16 Days Thai Massage Training and Yoga Retreat Crete, 6- 21 October & 15 – 30 March

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Description

16 Days Thai Massage Training and Yoga Retreat Crete, 6- 21 October & 15 – 30 March

A hands-on experience full of authentic thai massage, Qigong and Yoga on the island of Crete in Greece to become a certified Thai Massage practitioner.

Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system of tissue, muscle and joint mobilisations using a pressing, stretching, turning and moving, which is performed while fully clothed. Thai massage includes much more than the traditional massage because it involves rhythmic acupressure, reflexology, energy work and stretching, a form of passive yoga.

Υou will learn the basic routine of this wonderful healing art from Thailand. At the end of the program, for which you need no prior knowledge, you will be able to safely conduct a whole body Thai massage.

You will also be taught a special Qigong form, a special Yoga routine, and a Self-massage program, all tailored to the needs of a Thai massage practitioner.

Accommodation

This training holiday will be accommodated in a quiet country house, only 1.2 kilometres from a pebble beach. With a breathtaking view from its terrace, a garden, and a backyard with lemon trees, plus all basic comforts (WC / shower / kitchen) this venue is ideal to host our training which requires a strong focus and peace of mind for both the instructor and the attendees.

Yoga styles

Hatha
Vinyasa
Restorative Yoga
Partner Yoga
Meditation Practice

The yoga classes are suitable for all levels. You can choose your daily practice between a soft Hatha Yoga class or a dynamic cardio practice of Vinyasa flow Yoga, as well as an optional additional massage or energy therapy session on your own choice.

Two classes will be offered daily. The morning practice aims to awaken and prepare our body-mind for the gifts of the day. The evening practice will guide us to restore, capture and absorb our experiences to the fullest through a context of loving kindness and sharing with one another.

During this magical retreat, small workshops might take place in which will introduce the meaning of awareness practices, energy therapy and self-transformation.

Seminar Content

– Basics of Thai medicine, contra-indications
– History, culture, and background of Thai massage
– Special Qigong, Hatha Yoga and Self Massage routines for Thai massage practitioners
– Important treatment principles and treatment techniques
– Treatment of feet and legs
– Treatment of stomach and chest
– Treatment of arms and back
– Head, face and neck treatment
– Practice of what we have learned by exchanging massages
– Repetition and summary, final treatment

Days with training = 12. A total of 80+ hours for which you will receive a certification of attendance. Seminar notes with pictures are in price included.

Υou will learn the basic routine of this wonderful healing art from Thailand. At the end of the program, for which you need no prior knowledge, you will be able to safely conduct a whole body Traditional Thai Massage.

You will also be taught a special Qigong form, a special Yoga routine, and a Self-massage program, all tailored to the needs of a Thai massage practitioner.

Daily schedule

07:30 – 09:00 Morning qigong or/and yoga practice
09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
11:00 – 14:00 Thai massage training
14:00 – 16:30 Free time and light lunch
16:30 – 19:30 Thai massage training
20:00 – 21:00 Supper

Yoga instructors

Ioannis Sampsonidis
25 years of practicing experience, 10 years of teaching experience

Retreat Price

Prices are in Euros
Starting from €1125 per person in a shared room

Included

  • 15 nights shared accommodation in a simple country-house, just 1.2 km from a quiet pebble beach
  • Vegetarian self-cooked half-board (breakfast and supper)
  • Airport or port pickup/ drop-off transfers
  • More than 80 hours of Thai massage training
  • Qigong and Yoga sessions to support the Thai massage training
  • Note booklet with pictures
  • Certification of attendance
    Two free leisure days with tour options

Not included

  • International air transfers
  • Lunch
  • Travel / medical insurance

Optional Activities

  • Massages upon request
  • Extra excursions and activities

How to get here

Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ). From Europe, there are many international flights to Chania airport, direct or via Athens. From Athens it is also possible to reach Chania via an evening boat, leaving from Piraeus (Athens’ port) at 21:00 and arriving to Chania at 06:00 in the morning. Pickup transfer from either the airport or the port is in your price included.

Booking

To make an enquiry and book this 16 Days Thai Massage Training and Yoga Retreat Crete, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.