Tapas 1.[ˈtæpəs] pl n – a variety of light snacks served to stimulate an appetite. 2. n – the conditioning of the body through the proper kinds and amounts of body and mind training to bring it to the greatest possible state of creative power.
Join us at Vail Vitality Center for a unique opportunity to sample a delicious variety of Thai Yoga Massage techniques that have been savored for centuries and lovingly passed down through the Nuad Bo Rarn (sacred massage) tradition of Northern Thailand. This spicy combination of supine, prone, side-lying and sitting techniques will help you cultivate a taste and/or talent for Thai Yoga Massage. But be warned – you will walk away hungry for more.
Appropriate for all levels! This course is for anyone who wants to come and play. Advanced practitioners will learn techniques that they can easily integrate into their current massage practice, and beginners will walk away with skills that will make them very popular with friends and family who suffer from typical complaints like neck pain, back pain and sore feet. Everyone will walk away feeling more relaxed, embodied and inspired by the simplicity, portability and possibility of this work.
Come alone or bring a partner! This will be remembered as the best gift you gave this year -whether you give it to yourself, or someone else!
$45 in advance/$55 day-of
3 NCBTMB and THAI approved CEs
Instructor: Sunny van der Star
This course will be taught by internationally recognized instructor Sunny van der Star. Sunny’s contagious passions for yoga, dance, Buddhist philosophy and massage strongly influence her unique approach to practicing and teaching this ancient healing art. Her extensive knowledge of, and respect for, these disciplines creates an environment which honors the sacred roots of Thai Yoga Massage, while gracefully infusing it with fresh applications and innovations.