Lotus Palm April Newsletter:
Balancing Act

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Upcoming Courses Montreal

April
9 | Info Session
10 | Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
14 | Guided Review: TYM 4
15 | Review Night:
       Anatomy & Physiology 1

16-17 | Chair Thai Yoga Massage

18-22 | Anatomy & Physiology 2
20-24 | Thai Yoga Massage 3
27 - May 1 | Thai Yoga Massage 4

May
6-8 | Ashiatsu 1
7-8 | Thai Reflexology 1

11-15 | Thai Yoga Massage 1

Toronto

April
4-8 | TYM & Myo-Fascial Release 1
16 | Info Session
20-24 | Thai Yoga Massage 1

30 - May 2 | Lomilomi 1

May
4-8 | Thai Yoga Massage 2
10 | Intro to Thai Yoga Massage

On-The-Road

May
3 | Intro to Thai Yoga Massage
IYI, New York City


Éléonore's Ayurvedic Tip

Adapting to Spring

Ayurveda gives great importance to transitions and changes because they can be a source of imbalance.

Like any change, the period between seasons should be treated very carefully.

Read Éléonore's ayurvedic tips for adapting to spring on our blog.


Info Session

April 16th, 1-3pm in Toronto

Come by to learn more about Thai Yoga Massage and how to start your career as a massage therapist. Discover more about our classes, training and why the Lotus Palm is right for you!

Free and open to everyone!

Register for the Info Session in Toronto on April 16th, 1pm-3pm.


Practical Uses For:

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Have you heard about black pepper essential oil?

Among its many virtues, this warming oil is used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory and can be diluted to 5 or 10% in a massage oil and be used alone or in synergy to ease tension as well as to treat joint and muscle pain.

From a psycho-emotional standpoint, it has have the capacity of treating lack of libido through a back massage (diluted in vegetable oil).


Intro to Thai Yoga Massage

May 3rd, 6-9pm in New York City

Learn about Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage and see whether you are interested in pursuing certification as a practitioner. The workshop includes a hands-on opportunity to learn how to give a 20-minute massage by practicing Thai Yoga Massage postures and incorporating the fundamentals of effortless, flowing transitions between poses.

You’ll discover the essentials of maintaining proper body alignment and stances to create a mutually beneficial massage for both participants.

Register for the Intro to Thai Yoga Massage on IYI's website.

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5244 Saint Urbain
Montreal, QC
H2T 2W9 Canada
Tel: (514) 270-5713
Toll Free: 1-855-888-5713
Fax: (514) 270-8620
info@lotuspalm.com

Toronto
517 Parliament Unit #2
Toronto, ON
M4X 1P3 Canada
Tel: (647) 352-7256
infotoronto@lotuspalm.com


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Balancing Act

I am often reminded that balancing life and work is not always easy. Everyone's perspective of balance is different and what works for one person doesn't for another.

While we can't anticipate and plan for everything in our lives, we can decide where to concentrate our energy. The challenge is to balance what we must do with what we enjoy and choose to do. The goal is to reduce stress and manage a well-balanced life where we are content emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Expect the unexpected. Be positive and stay in the moment. Set priorities and be good to yourself.

Sometimes things just happen. Are we able to step back and just roll with the punches? Learn how to deal with adversity, unforeseen events and uncertainty. Sometimes acknowledging that things are just not in our control can change our state of mind. Recognize that once you have done everything you can, you need to step back and let things unfold.

Knowing what is really important in your life can help you focus. Making a list of what these are can help motivate you to achieve goals. It is empowering to know you have choices.

You cannot accomplish anything if you're unhealthy. Being good to yourself might be easier said than done if we are burning the candle at both ends. Eating properly, getting enough exercise and setting some time for ourselves is vital to maintain balance. We don't want to get to the point where we burnout.

Get plenty of rest and find something you like to do!

-Sukha Wong
Director of Lotus Palm


Anatomy & Physiology Level 2

April 18-22 in Montreal

This advance course will allow you to dive deeper into anatomy, physiology, injury assessment, and massage application in a hands-on way that is directed towards Yoga or Thai Yoga Massage.

Course content and outline:
• Revision of Level 1 Anatomy Structures in order to understand deeper structures
• Advanced Body Mechanics and movement of deeper articulations and muscles
• Contraindications
• Common pathologies
• Physiological Systems
• Deeper muscles and muscle groups with its functions as related to Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage postures

More information and online registration on our website.

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Review Night: Anatomy & Physiology Level 1
Friday April 15th, 2016, 6-9pm

Open to Lotus Palm students who have taken Anatomy & Physiology Level 1 and wish to review the course material.

Specially recommended for students taking Anatomy & Physiology Level 2 on April 18-22. Call 514.270.5713 to register in advance.

* By Donation. Registration is mandatory.


Did you know...

Massaging and gently pulling on your ears once per day improves your immune system?
Traditional Chinese medicine uses acupressure and acupuncture in ear reflexology and Ayurdedic Medicine uses marma points connected to organs in the body to address health issues thought the body.


Lomilomi 1 with Sukha

New Date: April 30th to May 2nd in Toronto

Lomilomi is not just a physical experience; it also facilitates healing on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels as well. Much of this work is done by loving compassion using loving hands and an open heart.

Learn this ancient form of Hawaiian massage that covers broad areas of the body using long continual strokes incorporating prayer, breath, dance and energy into this Lomilomi massage.

Register online: April 30th to May 2nd in Toronto with Sukha Wong


At the Heart of Lotus Palm


Jackie Mcchesney

"One day I was teaching a dance class and I had a guest student ask me, out of the blue, if I did Thai Massage! I had never heard of Thai Massage, but she was a student of Lotus Palm at that time and she said, “I really think you'd like it”..."

Read her story on our blog.


Recipe of the Month

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Satisfy your sweet tooth guilt free with nutritious ingredients and enjoy the gooeyness of these heavenly chocolatey treats!

See the recipe on our blog.

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