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Yoga Classes at Salternative Spa, Geneva, IL

Yoga at Salternative SpaYoga Classes at Salternative Spa with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Location:

– Salternative Spa, 1541 East Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL

– 630-845-3333

– Map & Directions

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Tuesdays – Level 1 & 2

– 9:30 to 10:45am

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Cost:

– $150 for a 10  session pass

– Includes a 30 minute Halotherapy Salt Room session following each class

– Classes do not have to be taken consecutively

– $20 drop-in fee

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For More Information:

– Call Pati: 630-618-8896

– Email

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork Class, Geneva, IL – Begins May 14, 2016

Thai Massage Class - "Setting up for guiding into plow" (Photo by Jon Mohr)

 Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT, CYT

Dates and Times

  • May 14th & 15th
  • June 11th & 12th
  • July 9th & 10th
  • August 7th

Days

  • Saturdays & Sundays

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • An additional 5 hours will be scheduled on the final day,August 7th, for students to demonstrate a full 90 minute Thai Massage session

Location

  • Geneva, IL

Continuing Education

  • 50 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

  • $900

To Register or For More Information

  • Call Pati: (630) 618-8896
  • Email

Learn Thai Massage in a supportive, relaxed and playful environment. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the body mechanics and techniques necessary to give a relaxed and flowing Thai Massage. Traditional Thai Massage, called Nuad Boran in the Thai language, is also known in the West as Thai Yoga Bodywork or Thai Bodywork. It uses the techniques of leaning pressure, compression along energy lines, joint mobilization and traction, as well as passive yoga-like stretches to increase flexibility and joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension and pain, calm the nervous system and deepen an overall sense of well-being.

Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor. It is helpful that participants have good body awareness and are comfortable moving at times on their knees. The class is open to massage therapists, yoga teachers and students, as well as to anyone with a desire to care for others using the therapeutic techniques of Thai Massage. Massage Therapists will receive 50 CE’s towards their continuing education requirements.

Overview

This class will take place over four weekends. The first 3 weekends will be 15 hours each. The last weekend, a Sunday, will be 5 hours, making a total of 50 hours of classroom time. Students will learn 3 routines, each one a little longer and built upon the previous sequence. After completion, participants will be able to give a 1½ to 2 hour Thai Massage. Most of the time will be spent doing hands-on practice. But the class will include discussions on history, theory, anatomy, benefits and contraindications, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center, energy and sen lines, breathing and self-care. Each student will receive an instruction manual and DVD of all 3 routines and a certificate of completion.

Following is a brief class outline…

First Weekend – 15 Hours

Learn a 45 minute to 1 hour Thai massage routine. Included is a manual and DVD of the routine. Discussion on history and theory, benefits and contra-indications, breathing, self-care, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center.

Second Weekend – 15 Hours

Build on the previous routine, adding additional moves to the sequence, increasing the routine to 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length. Included is a second manual and DVD of the expanded routine. Discussion on anatomy, energy and sen lines.

Third Weekend – 15 Hours

Continue to build on the previous routine with additional moves, increasing the length to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Included is a third manual and DVD of the longest routine. Further discussion on energy and sen lines.

Final Weekend – 5 Hours

Review, practice time, Q & A, students demonstrate a full 1 1/2 hour routine and receive certificates.

About The Teachers

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl has been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. He is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Carl is also a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Approved Provider for Continuing Education through NCBTMB

50 Hour – The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork Class, Elkhart, IN – Begins May 16th, 2015

Thai Massage Class - "Palm press and stretch the hamstrings" (Photo by Jon Mohr)

 Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT, CYT

Dates and Times

  • May 16th & 17th
  • June 13th & 14th
  • July 11th & 12th
  • August 2nd

Days

  • Saturdays & Sundays

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • On the final day, August 2nd, 11am – 4pm, students will demonstrate a full 90 minute Thai Massage session

