Therapeutic / Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage

Therapeutic / Dynamic Thai Yoga Massagecosmo - osteo thai (2)

Cosmo and Chris have collaborated to create and teach this new Advanced Diploma of 8 days duration at the Yoga Therapies studio in Newcastle. The course is a fusion of Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga. The goal is to produce a good framework for self-motivated therapists to develop their higher capacity as conscious, compassionate and skilful body workers

Yoga Practice & Anatomy module: We start the day with Yoga Practice and Anatomy, which is a workshop focussing on the specific areas of the body to be worked throughout the day. This module will highlight the key muscle groups involved within a particular Asana, what their function is and inter-relationship to other muscle groups. The approach here will be to help each student come to a greater understanding of their body through a direct and guided experience in Yoga Asana, with the intention of helping them transfer this knowledge into their own yoga, massage and teaching practices.

Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage: This part of the programme combines the art of Thai Yoga Massage with Dynamic Osteopathic techniques. The goal of these workshops are to provide you with an appreciation of the relationship between the body and mind, and how to use massage within the principles of yoga. You will be taught 5 techniques to release deep seated stress, to improve joint mobility, restore vitality and correct imbalances in the muscular/skeletal system. This module will build on the morning Yoga anatomy class with specific focus on Dynamic Rhythmic techniques, Soft tissue release, Yoga Stretching, Reciprocal tension and Dynamic Compression massage.

This new FHT accredited Diploma is split into 2 modules with 5 parts.

Module 1: Lower Body – Sept 25th / 28th

  • Body Assessment and Correction
  • Dynamic Thai massage for the lower body

Module 2: Upper Body – Nov 27th / 30th

  • Abdominal massage & theory
  • Dynamic Thai massage for the upper body


Part 1 – Body Alignment sequence

  • Yoga Practice & Anatomy
  • Advanced Yoga Massage: Learning 20 minute Treatment & Assessment Protocol for first time clients ‘Invitation to Shavasana’
  • Anatomy: Muscular Skeletal System – Muscle Testing / Discussion

Part 2 – Integrating the Joints: Dynamic Massage Lower Back & Hip problems

  • Yoga Practice and Anatomy
  • Advanced Yoga Massage: Integrating Ankles, Knees, Hips & Spine
  • Anatomy: Joints of the lower body and Inter-relationship to back pain
  • Theory: Trauma and lower body issues

Part 3 – The Abdomen is the Origin

  • Yoga Practice & Anatomy: (emphasis on Bhandas & Pranayama)
  • Advanced Yoga Massage: Abdominal Massage for Emotional tension
  • Theory – Mind and Body relationships; Abdomen the Emotional brain

Part 4 – Creating Space in the Chest & Ribcage

  • Yoga Practice & Anatomy: Anatomy:
  • Anatomy: Breathing Process / Rib Cage / Shoulders
  • Advanced Yoga Massage: Dynamic Thai massage for the Upper Body
  • Theory – Trauma and Upper body issues

Part 5 – Aligning the Axis of the Head, Neck & Shoulders

  • Yoga Practice & Anatomy:
  • Advanced Yoga Massage:  Full routine for the Head, Neck and Shoulders
  • Theory: Living your Dharma


Venue:   Yoga Therapy Studio, Newcastle, NE6 5DE

Timing:  9am – 5pm each day

Part One: Sept 25th – 28th

Part Two: Nov 27th – 30th

Cost:  Part 1: £400 and Part 2: £400 – Modules can be done on their own

Qualification: To obtain qualification students need to have completed both modules. Total cost £800

Booking Place:  £150 Deposit for each module: click on the paypal ‘Buy Now’ button below – or see Chris Jackson (link)