Beginner Alignment Yoga
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30-9:45 (please arrive 5 minutes early to class)
This alignment focused class is for healthy individuals who are NEW to yoga. You will learn basic poses to build strength and flexibility.
Yoga is an excellent way to support your spinal heath!
* Class subject to change. Please RSVP Nancy @ firstname.lastname@example.org directly to confirm you would like to attend.
Private Yoga Classes &
Thai Bodywork Sessions
with Diana Rose, by appointment
Developed more than 2,000 years ago in Thailand, Thai massage remains a popular technique that incorporates aspects of passive, assisted yoga, acupressure, energy balancing, joint mobilization, rocking and rhythmic motion, and massage. Considered one of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine (which historically also included herbal practice, nutrition, and spiritual meditation).
Also known as yoga massage, assisted yoga, or Thai yoga bodywork, Thai massage respects the body’s limits, while encouraging clients to reach their edge of flexibility—but never beyond. Thai massage uses acupressure, massage, and passive-assisted stretching, where therapists help clients move into their stretch. The work is purposely slow as the therapist guides clients through the movements, being ever mindful of their physical limitations.
Thai massage is performed on a comfortable floor mat, with clients fully clothed in loose, comfortable attire suitable for the deep stretching that will be part of the session. Pillows and bolsters may be used for better client support. This interactive form of bodywork can utilize joint mobilization, rocking and rhythmic motion, acupressure, massage, and passive assisted yoga postures. Practitioners may use their hands, feet, knees, elbows, and legs to facilitate the process. No oil is used during these sessions.
Benefits Of Thai Massage
• Deep relaxation and quieting of the mind.
• Heightened energy levels.
• Improved body-mind connection.
• Improved circulation and lymphatic flow.
• Improved range of motion.
• Increased flexibility.
• Rejuvenated body and mind.
• Relief for pain and muscle tension.
The Energy Component
Thai massage is based on an energetic paradigm of the human body and mind. In this tradition, energy is thought to travel on pathways, called sen, throughout the body. Through the movement and massage components, the goal in Thai massage is to ensure energy is flowing freely along these pathways as a means for wellness.
The Yoga Component
Recipients of Thai massage can also capture the well-established benefits of yoga without actually doing yoga. As the practitioner gently moves clients into yoga- like poses, tight joints are opened, energy flows freely, and breathing is enhanced. A meditative state becomes part of the process, as both client and practitioner focus on breath and intention. Through the assisted stretches, clients’ muscles become less prone to injury, their joints have a greater range of motion, and their whole body enjoys greater flexibility. Many yoga enthusiasts are finding Thai massage adds a whole new dimension to their practice.
DianaRoseYoga@gmail.com or 802-345-9435