Introduction to Movement Therapy
The study of Tai Chi can be directly beneficial for massage therapists as it involves the same common stances used in massage therapy. In this course, we will take a deep dive into the subtle and refined body mechanics used in the practice of Tai Chi. These ancient methods not only increase our effectiveness with our clients but teach us how to use massage sessions to build greater alignment, strength, balance, and sensitivity.
Date: 4/6/24 – 4/7/24
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
CE Hours: 14
Instructor: Matt Branstetter
Matt was a member of the first class to graduate from Lexington Healing Arts. He has been practicing massage professionally for 20 years and is an instructor of Massage Fundamentals. He also graduated from the first Yoga Teacher Training offered by LHAA and now teaches yoga philosophy and meditation in this program. A long-time student of meditation and martial arts. Matt has taught classes in Yoga and Tai Chi at the college level and is a certified qigong Instructor through Rising Lotus Qigong. He assists Master Ding Mingye in designing and teaching the Tai Chi workshops at LHAA. He has explored perspectives on the relationship between the body, healing, and spirituality from a variety of cultures and is a professor of World Religions and Ethics at Midway University. Matt brings a passion for teaching and a love for the somatic arts to his various roles at LHAA.
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