Thai Massage Immersion
2017 & 2018 Dates;
Sep 16- Oct 8, 2018 3-Week Thai Massage Immersion
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!
Enjoy 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.
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.
The Thai Massage Immersion Program cost is charged separately for tuition (directly to the facilitators) and room and board varies depending on your accommodation choice. Please see our website Accommodations and Rates pages for more information. (2018 Tuition rates are still to be confirmed)
This contribution provides you with three delicious vegetarian meals a day, twice daily yoga classes and Thai Massage workshops (5 days a week). Thai Massage practitioners are expected to attend classes and practice on our staff and guests.
Thai Massage practitioners will have the opportunity to begin receiving donations from forest guests once they are deemed competent practitioners of this sacred art.