City TV and teaching on the Mayan Riviera

I was recently in Edmonton filming an “Ask the Experts” segment for the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) which just aired on Edmonton’s City TV. This was the third of five segments which featured the benefits of Reiki, Reflexology, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage plus the role of the NHPC in supporting public health.

This past week I was teaching two workshops as part of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) Destination Conference at the Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The workshops featured Thai foot massage using the thai wooden stick on reflexology points of the foot, and the integration of Eastern and Western techniques, including Dynamic Thai Massage, within Thai Yoga Massage treatments.

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Once my teaching was over, my partner and a friend took in the spectacularly fun, and first resident Cirque du Soleil performance in Latin America, Joya. It plays in a complex built specifically for this show. The “Big Top Tent” is an organically constructed round building with a thatched roof and is connected by walkways over water to the restaurant and bar that served delicious food and drinks.

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/joya

The next day we ventured to the Mayan ruins of Tullum perched on the edge of the cliffs overlooking a beautiful beach where we took a dip in the vibrantly coloured ocean. From there we went to the Manati Cenote, a partially under ground body of fresh water. We snorkelled through the cenote looking at the multicoloured fish and even saw a small crocodile!

Our last full day in Mexico we spent at the spa where we received massage, made our way through the hydrotherapy labyrinth, and spend the entire rest of the day lounging, reading, and napping before going to dinner at the exquisite French restaurant at the Blue Bay Resort.

I could get used to teaching opportunities like this!