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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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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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Karma Yoga Couple Discovers Serenity at the Ashram

When Hoa Tran, 50, and Kevin Wicks, 40, came to the ashram as karma yogis, they were already trained as yoga teachers but sought something deeper. “We wanted to do something more profound with our practice, so we came here to learn more,” Hoa says.

In addition to Hoa’s training as a yoga teacher, she was also trained as an Ayurveda Body Treatment Practitioner and an Ayurveda Health Counselor. Kevin also had special training in Thai Yoga Massage, so their deep background in the healing arts drew them to the restorative energy of the ashram.

Though they came for the first time as karma yogis, they returned to the ashram most recently as students of the month-long, immersive Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC). While they already held yoga certifications from other schools, the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course offered a balanced and well-rounded perspective to connect them more deeply to the Sivananda lineage. “The training helped us feel more involved in the organization,” Hoa says.

Hoa and Kevin said their experience in the TTC was different than their first stay at the ashram as karma yogis because the challenges were different. “The first time I came to the ashram, I dealt with my ego a lot. I had this idea that I already knew better,” Hoa says. Kevin said he dealt with the same inner resistance. But the end of their first stay as karma yogis, they felt their hearts surrender to the ashram’s sacred yogic practices, which prepared them to open-heartedly enroll in the TTC.

“Life is so simple and meaningful here,” Hoa says. “We didn’t want to go home!” Kevin said one of the most valuable lessons he learned is that whether you are a karma yogi or student, your actions are an offering to God. “It’s like offering flowers to an altar,” he says. “Your actions are to serve others. You’re easing their suffering.” Hoa agreed, “This place really shifted me from the inside out. It taught me the meaning of love.”

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Curious? Find out more about Karma Yoga Programs at the ashram.

One thought on “Karma Yoga Couple Discovers Serenity at the Ashram

  1. Andriette

    She Hoa helped me to learn the Gajananam…she was fun and she was great … I passed Ttc …. it was difficult but many lessons learned there from. They are a great couple and she chants very loudly but beautifully
    Om shanti

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