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 12-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).
Day by day we will travel from toes to head combining visual demonstrations, theory and lots of practice.
This course is residential and the price includes three delicious meals a day, accommodation, all classes and a manual.
- Dorm 1350€
- Tent or van 1200€
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.
- Fill out the application form and we will let you know as soon as possible if you are accepted into the course.
- To reserve your spot you to make a deposit of €250,-
- If for any reason the course can not be held, you receive a full refund of your deposit.
Structure and method
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: Practice Day
Day 8: Back Position
Day 9: Sitting position – shoulders, neck and head | Face
Day 10: Practice Day
Day 11: Full Massage Celebration
Day 12: 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." ♡ ♡
ARRIVAL | December 27th at 15h
DEPARTURE | January 6th after lunch
Address & Contact
Cortijo Casería del Mercado S/N
18438 Almegíjar, Granada, España
How to arrive
Cortijo la Casería del Mercado
- If you come by car or van the venue is 40 min from Orgiva (and Orgiva 40 min from Granada)
- The closest airport Granada is about 1.5 hours away from our venue. Malaga is 2.5 hours away.
- If you fly from Spain you can see the option to fly to Granada. From there there is a bus to Granada´s bus station and from there to Orgiva (check www.alsa.es)
- If you fly from abroad, generally the best option is Malaga. From Malaga Airport
- Taxi to Orgiva from Granada can cost around 70€ and from Malaga around 120€