Thai Yoga Art is rooted in the Thai healing practice Nuad Paan Boran which translates as ancient healing touch.
Also known as Thai Yoga Massage, it forms part of traditional Thai Medicine. Thai Massage was originally offered by Buddhist monks in monasteries as part of their spiritual practice. The foundation of the practice is presence with oneself and the other. It is like meditation in movement, a state of awareness that allows the practitioner to tune in with the receiver’s needs at the very moment.
The qualities of Loving-Kindness and Compassion (Metta and Karuna) play an essential role in Thai Yoga Massage. They flow as intentions into the physical touch. This way, the giver treats the entire body to increase energy flow, supporting the process of opening up physically, emotionally and mentally to ultimately remove energetic blockages within the body and being. There are reports of masters who occasionally let their presence work without requiring physical contact.
The saint Jivaka Kumar Baccha,
the court physician of the Indian kingdom of Magdha, is revered as the father of Thai medicine and, thus also, of Nuad Paan Boran. In Buddhist texts, it is mentioned that King Bimbissara entrusted his personal physician to the enlightened Gautama Shakyamuni (Buddha) after following his teachings.
Vedic knowledge and resulting practices such as Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhism are elementary pillars of Nuad and determine the energetic and anatomical understandings of human nature.
A healing art is above all a spiritual practice where refined techniques are turned into a meditation in motion. Learn with us Integrated Bodywork including all aspects of our being.
A variety of modules allow you to dive deep into the art of Nuad Paan Boran. Acquire a broad spectrum of its traditional approaches and combine them with techniques from other fields of bodywork, like craniosacral work, osteopathic approaches, and visionary work. Each module works well for itself and can be freely combined with others. Once you have completed all of them, you will be technically virtuous, playful and confident to choose from the different possibilities to support the receiver’s needs.
Connecting deeply with the art of Thai Yoga Massage eventually leads towards personal development and growth. Opening up to others always involves opening up to ourselves. This process is a natural part of the training. There will be space for contemplation and reflection.
“Once we acknowledge our own suffering and personal limitations, we are able to hold space for others to discover and work through theirs.”
The main courses last six to ten days and cover the essential teachings of Thai Yoga Art. Occasional shorter weekend courses provide both complementing and repeating skills. Each module completes with certification and is encouraged to be repeated at any time to deepen and refine the techniques.
THE SACRED DANCE
Fundament and core of Nuad
In this fundamental training, we explore the art of touch in harmony with the breath. We study how to maintain a healthy and comfortable body posture so both the giver and receiver can benefit from the rich practice of Thai Yoga Massage. Understand what it means to touch with intention and practice dropping into a state of moving meditation. Allow yourself to be led from the depth of your heart, aligning with the qualities of Metta (loving-kindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (joy), and Upekkha (equanimity).
Develop the sensitivity and skill to tune into the receiver's needs without wanting to achieve anything, becoming a vessel to perform the sacred dance - one touch at a time. Next to learning basic principles of Thai Massage and Bodywork, we study techniques like acupressure working with energy lines as well as a variety of stretches and body positions.
If you are new to Thai Yoga Art or if you are looking to refresh your knowledge and skills, this module might be for you.
- Palming, thumbing and working with the feet
- Energy lines
- 4 positions: Supine, prone, side, sitting
- Influence of Buddhist and Yogic philosophy
- Art of touch
- Meditation in motion
- Introducing dynamic elements
- Principles of body posture for mat work
- Experiencing the healing benefits of being in a community practicing acceptance and non-judgment.
- Broad range of techniques covering the whole body to offer personalized treatments.
Expand your skills with this playful and creative way to approach the body.
Dynamic Thai is a unique method inspired by the work of the Thai Master Chaiyuth Priyasith combined with techniques from Osteopathy. The right mixture of soft shaking, rocking and oscillatory movement helps to release the nervous system, restore mobility and come into contact with the water element.
Bring your treatments to another level by Improving continuity, fluidity and change of rhythm in your practice.
Sia´s teachers, David Lutt and Krishnataki, reconstructed and applied Dynamic Thai massage after receiving many treatments from Arjan Chaiyuth. They started sharing this beautiful art with their students in their own style and understanding. Sia is very grateful to have received their blessing to teach Dynamic Thai Massage and to share this beautiful art with anyone interested in entering a new dimension of bodywork.
Join us on a journey through the chakra system with clear, structured bodywork sequences. Additional practices lead to a deeper experience and understanding of each chakra and its relation to emotions and life topics. We will dive into the true purpose of basic emotions and their function so they can fully serve us.
This Journey is designed to deepen the connection with our intuition and receive tools to support others in releasing blockages in the physical and energetic body. This program is open to beginners, advanced practitioners and professionals from any field of bodywork. Students often experience this seminar as life-changing and profoundly transformative.
“Words that speak truth are sharp and hit precisely like the head of an arrow, piercing through the veil of illusion. They should be accompanied with the qualities of softness, kindness and compassion.”
- Experiencing and understanding the chakra system.
- 5 clear structured sequences that address the chakras 1-5.
- New techniques and repetition of some basic and dynamic techniques.
- Learn how to apply those techniques to address the emotional body and mental patterns.
- Using bodywork to guide a process.
- Deepening perception and the connection to our intuition.
STILLNESS & PRECISION
In the winter season, nature retracts its energy. Plants store their life force in their roots to explode from there in their full strength and thrive with the awakening of spring. In this special course, we will use this principle of nature to allow deep regeneration.
We will apply techniques with much precision, using the forearm, feet and shinbone to softly sink very deep into the body without using any strength. Additionally, we will follow the dance of the fascia with our seeing palms and listen to the ocean of stillness that might arise.
The given techniques can have therapeutic effects and are to be felt as very nourishing, expelling blockages from the body that might be held on physical, mental, or emotional levels.
- working with fix points
- Using forearm, shinbone, and feet
- Experiencing the potency of deep linework
- Exploring the fascia and following the inner wisdom of the body
- Deepen our ability to listen and increase our sensitivity
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THE MORJIM SEQUENCES
These small sequences focus on specific parts of the body. The techniques of each sequence combine different aspects of working with the body. In a playful way, we will learn more sophisticated techniques by repeating and deepening the principles of Thai Yoga Massage and other forms of Bodywork. Additionally, there is space to explore special moves and techniques not shown in other modules.
We will deepen our understanding of the benefits of certain techniques and how the body reacts by being approached in different ways. According observations and reactions can give us more clarity on how to approach particular conditions and situations. These sequences can be perfectly used as a short treatment with a more therapeutic aspect or can be integrated into a longer flow.
„The Morjim Sequences“ got their name as a homage to the little Indian town Morjim, where Sia spent many months studying yoga and teaching Thai massage classes to different kinds of bodyworkers, beginners and non-professional Thai massage enthusiasts.
- short sequences addressing specific body parts
- Combining different principles in one sequence
- Exploring new techniques and new principles
- Covering static, dynamic, still, and recoil techniques, fascia manipulation, special stretches, using different body parts to apply pressure
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