This 3 day course provides participants with the knowledge and skill required to provide a 90 minute Thai Massage. Participants will gain insight into the history of the art form, technique, self care, and business practices. Providing participants with a sequence that integrates all the essential techniques that make Thai Massage a unique art form. This adaptable sequence will provide the ability to create specific individual experiences whether you will use these skills to incorporate into yoga teachings, to provide one-on-one treatments and more.
In order to complete the certification, participants must complete a practicum that requires them to provide 5 free massages to people in their community. After each session, participants journal about their experience, challenges, and observations and submit this journal to Francisco for review and guidance. During the practicum, participants have direct contact with Francisco in order to continue to progress from one session to the next.
Once the practicum has concluded, participants receive their certificate and can then move on into their practice as Thai Bodyworkers in their community.
Themes covered during the Thai Massage Certification Course:
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, is a healing artist who was born on the coast of Peru. The ocean of Peru and its mountains are his biggest inspiration. Francisco has studied under several masters in the healing & martial arts. His work has taken him deep into Peru’s remote communities, North & South America, Asia, Africa, Europe & New Zealand. Francisco has managed non-profit programs introducing low-income youth to wellness & outdoor education programs in Kenya, Perú, & USA. Francisco is the founder of Synergy Yoga & a master of Thai Massage Therapy & movement artist. His studies in the healing arts have enabled him to travel all over the world and share his wisdom.
Sunday nights 6pm to 7pm at Bikram Chadds Ford Yoga Studio
Class 1: March 6 What is Mindfulness? Anchor your attention and start a short daily practice.
Class 2: March 13 How can Meditation practices help you to work with emotions? Surf the rising tides of strong emotions rather than being carried away by them.
Class 3: March 20 The Wise Heart. Practices to cultivate a compassionate and loving presence in your heart and your life.
Class 4: March 27 Bringing your practice to the world. Integrating all the practices and practical tips to help you establish a formal mediation practice.
Cost is $80 for the 4-week series. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Register here.
About the teacher: Chere Parton Scythes has been practicing meditation and training to be a meditation teacher for 15 years. She completed a teaching apprenticeship with the founder of the Penn Program for Mindfulness in Philadelphia, and she is certified to teach introductory Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Seminars by the University of Massachusetts Medical Schools’ Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabot- Zin. She also completed five levels of Warrior in the World training at the Shambhala Center in Philadelphia, in addition to numerous other retreats and training seminars at Kripalu, Esalen, the Garrison Institute and Omega Institute. Currently she is in the second year of a Meditation Teaching Certification Program led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
She lives in Mullica Hill, NJ with her husband and two children. No stranger to stress, she has been a senior level healthcare technology executive for 29 years. She found the value of meditation while was a single mom and the founder and CEO of a digital start up. Currently she is the founder of Sage Advisory LLC, a coaching and consulting service.
For questions contact Chere at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone merits and benefits from extra attention, no matter their level of experience
This season, practice under the individual guidance of studio director Megan van Riet
Deepen your enjoyment and understanding of Bikram’s traditional 26 postures. Accelerate your progress.
$100 for a single 75-minute session. $285 for three sessions.
Pricing is for one student. Additional students pay $20 each, with maximum of three students total.
Feeling too old to start yoga,
Feeling the need to heal,
Feeling that you have plateaued in your practice,
Feeling the need to deepen and enhance your practice!
Try Chair Yoga to gain the benefits of yoga
For balance in movement and in life.
Yoga, to join, creates self awareness by uniting
Mind , body and spirit in a sense of community.
Begin today to safely learn, restore and renew.
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:15am.
Our next five-week sessions starts October 11th.
Taught by Monica Markarian!
Class size is limited. Please wear comfy clothes.
We are delighted to welcome Ammie to BYCF.
Join her for hot vinyasa:
Wednesdays @ noon
Saturdays @ 11:30am
Ammie will also offer private sessions of MBYTP (Meridian Bodywork Yoga Therapy Protocol) on these days.
For over 20 years, Ammie has trained and studied macrobiotic and raw nutrition accompanied with a methodical mastery and trainings of a broad spectrum of Yoga techniques; to include: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Bikram, Prenatal and Yoga Nidra.
Ammie has a deep understanding of anatomy and has enhanced this knowledge with Meridian Science. She has trained and practiced Meridian Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, and other alternative healing methods.
Ammie embodies a lifestyle of medical and educational freedom by walking the walk. Ammie Unschools her children and lives a healthy lifestyle through Yoga, Yoga diet and prayer. She has lived many lives and is happy to share with you from the beauty and darkness of her own experience.
In everyday life, Ammie practices
the ethical and spiritual basis of Yoga including but not limited to Yoga classes, teacher trainings, clinics, consultations, treatments, retreats, intuitive bodywork and slow food production: to give balance and strength – in mind, body, and spirit.
Smile as much as you sweat at 6am HIIT
Working out early is the best way to get it done.
Early-morning exercisers are statistically more likely to develop consistent routines and to achieve their health goals.
That’s why BYCF offers classes every morning, all year long.
Brittany Caputo teaches HIIT on Thursday mornings at 6am. Brittany and her love for fitness were both born in Wilmington, DE, where she began personal training and competing in body building competitions over a decade ago. It wasn’t until 2018 that Brittany truly discovered the mind-body connection, after sustaining a traumatic brain injury in a near-fatal car crash.
Through rehab, she found a renewed sense of gratitude for what both her mind and body could still do and learned how the two work hand in hand. With a newfound love for yoga, breathwork and meditation, Brittany’s health improved. She was able not only to resume high intensity training, but also to return to coaching and teaching fitness classes.
Brittany teaches both neurotypical and neurodivergent students. The autism community holds a special place in her heart, and she has worked with the population as long as she has worked in fitness.
Brittany’s passion for harnessing the mind-body connection and her firm belief that health and wellness should be inclusive to all populations are her driving forces when creating classes. The positive influence of exercise is something she wishes to help everyone experience. With the intent to improve both physical and mental health, her goal is to make you smile as much as you sweat!
A Wim Hof Workshop
June 11th, 3:30 to 7:30pm
Join Michelle and Megan for an experiential afternoon of breathwork and cold therapy.
The workshop will introduce you to:
-various patterns of breath work and the benefits of each
-protocols for heat and cold exposure, as well as related results
-Wim Hof, his predecessors and his peers, along with their achievements
Participants will be led through several rounds of Wim Hof breathing and will have the (optional) opportunity to experience cold water dips.
Registration for auto-debit and annual members is open now.
Space is limited. If capacity allows, we will open registration to the general public at the beginning of June.