion into particular Thai therapies that are rarely taught to western practitioners. This workshop, based in Thai medical theory, will focus on the process as opposed to specific learning objectives. It's important to understand that this workshop will unfold at it's own pace depending on the capacity …

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Open House

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago 1304 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL

On Saturday night, May 14 Blue Lotus will celebrate the new year with our friends, new and old! The offerings: Thai massage mini-sessions from graduates of the Blue Lotus 200 hour program A group class where you will learn and practice Thai massage techniques Thai food (of course!) Raffle of Thai Pants and other cool …

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200 Hour Training Begins

Blue Lotus 1304 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL

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Technique and Spirit of Thai Bodywork, Part 1

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago 1304 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL

This single day introduction to Thai Bodywork offers an opportunity for students to learn a simple and effective floor-based Thai massage sequence that can be modified for many body types and physical conditions. In addition, the class gives an overview of the Thai medical theory that informs and supports the massage.   Finally, students will …

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Traditional Medicine, Buddhism, and Food in Modern Day Thailand

Friday night (free) Talk at the Yoga Projekt in Peoria! Paul will give a wide ranging talk on the many connections between Thai medicine, Buddhism and Thai Food.  Through stories and pictures, he will share how food is used as medicine in Thailand and how Buddhism informs every aspect of this unique traditional medicine that …

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Thai Massage for Beginners (and those with Beginners Mind!)

An Introduction to Thai Floor-Based Massage Therapy This single day introduction to Thai Bodywork offers an opportunity for students to learn a simple and effective floor-based Thai massage sequence that can be modified for many body types and physical conditions. In addition, the class gives an overview of the Thai medical theory that informs and …

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Free Talk on Buddhism, Thai medicine and Thai massage

Spring City Collective 444 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI

Thai medicine is a form of Buddhist medicine. From the perspective with which one sees health and sickness to the techniques used to assess and treat illness, every aspect of this medical system is infused with Buddhist ideas. Come and see what it means for a medicine to be considered Buddhist and how that might …

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Spirit and Technique of Thai Bodywork (2 day, 16 hour workshop)

Spring City Collective 444 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI

Blue Lotus is excited to come up to Waukesha for a Thai massage weekend workshop in September! Spirit and Technique of Thai Bodywork is a beginning course geared toward  yoga teachers and students; energy healers; adventure seekers; massage therapists; and people who are curious about bodywork and the healing arts. It is for those who …

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Basic Concepts in Buddhism

The Yoga Projekt 4450 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL

This two hour talk will cover the basic teaching of Buddhism, how it relates to Traditional Thai medicine and how very basic teachings can have a profound impact on your daily life.  We will dive into the Brahmaviharas (Kindness, Compassion, Rejoicing and Equanimity) and how you can use these concepts  to build a framework of …

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Upper Body Thai Massage in Peoria

The Yoga Projekt 4450 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL

This short five hour class will give students practice doing Thai Massage on the neck, shoulders, arms and upper back.  No experience necessary but you must be comfortable kneeling and sitting on the floor.  We will be doing the massage fully clothed and on a floor mat.  Feel free to come solo or bring a …

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