Workshops and Continuing Education
The 60 Hour Course - Level 1
Each day starts with an optional yoga class to help participants become more flexible and energized. Massage demonstrations and practice follow.
Emphasis will be on maintaining proper body posture, using body weight for leverage, flowing from one exercise to the next, choosing correct exercises for the client, using uniform pressure and speed, developing an awareness of energy, and finally working in a caring, compassionate and focused state. The instructors will work closely with participants, making sure technique is correct. With effort, focus, careful note taking, and plenty of practice, skills will improve.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the tools to give a basic Thai yoga massage. They will receive an illustrated manual and a Certificate of Attendance from the International Society of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. BCRPA credits available.
Course Fee: $895.00
The 60 Hour Course - Level 2
This course is more advanced with more focus on therapy and advanced techniques. Requires Level 1 before enrolling.
Course Fee: $895.00
Herbal compresses are used in traditional Thai massage. We will learn how to make and apply compresses using various therapeutic herbs and simple items from an average kitchen.
BCRPA credits available. The cost of this course is $150. There are currently no classes scheduled.
Thai Yoga Massage on a Table
This workshop will teach you how to enhance your massage practice using various stretching techniques. This will allow you to be more creative and also give deeper work using elbows, knees, and body weight while saving your hands and energy.
BCRPA credits available. The cost of each course is $150. There are currently no classes scheduled.
Private & Part Time Classes Available
If you are unable to attend one of my scheduled workshops, I offer private and part time studies on your schedule. Please contact me for more in-depth information.
Gordon Waselnuk has been studying and teaching meditation for over 15 years, making annual trips to Thailand. In 1999 he began studying Thai yoga massage with various schools and masters in Thailand. In the past three years he has been an assistant teacher with Asokananda, author of The Art of Thai Yoga Massage and founder of the Sunshine School and Network. Gordon is an authorized teacher as recognized by the International Society of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. He teaches part-time at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, conducts workshops and has a private practice in Vancouver.
General Workshop Details
When teaching Thai massage all workshops will focus upon:
- Body Posture - is very important to prevent injury to yourself and clients.
- Suitability of Exercises - learn to assess where your client is flexible or inflexible and choose appropriate stretches. You want to achieve a deep stretch but not beyond their capability.
- Learn to Flow - movement from one exercise to another with minimum disturbance.
- Focus with a Caring Intention - keeping a steady pace and pressure to further relax your client. When the client is very relaxed you can provide a deeper massage.
I am fortunate to own a large live/work space with 17 foot ceilings where I see clients. It is spacious, filled with plants, and has beautiful light with mountain views. In the evening I have soft lighting and candles and a variety of background music to enhance the massage.
My loft space is centrally located on East 1st Avenue and Scotia Street, a few blocks east of False Creek and Science World. It is near public transit and the TransLink SkyTrain. It is very easy to find parking which is not restricted. I work on a sliding scale and I would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. I wish you all a wonderful journey of spirit and discovery.
I also supply loose Thai clothing that is used in massage and have a selection for those who wish to purchase them.
Questions about workshops or scheduling massage appointments can be e-mailed to Gordon or by calling 604-873-4734.
New Workshops for 2019
- August 3rd thru 11th, 2019
- November 9th thru 17th, 2019
Please contact Gordon Waselnuk if you wish to have a workshop in your city. Time frame could be one day or various options is available.