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In the first part of the seminar, we explore basic motor skills of our muscles and joints, and various ways of contact and interaction between two bodies. Borrowing elements from different contemporary dance techniques, we learn basic techniques and ways of interaction through muscle pressure techniques (feet, hands, fingers, etc.) and through joints movement.

 

In the second part, we work in couples and offer each other a complete therapy. This includes traditional Thai massage techniques in various positions (prone, supine, lateral and sitting position).

 

* The Thai massage for dummies workshop is being held at Spiti Yoga under the guidance of George Androulakis. The next scheduled workshop will take place on Saturday 11/12/2021 at 17.00-22.00. Do you have any questions? Please, ask us!

Yin Yoga uses gentle long held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of ourselves. In this training, we will look at how this practice, with its ancient yogic roots, can affect our physical and emotional bodies. Through this understanding, we will explore ways to lead a Yin class and to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into any practice and into our lives. We will also share many simple and playful practices to broaden our experience as yoga teachers, and to approach Yin Yoga and Life with an open and clear heart.

 

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀:

Practices of Self-growth: Yin and Spiritual medicine
Practices of Love and Kindness
The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our lives and our teaching
The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice.
Understanding Fascia – Theory and Techniques – Trauma & Yin Yoga
– Yin Yoga Anatomy; Body movement: mechanism and limitations; Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern (li)
Meridian theory and application
Yin Yoga and the five elements – Theory and practices
Understanding the postures and sequencing a Yin class
What does it it mean to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice

 

* The Yin Yoga Training is being held at Spiti Yoga under the guidance of Betty Papadopoulou. The scheduled meetings will take place on (mandatory) Weekends 8-9/1/2022, 22-23/1/2022 and 5-6/2/2022, as weel as (optional) Fridays 21/1/2022 and 4/2/2022. This is a 50 hour training and it costs 550 Euros. 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 5𝟎 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐘𝐢𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐚 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. Do you have any questions? Please, ask us!

Whirling is a dance and a meditation in movement. The most known reference is the whirling Dervishes. The practice of whirling can offer many and various benefits, it enables us to get in contact with various parts of ourselves – either close to our awareness, or further away from it. Through it we find strength, joy, relaxation, we’re being moved, and we find a sense of liberation – even the possibility of the ecstatic experience.

 

In these workshops, we’ll have the opportunity to introduce the beginners to whirling, to recap many of the basic technique issues that have already been touched upon, but also to go deeper and cover more issues as well. Whirling workshops are open and accessible to anyone who wants to join, and no special background or knowledge of the subject is required, as we follow the group’s dynamic and the special needs that are being present each time. Each one of us finds their way to whirl according to their body and their psycho-emotional state.

 

* The Whirling workshops are being held at Spiti Yoga under the guidance of Alexandros Farmakis. The next scheduled meetings will take place on  weekends 15-16/1/2022, 19-20/3/2022 (Saturdays 16.00-20.00 & Sundays 12.00-16.00). Do you have any questions? Please, ask us!

60 hour Thai yoga massage training, divided into four weekends.

 

Thai Massage has its roots in India as a healing technique and for 2,500 years has been proving its healing properties in the traditional way or by allowing it to be combined with modern western techniques. Thai Massage is being practiced on a special mat on the floor allowing the body’s connection with the earth. It is based on gentle pressures and stretches, relaxing rhythmic movements and spiral positions that help orthosomy and overall tissue movement.

 

The seminar introduces three branches of traditional Thai Massage through a structure based on play and curiosity about motion. During these four days, basic tools of Thai Yoga massage, Thai Oil massage, Osteo-Thai are taught, as well as the Sen energy lines that run throughout the body and are responsible for the proper energy flow. Also, focus is given on basic anatomy knowledge, on information about the Fascia, on exercises to release the spine through breathing, as well as on the need to practice consciously. The need of basic Anatomy and Pathology knowledge gives the therapist supplies to meet the maximum needs of a patient. At the same time, students learn meditation techniques, proper use of their bodies during therapy as well as ways of deep concentration and connection of breathing with their movement.

 

During the first two weekends (30 hours) no previous knowledge on Thai or any other type of massage is required. Basic techniques for the whole body will be taught and information will be given to start one’s first steps in this magical ancient healing art.

 

During the next two weekends (30 hours), students become familiar with more sophisticated thai massage techniques, and more emphasis is given on practice itself.

 

Between the first and second part, a specific number of thai massage practices requested by the teachers should be completed. This process aims to involve students as much as possible with Thai Massage and their better understanding of the techniques. In order for students to participate in this second part, the attendance of the first part is a prerequisite. The certification of 60 hours requires a number of requested practices and the adequacy of a treatment given under our supervision after the completion of the seminar.

 

→ Two fully updated manuals will be given to every participant of the training.

→ A Certification of Attendance will be given to those participating in the first 30 hour training.

→ The ITM Level 1 Certification will be awarded after the completion of the full 60 hour training.

 

The certified Thai yoga massage full training will take place at Spiti Yoga under the guidance of Thalia Ragkousi and Georgios Androulakis on the Weekends 29-30/1, 12-13/2, 12-13/3 and 26-27/3/2022. The cost for the 30 first hours is 300 Euros (Early bird price is 270 Euros until 12/12/2021) and 250 Euros for the final 30 hours. Do you have any questions? Please, ask us!

A two-day advanced massage seminar to get acquainted with the intestines (guts) of ourselves and others. Emotional tensions and anxiety, modern lifestyle, inappropriate eating habits, stress levels are some of the factors that justify the expression “I hate my guts”. A quite common phenomenon for sufferers is reflex pain in the lumbar spine: the back hurts, but what really suffers is the abdomen.

 

Unfolding the thread from the anatomy of the area in question, we will enrich our knowledge and perception through the palpation of the abdominal organs. We will learn easy ways to contact the area, along with ways to enter deeper. So, by applying the appropriate techniques we can achieve the absolute relaxation of the receiver, as well as more chances of release from chronic or ephemeral tensions.

 

The seminar is addressed to massage lovers with some experience; to everyone who suffers from visceral pain now and then; to anyone who wants to spend a special weekend full of theoretical knowledge and practice.

 

* The Dynamic Thai massage workshop will be held at Spiti Yoga under the guidance of Vaggelis Baris on the Weekend 19-20/2/2022. Its duration is 12 hours and it costs 90 Euros. More information regarding the workshop dates will be announced soon. Do you have any questions? Please, ask us!

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