Zen Yoga for Massage Therapists

 

Zen Yoga is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Provider.

Zen Yoga can be a wonderful addition to Massage Therapy. It is a means of preparing each client to better understand the function of his or her own body, mind and spirit, and how to find a peaceful balance between all three.

We, as massage therapists, are accustomed to our clients looking to us for healing. Frequently, they do not realize their own role in determining the outcome of their own massage session. The full body breathing practice of Zen Yoga helps to prepare the client to better receive the work. Through this practice, as the client learns how to maximize his or her breath, both on and off the table, an awareness of their own ability to “let go” begins to become apparent. This is the first step in actually getting the client to work together with us as a partner on the path to wellness. As both therapist and client utilize the breath to its fullest capacity a deeply powerful massage session is created. Each breath provides the therapist with great focus, clarity, and increased physical strength while the client is able to reach previously unattainable levels of relaxation. Both therapist and client sink ever more deeply into the work.

Continuing Education Provider Details:
Name: Aaron Hoopes/Zen Yoga
Approved Provider Number: 450435-07

Courses Available:

Course 1 – Fundamentals of Zen Yoga Online Course Home Study/Cognitive (4 CE Hours )

This 4-Week Online Course is available year round. Participants will acquire the basic knowledge of Zen Yoga, including the principles of breathing, moving, stretching, relaxation and meditation. Understanding the concept of holistic (body, mind, spirit) health and fitness training enables the practitioner to more fully explore their own practice. By learning deep breathing and relaxation methods, the practitioner will be able to facilitate a deeper experience for their clients both on the massage table and off. Cost – $99 (book & dvd included)

Testimonials:
The Fundamentals of Zen Yoga for Massage Therapists has given me new breathwork tools to enhance my clients’ daily lives. His book, DVD, website and videos are helping ME achieve a new level of wellness, also. An in-depth course with the potential for even deeper study. – Jennifer Moore, Certified Massage Therapist
I found this course to be very informative and reaffirming.  A lot of the information I was already familiar with, but putting it together as a daily practice was the key.  Aaron has made breathing, meditation and yoga (The “Big 3″…the three things I am always talking to my clients about), very do-able for therapists and clients alike.  I also think this course is a great value for the CEU’s. - Jane LMT in Ohio

Course 2 - The Fundamentals of Zen Yoga Movement & Exercise Therapies (4 CE Hours)

Active participation workshop presented at certain times throughout the year. Participants will acquire the basic knowledge of Zen Yoga, including the underlying principles of breathing, moving, stretching, relaxation and meditation. Understanding the concept of holistic (body, mind, spirit) health and fitness training enables the practitioner to more fully explore their own practice. By learning deep breathing and relaxation methods, the practitioner will be able to facilitate a deeper experience for their clients both on the massage table and off.

Course 3 – Zen Yoga Intensive Retreat Movement & Exercise Therapies (15 CE Hours)

Active participation workshop presented at certain times throughout the year. Come and take a break from stressful living and enjoy quiet seclusion with a small group of like minded people gathered in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. At Shen Qi Gardens you will learn simple and powerful techniques to heal your body, replenish your energy and calm your mind. Through the practice of gentle stretching, movement, breathing and meditation, you can rediscover your innate Joy, no matter what your fitness level is. Learn to eliminate illness or pain and enjoy more of your life. We help people who have “tried everything” to finally get lasting relief by addressing body, mind, food and lifestyle via mindfulness, meditation, Yogic, Shamanic and other Eastern healing traditions. Participants will acquire the basic knowledge of Zen Yoga, including the underlying principles of breathing, moving, stretching, relaxation and meditation. Understanding the concept of holistic (body, mind, spirit) health and fitness training enables the practitioner to more fully explore their own practice. By learning deep breathing and relaxation methods, the practitioner will be able to facilitate a deeper experience for their clients both on the massage table and off.

Please contact us for more information.

Phone: 860-805-6551

“Aaron Hoopes/ZEN YOGA is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider”
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