Location

  • Elkhart, IN

Continuing Education

  • 50 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

  • $800 – If paid by April 30th
  • Pay by check – Mail to One Point Connection, 1100 Geneva Rd., #39B, Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Or pay on-line

  • $900 – If paid after April 30th
  • Payment plan available – $300 May 16th, $300 June 13th, $300 July 11th

To Register or For More Information

  • Call Pati: (630) 618-8896
  • Email

Learn Thai Massage in a supportive, relaxed and playful environment. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the body mechanics and techniques necessary to give a relaxed and flowing Thai Massage. Traditional Thai Massage, called Nuad Boran in the Thai language, is also known in the West as Thai Yoga Bodywork or Thai Bodywork. It uses the techniques of leaning pressure, compression along energy lines, joint mobilization and traction, as well as passive yoga-like stretches to increase flexibility and joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension and pain, calm the nervous system and deepen an overall sense of well-being.

Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor. It is helpful that participants have good body awareness and are comfortable moving at times on their knees. The class is open to massage therapists, yoga teachers and students, as well as to anyone with a desire to care for others using the therapeutic techniques of Thai Massage. Massage Therapists will receive 50 CE’s towards their continuing education requirements.

Overview

This class will take place over four weekends. The first 3 weekends will be 15 hours each. The last weekend, a Sunday, will be 5 hours, making a total of 50 hours of classroom time. Students will learn 3 routines, each one a little longer and built upon the previous sequence. After completion, participants will be able to give a 1½ to 2 hour Thai Massage. Most of the time will be spent doing hands-on practice. But the class will include discussions on history, theory, anatomy, benefits and contraindications, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center, energy and sen lines, breathing and self-care. Each student will receive an instruction manual and DVD of all 3 routines and a certificate of completion.

Following is a brief class outline…

First Weekend – 15 Hours

Learn a 45 minute to 1 hour Thai massage routine. Included is a manual and DVD of the routine. Discussion on history and theory, benefits and contra-indications, breathing, self-care, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center.

Second Weekend – 15 Hours

Build on the previous routine, adding additional moves to the sequence, increasing the routine to 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length. Included is a second manual and DVD of the expanded routine. Discussion on anatomy, energy and sen lines.

Third Weekend – 15 Hours

Continue to build on the previous routine with additional moves, increasing the length to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Included is a third manual and DVD of the longest routine. Further discussion on energy and sen lines.

Final Weekend – 5 Hours

Review, practice time, Q & A, students demonstrate a full 1 1/2 hour routine and receive certificates.

About The Teachers

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl has been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. Hi is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Carl is also a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Approved Provider for Continuing Education through NCBTMB

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level II – 15 Hour Class – St. Charles, IL – April 18th & 19th, 2015

Thai Massage Class - "Guiding knee to the chest" (Photo by Jon Mohr)

Prerequisite

  • The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level I

Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT, CYT

Dates

  • April 18th & 19th, 2014

Days

  • Saturday & Sunday

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm

Location

  • Saint Charles, IL

Continuing Education

  • 15 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

  • $300

Pay Now

To Register or for More Information

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Overview:

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level II class, builds on the Level I class, adding additional techniques to the previous sequence. After completion, participants will be able to give a 1 to 1½  hour Thai Massage. Class consists of hands-on practice and discussions on anatomy, energy and sen lines. Each student will receive an instruction manual, DVD and a certificate of completion.

About the teachers:

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, and has been an Illinois licensed massage therapist since 2009. He is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. He is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through NCBTMB

Spring Yoga Classes at First Congregational Church of Geneva, IL – March 9th to April 21st, 2015

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Spring Yoga Classes with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Location:

– First Congregational Church, 321 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL

– Map & Directions

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Mondays – Level 2

– March 9th to April 18th

– 9:00 to 10:15am

– Meditation following class from 10:15 to 10:30am

– 7 weeks

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Tuesdays – Level 1

– March 10th to April 19th

– 9:30am to 10:45am

– Meditation following class from 10:15 to 10:30am

– 7 weeks
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Cost:

