A Pain in the Butt: How to treat hip and thigh pain

Full Course price of $350.00 with the option to pay a $150 deposit to reserve your spot!

Visit www.bendyoga.ca/trainings or contact Joanne joanne@bendyoga.ca / 705-493-0412 to register

Dates: November 17-18, 2018, 10am -7pm daily
Teacher: Dr. Blake Martin PhD
Location: Still Light Centre / Bend Yoga Dundas

4 Creighton Drive
Hamilton Ontario
L9H 3P3

Prerequisites: None. | 18 Hours

The pelvis involves 45 muscles, numerous nerves, bursae, ligaments, bones and more! The interaction of these structures impacts movement, health and well-being for all of our clients, yet the structures of the hip remain mysterious and elusive for most of us.  This weekend course will give you a clearer picture of the functional anatomy of the hip and the Thai massage moves that address it.  We will also explore some common conditions and imbalances of the hip and consider ways to overcome them.

This course will introduce students to:


  • the structures and anatomy of the hip, thigh and low back
  • specific conditions of the hip and thigh
  • how to understand various kinds of hip pain
  • principles of injury assessment and treatment
  • how to use and modify Thai massage techniques to specific hip problems


Meet Dr. Blake:

Blake Martin holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience from York University, a B.F.A. and M.A. in dance, and a bachelor of education. His doctoral research was in neural mechanisms of attention when trying to perform more than one movement at a time. His current interests include understanding how the body gives rise to consciousness, as well as how thinking is offloaded to the environment and other people.

Blake has danced with Kaeja Dance and Motus O Dance Theatre and is a founding board member of the Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference, a province wide initiative uniting secondary dance educators and students with professional dance artists. Blake is a Research Scientist with the Individual Training and Education group, and teaches in York University’s Dance Science Diploma program, as well as speaking provincially, nationally and internationally on issues related to yoga and the brain, arts and the brain, creativity and the brain, anatomy, and classroom management. He is a respected teacher in Traditional Thai Massage, a long distance runner, and a martial artist for more 30 years. If it moves and thinks, he likes it.

Learn more at www.doctorblake.ca