Mountain Thai Massage Retreat
20. - 24. MAY 2021
Discover the beauty of traditional Thai Massage combined with the precision of Osteopathy and the depth of Biodynamic Healing in the beautiful bernese alps...
Dates: 20th. - 24th. MAY 2021
(ARRIVAL DAY: 20th, DEPARTURE DAY: 25th SEPTEMBER 2020)
Cost: 670.- including teaching manual, accommodation and vegetarian food
Location: Süftenenhütte im Gantrischgebiet, 1538 m.ü.M.
In this retreat we will gather together to dive deep into the experience of healing touch....
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.
The house we will be staying at ls located beautifully in the bernese alps. Simple, cozy and welcoming.
The fresh air and mountain view will be inviting our minds to rest in our inner calmness and peace so we can access the love in our hearts, which is the source of healing touch....
ABOUT THE THAI MASSAGE PRACTICE:
We will work holistically throughout the whole body, from the feet to the head, applying the principles and philosophies of the different traditions:
- Classical stretches and the basic foundation of the Energy Line System from Thai Yoga Massage to increase the life force and its free flow throughout the body
- Precise joint mobilization from Osteopathy to increase or bring back mobility to the main joints
- The gentle yet very deep work of Biodynamic Healing to active the self healing processes in the body
Thai Massage is an ancient healing art based on the principles of yoga philosophy: the practitioner makes use of the physical body as a tool to access the subtle bodies in order to bring physical, mental and spiritual healing and balance. Blockages can be released and the energy restored to its natural flow with the application of rhythmic pressure on therapeutic points and energy lines, the mindful stretching of muscles and precise joint manipulation.
As this massage is working on the different body layers (koshas) the release works on an emotional, energetic and physical level. Thai Massage could be seen as a moving meditation: When performed with awareness, equanimity and loving kindness, practicing Thai Massage trains the body, the mind and the heart. It becomes a mutual meditation and a powerful energetic exchange with many benefits for both giver and receiver.
It is the integration of osteopathic principles and techniques from Thai Massage. A bridge between East and West. It’s a form of bodywork that combines extraordinary creative and powerful Thai Massage techniques with the precise and gentle touch of osteopathy:
- Traditional Thai Massage’s varied and powerful stretches, using long leverage techniques across muscle groups, its acupressure work on energy lines and the creativity of dynamic movements.
- Osteopathy’s release of tissue tension and work on restriction of mobility on boney, myofascial, visceral and cranial level.
CRANIOSACRAL BIODYNAMIC APPROACH
Integrated CranioSacral Biodynamics is a profound healing process which can influence deeply held patterns of disease - both physical and psychological – which accumulate throughout life as a result of injury or illness and may be subsequently held in the tissues of the body, leading to ill-health and dysfunction. Applying a biodynamic approach has the potential to transform patterns of restriction and resistance at a very fundamental level, thereby stimulating an environment in which health may be restored.
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 Yoga 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.
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 in the end of the course.
670.- including teaching manual, accommodation and vegetarian food
Süftenenhütte im Gantrischgebiet
In der Nähe der Hotels/Bergrestaurants Selital und Schwarzenbühl.
Süfternen 65/Postfach 7
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