Yoga is helping me achieve a balance in Life that I have always strived for. As a Fitness and Health Professional I have recognized that Yoga is the one activity that will truly allow me to continue experiencing and appreciating all that Life has to offer. Amor Vita!
WHY DO I TEACH?
“Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow”. – Swami Satyananda Saraswati (24 December 1923 – 5 December 2009)
Jonathan MacCaul demonstrating Sukasana, the easy pose.
HOW I LIVE MY PRACTICE
By taking the time every day for self care and to ensure my own cup is full.
WHERE I AM MOST CHALLENGES BY MY PRACTICE:
Just showing up is usually to hardest part
THE ONE THING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
THE BOOK I KEEP BY MY BEDSIDE TABLE
HOW I HAVE FUN OFF MY MAT:
Moving and playing out in Nature.
Nature, Fellow travelers, My Family and my dear friends from all walks of life.
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE:
Everything happens for a reason.
WHAT I AM COMMITTED TO:
Happiness and helping others raise their vibration!
WHAT I SHARE IN MY TEACHING:
Mind-Body-Spirit must be in balance for evolution to occur
250 HR YTT at Yoga Vidra Gurukul, India, 2012
Diploma, Fitness & Health Promotion, 2011
Martial artist with over 20 years experience.
Thai Massage Practitioner Level 3, TMT, 2015
Teaching Standup paddle board yoga since summer 2013
Continuous education & teaching of Movement, Self care, Yogic studies and Meditation since 2012
Thai Massage demonstrated by past Samatva Educator, Andrew Poucher-Long
Jonathan is now offering Thai Massage @ both Samatva West + Downtown
Thai Massage appointments can be made:
Tuesdays: 11am – 4pm West End
Wednesdays: 200pm-430pm Dowtown
Thursdays: 9am – 4pm West End
The Origin of Thai MassageMr. WordPress
2,500 years ago a dynamic bodywork therapy based upon yoga and Ayurveda practices, appeared in the temples of Thailand. This therapeutic art was directly rooted in the Indian healing traditions of Ayurvedic medicine. The father founder of Thai Yoga Massage, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha was a renowned doctor and yogi, he treated the Buddha, among others. After the Buddha’s death, the earliest Buddhist monks travelled to Southeast Asia and were accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors. These doctors practiced a healing art, that would later evolve into traditional Thai Massage.
In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, also called Nuad Boran, the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (‘Sen’) lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.