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Yoga Alliance Professionals now accredit Thai and Ayurvedic Massage Training! These courses will come under Specialist Training, in addition to our existing Meditation, Teens, Children, Pregnancy and Sports yoga courses.  

What is the Connection between Massage and Yoga?

Ask anyone who has experienced either Thai or Ayurvedic massage, and they will tell you it is a transformative experience. The effects of such physical manipulation is akin to yoga, in that it induces greater self-awareness, enhanced flexibility and improved breathing. 

When performed correctly, these massage therapies serve as a valuable adjunct to yoga teaching. Massage and yoga are highly complementary, given that proficiency in the former can inform and benefit the yoga teacher’s understanding of human anatomy, their competency in adjusting and ability to tune into external energies.  

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Why is Yoga Alliance Professionals accrediting Massage Courses?

To perform Thai and Ayurvedic massage correctly requires specific knowledge and a unique skill-set. Without adequate training the therapist can cause injury or harm. As the industry grows, poor practice is becoming increasingly common, provoking Yoga Alliance Professionals to propose a minimum criteria for massage training. 


Senior Yoga Teachers offering massage therapy can now apply for our accreditation and specialist badge!* The badge will be displayed on the trainer's profile, showcasing their diverse skillset and range of training opportunities available. And the best thing?! Any registered members who graduated from your course will receive the same massage badge, further marketing the training course. 


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*Where massage training providers are not existing senior yoga teachers, Thai and Ayurvedic massage courses will have to be taught by a registered massage therapist with at least eight years of teaching experience and 4000 teaching hours. Non-yoga-teacher graduates will not gain accreditation with Yoga Alliance Professionals as Specialist yoga teachers. 

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