DETAILS for Level I: Front Position, southern NJ, March 2012
Enjoy a few days of spring at the Jersey shore before the crowds come! And experience some great thai massage instruction at the same time!
On the first Saturday, we will focus on
the feet and legs of the traditional Front Position, emphasizing good body mechanics.
On Sunday we continue with the lower body, working the legs and hips with great
stretches, again working with good body mechanics and variations to use.
You get time off to practice during the week, and then the next Saturday we finish the lower body, moving into inversions and some big stretches that thai massage is known for. Then we work with the upper body, including the hara (abdomen), chest, arms, neck, head and face. On Sunday, we finish the upper body movements, concluding with some Sitting Position to finish a 90-minute comprehensive session.
Instructor and Class FormatRose Griscom follows the ITM and Old Medicine Hospital protocol, has been teaching Thai massage for over 17 years, and specializes in sharing this work with a wide-range of students. She originally studied with Arthur Lambert at ITM-USA in Florida, and then with Chongkol Setthakorn at ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Rose spent 3 years assisting Arthur, and then took over ITM-USA when Arthur moved to Thailand. She trains therapists at top spas around the country, leads workshops in the NJ/PA area, and has a private practice in southern NJ. Her personal practice includes vipassana meditation and chi kung.
Class begins with the traditional Om Namo chant, ringing of the bells, and warm-up movements. Teaching is devoted to clear, thorough demonstrations, with the students being led through the techniques with the instructor's direct supervision. Each class includes a textbook. Videos are available for sale.
Be prepared to work and be worked on. Dress in loose comfortable clothing and have clean feet. Try not to arrive hurried and harried, but allow enough time to slip into the timed timelessness that this work involves. Eat lightly before class, as many of the movements compress the abdomen. Try to be well-rested and alert and receptive.
Classes are approved for continuing education credits by the NCBTMB (#152830) and THAI (#1064).
Come join us for two great weekends!
Dates & Times:
March 17 & 18 AND 24 & 25, 2012, Somers Point, NJ (southern coastal NJ, about 20 minutes south of Atlantic City)
Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm
35 CEs total, hour lunch breaks
Special Reduced Price of only $400 if paid in full by March 2nd, or $500 after
click here to register from our on-line secure site
Pier 4 Hotel, 6 Broadway Avenue
and the Bay, Somers Point, NJ 08224-0215,
ask for 'Dawn', toll free: 888-927-9141, 609-927-9141, www.pier4hotel.com
a small, friendly, family-owned hotel on the outskirts of the sailing town of Somers Point, overlooking the open bay at the foot of the Rt. 52 bridge leading to the scenic barrier island resort of Ocean City.
Many restaurants (some with live music) within walking distance or a short drive, including the Crab Trap, Sandi Pointe, the Anchorage, Charlie's, Gregory's, the Inlet, and the Point Diner.
Accommodations on-site are all double queen-bed rooms with microwave & mini-fridge & continental breakfast included. Rates are $90/night, but ask for the THAI MASSAGE DISCOUNT when you make your reservation.
from NYC and points NORTH-take the Garden State Parkway SOUTH to Exit 30/Somers Point/Ocean City. Go straight through the toll booth (EZPass or exact change $1), watch the speed limit, continue straight through the traffic light at Rt.9/New Rd, to the intersection at Rt. 52 (where the old traffic circle used to be-watch for heavy construction here). Turn RIGHT at this intersection toward the Crab Trap Restaurant. Just past the Crab Trap, make a slight LEFT into the parking lot for the Pier 4 Hotel. Meeting room is downstairs toward the left.
from Philadelphia and points WEST-take I-95 or I-76 EAST across the Walt Whitman bridge, then merge onto the Atlantic City Expressway. Continue to Exit 7-S/Garden State Parkway SOUTH. Continue south to Exit 30/Somers Point/Ocean City. Go straight through the toll booth (EZPass or exact change $1), watch the speed limit, continue straight through the traffic light at Rt.9/New Rd, to the intersection at Rt. 52 (where the old traffic circle used to be-watch for heavy construction traffic here). Turn RIGHT at this intersection toward the Crab Trap Restaurant. Just past the Crab Trap, make a slight LEFT into the parking lot for the Pier 4 Hotel. Meeting room is downstairs toward the left.
from Cape May and points SOUTH-take the Garden State Parkway NORTH to Exit 29/Somers Point/Ocean City. Continue RIGHT at the off-ramp. At the first traffic light at MacArthur Blvd, turn RIGHT. Continue to the Rt. 52 bridge construction (watch for heavy construction traffic here), looking for the Pier 4 Hotel on the RIGHT, just behind the Crab Trap Restaurant.
Places to Stay:
Pier 4 Hotel, at the classroom site, $90/night for two queen-beds (easy to share and split the cost), includes continental breakfast, micro & fridge in the room, ask for the THAI MASSAGE DISCOUNT when you make your reservation, call 'Dawn' at 888-927-9141, pier4hotel.com
Marriott Residence Inn Atlantic City at Somers Point, 1/4 mile up the street from the classroom site, comfortable modern rooms with continental breakfast included, double rooms or suites available, 3-bedroom suite with full kitchen & 2 bathrooms has separate queen bedroom, loft queen bedroom, and sofa-bed for $170/night. Located at 900 Mays Landing Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244, 609-927-6400, marriott.com, 888-236-2427
Econolodge Motel, 1/4 mile from the classroom site along a busy road, inexpensive but safe and clean, about $45/night. Located at 21 MacArthur Blvd, Somers Point, NJ 08244, call 'Issac' at 609-927-3220
Northwood Inn B&B, lovely & classic bed & breakfast in Ocean City, about $140/night, located three blocks from the beach and boardwalk at 401 Wesley Ave, OC, NJ 08226, call 609-399-6071 or NorthwoodInn.com
Ocean City Condo, there are many condominiums for rent in Ocean City, from simple efficiencies for $100/night to 4-bedroom beachside complexes for $200/night with a minimum stay. For information, contact Becky Stanislaw with Goldcoast/Sotheby's Realty in OC at 609-399-2500 or goldcoastsir.com
Roommates: If you would like someone to share a room with, let Rose know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-390-1016), and we'll get you in touch with each other.