Skilled hands-on assistance from an experienced yoga teacher can be an excellent tool for learning.
Thai Yoga Stretch sessions feature hands-on stretching techniques utilizing Osteothai principles – hip openers, heart openers, and spinal twists – that offer enhanced connection to the dynamics of a movement and build self-confidence in the mobility of the body.
The physical act of compression or decompression paired with yoga asana can facilitate optimal range of motion, as well as provide insight into postural alignment.
Thai stretching techniques include active, passive, dynamic and pin and stretch techniques with a focus on increasing one’s proprioceptive awareness, mobility and overall sense of vitality.
Thai Yoga Stretch is not intended to guide the student into deep ranges of motion, but to explore comfortable ranges. The experience of deepening in practice will arise on its own.
Some Benefits of Thai Yoga Stretch:
Decrease muscle soreness
Improve functional mobility
Decrease risk of injury
Develop body awareness
Retrain the nervous system for relaxation
Interpersonal connection and co-regulation
Encourage breath refinement and mindfulness
Highlight the energetics of a yoga posture
What Thai Yoga Stretch IS NOT:
Thai Yoga Stretch is not intended to correct or fix a student or pose. Instead, a yoga stretch assist should offer enhanced connection to the dynamics of a movement, and build self-confidence in the mobility of the body.
Thai Yoga Stretch is not to guide the student into deep ranges of motion, but to explore comfortable ranges. The experience of deepening in practice will arise on its own.
Thai Yoga Stretch is not Thai Massage and/or soft tissue manipulation.
Thai Yoga Stretch is not indicated for those suffering with acute pain.
Jen Beyt Coffin, Jill Frere, Anita Garrett and Claire Hyrka are available for appointments.
Make an appointment request via MindBody, and the teacher will approve or deny the request and reach out to you to reschedule if your request isn’t achievable.