Basic Thai Massage Course with Bojan & Almuth
“The Art of Touch”
5th – 15th September 2024
“No other form of communication is as universally understood as touch..”
– Randi G.Fine
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art that touches and balances the body physically, energetically and emotionally. With the application of pressure on points and energy lines in the body combined with the yogic stretching of muscles and joint mobilization, blockages can be released and the energy restored to its natural flow.
This 10-day Basic course offers a PRACTICAL TRAINING in the Art of Thai Yoga Massage in supine, prone, side and seated position, techniques of self-massage, meditation and yoga. We will explore THE ART OF TOUCH, traveling from the feet to the head with daily demonstrations, theory and practice time.
Gentleness and firmness of touch and a meditative and emphatic intention create a heart-opening environment for clear, flowing communication. Touch can offer compassion, support and healing. We will embark on a journey into feeling with your hands and listening with your heart.
Communication… Contact… Touch…
This course is not only about technical know-how. We will co-create a space to nurture body and soul, to relax and to be yourself… to enjoy and celebrate loving-kindness!
This seminar is suitable for beginners and more advanced practitioners who would like to dive deeper into their practice.
After the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network).
The main focus of this course will be on developing a keen sense of touch. Using tools such as meditation, self-inquiry, Chi Gong, Yoga, dance and journaling, we will get in touch with ourselves. From within we will embark on a path of Thai massage with awareness and compassion.
As this is a residential course, we will dive deeper into communal living cultivating METTA (loving-kindness), compassion, and understanding.
What you will learn:
- The basic principles of touch
- Massage tools to work in all four positions (supine, prone, side, sitting)
- Static and dynamic ways of working
- Principles, philosophy and history of Thai Massage
- Energy line (meridians) work
- Functional anatomy and physiology
- Therapeutic aspects of Thai massage (lower back pain, headache, shoulder/neck problems)
- Sequencing your massage/s
- Tools for communication and personal development
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters, and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies.
Bojan is a Certified Thai massage therapist who combines his love for healing arts and creative expression through various forms of working with the body. His Thai massage journey started with Taoistic practices and meditations, which led him to a deeper connection to the healing capacities of the body and resulting in his certification by his teacher Sanne Burger, as an Ancient Thai Massage Therapist in 2009 in The Netherlands. Since then he has been traveling the world learning with different teachers about the art of touch. In the last years, he has been intensively studying and assisting with Krishnatakis and David Lutt.
Successfully finished an 18 months Master Osteothai training with the osteopaths David Lutt and Jorg Schürpf.
With the blessings of his teachers, Bojan is wholeheartedly teaching various modules of Thai massage around the world.
More about Bojan, here.
Almuth lives in Berlin and practices and teaches Thai Yoga Massage, Osteothai, Yoga and AcroYoga worldwide.
She studied dramatics and communication science in Berlin and Buenos Aires, worked in several theater projects and as a clown.
She fell in love with bodywork in 2010, studied Thai Massage with many different teachers all over Europe and in Thailand, completed the OsteoThai Master Programm with David Lutt (France) & Jörg Schürpf (Switzerland) and is currently in her final year of Osteopathy at the Swiss International College of Osteopathy to gain an even clearer understanding for the miracles going on inside the human body.
“I love to connect with people of all ages – from kids to grandparents – because I learn so much about life and the abundant practice of Yoga and Healing Arts by observing and serving the different needs and skills of each single being. To watch people exploring trust, growing in their spectrum of movements and ways of expression, deepening connections and rediscovering playfulness means a world to me and makes me happy.”
06.30 – 08.30: Meditation & Yoga
08.30 – 10.00: Hearty Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00: Thai Massage session 1
13.00 – 15.30: Lunch & Siesta
15.30 – 18.30: Thai Massage session 2
18.30 – 20.00: Dinner
20.00 – 21.00: Free time/Steam Bath
21.00 – 22.00: Evening program – will be planned day by day