Thai Yoga Bodywork (Nuad Bo-Rarn) Certifications
Nuad Bo-Rarn, or Thai Yoga Bodywork, is an ancient form of hands-on healing drawing its roots from the Buddhist temples of Thailand; Ayurveda and Yoga from India; and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This therapeutic modality consists of a series of yoga-like stretches, which the therapist performs on the clothed client on a mat on the floor. The Thai Yoga Bodywork taught through ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing Arts comes from northern style Thai massage from the lineage of ITM, International Thai Massage School. The manual therapy of asana chikitsa, or the use of assisted yoga postures, promotes the restoration of an even flow of life force through the mind and body. It employs the usage of acupressure points that are found along energy lines, to increase the vital flow of prana/chi, or life force.
ShivaShakti offers two 30-hour courses, Level 1 and 2, which work the entire body from supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions. Level 1 covers the front position and introduces the seated position and includes instruction in Sen lines (energy lines), acupressure points, and the correct use of the therapist’s body weight utilizing thumbs, palms, elbows, knees, and feet. Hara (abdominal) work is also included to remove stagnation and congestion and to restore the downward flow of digestion. Upon completion of Level 1 participants will be able to perform a 60-90 minute Thai Bodywork treatment. Building on the techniques learned in Level 1, Level 2 expands on the front position and covers the back, side-lying, and seated positions. Advanced Thai Yoga stretches are taught for the entire body. Upon completion of Level 2, participants will be able to perform a 1.5 – 3 hour Thai Bodywork treatment. Level 1 and 2 are both recommended in order to give a complete Thai Bodywork treatment and can be taken in either order.
Each day begins with an hour of guided gentle yoga to warm and prepare the body for the Thai Yoga practice. Over the course of each training day there is a Thai Bodywork demonstration by the instructor, when students can observe and take notes, followed by guided practice where the instructor leads the students in the moves. Each day ends with additional practice time, when students practice on their own and the instructors and assistants offer individual assistance. There is a 1-hour lunch break. Suitable for massage therapists, yoga instructors, and individuals interested in learning this ancient and effective form of bodywork.
30 NCBTMB and YA CEU’s are available for both Level 1 and 2.