Who is Gwyn Williams?
Gwyn Williams is a movement based therapist that created Zenthai shiatsu 20 years ago. On the surface, Zenthai is a fusion of Zen shiatsu, Thai massage and osteopathic technique, however beneath is an enriched conversation with an vibrant ever-changing life. The dissolving of division into unity continues to be his inspiration and the aspects of community, connection and contribution are at the core of the practice.
Whilst many have been touched by the therapist programs and the multi layered offerings , the art has evolved to now include a fluid movement based practice known as Zenthai flow.
For the past two decades Gwyn has inspired thousands of students throughout the world with his continually evolving form , which is based around Thich Knat Hahn’s
“ When you touch something with awareness you touch everything “
Gwyn's work can be explored through his books’ The Zen of touch ' and 'Connection to Source”, the www.zenthaishiatsu.com website or the Zenthai healing centres in Australia and Bali.
Meet Gwyn during the Festival:
The tap roots of a tree are deemed as of primary importance. They dictate the vitality, flexibility , strength and longevity of the tree. Our feet are no different. Starting at the feet we ascend up the body to the ankles, knees, hips and pelvis in a variety of movement patterns aimed at bringing a childlike buoyancy to a full self . We offer the movement initially in a solo conversation , graduate into playful partner exploration and finally bodywork gestures.
Movement as therapy
This class welcomes all newcomers to the practice we called Yoga as well as creating an environment for seasoned practitioners to explore and unwind in ways you have never met before. Utlilising the tool of breath and the mind as an arrow this class invites your inquisitive nature to dive into the amazing transmitter we can be when our energy is running freely. Chi gung meets asana with a focus on the lower back . Be Bold and try something new
Not so Serious
When life is moving nicely it is a seamless flow from one moment to the next . This commonly happens with individuals that have cultivated the virtues of adjusting to the circumstance, releasing the fixations and lightheartedly embracing the dance we call life. This class is about adjusting your stance, releasing the tension and enjoying yourself . The new glow and flow that you take from this class will carry into all corners of your life.
Fire and Water
Lower back pain, knee issues , insomnia, and low energy are all a result of weak water energy . Commonly, we are in active driven states where unharnessed fire energy is depleting our reserves. In this class you will learn ways to deal with preventing the syndromes from occurring and how to deal with the issues when they arise. Solo and partner work involved.
Zenthai for everyone.. massage as therapy
The practice of Zen Shiatsu has roots that were confined to the close family unit where care and unconditional love was the foundation. This workshop is exploring simple therapeutic gestures to take home and share with everyone to help combat common everyday ailments. This is a wordless conversation around pressure point therapy and simple mobilisation techniques. You will be offered a simple therapeutic toolbox which your loved ones and friends will be cheering about. Therapy enthusiasts will love this offering focusing on the entire spine. All we need is the yoga mat, two soft hands and the capacity to LISTEN to the human body.