This course bridges Thai Yoga Massage with its historical roots in Ayurveda.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient 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-body integration. As a therapeutic practice, Thai Yoga Massage is a dynamic form of Yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient, enhancing one's sense of alignment, posture, and health.
Level III will introduce you to the fundamentals of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system and sister science to Yoga. Learn practical methods of applying Ayurvedic knowledge to deepen the therapeutic quality of your practice & a new 60 minute session, customized according to the recipient's constitutional type (Vata, Pitta or Kapha).
Students of this course will 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 accordingly
- Integrate metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your practice
Please note Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Kam Thye Chow's Thai Yoga Massage training are offered at the Yoga Retreat; please see the Related Programs tab to the left. Tuition discounts are available when you register at the same time for more than one of the consecutive trainings; please see the Cost tab to the left.
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I love this fantastic course! Thank you. I will come in future for three more levels: for 4, 5, 6. — Liia Kondrateva (Uma)
Kam provides a comprehensive heart-centered approach that is accessible and applicable to many methods of health and healing. — Leesalyn Koehler (Ramapriya)
Thai Yoga Massage was a full program including history, philosophy, Ayurveda, postures and ways of practice. The Master Kam Thye Chow is knowledgeable and respectful of the Sivananda system and the Ashram which is very important to me. — Helena Butler (Satya)
This course was more than I imagined it would be. Kam Thye taught us that metta is the greatest gift that we can transfer when laying our hands on someone for healing. I have learned so much. — Lynne Weiss
Kam Thye is an inspiring teacher. Very friendly and motivating; creates an excellent environment in the class. Very practical and creative massage instruction. Great role model for the Sivananda institute, with a spiritual touch to all teaching. Jasmine and Mirabi were excellent supports and instructors to the classes; enhanced every experience. — Sevag Boyajuun
It has been a true joy and blessing to receive these teachings from “The Master”, Kam Thye Chow. His knowledge, compassion, humor and enthusiasm are unsurpassable. I feel that I have received teachings from “the source”, both physically and spiritually. — Judith Foti
The Sivananda Yoga Retreat is a place to rejuvenate. It is vital for me in maintaining my self care in order to be able to continuing teaching and offering Thai Yoga Massage. It is a true blessing and gift to be cherished always. — Christa Domchek (Lata)
I was…touched with the expertise and the compassion of Kam Thye. — Martin LeRoux
There is no other place like the Sivananda Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island. — Maureen Henderson
I really like Kam Thye’s teaching; he makes complex things simple!! He’s a really good teacher; a lot of energy. I really appreciate my learnings with him. :) — Pascale Arsenault