Thai Yoga Massage – Workshop with Eva

Samstag, 12. März 2022, 15-17:30 Uhr
Saturday, 12 March 2022, 3p.m. – 5:30p.m.
25€ per person / 40€ per duo

Thai yoga massage constitutes a tradition of thousands of years that finds it roots in yoga practices. It is an interplay of weight and balance and works with body lines and gravity. As work with the body, it uses acupressure, stretching movements, and joint mobilization to promote relaxation. It involves energy work, which aims at working with energy lines to awaken the self-healing powers of the body. By doing so, illnesses will ideally not arise.

In this workshop, we will work in pairs. You are welcome to bring a friend or come alone; we will partner up before the workshop. After a small introduction to the practice, Eva will guide you through a Thai yoga massage from head to toe. There will be two rounds so that each person will give as well as receive a massage.

This workshop explores massage techniques where the receiver is in the prone position (belly down). We will work on the legs, back, shoulders and arms, and then shift to a lateral position. We will apply stable as well as dynamic techniques and use acupressure when working with the head. If you practice yoga you will recognize many postures/asanas, but this is not a prerequisite!

For those who joined the last workshop in supine position: There will be new treats in store for you! We will deepen some exercises from the previous workshop and learn new ones, such as spinal twists, lateral stretches and facial massage elements.

About the Instructor

Eva-Maria Graf works as a facilitator, teacher and program coordinator in sustainable (urban) development and international cooperation with the Global South. Since 2015, she has also been working as a certified Hatha Yoga teacher (200h) with 300+ hours teaching experience. Besides teaching Hatha and Power Yoga, Eva founded Acropathie in 2017 to delve further into the field of acroyoga, bodywork and Thai yoga massage. Her workshops and retreats are about community-building, conscious connection and strengthening body and mind. In the wake of the Corona pandemic she decided to work deeper on the interrelations between physical and mental health and underwent a 75-hour training course on stress management and mindfulness at Yoga Vidya.

Based in Berlin, Eva teaches regular acroyoga, power yoga, and Thai yoga massage classes at Heilehaus e.V. in Kreuzberg and at Humboldt University. She also organizes weekend annual retreats and has given workshops at festivals such as Fusion, Oewerall and Lusatia, yoga events (Yogafest Weißensee) and conferences (Impulse Boost Camp, ConFest organized by DAAD). Abroad, she has taught at Earthship Patagonia in El Bolsón Argentina, Betahaus in Sofia, Bulgaria, and San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Furthermore, she was involved in establishing the group Acro Yoga Costa Este in Valparaíso, Chile.