THAI MASSAGE FOUNDATION WITH PAU & OLIVER
December 27 – January 6, 2023. Granada
Thai Yoga Massage is a transformative experience. A deep revolution in 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.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network).
This course is residential and the price includes three delicious meals a day, accommodation, all classes and a manual.
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters, and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies. At the end of the course you will receive an international diploma as Thai Yoga Masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
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 limitlessly 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 techniques and harmonic waves is the perfect complement to achieve relaxation, integration and flow.
The combination of this 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 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: Back Position
Day 8: Sitting position – shoulders, neck and head | Face
Day 9: Practice Day
Day 10: Full Massage Celebration
Day 11: Therapy/Herbal Compresses
6am – 8.30am: Meditation & Yoga
8.30am – 10am: Hearty Breakfast
10am – 1.30pm: Thai Massage 1
1.30pm – 4.00pm: Lunch & rest
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
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.
The Physiotherapy Degree in 2006 gave me the foundations for the path that came later: Thai Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Chinese Medicine, AcroYoga, Yoga & Movement and Osteopathy. This is what you can find in my teachings. I feel like an eternal student and sharing what I love and learn the most.
For me, Thai massage is meditation, dance and healing. It gives me the opportunity to flow, to be present, to create, to communicate without words.
Along this path, my passion for Thai massage has been growing thanks to teachers such as Dayalu, Laurino Bertell, KrishnaTakis and with David Lutt (whom I have been assisting for years) and Jörg Schürpf I graduated from the Master OsteoThai.
Currently, I continue studying Osteopathy and sharing workshops and training in Spain and Europe, and giving therapies next to Granada where I live with Sharon and our 2 children Alma and Kailu at the @cortijoalegria
I have a passionate, therapeutic teaching style and cultivate joy as much as I can in the formations I teach.
♡ ♡ "Life is a constant movement, go where your heart takes you." ♡ ♡
The Cortijo is located 1,250 meters high in the mountains bordering the National Park of Sierra Nevada. Nestled between the small villages of Almegíjar and Cástaras, 100 km from Granada. The closest town is Orgiva.
The farm is surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The local area is a fantastic hiking country with spectacular mountain views and isolated “white villages”.
Chosen accommodation in a private, shared room, or camping.
3 delicious vegan meals per day (with vegetarian options like cheese, eggs, honey)
Plenty of fruits, dried fruits, nuts, tea, and coffee whenever you want.
Cortijo Casería del Mercado S/N
18438 Almegíjar, Granada, España
Cortijo la Casería del Mercado