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May 2017

The one-month professional course

May 1 - May 28 | 900 USD
Pondicherry / Auroville, Pondicherry, Pondicherry 605001 India

These classes are intended to provide the complete theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform Ancient Thai Massage and learn many additional moves, postures and techniques. They were created for students who are interested in developing a much deeper understanding of Ancient Thai Massage and in attaining a professional level. It provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of how therapeutic massage techniques and postures heal specific ailments and is therefore especially appealing to those intending to practice massage professionally. The one-month curriculum incorporates a greater emphasis upon developing the skills of the masseur (building bodily and mental health through meditation, yoga and tai chi) and develops a greater understanding of the needs of the receiver’s body, speech and mind. The classes run regularly for four hours a day (three hours if less than four students in the class) generally from Monday to Friday with an additional Energy Balancing workshop on Saturdays. This course has proven popular with students of all levels (complete beginners as well as full-fledged physiotherapists).

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Number of Hours
120
Instructor
Rahul Bharti
Instructor Bio
Born in Varanasi in India, Rahul Bharti had an unusual childhood marked by long periods of nomadic wandering. Learning and living with healers in India, Thailand and Sri Lanka he received transmissions on the arts of healing.

CONTACT: The Healing Hands Center / Rahul Bharti

PHONE: +918220933134

EMAIL: See www.ancientmassage.com for email address

WEBSITE: http://www.ancientmassage.com

The ten-day course

May 3 - May 15 | 400 USD
Pondicherry / Auroville, Pondicherry, Pondicherry 605001 India

These classes are intended to provide the complete theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform Ancient Massage / Thai Massage (the longer, full three-hour massage session). Through tuition in the giving of massage, you will learn to relax into working with the flow of energies in the body. The classes run regularly for four hours a day generally from Monday to Friday on two consecutive weeks.

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Number of Hours
40
Instructor
Rahul Bharti
Instructor Bio
Born in Varanasi in India, Rahul Bharti had an unusual childhood marked by long periods of nomadic wandering. Learning and living with healers in India, Thailand and Sri Lanka he received transmissions on the arts of healing.

CONTACT: The Healing Hands Center / Rahul Bharti

PHONE: +918220933134

EMAIL: See www.ancientmassage.com for email address

WEBSITE: http://www.ancientmassage.com

Level 3: Thai Yoga Massage Intensive

May 7 | 250
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: Level 1, logging 10 practice hours, and having received a 90-min Thai Massage from Eric.

In this one-day intensive Level 3 workshop, participants will learn to skillfully integrate a variety of advanced level poses into the Thai Yoga Massage routine learned in Levels 1 and 2. Level 3 material includes poses in the prone, side-lying, and seated positions and will aid the participant in offering a richer and fuller Thai Yoga Massage session that comprises a 2 – 2 1⁄2 hour session. Poses focus on legs, hips, low back, and arms.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Class size is limited, thereby offering the opportunity for more individual attention and instructor feedback. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

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Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Eric Spivack
Instructor Bio
Eric Spivack has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over 21 years. He is also a licensed Acupuncturist and viniyoga instructor. His courses combine humor and playfulness along with detailed instruction of poses. He lives in Seattle, WA, USA.

CONTACT: Eric Spivack

PHONE: 206.726.1785

EMAIL: Eric@SoaringCraneMassage.com

WEBSITE: http://soaringcranemassage.com/classes-1/

Jap-Sen “Nerve Touch” Herbal Massage

May 8 - May 12 | $595
Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, P. O. Box 2326
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Jap-Sen style, meaning “to grasp the sen” was founded by Lek Chaiya, Master Teacher. This approach applies deep pressure using knees, elbows, feet, heels and thumbs. It is specific and therapeutic, focusing on joint function, increased flexibility and relieving painful conditions. There is a rolling over and “gentle twanging” of the muscles, nerves and tendons for deep release of tension and structural realignment.

