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Thai Yoga Massage Retreat 7 days in Italy


-general info on Thai Yoga massage: history and foundation.
-notions of the 10 energy lines SEN : to locate theme and threat.
-how to keep a correct posture during work.
-how to work using the body gravity and the breathing
-indications and contra-indications of the different techniques learned
-correct transition from the different techniques in order to give an harmonious and fluent massage.


Cascina Granbego - Associazione di Promozione Sociale e B&B149765
Loc. Colla 3 - Fraz. Maddalena (SV), Sassello, Savona Liguria, IT 17046
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Sep 10
00:00 amto11:30 am

From 11th till 16th of september 2014. Teachings in italian and english.
Students are invited to arrive on the evening of the 10th.


-6.30 wake up.
-7.00-8.30 meditative walk in the woods and yoga.
-9.00-10.00 breakfast.
-10.00-13.00 massage lessons.
-13.00-15.00 lunch.
-15.00-18.00 massage lessons.
-18.00-20.00 dinner.
-20.00-20.30 meditation.
-20.30 evenings around the fire with music and chantings.


600 €

the price includes 45 hours of Thai Massage training, plus 15 hours of Hatha yoga and Vipassana meditation practice, plus 3 vegetarin meals a days and accomodation in shared rooms.

Full Description


Tradicional Thai massage, called in Thailand “Nuat phaen boran”, which means “massage in the old way” is an old healing art rooted in the Ayurvedic tradition, the yoga tradition and later on was also influenced by the knowledge of Chinese medicine.

Originated in India, it became popular in Thailand with the arrival of Buddhist monks in the third century , and it was practiced by them in temples until recent days, as a prevention, cure and as a spiritual practice to apply the mental quality of mindfulness, loving kindness (metta) and equanimity, obtained by the daily practice of Vipassana meditation.

Traditional Thai massage, or also called Thai yoga massage follows the principles of the yoga philosophy to balance the energies of the 5 bodies (physical, energetic(prana), mental, conscious and cosmic), to free the blockages in the energy body and the related symptoms, working the 10 energy lines called “SEN” in Thailand, using physical exercises of pressure, stretching and twisting; and stimulating some pressure points.
Thai yoga massage is ideal to obtain a deep relaxation, to reduce stress, improve flexibility, to stimulate blood and limphatic circulation, to soften muscular contraction,to detoxify the body and rejouvinate the cells, to realign the posture,vitality and to improve general health and wellbeing obtained by the energy balance.

During the course we will learn how to give a full body massage, to keep a correct body posture, to breath correctly, and how to use the body weight correctly in order to obtain an effective work for the receiver and to protect the body of the giver. Also how to distinguish and locate the main energy lines “SEN” and how to work them. We will learn some pressure points and their therapeutic application, and some technique for relaxation and concentration.

The course is complemented with the daily practice of Vipassana meditation and Hatha yoga lessons to cultivate mindfulness of movement and breath of our own body.


The main goal of this course is to transmit that the art of Thai Massage is an old method of healing art practiced in Thailand from the oldest time, till more recent, from the monks that lived their lives in accordance to their daily practice to develop minfulness (Sati), concentreation (Samadhi), and loving kindness (Metta); and use the art of massage to trasmit to the receiver this noble metal states.


-Conscious breathing: this aspect will be mainly worked through the practice of VIpassana meditation. To do the massage work we have to focus to be in the here and now, beeing conscious of our breathing pattern as well as the receiver´s. Beeing relaxed and with a good breathing rythm we can transmit peace and have a right concentration state to start the massage practice. At the moment we are aware of our breathing pattern we can release physical and mental tension, this will automatically transmit this state to the receiver.

-Body awarness: this aspect will be covered by the daily practice of Hatha Yoga, and later with the techniques learning during thai massage classes. The conscious body movement will be harmonious and progressive, never fast and brisk. We wil learned balanced body movement which will teach as to keep a correct body posture during our massage in order not to get tyred and to transmit balanced energy in a fluent way.

-Mind awarness: we try to quiete the mind to connect with our inner being. In order to do this we will practice daily Buddhist Vipassana Meditation, which is the tradicional meditacion from the Therevada Buddhist in Thailand.

-Learning the technique: by assisting to the demo by the teacher, and the daily practice of the different exercises, with your massage partner, will give you the ability to assimilate in a correct way the massage and all what you will learn during the course.
The all practice will lead us to feel in a different way always deeper level of our being and our consciousness. Over the time it will help to awaken the necessary spiritual consciuosness, to see in an intuitive way the physical and mental blokages, which are the origin of our disconforts.

-Once understood all the passages expalined before we will practice them during the course till we will be able to give a full body massage.


-feet massage.
-legs energy lines.
-single legs exercises.
-abdomen, chest and arms.
-back position.
-sitting position.
-neck and face.


The certificate of the attendance to the 42 hours of thai yoga massage beginner training will be given by the Italian school of thai yoga massage “Red Asia”().


Ivan Medici, from the year 2000, lives most of the year between India, Nepal and Thailand where he has taken various courses in Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurvedic Massas, Hatha Yoga, Thai Massage and he has participated in Vipassana Meditation retreats both in Lumbini, Nepal at the meditation centre ``Panditarama Lumbini Interational Vipassana Meditation Centre`` under the guidance of Venerable Sayadaw U Vivekananda () and Thailand with the Sunshine Network tradicion of jungle retreat under the guidance of Laurino.
From 2006 he has taken courses for beginners and advanced at the “Sunshine network “ school in Chiang mai, Thailand, and beginners courses at the “ Lahu Village Research Centre” school located in a village from the Lahu tribes situated in the hills north of Chiang mai., where, since 2009 participates as an assistant. He was authorized to teach from this school in 2013 ( ).
From 2009 also studies with master Pichest Boonthumme in Thailand. In the year 2010 he was authorised to teach by the Thai massage school “Red Asia” based in Italy ( ). From 2012 is also an authorized teacher for the Federazione Italiana Traditional Thai Massage ( ) also based in Italy.

We hope you will enjoy and that all the we will practice may come from the heart, with much love and respect towards ourselves, the others and all around.
reaching in this way a level of elevated consciousness.
Creating an harmonius group environment, united and cooperative. Thanks so much, will hope to have a unique unforgattable experience with you all.

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