7 day introductory course for Yoga Teachers/Students
With Rebecca Farraway from 11-17 July 2017

Thai Yoga Massage is a 2000-year old practice that draws from Ayurvedic principles and blends applied yoga therapy with massage techniques, to create a unique system of healing that benefits both the student and the practitioner.

In this 7-day intensive course you will learn the principles, theory, and technique of Thai Massage in a way that you can include these skills in your yoga corrections or as other massage therapies you may be offering. In addition to Thai Massage therapy, you will learn a variety of solid massage techniques to benefit both you and your students. These techniques work to loosen tight fascia and muscles, to help you and your students reduce pain, achieve greater concentration, relaxation, flexibility, and awareness of the mind, body, spirit connection.

This Thai yoga course teaches how to use healthy, supportive body mechanics. Participants will study indications, contraindications, and legal considerations for adding massage therapy into a yoga session. Also one will learn how to choose appropriate massage oils based on their own dosha and the doshas of their students.

Finally, students receive instruction and experiential practice in Vipassana Meditation. Participants learn how and why this style of Awareness Meditation is associated with and practiced by the Thai Yoga Therapist.

What do you get in Thai yoga therapy?

Course Workbook.
27 Hours NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) Approved Continuing Education Credits.
27 Hours of Thai (Thai Healing Alliance) Approved Continuing Education Credits.
Legal Considerations for Utilizing Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Assisted Yoga.
Indications, Caveats & Contraindications for Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Assisted Yoga.

Foundational Principles of Healthy Body Mechanics.
How and When to Incorporate Massage into a Yoga Session.
Basic Supine, Prone, Side-Lying and Seated Thai Yoga Therapy and Assisted Yoga Massage Techniques.
In-Depth Massage Techniques to Use in The Classroom.
Dosha Based Oil Selection.
Self-Massage/Self-Abhayanga for The Yoga Instructor.
Vipassana Meditation Instruction and its connection to Traditional Thai Massage.
Certificate of Completion.

About the Lead Teacher:

Rebecca Farraway, LMT, BCTMB, E-RYT-200, is a Yoga Instructor, Qi-Gong Instructor, Meditation Instructor, Eastern Bodywork Massage Therapy Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. Rebecca is the owner of Zion Massage College, a school which offers a one-year professional massage therapy program, focused on teaching students the most effective blend of both ancient and modern massage and bodywork techniques. Since 1995, Rebecca has been active in studying and teaching massage modalities from around the world such as Gua-Sha, Tui-Na, Chi-Nei-Tsang and Holographic model techniques from China, Chivutti Thirumal and Abhyanga from Ayurvedic tradition in India, Thai Massage, Tok-Sen,Thai Abdominal massage from Thailand and many other styles of traditional massage and bodywork. Rebecca continues to actively seek out and to study the ancient and innovative health and healing techniques.

Rebecca is passionate and committed to her profession as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). She exemplifies her belief in lifelong learning through her extensive and continued studies of massage and touch based healing in the United States, Thailand, India, China, Europe and South America. Rebecca is especially passionate about researching, discovering and sharing effective traditional medical and healing techniques from around the world.

Daily Schedule

  • 06.00 – 6.40 am: Morning Meditation
  • 06.40 – 07.00 am: Herbal Drink
  • 07.00 – 9.00 am: Yoga Class
  • 9.00 – 10.00 am: Brunch
  • 10.30 – 12.30 pm: Massage Anatomy/Demonstrations/Theory Workshop
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Fruit
  • 2.30 – 4.00 pm: one-to-one Practice sessions
  • 4:00 – 4.30 pm: Tea time
  • 4.30 – 6.30 pm: Evening Practicals/Reviews / Q & A
  • 6.30 – 7.00 pm: Vipasana/Nature Walk/Mantras
  • 7.00 – 8.00 pm: Dinner
  • 8.00 – 9.00 pm: Video /Vipasana/Cultural Activity (Optional)

This time table is subject to change as per weather conditions. Classes are held 6 days a week.

Upcoming Dates for Thai Yoga Massage Therapy

Dates Available Spots

Pricing for Thai Yoga Massage Therapy in India:

Twin-Share Room
Private Room
7 days
Pricing includes :

New yoga mat.
Books & neti pot.
7 days of all ayurvedic/vegetarian meals and drinks.
7 days of Accommodation, with attached bathroom.
500 MB of complimentary Wi-Fi.
Evening Walks/meditation/mantra chanting/video shows etc.
Transport / Flight Tickets.
Payment processing fees charged by Paypal / Payment Gateways / Currency Exchange fees.

One Individual Consultation (Full 30 minutes) with lead trainer is complimentary. As part of the program, you will receive massages from other participants. For an individual massage therapy with lead trainer or any treatments at our Ayurveda center is charged extra.

Airport Transfers can be organized at extra cost.

  • Day before Start date: Arrival and rest.
  • Starting Date: Includes a ceremony and orientation.
  • Day 7: Cultural Tour.
  • Last Day: Departure (possible to extend your stay).
  • Additional days of Stay: You are welcome to stay before or after the retreat by paying an additional charge of $40/day. This price includes all meals and drinks. If a yoga and meditation class is being offered, you’re welcome to join.

We organize Cultural Tours on every seventh day which is a day-off from classes. Please check the Day Tours page in our website for more information. The tour costs are not included in the course fees and need to be paid separately. It will cost about $10 to $20 maximum for each trip.

More Questions?

Please email to info(at)ayuryoga-ashram.com.

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