*60 techniques for a full body 1 1/2 hour session specializing in Jap-Sen Herbal Massage
*Medicinal properties, preparation and proper usage of traditional herbs and herbal packs as an integral part of Jap-Sen style Thai Massage
*In-Clinic practice on-site with clients
*Yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong practice every morning
Jap-Sen is founded by Master teacher Lek Chaiya, Janice carries on this lineage with loving honor.

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Number of Hours
35
Instructor
Janice Gagnon
Instructor Bio
Janice Gagnon, founder of Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage has been teaching since 1997 and is recognized as an Advanced Instructor in Northern Style and Jap-Sen "Nerve Touch" Herbal Thai Massage. Spirit Winds School provides a 275 Hour Program.

CONTACT: Janice Gagnon

PHONE: 530-263-3181

EMAIL: janice@spiritwinds.net

WEBSITE: http://www.spiritwinds.net

Advanced Jap-Sen “Nerve Touch” Herbal Massage

May 15 - May 19 | 595
Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, P. O. Box 2326
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

Jap-Sen is founded by Master teacher Lek Chaiya, and Janice carries on this lineage with loving honor.
You will learn advanced Jap-Sen techniques and proper usage of herbal packs for a range of conditions: Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, advanced abdominal work, neck pain, whip-lash, paralysis/numbness, migraines, elderly massage and a customized Prenatal Thai massage treatment.
Each of these treatments will be demonstrated by Janice on a client from the community with that particular condition. Students will participate during that treatment, then practice with each other. Clients will be brought into clinic on the last day and students will provide them with an advanced treatment with supervision.

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Number of Hours
35
Instructor
Janice Gagnon
Instructor Bio
Janice Gagnon, founder of Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage has been teaching since 1997 and is recognized as an Advanced Instructor in Northern Style and Jap-Sen "Nerve Touch" Herbal Thai Massage. Spirit Winds School provides a 275 Hour Program.

CONTACT: Janice Gagnon

PHONE: 530-263-3181

EMAIL: janice@spiritwinds.net

WEBSITE: http://www.spiritwinds.net

Thai Techniques for Shoulders, Neck, Head and Face (Trabajando Hombros, Cuello, Cara y Cabeza)

May 19 - May 21 | €275
Nuad Thai Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

May 19-21 – Impartido en español e inglés – Taught in Spanish and English. 3 days, 18 hours, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – This course presents concepts and techniques for working the shoulders, neck, head and face. We will explore interesting techniques to release stress through fascia release, acupressure, suspensions, opening techniques, and relaxing Thai face massage.

Working in all body positions, we explore a wide variety of techniques using feet, palms, forearms, elbows, thumbs and fingers.

Participants explore new and interesting techniques to release stored tension through stretches, compressions, fascia release, and gentle suspensions. A variety of manual techniques and pressure points for the head and neck are presented, many of which are not usually taught in general massage classes.

Participants have ample time to give and receive each day. This is always an enjoyable workshop because the mood is meditative, and everyone loves to receive work on their shoulders, neck, and head. Descripción en español – vea enlace abajo

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Number of Hours
18
Instructor
Bob Haddad, RTT
Instructor Bio
Bob Haddad has studied and practiced Thai massage since 1999, mostly in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has studied with many teachers, most notably with Asokananda and Pichest Boonthumme. Bob founded THAI, and he teaches workshops internationally.

CONTACT: Jon – Nuad Thai Bilbao

PHONE: +34 653 72 01 44

EMAIL: jonesteran@hotmail.com

WEBSITE: http://www.thaihealing-arts.com/event/trabajar-hombros-cuello-y-cabeza-shoulders-neck-head-thai-massage-2/

Thai Prone and Seated

May 21 | US$160
Crow’s Wing Studio, 200 NW Bowdoin Pl.
Seattle, WA 98107 United States

The Thai Prone and Seated workshop employs compressions, point work and stretching to address the legs, hips, back, shoulders, head and neck. We learn methods to using the practitioner’s feet, palms, forearms, fists, elbows and knees, with minimal use of those hard-working thumbs. You will learn to work the glutes with your knees, how to stretch the rib cage with the client in a seated position on the floor, how to “iron” the neck, how to stretch the hip flexors with the “wheelbarrow” and much more. This class has the deeply relaxing scalp treatment included. You will leave refreshed, wide awake and gloriously relaxed.
Somewhat physically demanding, Thai massage requires you to be comfortable sitting on your feet with your legs folded under you. Painful joints of any kind are obstacles to doing this work.

