Thai Massage Workshops

Thai Massage Workshop demonstration

Thai Massage training with Ananda.Photo by Allison Flores

Thai Massage Workshops with Ananda provide an in depth study of Thai Massage with an emphasis on hands on learning. This ensures that students who finish the Thai Massage Workshops – Basic Certification – program are able to give a wonderful, complete, whole body Thai Massage.

 

Basic Certification covers all of the five traditional positions used in Thai massage via three Thai massage workshops:   1. Supine & Prone, 2. Side Lying, Inverted & Seated and 3. Putting It All Together – Refinement. Students who successfully complete these three Thai massage workshops are given Basic Certification. Advanced Certification is given to those students who complete the Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions workshop. 

 

Note: The 1st and 2nd Thai massage workshop can be take in either order. There is no prerequisite for either one.


Thai Massage Workshops – Basic Certification
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Supine & Prone – 36 NCBTMB, 36 NY State CEs (show details ↓) Register for this workshop
Side Lying, Inverted & Seated – 26 NCBTMB, 26 NY State CEs (show details ↓) Register for this workshop
Putting it All Together – Refinement – 8 NCBTMB, 8 NY State CEs (show details ↓) Register for this workshop
*All students who complete this program will receive 70 hours Basic Certification.

Thai Massage Workshops – Advanced Certification
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Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions – 27 NCBTMB, 27 NY State CEs (show details ↓) Register for this workshop
*All students who complete this workshop will receive 27 hours Advanced Certification.
 
*Note A Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork training manual with excellent photos and clear text is given to each student at the workshops.
 
Student at a Thai Massage Workshop receiving certification

Receiving certification.Photo by Allison Flores

Continuing Education (CEs)
The Continuing Education hours (CEs) offered here are NCBTMB approved and NY State approved. The CEs are for licensed massage therapists and registered yoga teachers. There are two kinds of CEs – NCBTMB CEs and NY State CEs. If you are a NY State LMT, you need 36 NY State CEs over a three year period in order to renew your license. If you are not a NYS LMT but still need CEs, then NCBTMB CEs will be sufficient. (read more...)

Thai Massage Training Recommendations

  • Book – Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork by Ananda Apfelbaum. Click here to order the book. The book will also be available at the workshops.
  • DVD – Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork by Ananda Apfelbaum. This DVD covers the Thai Massage sequence learned in the Foundation Workshops. Click here to order the DVD. They will also be available at the workshops.
  • Private Classes – Ananda will go over your Thai Massage techniques posture by posture and give you guidance and feedback. This will ensure that you practice correctly.
  • Massage Session – will help you understand Thai Massage better.
  • Bodywork Experience – recommended, but not necessary.

Thai Massage Training Requirements

  • Practice – minimum of three hours of documented home practice for each workshop.
  • Physical Condition – you need to be able to work on your hands and knees.
  • Sheet and Yoga Mat – bring a twin-size flat sheet (NOT fitted, not Full/Queen/King) as well as one or preferably two yoga mats to class for use during the workshop. The yoga mats will be used for warm ups and afterwards to put on the floor around the Thai massage mats which we will supply.
  • Attendance – come to class on time and stay for the duration of the class unless an exception has been given.

Thai Massage Training Make Up Classes
It generally takes one hour of private class to cover three hours of workshop material. Missed classes must be made up before the next class. During makeup classes, only the actual Thai Massage practical material will be covered. Make up classes are $90/hour.

Costs
Our courses may appear more expensive to you than other courses, but remember, our 36 hour courses are more hours than the usual 30 hour courses.  When you figure out our per hour cost at $15.40/hr, you’ll find that you are getting more training for less cost. Our 36 hour course is this long to fulfill many students’ requests for more Thai yoga massage training and more review time. This way, when students leave the workshop they are able to confidently give a very complete Thai Massage in supine and prone. 

Further Information
For the schedule of upcoming Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork workshops, go to the Calendar. To register for a workshop, scroll down. If you have any questions regarding the information presented here, please contact Ananda at: ananda@thaimassagesacredbodywork.com.


Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork Trainings, The Warshaw Studio, 115 Wooster Street #2F (between Prince and Spring Streets in Soho), New York, NY 10012. This is near the N/R Prince St. stop and the C/E Spring St. stop.

Basic Certification: Supine & Prone, NYC, Nov. 7-9 plus Nov. 21-23, 2014 (both weekends must be taken)
Fridays 2-7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10-6 pm. 36 NCBTMB, 36 NY State CEs

Please submit the Student Application Form along with your payment of:

  • $555 Supine & Prone early registration fee (through 10/24/2014) (you save $50)
  • $605 Supine & Prone late registration fee (after 10/24/2014)
  • $10 Supine & Prone – 36 NCBTMB CEs
  • $15 Supine & Prone – 36 NY State CEs

Basic Certification: Side Lying, Inverted & Seated, NYC, Jan 23-25 plus Feb. 6-7, 2015 (both weekends must be taken)
Friday Jan. 23rd 4-7pm*, Friday Feb. 6th 2-6pm *Please note: Students who have not taken any previous Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork training are required to participate in an orientation class Friday Jan. 23rd 2-3:30 pm. This class is not open to previous students and is included in the cost of the course. Saturdays and Sunday 10-6 pm. 26 NCBTMB, 26 NY State CEs

Please submit the Student Application Form along with your payment of:

  • $425 Side Lying, Inverted & Seated early registration fee (through 12/26/2014) (you save $50)
  • $465 Side Lying, Inverted & Seated late registration fee (after 12/26/2014)
  • $10 Side Lying, Inverted & Seated – 26 NCBTMB CEs
  • $15 Side Lying, Inverted & Seated – 26 NY State CEs

Basic Certification: Putting It All Together – Refinement*, NYC, Feb. 8, 2015, Sunday 10-7 pm.
*Please note: This class is ONLY for those who have taken the two Basic Foundation workshops. 8 NCBTMB, 8 NY State

  • $125 Putting It All Together – Refinement early registration fee (through 01/11/2015) (you save $50)
  • $175 Putting It All Together – Refinement late registration fee (after 01/11/2015)
  • $10 Putting It All Together – Refinement – 8 NCBTMB CEs
  • $15 Putting It All Together – Refinement – 8 NY State CEs

Discount Package for the Three Basic Certification Trainings, NYC, Nov. 7-9 & Nov. 21-23, 2014, Jan. 23-25 & Feb. 6-7, Feb 8, 2015. Total 70 hours.

Please submit the Student Application Form along with your payment of:

  • $1055 Discount Package early registration fee (through 10/10/2014) (you save $50)
  • $1105 Discount Package late registration fee (after 10/10/2014) (you save $50)

Partner Yoga, NYC TBA
$35/Person $60/Two people

  • $35/Person
  • $60/Two people

Advanced Certification: Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions, NYC, June 12-14 plus June 27-28, 2015 (both weekends must be taken) Friday June 12th 2-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10-6 pm except Sunday June 28th 10-2 pm. Please note: No class Friday June 26th. 27 NCBTMB, 27 NY State CEs

  • $445 Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions early registration fee (through 05/15/15) (you save $50)
  • $495 Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions late registration fee (after 05/15/15)
  • $10 Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions – 27 NCBTMB CEs
  • $15 Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions – 27 NY State CEs

Repeat Trainings

It’s a great idea to repeat the training. All repeat Thai Massage Sacred Bodywork workshops are half price. You can also come for one day on a day pass.

  • $275 Repeat Supine & Prone
  • $215 Repeat Side Lying, Inverted & Seated
  • $65 Repeat Putting It All Together
  • $225 Repeat Advanced Techniques in the Five Positions
  • $65 Repeat One Day Pass

Cancellation Policy
The courtesy of at least 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a private class is appreciated. Failure to comply will result in the full charge – no exceptions.

Refund Policy
No refund/credit will be given except for an emergency situation of ill health. If a refund is given, it will be for the balance of remaining class hours minus a $50 processing fee.

Read more about the workshops at the top of this page