Thai Yoga Massage beginners @ Omshanti Yoga (Granollers | Barcelona)
May 18th to 29th, 2018
With Pau Castellsagué & Friends
Beginners 12 day course | Sunshine Network
Thai Yoga Massage is transformative experience. A deep revolution on the way we move, interact, communicate and specially… the way we touch. The main ingredients of this 12 day program will be Vipassana Meditation, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, AcroYoga and of course, lots of Thai Yoga Massage.
The structure and method of this course was created by Asokananda, the first westerner to write about Thai Massage in english/german. Asoka’s dedication, study and curiosity has been of great importance for the Northern Style of Thai Massage to expand limitless through the globe. His main teachers Chayuth and Pischest are the two thai masters behind everything we will share in this class. Today, Pichest is still teaching his unique and precise Static style with a strong emphasis on the principles of touch, body position and the use of gravity. Chayuth’s Dynamic approach, based on releasing tension through movement, rocking techinques and harmonic waves is the perfect complement to achieve relaxation, integration and flow. The combination of these two pillars of the northern style of thai massage offers a holistic experience, a co-created Sacred Dance, a journey of mindfulness, balancing energy physically and emotionally with the ultimate goal of opening the heart for both, giver and receiver.
Pau started his spiritual journey in 2005 with his first trip to India that became a life-changing experience. He quit his job and his career as a journalist to study Yoga and, together with his brother Wari and his sister Mireia, they created the Omshanti Yoga Studio and later on, the Barcelona Yoga Conference. Yoga opened the doors, AcroYoga was the catalyser… and finally Thai Massage was the one that stole his heart. Along the years, his passion for Thai Massage has repeatedly brought him to the Lahu Village (northern Thailand) and the Sunshine House Greece (Evia). In 2014, Laurino Bertelli, his first inspiration and mentor, authorized him as a Sunshine Massage School teacher. He was also touched by the vision and dedication of Arjan Pischest, KrishnaTakis, David Lutt, Arno L’Hermitte, Itzhak Helman and Kaline Alayna Kelly. At the moment, he is engaged in a 5 year Osteopathy program at SICO (Switzerland).
Day by day we will travel from toes to head combining visual demostrations, theory and lots of practice.
Day 1: Arrival, dinner and opening circle
Day 2: Introduction, Principles & Feet
Day 3: Energy lines
Day 4: Single leg exercises
Day 5: Side position
Day 6: Stomach, Chest, Arms, Hands
Day 7: Practice Day
Day 8: Back Position
Day 9: Sitting position – shoulders, neck and head | Face
Day 10: Practice Day
Day 11: Full Massage Celebration
Day 12: Therapy/Cranial Intro
6am – 8.30am: Meditation & Yoga
8.30am – 10am: Hearty Breakfast
10am – 1.30pm: Thai Massage 1
1.30pm – 4.00pm: Lunch & Siesta
4.00pm – 6.30pm: Thai Massage 2
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Acroyoga / Sauna
7.30pm – 8.30pm Dinner
8.30pm – 9.30pm: Bhakti Yoga & more
10pm: Mouna – Silence
This course is residential and the price includes three meals, accommodation and our thai massage manual.
We have three diferent options for accommodation:
Shared rooms (4 to 8 beds x room): 950€
Private double room: 1200€
Private room: 1400€
Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network).
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies.
Arrival: May 18th 4pm – Dinner + Openning Circle.
Departure: May 29th, after lunch
Space is limited!! Registration necessary!!
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