Massage & Bodywork Trainings with Lyrea Crawford

Lyrea Crawford is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is also recognized as an instructor by the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500 & YACEP) and the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI).

WI LMT #2584-146; NCBTMB Approved Provider #450824-08.  

Included in Lyrea's background are in-depth studes of Upledger's Craniosacral Therapy; Barral Institute's curriculum in Visceral & Neural Manipulation and Manual Articulation; and Chikly's Lymph Drainage and Brain Therapy. Lyrea completed Scott Anderson's 500 hour Alignment Yoga program and continued with him for additional alignment studies.

In addition to the courses shown below, Lyrea currently offers instruction in Aligned for Vitality Yoga, Wu Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan, and Coherency Training (a method of meditation).

Class offerings include:

Aligned for Vitality 3-Day Class
Learn to see the body differently! This experiential class is designed to help identify less than efficient alignment patterns in the body. By the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of the muscular and fascial anatomy that creates these patterns. This information can be utilized by Massage Therapists in establishing effective massage protocols for clients, and for self-care. This class will include:
• Structural, functional and anatomical studies
• Increased awareness of fascial connections in the body, especially where restrictions contribute to problems in other areas
• Practice in "seeing" habitual/inefficient/compensatory patterns
• Techniques to improve alignment and muscle recruitment patterns.
• Ways to waken and strengthen core muscles of postural support
• Increased awareness of the breath, grounding, and feet/pelvic floor connections
• A focus on self-acceptance and compassion
• Tips on structuring a home yoga practice
This class is open to Massage Therapists, Yoga Teachers & Practitioners, and anyone interested in deepening their awareness of body alignment.
Dates: This class is tentatively next planned for March, 2019. Please contact Lyrea for more info.
Class Location: Hillsboro, WI, in the "Vitality Center" on Lyrea's rural home property in southwest Wisconsin.
Class hours:
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, with a 1 hour lunch each day.
CE hours:
20 NCBTMB CE hours. 20 Yoga Alliance CE hours
Fee: $395
Registration: Space in classes is limited. Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. Pay in advance via Paypal (includes credit or debit card options), or mail a minimum $195 deposit and your contact information at least 10 days in advance to: Lyrea Crawford, 18918 County Highway D, Hillsboro, WI 54634. If a class is already filled or cancelled, your deposit may be applied to another class or refunded according to your preference. Otherwise deposits are not refundable. 

Sensing Hands

What are your hands contacting when you touch a body? What information is that body conveying to you? During this hands-on class you’ll refine your palpation skills and learn to distinguish subtle tensions in muscle, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, organs and bone. You’ll learn soft-touch assessment and treatment techniques that will radically transform the way you approach a therapeutic session.
You'll learn to delve deeper into the body in a very gentle way. This course is designed for Massage Therapists and other professionals, but there will be no specific prerequisites to meet.

Dates: This class is scheduled based on interest. Please contact
Lyrea for more info.
CE hours: 20 NCBTMB CE hours.
Fee: $395

Traditional Thai Massage and Usui Reiki
Most likely these courses will not be offered in the near future. To find other Thai instructors please visit
For Reiki training, please call Char Tarashanti at 507-990-3888.

For more information on Lyrea's classes, please call (608) 383-3589 or click here to send an email.

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