For centuries, the ancient therapeutic system of Thai-Yoga Bodywork has been used to maintain wellness and bring health into balance. This month, Austinites will have the opportunity to learn more through Traditional Thai-Yoga Bodywork on the Mat, a three-day course that begins at 1 p.m., June 23 and runs through 2 p.m. June 25. Held at the Zero Circle Center, the course teaches a sequence of Thai-Yoga Bodywork techniques to deepen therapeutic offerings and will provide demonstrations by Michael "Mukti" Buck, a world-renowned Thai and Vedic massage teacher. A manual will be provided for note taking, and hours of practice giving and receiving massage are included.
Participants will learn how to apply a two-hour sequence of Thai-Yoga Bodywork asanas and techniques, including transitions to improve health and well-being, and how to use breath, meditation, mantra, bandha and yogic techniques to enhance the quality of the session. Attendees will finish the course by understanding the theories of releasing the energy on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, as well as earn 24 accredited continuing education credits from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Buck is the founder of the Vedic Conservatory and is a graduate of the Lek Chaya and ITM schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has initiated certification for over 20,000 students in nine countries and documents over 1,000 teaching hours per year since 1996. The training curriculum is commissioned by medical and psychiatric associations, top health resorts, yoga centers and massage schools worldwide.
Cost: $400. Location: 8700 Gallant Fox Rd., Austin. For more information, call 206-669-0813 or visit ZeroCircleCenter.com/rates.