– $70 ( 7 week session)

– Missed classes can be made up during the Spring session

– $15 drop-in fee

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To Register:

– Call Pati: 630-618-8896

– Email

Winter Yoga Classes at First Congregational Church of Geneva, IL – January 5th to March 3rd, 2015

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Winter Yoga Classes with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Mondays – Level 2

  • January 5th to March 2nd – 9:00am to 10:15am

Tuesdays – Level 1

  • January 6th to March 3rd – 9:30am to 10:45am

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Cost:

  • $70
  •  Missed classes can be made up during the Winter session
  •  $15 drop-in fee

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Location:

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To Register or For More Information:

  • Call Pati: 630-618-8896
  • Email

50 Hour – The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork Class, Saint Charles, IL – Begins January 24th, 2015

Thai Massage Class - "Setting up for guiding into plow" (Photo by Jon Mohr)

Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT

Dates

  • January 24th & 25th
  • February 21st & 22nd
  • March 21st & 22nd
  • April 19th

Days

  • Saturdays & Sundays

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • An additional 5 hours will be scheduled on the final day for students to demonstrate a full 90 minute Thai Massage session

Location

  • Saint Charles, IL

Continuing Education

  • 50 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

  • $900 (Payment plan available)
  • $800 (If paid in full on first day of class – 1/24/15)

To Register or For More Information

  • Call Pati: (630) 618-8896
  • Email

Learn Thai Massage in a supportive, relaxed and playful environment. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the body mechanics and techniques necessary to give a relaxed and flowing Thai Massage. Traditional Thai Massage, called Nuad Boran in the Thai language, is also known in the West as Thai Yoga Bodywork or Thai Bodywork. It uses the techniques of leaning pressure, compression along energy lines, joint mobilization and traction, as well as passive yoga-like stretches to increase flexibility and joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension and pain, calm the nervous system and deepen an overall sense of well-being.

Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor. It is helpful that participants have good body awareness and are comfortable moving at times on their knees. The class is open to massage therapists, yoga teachers and students, as well as to anyone with a desire to care for others using the therapeutic techniques of Thai Massage. Massage Therapists will receive 50 CE’s towards their continuing education requirements.

Overview:

This class will take place over four weekends. The first 3 weekends will be 15 hours each. The last weekend, a Sunday, will be 5 hours, making a total of 50 hours of classroom time. Students will learn 3 routines, each one a little longer and built upon the previous sequence. After completion, participants will be able to give a 1½ to 2 hour Thai Massage. Most of the time will be spent doing hands-on practice. But the class will include discussions on history, theory, anatomy, benefits and contraindications, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center, energy and sen lines, breathing and self-care. Each student will receive an instruction manual and DVD of all 3 routines and a certificate of completion.

Following is a brief class outline…

First weekend – 15 hours:

Learn a 45 minute to 1 hour Thai massage routine. Included is a manual and DVD of the routine. Discussion on history and theory, benefits and contra-indications, breathing, self-care, body mechanics, alignment, leverage and moving from the center.

Second weekend – 15 hours:

Build on the previous routine, adding additional moves to the sequence, increasing the routine to 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length. Included is a second manual and DVD of the expanded routine. Discussion on anatomy, energy and sen lines.

Third weekend – 15 hours:

Continue to build on the previous routine with additional moves, increasing the length to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Included is a third manual and DVD of the longest routine. Further discussion on energy and sen lines.

Final weekend – 5 hours:

Review, practice time, Q & A, students demonstrate a full 1 1/2 hour routine and receive certificates.

