Eine ausgereifte und systematische Unterweisung in klassischer Thai Yoga Ganzkörpermassage [EN]
This training has been developed for almost three decades and can be trusted to be a profound starting point for everyone interested in giving full body massages.
This is the full 12 day curriculum of the Sunshine Network beginners course, as taught in the lahu village. Augmented by a morning programme of vipassana meditation (the course includes a step-by-step introduction to allow beginners to integrate meditation into their everyday lives) and a morning movement programme of chikung and taichi (to get the practicioners body into shape for a safe practice, as well as to experience the stretches and energywork the patient gets while receiving), the programme will center on learning a repertoire to give a balancing full body thai yoga massage of more or less 2 hours. Fully certified by the Sunshine Network, a chance for beginners to receive an excellent base in thai yoga massage, repeaters to hone their skills, massage lovers to enrich their repertoire…All are welcome!
This training is held in the English language. Balazs Nemeth, the trainer, speaks and understands German quite well, though. Experienced, repeating scholars and assistants are likely to be able to help out with translation when needed. The training will be held with a friendly, light hearted, and professional attitude. Everyone willing to learn Thai Yoga Massage is welcome and will be able to follow.
Overview of the beginners course
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 practicioner 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.
- 9:45 to 18:00 Thai Yoga Massage teaching and practice.
- Inbetween 1 to 2 hours lunch break at a time of day which corresponds with the teaching material and the group’s progress. A common place to take lunch is the pide salon next door, a business with a 27 year tradition, which is followed by an after lunch coffee or tea at the mix max kiosk at the corner.
- 6:00 meditation session (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. This session is optional but a highly recommended part of the course.
- 7:00 to 8:30 yoga or tai chi session, in which we may experience the stretches, pressures and energy lines worked on during the massage. This session is optional but a highly recommended part of the course.
- 8:30 to 9:45 common breakfast. Everyone brings some food. Oats are prepared by Bali for everyone. Bring your own bowls.
- The evenings will also include shorter periods available for questions, bhajans, dhamma talks and meditation practice, according to season, the setting of the course and the evening program of the Center Of Gravity.
- What is Thai Yoga Massage?
- Who is the course for?
- What is the material based on?
- What is included in the course fees?
- What about certification?
- How many hours of study are certified?
Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing art based on the principles of yoga philosophy. As in hatha yoga, the primary aim is to balance the sun and moon qualities of energy in the central energetic channel of Sushumna nadi and to provide our patient with an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Through the combination of acupressure and applied yoga, the practicioner uses the physical body as a tool to access the subtle bodies, in order to bring physical, mental and spiritual healing and balance.
Thai yoga massage could be seen as a moving meditation. When performed with awareness, equanimity and loving kindness, practicing Thai yoga 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.
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.
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.
11,5 days of tuition (thai massage, meditation, joga or tai chi), and a printed manual. Optional accomodation.
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.
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.
How do I register? Check the specific course which you wish to attend (click here for teaching schedule) for contact person, and signal your intent to join. They are open to answer any further questions you may have about the course.
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Bali (Balazs Nemeth)
Thai Yoga Massage, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, Meditation