Aug 11 & 12
Fundamentals of AcupressureWeekend 10am - 5pm
Text Required: Included (Introduction to Acupressure booklet)
Welcome to Acupressure! This class is a great starting place for anyone interested in Acupressure and Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT).
This is an informative and fun class, allowing you to "try a little bit of everything." The class covers a selection of hands-on techniques- the self-care of Dao Yin (Do-in), the deep nurturing and gentle focused touch of Ren Shen (Jin Shin), the relaxing, enlivening effects of more active styles (Zen Shiatsu or Tui Na), and the easy to apply integrative framework of Acu-Reflexology. Each style expresses the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in its own way, and singly, or in combination, they allow a huge range of healing applications. This class opens the door to the depth and breadth of Acupressure, helping you comprehend and work with QI (life force energy) for balance and the integration of mind, body, spirit. Whether you are a massage therapist wishing to deepen your healing work, a caring friend wanting to help others in your family and community, or a seeker desiring to learn self-care, this class will help you learn and experience how Acupressure- Relaxes the Body, Calms the Mind and Lifts the Spirit.
This class provides instruction in -
1. Locating and using selected potent Acupressure points.
2. Asian breathing exercises you can use for stretching, centering, rejuvenation, stress relief, and hormonal balancing,
3. A selection of styles of Acupressure-
Dao Yin (Do-In) self-massage and energy work
Ren Shen (Jin Shin) mindful, gently focused touch of Acu-Points in purposeful patterns
Zen Shiatsu or Tui Na rhythmic massage with Acu-point awareness (the style taught, Shiatsu or Tui Na, is choice of Teacher)
Acu-Reflexology foot massage to benefit the entire body