As I head up to Marquette, MI, on the pristine shores of Lake Superior, to study Thai massage with Christopher Ray, I am grateful. The opportunity to continue to study with master teachers is once that I cherish. I studied Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage) with Chris and his partner, Kate back in 2013. Together, they offer an environment of reverence, playfulness, flexibility and structure that allows students to practice and integrate the material. Continuing my own journey of exploring and deepening my understanding of the workings of the human body, I find myself drawn to go deeper into the modalities I’ve been practicing for years. Although expanding the breadth of my knowledge by learning new modalities is equally important, I am pulled in the direction of further immersing myself in the arts of Thai massage and Shiatsu. I am magnetized towards teachers who have mastered their art. Chris Ray is such a practitioner and teacher. I’m excited to play and learn with him and Kate and the other students in their hometown in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Although one can never fully understand the human body, for it is part of the great mystery of life, I seek to deepen our knowledge and keep my practice full of vitality.
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