Thai Yoga Massage Workshop with Eva
Saturday, 14. January 2023, 15-17:30 Uhr
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.
Each month, we will explore massage techniques with the receiver in different positions. For the January workshop, the receiver will be in the supine and seated positions (lying on the back and sitting).
We will work in pairs and partner up before the workshop. You are welcome to bring a friend or come alone. After a small introduction to the practice, you will be guided 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.
During the massage, 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!
This workshop is part of a monthly series of Thai yoga massage workshops. Each month, the session will focus on techniques where the receiver is in a particular position. You do not need to have attended previous sessions to join.
CANCELLATIONS are possible up to 48 hours before the workshop starts for a full refund, minus transaction and administrative fee costs. Cancellations made within this period are not possible, but you may transfer your ticket to another person. If the workshop is canceled for any reason, you will have the option to receive a full refund or credit of the amount paid that may be used for any of our studio’s other offerings.
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.