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Thai Yoga Massage Retreat for beginners 12 days in Mexico

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.

Calle Quintana Roo, Puerto Escondido Oaxaca, MX 71980
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Sep 26 to
Oct 7
2014
11:00 amto11:00 am

FROM 7TH TILL 18TH OF AUGUST

RETREAT TIMETABLE

( students are asked to arrive on day 7th of august before 6 in the evening where there will be introduction to the retreat, classes will start from day 8th of august)

-6 .30 wake up
-7.00-9.00 yoga and meditation (some days by the beach)
-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

Some evenings there will be lessons on Vipassane meditation and how to practivctice, practice time and mantra chantings.

Price

$12,000

All Inclusive Residential Option

Staying in very nice shared rooms for 12 nights, with three delicious vegan meals per day, you will also have access to The Sanctuary's healing protocol included in the price of 12,000 pesos (10,000 with early bird discount)

Full Description

WHAT IS THAI YOGA MASSAGE???

Traditional 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 lymphatic circulation, to soften muscular contraction,to detoxify the body and rejuvenates the cells, to realign the posture,vitality and to improve general health and well being 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.

WHICH IS THE MAIN GOAL OF THIS COURSE?

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).

IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE TRAINING

-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 teh 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 Meditacion, 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.

THE FULL BODY MASSAGE WILL BE STRUCTURED IN THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:

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

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

The course/retreat will be held over a period of 11 consecutive days. We will learn a sequence of exercise to be able to give a full body massage relaxing, and energetically re-balancing.
The retreat will be complement by the daily practice of Hatha Yoga and Vipassana Meditation, to cultivate awareness of body mind and breath, to develop body awarness,mindfullnes (SATI) and loving-kindess(METTA) which will make the practice of thai yoga massage coming from the heart. especially coming form a heart with consciousness and a consciousness with a heart.

WE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING THEORETICAL MATERIAL

-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.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

DAY 1 -demo and practice of feet and legs energy lines exercise.
DAY 2 -demo and practice of single legs exercises.
DAY 3 -demo and practice of double legs exercises.
DAY4 -demo and practice of abdomen, chest and arms exercises.
DAY 5 -demo and practice of side position exercises.
DAY 6 -full day practice of the material learned so far.
DAY 7 - day off
DAY 8 -demo and practice of back position exercises.
DAY 9 -demo and practice of sitting position exercises.
DAY 10 -demo and practice of neck and face massage, theory and indication of the energy lines, demo how to give simple therapies.
DAY 11 -final full day practice and celebration.

CERTIFICATE

The certificate of the attendance to the 80 hours of thai yoga massage beginner training will be given by the international school “Sunshine Network, Lahu Village Research Centre” () which is based in a rural village of the Lahu tribe in the north of Thailand, and by the Italian school of thai yoga massage “Red Asia”().