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Learn Thai Yoga Bodywork 

DFW Free Day of Yoga, Thai Love Yoga class at The Mat in Dallas TX

Intro Classes   (2-4 hours typically)

More than Yoga, More than Massage…


Join David & Misty to experience this healing art to enhance your Yoga or Bodywork practice. During this hands-on workshop we practice in seated or lying positions where you will learn several complete and effective sequences of massage asanas and stretches. Thai-Yoga is an "assisted" style of bodywork practiced with a partner that is easy, relaxing, FUN to learn and manifests instant positive results!


Thai-Yoga massage or "assisted asana" is excellent for yoga instructors who are on their journey to discover new ways to assist students into more satisfying expressions of yoga, and is an invaluable and practical tool for attracting private clients! LMT's can also learn a new, effective, and very lucrative modality. 

No need to be a yogi or LMT to learn this! It is for just about anyone! Energy therapy practitioners, health care workers, martial artists, friends, family and couples! 

You DO NOT NEED to bring a partner!  Please invite a friend or two OR come alone and meet a new friend!


(No intro classes on the calendar at this time)

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Certification Course  (2-4 days)

Transform your life by learning the sacred art of Thai-Yoga Bodywork. Experience visual and kinesthetic parallels in Yoga and Thai massage and how to integrate them. During this hands-on workshop we practice on the floor in seated or lying positions where you will learn a variety of beautiful sequences of massage/yoga asanas, compression applications and stretches. Thai-Yoga bodywork or "assisted asana" is a style of massage practiced with a partner that is easy to learn and fun to practice. You do not need to bring a partner, but please invite your friends if you think they'd like this. You will practice on everyone in the class to get a sense of the variety of bodies. 


2-4 day courses teaches a 1.5-2 hour sequence of Thai-Yoga Bodywork techniques. You'll watch demonstrations, take notes in your manual, and practice giving and receiving with various partners in the class. Learn how to apply a basic sequence of elegant and transforming asanas and techniques, including transitions, how to use breath, meditation, mantra, bandha, and yogic techniques to enhance the quality of the session.


CEU's available for Texas LMT's & Yoga Alliance 

-You will receive a certificate of completion

Courses are primarily held in Dallas,TX with the occasional course held out of state. 

August 5-6, 2023
15 Hrs CEU's
Saturday & Sunday
10am-6pm each day


Location is Central Dallas, TX. Address to be given to those attending.

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Sept 15-17, 2023
3 DAYS! (20 Hrs CEU's)
Friday 1-6pm
Saturday & Sunday


This course will be using the same manual as the 2 day course, and you will also receive several bonus techniques and more practice time.

Location is Central Dallas, TX. Address to be given to those attending.

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A New and Unique Offering!

Yoga Teacher Assists, Mashing & Thai Bodywork with Ricky Tran & David Tietje

There are two important definitions of the word assist. It can mean to give support and be helpful, and secondly to be present with another, which is the ability to project a sense of ease, or self-assurance.  We all could use assurances in life at different times. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be that assurance for others? With practical guidance from a trustworthy teacher, your innate teachings can grow into being.


With over 30 years of combined experience studying and teaching, Ricky and David will share their techniques, resulting in the rhythmic and blissful connections between Yoga, Mashing and Thai Yoga Bodywork.


Thai Yoga Bodywork can be defined as “assisted Yoga”, because many of the techniques can be tailored to deepen a Yoga posture. Yoga assists are similar and both can adopt a very light touch or stronger effort to achieve desired results. The differences are that in Yoga, the client is generally more actively engaged with their teacher, while in Thai, the client is encouraged to be passive. Both Yoga assists and Thai Yoga Bodywork can be like a great massage!


Let’s work together to improve our skills and understanding of these ancient time-honored practices which are being used to improve the quality of life all over the world, and share them with our friends.


You don’t have to be a Yoga teacher or have tons of Yoga or Thai Bodywork experience to attend. CEC’s for Texas massage therapists and Yoga Alliance available upon request for $25. 


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

-Learn, Perform and Deepen basic Yoga and Thai Bodywork poses

-Increase Confidence and Communication through the Art of Touch

-Expand your circle with like-minded individuals


Tentative Schedule:


12pm Intro and THAI demo


1pm YOGA: Sun salutations to warm up followed by partner assists guided by Ricky


2pm MASHING session guided by Ricky (like Shiatsu and Thai with use of walkers)


3pm Break/hydration


3:30 THAI YOGA BODYWORK with David


5pm End


-Bring your own yoga mat, water and towel

-Wool or cotton blankets provided

-Filtered water & healthy snacks provided


Sign up as a solo practitioner and get paired with a partner, or register with a friend and build a greater connection with someone you know and love.




$125 per person early or $150 after Aug 25.


Promo code “artoftouch” for early bird discount.




Limited to 20 registrations.


No refunds after announcing SOLD OUT or 14 days before event.

Registration is NOT through Thai Love Yoga. If you have any questions about, or issues signing up, go to to connect with Ricky

Private Lessons

2 hours - $150
4 hours - $285

Misty or David are available for private lessons of Thai Massage. If you need CEU's for TX LMT or Yoga Alliance, schedule with David.

"David and Misty have been an integral part of my journey . Their guided teaching of Thai Yoga is decorated with humor, love, spiritual warmth, and knowledge. Their patient teaching is informative and easy to follow. Thank You David and Misty for the so eloquently sharing Thai Love Yoga with me."

-Vicky G

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