5 day Advanced Therapeutic DynamicThai Massage Retreat
24th July 2020 - 30th July 2020
(Arrival day: 24th July 2020 - late afternoon / evening
Departure Day: 30th July 2020 - after lunch
Kisnyalka Ranch, Hungary
(half way between Vienna and Budapest)
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.
The Thai Massage Practice is designed for people who already have some Thai Massage practice.
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.
DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE:
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”.
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.
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!
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.
650 EUROS including all teaching, accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day, printed manual.
SPECIAL PRICE: 450 EUROS for all Hungarians
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.
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.
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.
06.30 – 07.30 Meditation & Chanting with Zoltan
07.30 – 09.00 Yoga with Valerie
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 Massage teaching and practice
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch and siesta
15.00 – 18.00 Massage teaching and practice
18.00 - 20.00 Dinner and free time
20.00 - 21.00 Chanting / Meditation / Lecture / extra time for practice
There will be a certificate recognized by the SUNSHINE NETWORK in the end of the retreat.
Registration and questions:
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