Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
In this education, ASIS offers a transpersonal massage therapy training dedicated to the whole person. In a nurturing environment, students are invited to take the time and space needed for deep learning to occur.
It is our belief that teaching can be, and should be, multifaceted. Below is a window into our body work/ teaching philosophy.
Some Facets of Who We Are:
- The client is the expert, of their own body and experience.
- The most profound thing we offer as body workers is presence, focus, and compassion.
- Good technique is important, but next-to-useless, without presence, focus, and compassion.
- Therapeutic touch should feel interesting, if not good, to the client.
- We need to be aware of judgment in a session and in the classroom.
- Language, draping, and other details of a session can support or undermine a safe, therapeutic environment, and has the same effect in the classroom.
- Respect for the wisdom of the client’s and student’s own body/ mind/ spirit is essential to create healing & learning.
- We need to respect patterns of tension and resistance.
- Our goal is not to “fix problems” but to assist in awareness, and facilitate change.
- Tracking and appropriate response are essential in both the classroom and the in the clinic room.
If you are interested in training to become a Massage Instructor, go to Massage Teacher Training.
We Teach Who We Are
Like any true activity,
emerges from one’s inwardness, for better or worse,
As I teach, I project the condition of my soul
onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together.
The entanglements I experience in the classroom
are often no more or less than the convolutions of my inner life.
Viewed from this angle,
teaching holds a mirror to my soul.
If I am willing to look in that mirror and not run from what I see.
I have the chance to gain self-knowledge-
And knowing myself is as crucial to good teaching
as knowing my students and my subjects. We teach who we are