Level 1 – Beginner Thai Yoga Massage Course

July 6 – 11
October 8 – 13
@ Agora Yoga Studio

This course is a Level 1 of 2 to complete a basic beginner Thai yoga massage course following the tradition of Asokananda and the Sunshine Network. It is not required to have previous Thai massage or other form of bodywork training.

In this level one intensive course, we will cover the main principles and foundations of Thai massage along with practicing a full body massage sequence from feet to head. By the end of the week, you will have an understanding of how we approach our receiver when giving a treatment, the emotional mapping and energetic lines we use to work with the body, and many techniques to create and give individualized sequences of relaxing and effective massage treatments for healthy bodies. You will receive a supportive manual to continue your practice at home and the knowledge to develop your own intuitive form of giving.
This course is a great foundation to begin the practice and art of giving deeply healing bodywork. It’s in the practice where the real learning happens. Within a small group setting, you will receive guided attention and instructions to ensure you leave the training with confidence and understanding. This course also offers an experience of Thai massage as a deep, personal journey, where the process of learning how to touch, feel and listen relate just as much to extending that practice to ourselves as to others. With the support of other guided practices, we will explore this internal spiritual journey with the tool of Thai massage.

How does Thai massage work?

Thai yoga mssage is a holistic and ancient bodywork practice that stems from yoga of India and Buddhism. As a traditional mind-body medicine, Thai massage works with applied techniques to stimulate deep relaxation in the body and release energy blocks and stagnation throughout the entire system. Using tools of meditation, presence and intuitive listening, we create a safe and sacred space to encourage self-healing for both the receiver and giver.

 

After this course, you will have:

  • an overview of the foundations and principles of Thai massage, including proper posture and alignment, how to use gravity and your own body weight to give deep pressure.
  • The history, philosophy and medical theory behind Thai massage.
  • A variety of techniques to creatively create full body massage sequences to practice on healthy friends and family.
  • How to save your own energy while giving a massage treatment.
  • Small group setting so you can receive a lot of guided assistance.
  • A print manual to support your continued practice at home. 
  • Meditations and practical exercises to explore presence, self-awareness, qualities of touch, and developing compassion and intuition. 

About Erica

Erica has been practicing yoga, spirituality and healing modalities for over 12 years. Having explored other forms of bodywork already, she found a real connection and faith upon discovering Thai Yoga Massage and hasn’t looked back since. She received her practitioner certificate through the Sunshine Network in 2015 and runs her private practice in Lisbon, Portugal since 2017.

As a member of the Thai Healing Alliance, she continues to study regularly with a variety of teachers, taking advanced courses and assisting her teachers in their own training courses. Her studies are currently branching out into osteopathy and shamanism. Erica believes in our ability to heal ourselves, and shares these modalities as a complement and support to help us along our own personal journeys.

When & where

The beginner Thai yoga massage course runs over six days, including one half day.
There are two separate dates scheduled for 2021: July 6-11 and October 8-13.

Full days from roughly 10h – 18h.
With one half day.
@ Agora Yoga Studio

Value Exchange

For all six days and print manual – 480 euros. Early bird price available at 450 euros if registered and deposit paid by June 11 (for the July course) or August 18th (for the October course).

Registration and Payment Terms

Non-refundable deposit of 70 euros required to reserve your space.
Payment to be made by SEPA transfer, or other form agreed upon.
Payment in full is to be made in cash on arrival of the first day of the course.

*In the case of event cancellation or date change by Erica Bhavani or any other organizers, including as well unpredictable changes due to the pandemic situation, the full deposit will be refunded.

To register, please complete the following form:  REGISTRATION FORM.
Alternatively, you can e-mail Erica at erica@bhavaniyogamassage.com