This six-day workshop, spread over three weekend modules, offers the student a complete introduction to working with a type of energy to be found in the physical body, known as subtle energy.

Subtle energy is the force that lies between the non-physical and the physical in the body. It gives tangible form to our thoughts, our feelings and our emotions, giving rise to bodily, physical action and reaction.

Subtle energy has many different forms, from its most subtle forms, such as those experienced in states of deep meditation, through to the emotional forms such as bliss, love, joy, happiness, anger, fear or shame and to the mental forms of thought, belief, ambition and drive. Subtle energy is also the energy we absorb from other people, such as our family members, friends, lovers or employers; the energies we experience during specific times in our lives, such as our childhood and from certain key events that happen to us in life, such as a trauma, shock or fright.

Although there are many different types of subtle energy, each one has a specific property or characteristic, such as hot or cold, heavy or light, energizing or tiring. Additionally, each one is of a certain element, such as earth, fire, air or water, and most importantly, each one causes a specific physical manifestation when present in the body.

For example, the emotional energy of anger, which is air in element, causes dryness in the body, causing specific muscles to ‘dry out’ and harden, in this instance, the trapezius and jaw muscles, whereas the energy of love creates warmth, softness and openness.

For our physical bodies to be healthy and happy, there needs to be a state of balance in the subtle energies within our energy system. A little bit of everything, as it were. A little bit of hard, a little bit of soft. A little bit of hot, a little bit of cold. A little bit of structure, a little bit of freedom. An imbalance in subtle energy, for example in having too little of one type of energy and too much of another, causes a parallel imbalance in the physical condition of the body. For example, not enough love and too much fear creates a physical body in which there is not enough warmth and softness and too much cold, heaviness, tiredness and contraction. Whereas a person brought up in a tight, controlling, restrictive family environment will similarly have a tight, hard, restrictive body.

By understanding this process, and the connection between subtle energy and the physical body, the student learns that in massage, for instance, when trying to treat a client with an imbalance in subtle energy, such as in the manifestation of stiffness or hardness in the muscles, it is much more effective to treat the imbalance of energy in the client than it is to treat them with a school-taught basic massage routine, which does not normally address the client’s imbalance in their subtle energy.

The workshop examines in full the origins and effects of seven different types of subtle energy:
Emotional energy.
Mental energy.
Sexual energy.
Spiritual energy.
Environmental energy.
Energy from other people.
Ancestral/Inherited energy.

Interested students are advised to take all three weekend modules, but it is also possible to attend one or two modules instead.

Module One.
1. An Introduction to energy.
What is subtle energy?
What does it feel like?
How does it affect the body?
The roles of the chakras and the meridians.
Learning how to tune-into and to feel subtle energy in your body and the body of your massage client.

2. The energy of colour.
The effect of colour on your body and howe different colours make you feel

Module Two.
1. Emotional energy.
The effect of the emotions on your body: love, fear, anger, sadness.
The stages of emotional release (beginning, middle, end).
How to deal with a client beginning an emotional release.

2. Sexual energy.
The uses and in particular the misuses of sexual energy in massage treatment.
How to recognise the line where a massage turns from non-sexual to sexual and what to do when a massage turns sexual.
Two misunderstandings about sexual energy which cause great confusion between people:
The love-sex connection
The sex-spirituality connection.

3. Spiritual energy
How spiritual energy turns upside-down the therapist-client / giver-receiver relationship.
How using spiritual energy in your massage enables you to see deeper into your client’s condition and helps you to work quicker and more efficiently

Module Three.
Healing with Energy.
We look at a range of twenty specific physical bodily conditions which are caused by imbalances in subtle energy and we show you how to heal or release each one by using specific types of energy in your touch when treating them.
The conditions include:
Tight ankles.
Weak knees.
Closed hips.
Tight hamstrings.
Weak lower back.
Tight mid-back.
Tightness and stiffness in the shoulders.
Pain and weakness in the arms.
Inflammation and pain in the neck.

Workshop Dates:
Module One: June 19-20., 2021.
Module Two: September 4-5.
Module Three: November 6-7.

Workshop Timings:

Saturdays: 10:00 – 17:00 with 1hr. lunch pause
Sundays: 10:00 – 15:00 with 1hr. lunch pause.

Workshop Location:

Sattva Yoga Studio
Fasholdgasse 3/3,
1130 Wien.

Workshop Costs:

For any one module: 210€
For any two modules: 390€
For all three modules: 590€*
*Students who sign-up for all three modules receive a complimentary copy of my book:
‘Emotion and Healing in the Energy Body’

Maximum number of students: 12
The workshop is taught in English.

For registration and payment, please contact Robert Henderson

T: +43 650 860 7660