About the teachers:

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl has been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. Hi is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Carl is also a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Approved Provider for Continuing Education through NCBTMB

Fall Yoga Classes at First Congregational Church of Geneva, IL – October 27th to December 16th, 2014

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Fall Yoga Classes with Patricia Starzynski, CYT

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Mondays – Level 2

  • October 27th to December 15th – 9:00am to 10:15am – 7 weeks

Tuesdays – Level 1

  • October 28th to December 16th – 9:30am to 10:45am – 7 weeks

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Cost:

  • $70 (7 week session)
  •  Missed classes can be made up during the Fall session
  •  $15 drop-in fee

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Location:

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To Register:

  • Call Pati: 630-618-8896
  • Email

The Foundations of Thai Massage/Thai Yoga Bodywork Classes, Geneva, IL – Begin November 1st, 2014

Thai Massage Class, Geneva, IL October 2013

Teachers

  • Pati Starzynski, LMT, RTT, CYT
  • Carl Vigilante, LMT, CYT

Dates

15 Hour Class

  • November 1st & 2nd

30 Hour Class

  • November 1st & 2nd
  • November 22nd & 23rd

50 Hour Class

  • November 1st & 2nd
  • November 22nd & 23rd
  • December 13th & 14th

Days

  • Saturdays & Sundays

Time

  • 9:30am – 6:30pm
  • A final day of 5 hours will be scheduled for students in the 50 Hour class to demonstrate a full 90 minute Thai Massage session

Location

  • Saint Charles, Il

Continuing Education

  • CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11)

Cost

15 Hour Class

  • $300

Pay Now

 

 

30 Hour Class

  • $600

Pay Now

 

 

50 Hour Class

  • $900 (Payment plan available)
  • $800 (If paid in full on first day of class – 11/1/14)

To Register or For More Information

  • Call Pati: (630) 618-8896
  • To Email Us Click Here

Learn Thai Massage in a supportive, relaxed and playful environment. In this hands-on class, participants will learn the body mechanics and techniques necessary to give a relaxed and flowing Thai Massage. Traditional Thai Massage, also known as Thai Yoga Bodywork uses the techniques of leaning pressure, compression along energy lines, joint mobilization and traction, as well as yoga-like stretches to increase flexibility and joint range of motion, reduce muscle tension and pain, calm the nervous system and deepen an overall sense of well-being.

Thai Massage is done on a mat on the floor. It is helpful that participants have good body awareness and are comfortable moving at times on their knees. After completing this 50 hour class, participants will be able to give a 1½ to 2 hour Thai Massage. Each participant will receive an instructional manual, dvd and certificate of completion. The class is open to massage therapists, yoga teachers and students, as well as anyone with a desire to care for others using the therapeutic techniques of Thai Massage. Massage Therapists will receive 50 CE’s towards their continuing education requirements.

Pati has been a massage therapist and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO and the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR. She studied Thai Massage with D’Vorah Schwarzman in Ashland, OR, at the Chicago School of Thai Massage and with Pichest Boonthamme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pati is an Illinois licensed massage therapist. She is nationally certified and an approved provider for continuing education through NCBTMB (Provider #451571-11), is a registered Thai therapist through Thai Healing Alliance International and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.

Carl received his degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in grants Pass, OR in 1996 and became an Oregon licensed massage therapist in 1999. He has studied Thai massage with Pati Starzynski since 2006. Carl is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, and has been an Illinois licensed massage therapist since 2009. He is nationally certified through NCBTMB and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. He is  a certified yoga teacher through the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in Palatine, IL.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education through National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Yoga Classes at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center, Palatine, IL – Wednesdays at 12 Noon

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Yoga Classes at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center with Carl Vigilante, CYT

Level 1 & 2 – This class is for all levels of experience and ability. It is a gentle, systematic introduction to basic postures, relaxation and breathing.

When

  • Wednesdays
  • 12noon – 1:15pm

Where

Cost

  • Punch passes available (10 for $120, 15 for $165, 20 for $200)
  • $15 drop-in fee
  • Mat, blocks, blanket and strap provided

For More Information

Carl is a graduate of the The Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center. His approach to teaching hatha yoga follows the Himalayan tradition of developing inner awareness and preparing for meditation. No music is used. The focus is on breath, posture and alignment, encouraging students to go inward and listen to their body with an attitude of ahimsa.