DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE RETREAT
 

16. - 19. DECEMBER 2022

Kisnyalka, Hungary

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DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE

Dynamic work in the thai tradition is a very intuitive, almost shamanic way of working. It is a process that needs a lot of sensitivity and intuition, as the therapist slowly tunes into the 5 „koshas” (or yogic “bodies”) of the patient, opening blockages on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. It is a form that allows the therapist to work with beautiful movement, effortlessly and playfully. It facilitates the opening of blocked areas with rhythmic rocking and oscillatory technigues. It helps the release of tension and helps bringing back mobility where it is missing.

According to the history and evolution of Thai Massage, Chaiyuth Priyasith, who lived and worked in Chiang Mai was the master of dynamic techniques.
He was one of Asokananda’s two main teachers, and also taught many of my teachers. Unfortunately, I missed seeing this master alive, as he died in 2004, but luckily he has inspired some of my teachers, and they managed to create a new form, one which is easily understandable for western people. This form is known as “Dynamic Thai Massage”.

 

During this retreat, we focus on our movement, touch and concentration both in movement and stillness. We learn dynamic technigues from the feet to the head in front, side and back positions. We learn when to use these techniques, and when to use static techniques to gain the best benefit in our practice.

At the end of the retreat you will have a big variety of new techniques!

 

 

SCHEDULE

Arrival Day: Friday, 16th December

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 18.00 Introduction & Thai Massage

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner

19.30 – 22.00 Thai Massage

 

Saturday, 17th & Sunday 18th December

6.00 – 8.00 Meditation & Yoga

8.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 13.00 Thai Massage

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 18.00 Thai Massage

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner

20.00 – 22.00 Evening surprise program

 

Departure Day Monday, 19th December

6.00 – 8.00 Meditation & Yoga

8.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 13.30 Thai Massage

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch & Departure

 

 

PRICE:

300 EURO including accommodation in dormitories, 3 vegetarian meals a day and printed manual

(If money is a problem, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Zoltan directly to find a solution!)

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
We start the days with chanting, meditation

and yoga to prepare our body and mind for the

practice of Thai Massage, which will be our main

focus throughout the days.
In the evenings there will be time for lecture,

meditation and more... 
Healthy, local, seasonal and tasty vegetarian food

will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 


​COURSE PREREQUISITES:
This retreat is totally open to participants of all backgrounds. 
​If you are new to Thai Massage or bodywork in general, this retreat will give you the basic foundations of Thai Massage - with some additional flavors from the osteopathic and biodynamic traditions.​ 
For those having already some experience in this or any other kind of bodywork, there will be space to refine techniques individually, sharing experiences and further discussions so we can make our treatments more efficient according to the need of your patients.
​A strong emphasis will be given to working with good posture, in a relaxed manner, with the application of vipassana and metta meditation.
There will be a focus on the quality of touch, as all healing happens as a result of the mental state, mental contents, concentration and emotional state of the giver,
So instead of a course with a fixed curriculum, you should imagine a course where everybody receives material according to their level of practice.​​

 

THE PLACE
The venue for our camp is the lovely Kisnyalka farm, with a single main building on spacious hilly land 2km from the nearest village, Nyalka. The farmhouse was built in 1891, and after serving as a dairy during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, it fell into disuse after the wars. When the wall came down, it was converted to a spiritual community centre, rebuilt brick by brick by its current owner, Tibor. The house offers comfortable accomodation for about 45 people, with separate bathing and toilet areas for ladies and gents. The main attraction of the house is the beautiful circular meditation hall, with its intricate wooden roof structure, which allows meditation and massage practice in bad weather. Around the farmhouse are fields for the owner`s horses, his little sunken earth house, and a garden suitable for camping, yoga and meditation. Looking further, one sees an organic fruit orchard, and hilly landscape dotted with small forests and fields.

 

How to get there: 
The farm is known as „Kisnyalkapuszta major”. Coming from

Győr or from Veszprém, near Pannonhalma, find the village of

Nyalka. From here, Kisnyalka is 2 km away on a dirt road.

If you fly in from abroad. Fly to Budapest and from there take

the train to Györ, which takes around 1.5 hours. 

By bus: 
In Győr, get on the bus to Nyalka, which has Tápszentmiklós as

its terminus. Once you’ve got off at Nyalka(Posta) busstop, your

journey continues on foot to Kisnyalka Major. Take the road to Táp,

and after reaching the signpost signalling the end of Nyalka village, continue on the road for another 500m, until you reach a crucifix on a tree. Here, turn right onto the dirt road, and after another 1500 m, you reach Kisnyalka. 

By car: 
Get to Nyalka village using a map (easiest to access from the direction of Győr, Veszprém, Pannonhalma), and continue to Kisnyalka using the above directions.

 

 

There will be a certificate recognized by the SUNSHINE NETWORK in the end of the retreat.

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