Spirit House Yoga has structured a comprehensive 53 hour training in Traditional Northern Thai Yoga Bodywork that includes the fundamental aspects of becoming a Thai Yoga Practitioner. Our intention is to make our certification process available to qualified applicants over the course of four consecutive months, one weekend per month. Our four sessions are ordered consecutively and must be completed in order. Each session is designed to be completed in one weekend.
Martha McQuaid- E-RYT 500, C-IAYT has been teaching yoga and practicing Thai Bodywork for eighteen years. Martha has trained extensively in the US and Thailand, and is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of the Thai Yoga Method. Martha’s practice of Thai Massage blends beautifully with yoga; each modality informs and deepens the other. Her teachers include Jonas Westring, Pichest Boonthame and Therdchai (Mac) Chumpuphong.
Pre-requisites for Thai Yoga Bodywork Training
Enrollment for this training is open to applicants who have completed a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training program or Massage Therapy program and who have been practicing in these fields for at least one year. Having a basic, working knowledge of anatomy is an important part of this work. As this work requires physical stamina and dexterity, a strong physical mind-body practice is recommended (Yoga, Martial Arts, etc.)
How to Apply to our Program
You may receive an application form by emailing Martha McQuaid at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application includes a few questions regarding your experience in yoga or bodywork, and why you wish to learn Thai Yoga Bodywork. Applicants will be asked to meet with the Director for an interview and to discuss their application to the programs.
Classes meet for 13 hours per weekend, 3 weekends per year, once a month, beginning in July and ending in October. All dates are posted on the Spirit House Yoga website. Students are given two years to finish our program by attending all 3 weekends. Any student who misses more than one module will need to attend the missed modules the following year.
Saturday – 9:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday – 11:00–4:30 pm
Classes will not be scheduled on national holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Total Cost – $700
Total Hours – 41.5 Contact Hours – which includes the 3 training modules and final exam
11.5 Non-Contact Hours, which includes 10 documented practice sessions and a 90 minute session with a graduate of our program, cost of which is not included in this training.
Class size is limited to 12 participants.
The payment for the Thai Yoga Bodywork Program can be paid in full, $700, at the start of the first weekend session, or in 2 payments of $350, payable at the start of the first and third weekend.