Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Introductory Level Thai Yoga Therapy Training and Certificate Program

October 14, 2017 - October 22, 2017

A Ritam Healing Arts training being held at SunMountain Shala in Manitou Springs, Colorado with Phoebe Diftler and Kat Tudor.

This practitioner training and certificate program is a transformational experience that will nourish your body, mind and spirit.
In this course you will learn this powerful healing art and gain a deeper understanding of the body, mind and healing process on all levels.
In addition, this training will give you the skill and immediate tools to work with people after the training and tips to set up a successful healing practice. It integrates Thai Yoga Therapy with the root teachings of yoga and Ayurveda, along with anatomy, therapeutics, Thai therapy, holistic healing and spiritual practice.
A complete, deep and transformational experience.
This immersion training is an empowering and life affirming experience that will help move you to the next level in your healing practice and life journey.
Each day will begin with a healing Yoga and meditation practice. There are two 3-hour sessions of Thai Yoga Therapy class, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon.
During the afternoons there is free time for resting, hiking, receiving healing treatments, or just soaking in SunWater’s hot mineral springs tubs. In the evening there is a relaxed evening class with a talk on different aspects of healing and Yoga Therapy and time for questions.

50 + hours of instruction & practice with senior teachers Phoebe Diftler and Kat Tudor.
How to structure and give a full body Thai Yoga Therapy session (including three traditional positions; front, back and sitting).
Theory and therapy of energy lines & marma points
Restorative yoga poses to facilitate deep relaxation.
Applied Hatha yoga stretching and breathing exercises.
Principles of energy healing (pranic healing).
Daily healing yoga practice to harmonize, heal and strengthen your own body, mind and spirit.
Introduction to Ayurveda.
How to read bodies, chakras and major energy points.
How to work in a meditative state of mind, helping your partner to experience a deeply relaxed altered state.
History and theoretical foundations of Thai Therapy.
How to use Thai Yoga Therapy to treat individual differences, different body types and health needs.
Holistic Healing / Dynamic laws of Healing.
Meditation for Healing, Peace & Self-Knowledge.
Therapeutic treatments for common ailments (back pain, headache, fatigue, etc).

Thai Yoga Therapy
The healing art of Thai Yoga Therapy is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhist spiritual practice. It is a unique and powerful system of Yoga Therapy, which combines rhythmic massage, acupressure, asana (Yogic stretching exercises), gentle twisting, energy work and meditation. Thai Yoga Therapy stimulates and balances the flow of healing energy within the body, opening the areas which are blocked, bringing the person deeper into balance and harmony for greater health, happiness and wellness of being. This system creates a powerful release of stress and tension, an increase in vitality and well-being as it deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit in both the giver and receiver. Thai yoga bodywork is a living expression of compassion, loving-kindness, mindfulness and joy.
About this style of Thai Yoga Bodywork
This school of Thai Yoga Bodywork was founded in 1998 by Saul David Raye. The emphasis is on understanding the fundamentals of Thai Therapy according to yogic principles and practices, and in developing an intuitive and authentic healing practice unique to each person in which healing and transformation arise naturally. Saul lived and studied with his primary teacher, Asokanada (Harald Brust), a true master of this art who has influenced many students throughout the world. Saul’s teachings are a heart centered and intuitive, which resonates with many people. For over 15 years, Saul has practiced, taught, and shared this practice with hundreds of people. He has now passed the work on to his senior students who continue to share the work in their own authentic style. Combining their own unique approch with the traditional, they are wonderful healers and educators in their own right.

Day Rate (lodging not included) – $1,315.00
Shared Quad Room – $1,315.00
Shared Suite – $1,315.00
Shared Triple Room – $1,515.00
Shared Double Room – $1,515.00
Private King Room – $2,515.00
Rates include lodging, three delicious organic vegetarian meals a day for all nights of the retreat and one free pass to soak in the nourishing hot springs at SunWater Spa, right down the street.
Check in is after 3pm on arrival date. The first class will begin at 5pm.
Check out is 11am on departure date. We will then end with a brunch from 11-12pm.
ADDRESS: 336 El Paso Blvd. Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phoebe Diftler
[email protected]


Phoebe Diftler’s primary focus for the past decade has been Thai Yoga Therapy education. She encourages an atmosphere of humor, individuality and creativity and guides her students to facilitate the movement of energy thru their clients body to help them become the instrument of their own healing. She is the…
Learn more about Phoebe Diftler

Kat Tudor is a visionary artist, healer, and yoga teacher in Manitou Springs, Colorado where she is the heart and soul of SunWater Spa and SunMountain Center. Her gift is inventing ways for the creative arts and the healing arts to meet. Kat brings her innovative and multi-dimensional touch to…
Learn more about Kat Tudor


Sun Mountain Shala
Manitou Springs ,Colorado


Sun Mountain Shala
Manitou Springs ,Colorado