Please bring your own Thai massage mat if you have one. There will also be some available to borrow.
Slava Kolpakov, LMT, originally from Siberia, Russia, has studied and practiced Thai Massage in the United States and Thailand since 2004. He studied privately with several renowned Thai Massage teachers in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2006, and had combined multiple styles to create his own method. Since 2007, Slava has owned and operated East West Massage in Boston, MA, and has worked exclusively as a Thai massage practitioner since the opening days, and has seen thousands of clients. His main expertise lies in combining clinical work, such as Neuromuscular Therapy, with Traditional Thai, and in helping athletes, in particular runners, prevent and treat injuries. He provides detailed anatomy, kinesiology, and pathology examples, specific treatment sequences, and his personal hands-on experience in all of his trainings. Slava has been teaching Thai Massage courses since 2009. He recently relocated from Boston to San Diego.
Spa Yoga is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience based on Fluid Yoga sequencing. By engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, hands-on assists, and a renewed awareness of taste (and sometimes chocolate!).
SPA aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body's subtle energy and prepares students to experience new depths of awareness in an extended guided savasana or Yoga Nidra. During SPA, you may discover extra hands-on assists and massages, a calming candlelit room atmosphere, delightful scents, and beautiful music in the background. Be prepared to feel like out just walked out of a SPA.