Using Feet in Thai Yoga Massage
With Dave Hoyle
This is an advanced 3-day course on how to use the feet more extensively during a treatment. We will explore techniques in supine, prone and side position, incorporating movement principles of Tai Chi and Qigong.
The course content primarily consists of newly developed techniques and variations.
Using our feet in Thai Massage brings a completely different quality to a treatment. The earth element becomes predominant and infuses the massage with a healing sense of being grounded and connected to the earth.
Without this earth connection, it is difficult for our energetic and physical bodies to come to a complete state of rest and relaxation. As a result, we often feel depleted - physically, mentally and energetically. This has a major effect on our nervous system and general sense of well-being.
Receiving an intentional and gentle touch from the feet impacts profoundly on the nervous system. When we practice in this way, the energy that is transmitted into the client’s body is solid and balanced. The quality of the treatment becomes deeply nurturing and instils a supportive sense of trust and confidence within the receiver.
Movement fundamentals of Tai Chi and Qigong
We will explore:
• How to develop balance and transfer pressure with a strong sense of rooting
• How structural integrity enhances our capacity and sensitivity to touch
• Ways we can move with greater ease and fluidity
Benefits of working with the feet
• Greater grounding for both giver and receiver
• Less dependency on the hands, reducing strains and injuries
• Giving deep pressure with less effort
• Experiencing full embodiment and working with a slower, more meditative approach
Dave Hoyle has been practising Thai Yoga Massage for over 20 years and has a full-time practice in Matlock, Derbyshire. Over the years, he has learnt from many great Masters in Asia and Europe, studying Traditional Thai Medical and Eastern Taoist practices. His practice is very much influenced by OsteoThai and Craniosacral therapy. Dave is also a qualified Qigong teacher and Yoga teacher.
Course fee: £350
Places are limited to 10 students to ensure full attention and to maintain a healthy working environment.
“Your greatest gift to the world is to get yourself together.” Wendy Palmer
27-29 October 2023
All classes run from 10am- 5:00pm
StillPoint Centre for WellBeing
18 Devonshire Row
(near Liverpool St station)