Anatomy Basics for Yoga Instructors

Massage + Movement = a Happy Pain-Free YOU!

Improve your knowledge of the human body with internationally-trained massage therapist and yoga instructor, Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT.

Location:

Learn Reiki Philadelphia | 251 N. 2nd Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106

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About This Workshop

In this 10-hour workshop, anatomy novices will get to know their bodies from the inside out! Together, we will explore human anatomy in a way that provides practical applications for yoga. Get to know your muscles, bones and connective tissues to gain a greater understanding for how our bodies move on and off the mat.

Topics include:

  • Terminology and directional planes
  • Types of joints and their respective movements
  • Fascia: What it is…What it isn’t…And Why You Should Care.
    • Fascia doesn’t actually “release”…and you’ll be glad it doesn’t!
  • Skeletal system: Get to know your bones!
  • Nervous system: Proprioception and beyond (if you don’t know what proprioception is, you will after class)!
  • Muscular system: Explore how we move!

This workshop is designed for:

  • Current and aspiring yoga teachers
  • Personal trainers
  • Thai bodyworkers

No prior massage or yoga experience is necessary. Students must be able to kneel, crawl, and sit on the ground. Please bring a pillow, pillow case, and flat sheet.

What To Expect

Each class includes both yoga practice, movement, and lecture. You’ll have plenty of handouts with space to take notes. 

 

What People Are Saying

Thai Massage, (also known as Nuad Borarn, Thai Yoga Massage, and Thai Bodywork), seamlessly blends massage therapy, energy work, and assisted yoga stretches. The practitioner rhythmically uses their hands, feet, forearms, and knees to apply the therapeutic techniques. The sessions are performed fully clothed on a mat on the floor. Sessions can also be adapted for the massage table, as well as seated in a massage chair or wheelchair. This ancient bodywork is believed to have its origins in Ayurveda, Theraveda Buddhism, and shares similarities with Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine.
Thai Massage Helps You to:

 

  • Improve range of motion
  • Decrease aches and pains
  • Prepare for labor and delivery
  • Improve muscle pliability
  • Overall relaxation
  • Prepare and recover from sporting events
  • Manage chronic pain

Testimonials

I have attended yoga classes for most of my adult life. Six years ago I sustained a spinal cord injury, leaving me a quadriplegic. Recently, I started yoga classes with Vanessa Hazzard. I have been amazed at her creativity. In spite of my physical limitations we have been able to perform a modified Sun Salutation, and achieve many other positions. Her therapeutic hands have allowed me to recover from many previous injuries. Meeting with her is one of the high points of my week.

Dr. Stephen J. Goldstein

Physician, Einstein Hospital

Is A Thai Yoga Massage career right for you?

The most commonly asked questions about taking classes Thai Yoga Massage classes with Science & Soul can be answered to the right. If you have a question that is not listed, please feel free to send me an email and I will respond within 48 hours.

What Is Your Cancellation/Refund Policy?

Minimum of six participants per course. If course does not fill, we will cancel or reschedule the course.

  • If we cancel the course:
    • You will receive a 100% refund.
    • If we need to reschedule the course due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, and you can’t attend the new course dates, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel:
    • Ten days before the course: 100% refund
    • Five days before the course: 50% refund
    • Four days before the course: No refund but can transfer registration to another person.
Are you an approved provider in Florida and New York?

New York: YES! The 4-Day Thai Massage Intensive and the Prenatal Thai Massage Certification are both approved by the NCBTMB for continuing education.

Florida: As of right now, no…but we are working on it!

Am I Eligible to Practice Thai Yoga Massage?

Each state regulates massage and bodywork differently. Please check with your state’s massage therapy licensing board to see if Thai Yoga Massage courses are eligible for continuing education hours, and if non-LMTs are eligible to practice without a massage therapy license.

Are all classes held in Philadelpia?

Classes are held in Philadelphia at Learn Reiki Philadelphia in Old City.

Do I need to be a Massage Therapist to attend?

Some classes require prerequisite knowledge of Massage Therapy but most can be taught to Yoga Teachers and Movement Professionals. Classes will be clearly marked if they require a prerequisite. 

Can someone with no yoga or Massage Therapy experience join?

The class that is a best fit for someone with no experience is Intro To Thai Yoga Massage. Most other classes assume some experience with either Yoga or Massage. If you are uncertain please feel free to contact us. 

About Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT

Owner/Teacher of Science & Soul Education For Massage and Movement Professionals

Owner of Science & Soul Education for Massage & Movement Professionals

Vanessa Hazzard, LMT is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 14 years of experience in the massage therapy field. She practices Thai Yoga Massage in Philadelphia, PA. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced, and skilled at relieving pain. As a continuing educator, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR, Philly.com, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today. Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has attended International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and has earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University. She is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University.

Her continuing education classes for massage therapists and wellness professionals will increase your knowledge base and affirm your love for healing arts! Each class blends the science and soul of massage therapy! This means that you will be getting an ample amount of anatomy, while also embracing the healing connection between client and therapist. 

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PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12

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