What is it about?
This is a 12 days training, certified by the Sunshine Network, led by the wonderful and most experienced Balazs Nemeth, one of the best teachers you can find. You will be a certified Thai yoga masseur after this.
Prices vary from 900€ to 1200€. Early bird is valid until Friday, February 15th 2019. You will find detailed information about the prices if you follow the booking link.
Options for institutional financial support
This event is applicable for getting it partly refunded by some institutions or projects, for example the Hamburger Weiterbildungsbonus 2020. Please ask these institutions / projects directly, whether and how much of the training they will cover for and contact us with the financial support plan you were able to negotiate — to set it to action.
Is this course for me?
Requirements from the student: The course is open to all with an openness and affinity to give and receive on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Since thai massage is done on massage tatamis on the ground, a basic physical ability to spend time on the ground is the only physical requirement for participation. No previous experience in massage is needed.
Please give me the details!
Our thai yoga massage training will focus on the systematic tuition of a full body massage. The aim of the course is for the participant to be able to give a full 2 hour treatment to an average healthy patient. During the course, a much wider variety of exercises are introduced, from which the eventual massage may be tailored to fit the needs of the practitioner and the patient (according to the dimensions of giver and receiver, state of health, flexibility etc.).
In accordance with the spiritual traditions in which our massage is rooted, the 69 hours of hands-on training will be complemented by morning yoga or tai chi sessions (1,5 hours every day), in which we may experience the stretches, pressures and energy lines worked on during the massage, and early morning meditation sessions (1 hour every morning except the first day), in which the state of mind recommended by the tradition for thai massage is explained, and can then be experienced and cultivated. The evenings will also include shorter periods available for questions, bhajans, sauna, dhamma talks and meditation practice, according to season and the setting of the course. The morning yoga and meditation sessions are optional but highly recommended parts of the course.
- 6.00 – 8.30 : Vipassana Meditation & Tai Chi
- 8.30 – 10.00 : Breakfast break
- 10.00 – 13.00: Thai massage training
- 13.00 – 14.30: Lunch break
- 14.30 – 18.00: Thai massage training
Especially when it comes to the afternoon sessions: Plusminus 1 hour, depending on the material to train on.
All those successfully participating in the beginners course will receive a signed and stamped Sunshine Network certificate of their studies. This allows students to go on to advanced studies with teachers from the network. What the certificate allows you to do in the business sphere depends on the local regulations of the area where you wish to practice. These rules tend to change form time to time, and from region to region. In some countries of the world, it allows you to write off the hours you gained for a naturapath, masseur or alternative therapist curriculum, while some countries only accept their own registered schools. Feel free to ask Sunshine Network teachers in the given country for more information.
How many hours of study are certified? A course is usually a minimum of 69 hours of thai massage, 16,5 hours of movement, and 10 hours of meditation training. That makes 95,5 hours. The evening programme varies according to venue, and any training hours are added to this total.
What is the material based on? The backbone of the course is Asokananda’s „The Art of Traditional Thai Massage”, the first publication on the topic in any language other than thai. The founder of the Sunshine Network, Asokananda wrote this book in 1990, and it still forms the backbone of teaching today. However, as time passes, teachers have made slight changes and new approaches to the subject, which may be provided as handouts and manuals to complement the book.
Who is Balazs Nemeth?
Bali is the teacher of most of the AcroYoga teachers as regards their Thai yoga massage training, even the oldest and most renowned. He is very modest, so you won’t here any bragging from his side. But for you this is important to know if you want to assess what you get here: He belongs to a small handful of the best.