Yoga, at its root, means "to join," or "to unite." Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras decribe yoga's eight-limbed path:
Each limb independent; yet collectively interwoven. Any practice "limited" to a single branch's growth inherently informs and nurtures the others: awareness of self; connection beyond.
Hatha Yoga refers (primarily) to the practice of Asana, physical postures, and Pranayama, breath control. Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar, Bikram, yin, restorative and power yoga are all examples of Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” has a dual meaning / connotation: “willful” or “forceful” (i.e., the yoga of action), and “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), (i.e., the yoga of balance).
Keith is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). Combined with his bodywork and hypnotherapy skills and knowledge, Keith's hatha yoga practice asessment and assistance can help you transform and integrate your practice, on and off the mat.
Yoga is a journey, not a destination. No two paths are the same. Your experience is unique to your needs.
The Thai Yogi philosophy is to give you the benefits of integrated fitness: mind, body, spirit.
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Thai massage is an ancient system of massage and dyamic stretching developed in Thailand, influenced by traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia. Effectively a form of "assisted yoga," Thai massage is an effective way to develop increased confidence, strength, and flexibility in your hatha yoga practice.
Keith is a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT #67733) with the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). Keith has studied Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage & Yoga, and with master teacher Ajahn Pichest Boonthume, and at Massage Therapy Instutute of Davis.
Thai Yogi's massage and bodywork is customized to each client's goals/needs: In addition to Traditional Thai Massage, Keith offers a range of complimentary energetic and manual bodywork modalities to integrate mind, body and spirit:
Through meditation, the practicing yogi harmonizes conscious and subconscious awareness in presence and stillness. Like meditation, yoga nidra or "yogic sleep" is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, in which the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of guided instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same: samadhi.
Keith is a Certified Hypnotherapist with the Academy of Clinical Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE #516-127), Keith offers private and group meditation, guided visualization, and hypnotherapy services to assist his clients in cultivating mental focus, balance and inner peace as an integrated part of their personal yoga experience.
Keith studied at Hypnotherapy Training Institute (HTI) logging over 200 hours of training and practice, and offers a diverse range of hypnotic services on a variety of topics: