July 20th – 30th, Nine Mountain Retreat Center, Plainfield, MA
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art form that combines the best of acupressure from Thailand and Hatha yoga from India. Gentle rocking movements, deep rhythmic compressions, a variety of stretching movements and restorative yoga positions open the body’s complex network of tissue and energy lines. Thai massage relieves muscular tension and pain, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically, facilitating mind-body integration. A session of Thai Yoga Massage results in restoring a healthy, balanced energetic flow to the recipient. It is a complete therapeutic treatment on its own, and may also be incorporated into other modalities of massage or into yoga classes.
This training covers not only a full spectrum of massage workshops that are offered at the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage, but includes optional lifestyle practices like daily meditation, karma yoga, asana, pranayama, and more.
Connect with your sangha and yourself in a way that you never have before with what has been dubbed as past participants as “THAI CAMP.”
This program is perfect for practitioners who need a change of pace from their daily lives or who live out of state. Tuition includes the teaching and all materials. The experience includes group meditation, contact improv dance sessions, trips to the farmers market, and engaging classes and discussion all located Nine Mountain and the beautiful forests and Earth Dance community that surrounds it.
*While there is no charge for living at Nine Mountain for the duration of this program, it is expected that each participant contributes to the well being of the space with regular karma yoga practices including but not limited to cooking, cleaning, gardening, and more
THE FIRST WEEKEND
July 21-22- Introduction and Foundations Class. (Phase 1 – 9am-6pm) $300
July 23-27 – Review of Phase 1 and a buliding of vocabulary with new moves.
$100 a day Tue-Fri (Monday is rest day)
*Monday is a rest day with 1 exchange with a student, Tuesday -Friday will be 1 exchange and a three hour class before dinner.
THE SECOND WEEKEND
July 28-29- will be the Seated Sequence and Advanced Postures class. (Phase 3 ) $300
*$900 early bird special if paid before June 1st.
*$1000 for 10 day Thai Massage Immersion
*$300 if joining just the Weekend Workshops.
*Drop Ins for mid week pay in class
Live on site at Nine Mountain retreats. Private and shared rooms available in our one big house. Bedding and towels provided, family and friends welcome. Residents will share daily “lifestyle” practices like daily meditation, karma yoga, asana, pranayama, and more, led by Ariela and friends.
Commuter Option: Join the group on nights and weekends
Tuition: $1000 includes 66 hour certification and course materials.
Cost details: This price is the same if you are residential or commuting, as there is no lodging charge during this program – all are welcome! Meals are not included; meals will be communally shopped, chopped, prepared and shared, possibly with weekly trips to farms/farmers market. Finally, work exchange and scholarships are not available for this already-discounted program – take the plunge, invest in this epic work, inspiring teacher and yourself!
For more details and registration, click here . . . .
Nine Mountain Retreat Center, 9 Mountain St, Plainfield, MA.
Ariela Grodner, LMT, is the owner of the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage and Folk Medicine. As a Licensed Massage Therapist and instructor at the Florida School of Massage, she conducts advanced trainings and CEU courses in this ancient healing art. She is also the author of “Ayurveda and Thai Massage” and five other instructional books on this topic, and five DVDs.
Visit Ariela at www.bodhisanga.com