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Thai Bodywork Workshop

Monica Brown

This Saturday, February 16, from 5-7pm, I will be leading a Partner Thai Bodywork Workshop at Tula Yoga in Logan Square.

What is Thai Bodywork? It is an ancient energy-based healing system which, like yoga, helps to bring the mind/body/spirit complex back into balance. It is practiced on a mat on the floor, and the recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing. Deep relaxation, release of stress and tension, and increased flexibility are some of the benefits of this healing modality.

Thai Bodywork came as a natural outgrowth of my yoga practice. I see it as a moving meditation. Ten years of experience as a yoga instructor helps give me some insight into the ways in which people hold stress and tension in their bodies; it also helps me to offer suggestions for ways in which to release some of that tension daily with yoga postures.

I attended the Chicago School of Thai Massage (now Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies) and received my certification under the instruction of Paul Fowler and Paul Weitz. I am also a registered member of THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International).

In this workshop, I will lead you in a “follow the leader” bodywork sequence. Learn how to give healing touch to your loved ones through: assisted yoga stretches, acupressure (using fingers to press key points on the surface of the body), and compression. No experience necessary. Bring yourself and a friend! $50/couple. (Tula Members $40/couple.) Register here.

I also teach Hatha Yoga at Tula. You can find me there on Monday mornings at 10:30 and Saturdays at 12:15pm.

Thai Bodywork Workshop

This Saturday, February 16, from 5-7pm, I will be leading a Partner Thai Bodywork Workshop at Tula Yoga in Logan Square. What is Thai Bodywork? It is an ancient energy-based …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Monica Brown, monica.brown@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605