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Get inspired! Kam Thye Chow is coming back to the Bahamas in March to teach Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 and Thai Yoga Massage Level 2!Dancing Thai Massage Advanced Practice at the Bahamas Sivananda Ashram Beach (with Kam Thye Chow) (http://www.kamintouch.com/)
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Thai Yoga Massage Level 2

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient system of yoga therapy that combines yoga postures with touch technique. It promotes deep relaxation and healing, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, balances the body energetically, and facilitates mind-bod integration. As a therapeutic practice, it is a dynamic form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient. Level 2 expands upon the techniques learned in Level 1 and covers how to perform an expanded 2 1/2 hour customized session.

Pre-requisite completion of Level 1 training.

Please note Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 is being offered March 7-12, 2018. Register to take Level 1 and Level 2 back-to-back for $1,140 total tuition.

For information and registration: http://bit.ly/2DBD7w7

Thai Yoga Massage Level 2March 14, 2018, 6:00amSivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat BahamasThai Yoga Massage is an ancient system of yoga therapy that combines yoga postures with touch technique. It promotes deep relaxation and healing, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, balances the body energetically, and facilitates mind-bod integration. As a therapeutic practice, it is a dynamic form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient. Level 2 expands upon the techniques learned in Level 1 and covers how to perform an expanded 2 1/2 hour customized session.

Pre-requisite completion of Level 1 training.

Please note Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 is being offered March 7-12, 2018. Register to take Level 1 and Level 2 back-to-back for $1,140 total tuition.

For information and registration: bit.ly/2DBD7w7
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What a time to be alive 🙂

Thai Yoga Massage Level 1

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient system of yoga therapy that combines yoga postures with touch technique. It promotes deep relaxation and healing, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, balances the body energetically, and facilitates mind-bod integration. As a therapeutic practice, it is a dynamic form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient.

Gain a strong foundation in the key elements of Thai Yoga Massage and learn how to perform a full 90-minute customized session.

Level 1 students learn how to:

-Utilize key stances (practitioner postures)
-Incorporate effortless, flowing transitions between postures
-Use safety precautions for preventing injury
-Apply energy balance through acupressure and the Thai Sen (energy line) system
-Evaluate the needs of the recipient and customize the massage
-Integrate metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your practice.

Please note Thai Yoga Massage Level 2 is being offered March 14-19, 2018.

For registration and information: http://bit.ly/2FGD7vF

Thai Yoga Massage Level 1March 7, 2018, 6:00amSivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat BahamasThai Yoga Massage is an ancient system of yoga therapy that combines yoga postures with touch technique. It promotes deep relaxation and healing, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, balances the body energetically, and facilitates mind-bod integration. As a therapeutic practice, it is a dynamic form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient.

Gain a strong foundation in the key elements of Thai Yoga Massage and learn how to perform a full 90-minute customized session.

Level 1 students learn how to:

-Utilize key stances (practitioner postures)
-Incorporate effortless, flowing transitions between postures
-Use safety precautions for preventing injury
-Apply energy balance through acupressure and the Thai Sen (energy line) system
-Evaluate the needs of the recipient and customize the massage
-Integrate metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your practice.

Please note Thai Yoga Massage Level 2 is being offered March 14-19, 2018.

For registration and information: bit.ly/2FGD7vF
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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas added 9 new photos — with Swami Hridyananda.
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

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It was beautiful, so glad I got to be there

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Joining the Brunch Team as a Karma Yogi in the Bahamas Kitchen

by Karma Yogi Barbara Clarke

It may sound daunting to show up for kitchen duty as a Karma Yogi at 6.30 am on your first day, but the smell of homemade bread, freshly mixed cinnamon granola and ginger-infused sauces is enough to lift anyone’s spirits. That first day, I had a chance to observe the strict regime needed to feed 180 hungry visitors at precisely 10 o’clock every morning.

A typical breakfast at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat consists of a cold buffet with fruits, cereals, porridge, wholemeal toast and spreads, a hot buffet of soup and four main vegetarian dishes, and a separate salad bar with lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, and the dressing of the day. All washed down with the herbal tea of the day, infused with mint, bay and other health giving herbs.

As would be expected the “regulars” were well on top of the routine and knew exactly what to do — and where and when to do it. The kitchen was full of happy kneaders, choppers, steamers all working happily at their posts. Carrots, beets, broccoli, snow peas, yams and the biggest pile of potatoes I have ever seen.

So with everyone gainfully occupied it made sense to start the newbie off on chopping oranges, cucumbers and melons. Luckily the chopping area faces the seashore and with a gentle wind flowing through all morning it was an ideal place to chop away and be mindful.

Food preparation takes around 3 hours — and then the team is ready to set up.

At precisely 9.30 the spreads are put out – butter, jam, peanut butter and cream cheese — together with a huge variety of millks. Then the salads and finally the hot dishes are brought to the buffet. Both brunch and dinner menus change constantly and the variety seems endless.

The camaraderie amongst the team more than makes up for the huge piles of washing up – and we were delighted to see the new intake of TTCs who turned their hands to service with a huge dose of enthusiasm. They even taught us old hands some tricks on washing up.

I had heard on the grapevine that this was one of the favourite shifts for a Karma Yogi and I am in complete agreement — and not a little awe.

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