Thai BodyWORK Level One Certification with Francisco Morales Bermudez
K'é, 126 W Main St, Mesa, Arizona
March 1st - 3rd, 2024
This 3-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate a 90-minute Thai Yoga Bodywork (TYB) session.
Participants will gain insight into the history of the art form; learn proper technique; explore strategies for self-care; and learn business practices.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to facilitate a sequence that integrates the essential techniques of TB.
Knowledge gained through the course can be utilized for yoga instruction; one on one sessions; and to deepen practitioners’ familiarity with anatomy and physiology.
Francisco Morales-Bermudez is a healing artist from Lima, Peru. Since 2006, he has led certification programs; workshops; retreats, and festivals internationally including in South America; the USA; Asia; Africa; Europe, and the South Pacific. Francisco teaches a range of practices, including Thai massage, yoga, martial arts, and anatomy and physiology. His exploration of these practices and his compassionate disposition have enabled Francisco to guide numerous students toward optimal health.
Francisco continues to organize transformational wellness journeys in Peru; Kenya; and Mexico. A central focus of these journeys is to facilitate personal transformation amongst participants within indigenous communities in majestic natural environments. In 2000 Francisco began his studies with master Thai Bodywork teacher, Kam Thye Chow. Upon Kam Thye Chow’s passing, Francisco was driven to carry on his tradition and established the Synergy Thai Bodywork Certification in 2018.
Francisco was first exposed to yoga through his mother who started the practice on an ashram as a way to treat her anxiety. The deep compassion, care, and conscience of the yogis in the ashram left a deep impression on Francisco opening the door to his practice. Over the years, Francisco has studied with numerous renowned yoga instructors, the most influential being Sri Dharma Mittra. Dharma’s devotional disposition; jovial nature; and personal practice have deeply influenced Francisco’s pedagogy.
Francisco received a wrestling scholarship and is also a practitioner of the Afro-Brazilian martial art, Capoeira Angola, under the tutelage of Mestre Cobra Mansa. Francisco and his colleague, Salim Rollins consult with Yoga Alliance. The consultancy focuses on fostering equity within the yoga community; offering professional development training for emerging yoga businesses; and creating a platform for yoga instructors to share their insight into how yoga is developing internationally. In addition to his work in the wellness community, Francisco has worked in the non-profit sector and served as a lobbyist to advocate for Native American and African American rites and history.
- An overview of the history of Thai Massage. Including a review of ancient documents and drawings by the monks who originated this art form
- Accessing the “sen” or energy lines in the body
- Massage techniques & assisted stretching
- Breathwork and meditation for sustainability and endurance while facilitating Thai bodywork
- Self-care techniques
- March 1st – Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm
- March 2nd – Saturday: 10am- 5pm
- March 3rd – Sunday: 10am – 5pm