Deanna Villa - TH6VIL
Discover how to incorporate dynamic hands-on Yang press-and-touch techniques into your yoga class. Learn how to approach, select stance, and apply touch compression with confidence. We will begin in a compassionate Yin posture and expand using hands-on Thai massage press-and-hold techniques. Unravel from your starting Yin pose and wind up as a Yang pretzel. We will broaden your scope of practice by expanding your range of hands-on options within each posture. Leave knowing how to incorporate Thai-style, hands-on touch into you yoga classes.
THURSDAY MARCH 28
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
All Levels, Therapeutics, Teacher Training
Deanna Villa - SA1VIL
Learn to teach hands-on self-massage for the yoga room. Evolve your yoga teaching practice by weaving this series into your existing classes, or simply learn to massage yourself. Absorb Thai massage touch-and-presses in tandem with asana. Touch, explore, and travel along the meridians (Sen lines). Press, knead, and chop yourself in this guided series as you acclimatize yourself to changing pressure: from soothing, blissful warm-up all the way to pointy elbow intensity. We will begin by sitting in tree pose, pressing into the arch of our left foot, the right leg is extended. Gentle, rhythmic side rocking sets the tempo; swaying side to side allows an opening to receive and calm the pace. Navigating heel to arch, steadily increasing the pressure with each repetition; each touch, press, dig, slide, and pause is memorable. Advancing up the inner calf, sensing and obtaining each perfect press, adapting the pressure to allow the painful or uncomfortable points. With an ebb and flow, we move up and down multiple times to dissipate the delicious, pleasure-pain place and pause to soak up the sweet sensations. Wow! We are massaging ourselves and it feels breathtakingly good!
SATURDAY MARCH 30
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION