Live and practice the sacred art of Thai Massage! We invite you to deepen your practice or start off on a journey back to your true nature!

A full lunar month of classes and practice in the beautiful Yoga Forest, the immersion will focus on the teaching of Thai massage as a way of life and during this time you will live this magical lifestyle.... exploring, feeling, opening, dancing, chanting, stretching, and harmonizing oneself living within nature and in community.

Thai Yoga Massage is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years. Thai massage blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, reflexology, physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, chiropractic practices and Ayurvedic wisdom.

Traditional Thai Massage has its roots in the Indian systems of Yoga and Ayurveda. It is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Baccha, the legendary founder of Thai massage. He was a physician to the Sangha, the order of Buddhist monks and nuns, at the time of the Buddha. The Thais call him Doctor Shivago and to this day honor him as “The Father of Medicine”.

Around 2000 years ago Thai Massage was brought from India to Thailand along with Buddhism. Since then it has been practiced, developed and handed down through the generations. It was never seen solely as massage but as a spiritual practice, and until fairly recently was mostly practiced in wats, the Thai Buddhist temples.

The cost of the Thai Massage Immersion Program is US$975 for one lunar cycle (new moon to new moon) staying in shared cabañas or US$745 camping. This contribution provides you with three delicious vegetarian meals a day, twice daily yoga classes (6 days a week), Thai Massage workshops (5 days a week), and optional Permaculture workshops (5 days a week). Thai Massage practitioners are expected to attend classes and practice on our staff, guests and Permaculture interns!! Additionally you are asked to contribute to the needs of the community with daily and weekly karma yoga duties such as kitchen assistance, sweeping, general cleaning and participation of evening satsang.

New Moon Thai Massage Immersion Dates of 2015

July 16- August 14, 2015 and October 13 - November 11, 2015

Spaces are limited!! If you are interested in joining us for an immersion in the sacred art of Thai Massage for a month of transformative growth and learning, with Niss Bach please complete the Application Form and email the completed form to

We look forward to welcoming you into our community at The Yoga Forest!