The lazy-person's yoga
Thai Yoga Bodywork is a beautiful and ancient technique that can be traced back 2,500 years. Different than a traditional Swedish or deep-tissue massage, Thai Yoga Bodywork is performed on a mat on the floor fully clothed and without oil. Not only does the practice work on manipulating the muscles of the body, it also works to balance the physical and energetic body by gentle moving or rocking of the body while utilizing palms, thumbs, forearms, elbows, feet, or full body weight. This is often called 'lazy person's yoga' because the receiver is placed in gentle yoga poses to aid in stretching.
Personally, one of the important components of the practice is metta, or loving-kindness, which is the wish that all sentient beings be happy, be healthy, and be at ease.
Maybe I have too many passions. Or maybe I'm finally figuring out how all my interests relate to one another:
creating positive change and growth with my hands.
I am a thai yoga bodyworker.
I am a yoga instructor.
I am a ceramicist.
I am a high school art teacher.
Integrated Yoga +
5:30-6:30 Monday at Arcana
81 Market St, Portland
An all-levels vinyasa-style class during which postures in the flow are held longer to allow for detailed alignment cues and to encourage you to pause and deeply feel the energies of the poses in your body. This class is suitable for beginners new to the asana as well as for those who like the challenge of a slow, deep, and very intentional practice.
Gentle, energetic, hands-on assists and Thai Yoga Bodywork are integrated to allow you to relax into your body and the poses.