1:00pm - 3:30pm
Early online registration: $30
At the door: $40
Tamara will lead you, step by step, through simple yet powerful partner yoga and Thai massage sequences for beginners. No previous experience required. Please bring a partner with whom you feel comfortable being in close contact, or be open to work with a new friend.
You will leave the workshop feeling the bliss of having had a great yoga practice as well as a great massage.
Human touch is incredibly healing, because it nurtures and calms us. Yet, in our increasingly digital worlds, we touch each other less and less. In this workshop you will receive the stress-reducing benefits of being in touch with your partner as you explore partner yoga, therapeutic AcroYoga and Thai Massage.
Thai Yoga Massage is a form of bodywork that incorporates assisted stretching, similar to some yoga postures, rhythmic swaying and applying pressure along energy lines. There are numerous benefits of Thai massage that allow the body to open and surrender to a new rush of energy. Similarly, the giver also benefits from the gentle and easy techniques of movement similar to yin Yoga and the generation of compassion and loving kindness. This creating a flow of energy and wellbeing between the two partners.
Tamara began learning Thai massage in 2007 and deepened her training in Thailand in 2012 and 2013. This practice has been incredibly rewarding for Tamara because bringing relief and opening to others contributes to her own life healing. With clear language and simple instructions, she allows everyone to have easy access to this practice.
Visit her web page: tamaravodovoz.com
Tamara is available for private Thai massage bodywork. Book a session: https://www.vagaro.com/dynamicshairandmassagestudio/book-now
Everyone is invited!
Suggested donation: $10
The practice of kirtan, call and response chanting, is a participatory music experience that originated in India about 500 years ago. It is a devotional practice known as Bhakti Yoga.
Like other forms of yoga, Bhakti Yoga, is about connection. Connection to divinity, connection to our true selves, connection to others.
Kirtan uses the repetition of Sanskrit mantras, mystical vibrations encased in a sound structure, to help us to tap into sacred energies that serve to quiet our mind and open our heart.
My journey with Kirtan began during a Yoga Teacher Training in South India in 2009. There was something about chanting the names of the Divine on a daily basis that stirred something deep inside me. Having grown up in a strongly religious environment in the South, I was very familiar with devotional practices. However, nothing had ever touched me the way that Kirtan did. I witnessed its power to open the heart and to transcend both culture and religion. In India I sat with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, and people with no religious affiliation, all singing these sacred Sanskrit mantras with such joy and devotion.