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Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT
Instructor Bio
I graduated from Seattle Massage School in 1988 and subsequently studied in Thailand and received my teaching certificate in Chiang Mai for Traditional Massage of Thailand. I maintain a private practice in Seattle.

CONTACT: Kay Rynerson

PHONE: 206 633-4718

EMAIL: krynersonmccabe@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://theratraining.com

Advanced Therapeutics: Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders

May 21 | 250
Soaring Crane Massage, Seattle, WA USA

Prerequisites: A minimum of 4 technique classes with Eric.

Based in the Ayurvedic tradition, Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing arts system that combines spiritual practice, acupressure, assisted yoga stretching, compression along energy (Sen) lines, gentle rocking and breathing techniques. This one-day hands-on workshop introduces several routines to address chronic upper back/neck/shoulder pain and headaches. Participants will practice proper body mechanics while learning to use their hands, forearms, elbows and feet to ease tension, bring about relief, calm the mind and balance energy. Class begins with yoga/meditation/breath work.

The course will have demonstration and hands-on components. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 NCBTMB, THAI, and Yoga Alliance CE hours.

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Number of Hours
8
Instructor
Eric Spivack
Instructor Bio
Eric Spivack has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over 21 years. He is also a licensed Acupuncturist and viniyoga instructor. His courses combine humor and playfulness along with detailed instruction of poses. He lives in Seattle, WA, USA.

CONTACT: Eric Spivack

PHONE: 206.726.1785

EMAIL: Eric@SoaringCraneMassage.com

WEBSITE: http://soaringcranemassage.com/classes-1/

Bridging Course

May 22 - May 26 | 8,500 Baht
Sunshine Massage School, Kaew Nawarat, soi 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Review all the positions from the beginners course with attention given to your specific body type. Efficient transitioning. Correct body mechanics. Prepare for advanced courses. Practice.

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Number of Hours
30
Instructor
N/A
Instructor Bio
N/A

CONTACT: Toey

PHONE: 6653262574

EMAIL: info@sunshine-massage-school.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sunshine-advanced-courses.com/thai_massage_individual_primary_training.html

Thai Massage Retreat on the Island of Samos, Greece

May 25 - June 1 | £1125
Samos, Samos, Greece

Join us for five days of specialized Thai massage with well-known teachers Kira Balaskas and Bob Haddad at a seaside villa on the island of Samos, Greece. Classes are held in three beautiful villas overlooking the sea.

Using Your Feet in Thai Massage (with Bob Haddad, RTT, 3 days, 18 hours): Working extensively with your feet provides grounded and balanced sessions for clients, and allows you to work in a more relaxed state. This popular workshop can easily change the way you approach your work. Even if you’ve studied foot work before, you will be challenged by this fun course.

Thai Foot Massage (with Kira Balaskas, RTT, 2 days, 12 hours): Current-day Thai foot massage integrates massage techniques using oil and acupressure techniques using a small wooden stick. A one-hour treatment for feet and lower legs may be offered to your clients, or individual techniques can be integrated into your regular sequence.

This retreat includes classes, lodging, and two meals per day. Daily study is planned so you can go to the beach, swim or do sightseeing each afternoon. This course is limited to 12 people so early booking is advised.

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Number of Hours
30
Instructor
Kira Balaskas & Bob Haddad
Instructor Bio
Kira Balaskas is a senior student of Asokananda, and she directs the School of Thai Yoga Massage in London, UK. Bob Haddad has studied with Asokananda and with Pichest Boonthumme, and he is the founder of Thai Healing Alliance. Join us!

CONTACT: Kira Balaskas

PHONE: 0845 0900 211

EMAIL: info@thaiyogamassage.co.uk

WEBSITE: http://www.thaiyogamassage.co.uk/events.php