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Thai Massage with Wade Gotwals and Amber Cook

  • Nature Yoga Sanctuary 2021 West Division Street Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

This Valentine’s Day weekend, treat yourself and put Thai massage into your yoga practice. Balance out your practice with some innovative thai massage techniques and partner stretches perfect for releasing tight muscles, increasing flexibility and giving your body the TLC it deserves.


Come solo, come with a friend / partner as you try to keep a straight face , and practice techniques such as the friendly crucifixion, jet ski, and double dog. These techniques will give you an immediate “aaaaah” in class—and can also be used to benefit your friends, students and fellow yogis. For those of you feeling adventurous and curious about combining acro and thai yoga, there will be an opportunity to try some of these techniques will flying or basing ...thai and fly anyone!? Embrace and enjoy the new heart-felt connections you've made and leave feeling connected, supported and loved!


This workshop is in conjunction with teacher training, so space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your spot!


Wade Gotwals  found Yoga in the late 90s during his travels and since then has made it his passion to discover alternative techniques for furthering growth of mind and spirit and for healing the body. He is teaching internationally in Asia, Europe, South America and the U.S. and is always excited about sharing his new discoveries through yoga. Wade teaches a unique Vinyasa flow fusion of styles derived from his travels and from the inspirations of teachers like Dharma Mittra and Rusty Wells. His certifications in Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Thai and Intuitive Massage, and Touch for Health added with his meditation and Advaita studies in India with Ramesh Balsekar have given him many gifts to be thankful for and share with others. His teaching style is structured by at the same time very playful and always gives options of openness, depth and strength so that everyone will be challenged and can share their energy. The Advaitic principles of oneness and non separation are the dharmic principles to his teachings. In his classes, workshops and retreats you can expect a creative vinyasa flow based practice, with individual attention to challenging poses deconstructed so everyone is able to approach at their level. Each workshop also showcases some of the other limbs of yoga whether it be meditation, dharma, bhakti or even Thai yoga. Wade strives to find interesting ways to keep others inspired and connected and receiving inspiration from others is what keeps his love for yoga alive.


Amber Cook is a yoga teacher who creates asafe environment for students to discover their bodies physically and emotionally. To begin, Amber guides students mindfully through intelligent physical alignment and breath awareness in strong vinyasa and hatha classes. By cultivating this exploration in the classroom her students discover deeper vitality and happiness. By sharing her own evolving story, Amber next guides her students to honor their personal authenticity and to feel more present, free, and confident. Then, grounded in your body and breath you are free to travel beyond the physical into your profound truth. Amber is there to support you on your journey to the truth and joy that lie within your heart.

**Refund policy- In order to retain class credit, please cancel within 24 hours of workshop by emailing No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations made the day of the workshop or for no shows.

Earlier Event: February 5
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Later Event: February 19
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