Level 1 – Beginner Course – Lisbon

2021 – dates to be confirmed
@ Agora Yoga Studio

This course is a Level 1 of 2 to complete a basic beginner Thai massage course following the tradition of Asokananda and the Sunshine Network. No previous Thai massage training or other bodywork is required.

This course is an introduction to a unique bodywork modality and a deeper experience of it’s main principles – loving-kindness and compassionate touch – from where we must begin our Thai massage journey. Thai yoga massage is an ancient bodywork practice that stems from yoga of India and Buddhism, yet more importantly, it is a magical journey of transformation, using meditation, presence and intuitive listening to encourage self-healing… for both the receiver and the giver.

No previous experience in bodywork or yoga is necessary. Thai massage can be used as a method to explore ourselves more deeply through the use of touch and connection with others.

Rooted in traditional Thai massage theory, we will work with static and dynamic techniques, passive stretching and acupressure, and learn the energetic anatomy used in this tradition. We will also draw on elements of fascial release therapy, oesteopathy and shamanic approaches to healing and working wtih the elements.


After this course, you will have:

  • a 1.5 hour massage sequence to practice on healthy friends and family.
  • a print manual to support you in continuing the practice at home.
  • developed skills that you can bring into your daily life.
  • explored compassionate touch, sensitivity, intuitive listening, and letting go of tension.
  • explored a deeper connection to yourself and others.

About Erica

Erica has been practicing yoga, spirituality and healing modalities for over 10 years. Having explored other forms of bodywork already, she found a real connection and faith upon discovering Thai Yoga Massage. Erica received her certificate through the Sunshine Network of Thailand in Sunshine House Greece in 2015. This work transformed her through its elements of creativity and groundedness, rooted in a spiritual practice that helps the healing of others as well as ourselves.

Since 2015, she has continued her studies through many different teachers and advanced courses, as well as assisting her teachers. She runs her own practice in Lisbon, Portugal, where giving therapeutic and healing treatments has become her main work and joy.

When & where

6 Days, to be confirmed for 2021

Full days from 10h – 17h
With one half day.
@ Agora Yoga Studio

Value Exchange

For all six days and print manual – 410 euros.

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 requested by September 1 to confirm the attendance of students.

*In the case of event cancellation or date change by Erica Bhavani or any other organizers, the full deposit will be refunded.

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