Therapeutic Thai Massage Retreat with Randi Schiffman


Fusing traditional Thai Massage with Intuitive Sequencing!!

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 and Ayurvedic wisdom.

This 10 day Creative Thai Massage Retreat is infused with Traditional Techniques and Therapeutics along with Creativity. We will come together to share experience, skills and love of this amazing healing art and leave with the skills to offer this practice to others. 

The retreat will focus on the teaching of Thai massage as a way of life as we open to exploring, feeling, dancing, chanting, stretching, and harmonizing with ourselves first so that we can share this practice with others. 

Thai Yoga Massage is a truly wonderful experience for both giver and receiver as energy blockages are released, boundaries dissolve and deep healing occurs in a space of presence and meditation.

History:
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. They 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 the Thai Buddhist temples.

Theory:
Thai Yoga Massage is a very holistic therapy where the human being is seen and treated as an ever-changing network of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that all influence each other. Its primary aim is to restore and balance the body’s energy system which comprises of 10 energy lines that run through the body called Sen Lines, similar to Meridian Lines. These energy lines cannot be seen, but are felt and are a part of many Eastern healing traditions. The vital life force that is called Prana in Sanskrit, Chi in Chinese and Ki in Japanese, travels through these meridians, supplying the body with the energy that is necessary for its survival and healthy functioning.

Due to physical or emotional trauma, bad posture, injuries or limiting belief systems this energy can get trapped or blocked, causing physical and emotional dis-ease. Thai Yoga Massage with its amazing multitude of techniques and adjustments can release these blockages and bring the body back to its natural equilibrium where perfect balance and well being are present.


Envisioned Creative Thai Massage Retreat Schedule:

6:15am Meditation (optional)
7:00am Yoga (optional)
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Thai Massage Theory and Practice
1:00pm Lunch
3:00pm Thai Massage Theory and Practice
6:00pm Dinner

Facilitator

Randi Schiffman

Randi turned to yoga to heal on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. The practice quickly evolved into a lifestyle that she honors, respects, and is delighted to share with others. Through her personal experience and healing, she has the power to make authentic connections with others and is inspired to bring it to everyone who is called to step on this path. She has watched her own transformation and growth and is inspired to help facilitate this healing for others.
Randi is certified at the 500hr level with SchoolYoga Institute and has helped to establish the Mystical Yoga Farm, an experiential Permaculture and yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Randi continues to teach and practice wherever she is in the world. She facilitates 200hr and 500hr yoga teacher training courses and retreats in Mexico, Central, and South America and is expanding to more locations worldwide. She is also a certified Thai Masseuse and uses her passion of this ancient practice and applies it when teaching the art of alignment and adjustments.
She is a co founder of. Kula Collective and the founder of SuryaFlow: The Art of Sacred Movement. “The SuryaFlow philosophy stems from the way that I live my life.  It unites ancient practices with breath awareness to bring about joyful living. It encourages tapping into our natural rhythm to create harmony and balance and ultimately results in an awakening to the knowledge that we are all rays of light; unique extensions of the sun.”
In the Light of Love. We are One….

 

Pricing

Tuition

$800

**Early Bird Pricing $750 if you sign up before October 8th, 2017!


Room & Food Package


Shared Cabañas US$683
Private Circus Tent Single US$814
Private Circus Tent Double US$630 (each, in a queen bed)
Private Room or Loft Single US$1024
Private Room of Loft Double US$683 (each, in a queen bed)
All prices include three delicious vegetarian meals daily, morning meditation and yoga classes and the retreat schedule.