Thai Massage and Beyond with Pau and Ale

13th – 23rd July 2019

Thai Yoga Massage is a transformative experience. A deep revolution on the way we move, interact, communicate and specially… the way we touch.

The main ingredients of this 11-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. Asoka’s dedication, study and curiosity has been of great importance for the Northern Style of Thai Massage to expand limitlesly 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.

Day by day we will travel from toes to head combining visual demonstrations, theory and lots of practice.

Day 1: Arrival, dinner and opening circle
Day 2: Introduction to Thai massage, Feet and Energy lines
Day 3: Single leg exercises
Day 4: Double leg exercises
Day 5: Stomach, Chest, Arms, Hands
Day 6: Side position
Day 7: Beach Day
Day 8: Back Position
Day 9: Sitting position – shoulders, neck and head
Day 10: Face & Practice Day
Day 11: Full Massage Celebration

Pau Castellsague

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 in the outside hills of Barcelona.

Yoga was the real inner revolution… AcroYoga and Thai Massage came along as a natural harmonic step. AcroYoga has been the catalyzer, the explosion, the Evolution allowing him to travel the world offering workshops, retreats, Immersions and Teacher Trainnings. Along the years his passion for Thai Massage has repeatedly brought him to the Lahu Village (Northern Thailand) and the Sunshine House (Evia, Greece). Pau is an authorized teacher of the Sunshine Network Thai Massage School and is passionate about sharing the beauty of this practice.

Alexandra Ruiz

Born and raised in Mexico,  her vast studies in bodywork and deep passion for Thai Massage and water therapy allow her to incorporate fluidity of the sacred dance in every movement created.  Her teachings include a combination of Sacred Indigenous wisdom and Thai.

Ale has shared Acroyoga for the past 8 years around the world in all its colors and forms. She is the founder of Chalananda – a Thermal Water Retreat Center in Mexico where they offer the best quality international teachers. As a Zumba teacher, she connects to  Latin rhythms and is inspired to make people move. Ale’s biggest passion is to bring people together through movement and connection with communities that have the desire to play, fly deeper and dive higher.

Learn more about Ale.

5.30am – 8am: Vipassana Meditation & Yoga
8am – 10am: Hearty Breakfast
10am – 1pm: Thai Massage session 1
1pm – 3.30pm: Lunch & Siesta
3.30pm – 6.30pm: Thai Massage session 2
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Acroyoga / Qi Gong / Steam Bath
7.30pm – 8.30pm Dinner
8.30pm – 9.30pm: Bhakti Yoga & more
10pm Mouna – Silence

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.

For all inquiries and bookings for this course please send an email to [email protected]

Start Date: 13th July at 6 pm
Finish Date: 23rd July at 2 pm (after lunch)

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