THE MEETING POINT
THAI MASSAGE MEETS OSTEOPATHY
An Advanced Training by Pau Castellsagué
APRIL 5-16, 2023 at Omshanti
A course designed for practitioners looking to expand their horizons and search for new inspiration. Step by step, students will be guided to improve their ability to listen, palpate, feel and treat throughout the whole body.
The underlying mission of this course is to get together and develop our ability to have a meaningful dialogue with the structure under our hands. We learn this new language and we can deeply touch bones, joints, muscles, fascias, organs, etc… We become very specific, without losing a global holistic approach.
At the end of the course, you will receive an international diploma as a Thai yoga masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
A Thai Massage course is always a spiritual experience that combines meditation, yoga and the practice of loving-kindness. A communion between two human beings, a co-created dance of mindful touch and presence. The way we move, the way we breathe, the way we contact and connect, the way we hold space and allow healing to happen… this is the ancient art of Thai Yoga Massage.
Osteopathy is based on a crystal clear vision of Anatomy, Physiology and body mechanics… and aims to bring back vitality and mobility in the areas where it is most needed. Through our ability to listen and touch our patient with softness and precision, tapping into our unlimited curiosity, we can help restore balance and create a platform where healing can unfold.
We are excited and enthusiastic to share effective osteopathic methods such as Reciprocal Tension, Functional Exaggeration, Hoover, Inhibition, Recoil,
Rebound, Pumping, GOT, etc… We will also provide a first introduction to the Cranial Field (Cranio-Sacral therapy) and osteopathic treatment of the organs (kidneys, mesentery, liver, spleen, heart… )
This course is residential and the price includes three delicious meals a day, accommodation, all classes and a manual.
At the end of the course you will receive an international diploma as Thai Yoga Masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
|6.15 – 8.30||Chanting, Meditation and Yoga|
|8.30 – 10.00||Breakfast|
|10.00 – 13.30||Thai Massage & Osteopathy|
|13.30 – 16.00||Lunch and rest|
|16.00 – 19.00||Thai Massage & Osteopathy|
|19.00 – 20.30||Dinner|
|20.30 – 21.30||Bhakti Yoga and more|
A family trip to India, back in 2005, started it all. I dropped my career as a radio sports journalist and together with my brother Wari and my sister Mireia launched the Omshanti Yoga Studio (2006) and, later on, the Barcelona Yoga Conference (2011).
The path has been filled with Yoga, AcroYoga and soon enough Thai Massage showed up and stole my heart. For the last decade I have traveled around the globe sharing this art, inspired by teachers of the Sunshine Network. Laurino Bertelli, and his dedication to Vipassana meditation, the visionary OsteoThai founders David Lutt & Arno L’Hermitte, and the Sangha spirit, generosity and joy from Takis and Kerys at the Sunshine House Greece.
After graduating from a 5-year Osteopathy program at SICO (Switzerland), under the mentorship of Phillipe Druelle, the mission is crystal clear… to create a global platform, the Thai Massage Academy, and dive deep into this magical fusion between Thai Yoga Massage and Osteopathy.
BY TRAIN / AIRPORTS
Line ‘Bcn-Girona’, ‘Granollers Centre’ stop
From Barcelona Airport
All trains from the airport are going in the right direction. Get out at ‘Granollers Centre‘ (1-hour ride)
From Girona Airport
Direct Bus to Granollers: 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you miss the last bus you have to take a direct train to Barcelona, from ‘Passeig de Gracia’ or ‘Clot Aragó’ and take the train to ‘Granollers Centre’ from there.
FROM BARCELONA OR GIRONA BY CAR
AP-7 exit 12 ‘Cardedeu’ turn left on the first roundabout towards ‘Cardedeu est’. When you get to a second roundabout take direction ‘Granollers’ to your left. Still 2 km, you pass another roundabout all straight and when you see a petrol station on your left take the first street on your right (Green Park direction). You rise to find a direction signal ‘Marata’ to your right. 100m ‘Marata’ direction find an entrance to the left with an indication of ‘Omshanti’. A low sandy path to the right, find parking area.
Granollers direction to Cardedeu (the hospital will be on your left, past the roundabout and past the stores Hipo, at the sign of petrol station 500m turn left (Green Park direction). You rise to find a direction signal ‘Marata’ right. Still 300m ‘Marata’ direction to find an entrance to the left with an ‘Omshanti’ indication. Lower right on the sand road and park past the oak. Upload walking the path to your right.
We will organize pickups from the ‘Granollers Centre’ train station. We kindly ask you not to arrive before 15h
We will organize rides to the train station from 13h on. The last ride will be at 16h. Please arrange to leave the venue latest at 16h.
Omshanti Yoga Studio is a family-based yoga studio and retreat center. A homely and humble space on the top of a hill, the horizon goes from mountain Montserrat to the Natural Park of Montseny. Located in Granollers, 30 minutes from Barcelona city.
*Notice that Omshanti is located 35 minutes-train outside Barcelona +5 minute taxi from the train station.
Outdoor workshop space 200m2
Indoor workshop space 144m2
Swimming Pool & Steam Bath
Shared dorms in bunk beds
Shared dorms and camping available. You can also bring your van.
For dorms, we provide bed sheets, pillow with pillowcase and blankets. For campers, we can offer up to 10 mattresses with matching bedsheets for the first ones to book.
We do not provide tents, pillows nor blankets for campers.
3 vegetarian meals per day (including eggs and dairy). Fruit, nuts and tea available all day. Option for vegans, allergies and specific diets.
You are welcome to bring your own extra food or beverages.
Omshanti is a meat, smoke and alcohol-free space.