Thai Yoga massage is an ancient healing art with origins in Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga and Buddhism. Over the last 2,500 years, it has evolved into a unique and magical combination of deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft-tissue manipulation, gentle rocking, energy balancing, and acupressure.
Thai Yoga massage affects the entire body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension, enhancing the body’s natural energy flow, and promoting inner peace and a quiet mind. Most clients report that following a session, they feel taller, more graceful, and more integrated, and they experience an exquisite sense of freedom in their body.
With results like that, It’s no wonder that Thai Yoga Massage is experiencing a great surge in popularity in the West, but unfortunately, most spa’s in Spain don’t have enough trained practitioners to keep up with the increasing demand for this work. Sunny Klaber is a licensed massage therapist from Boulder, Colorado (USA). She has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for ten years, and has spent the last six years teaching Thai Yoga Massage workshops in Thailand, Spain, Scotland, England, Costa Rica, Brazil and the USA. She fell in love with Thai Yoga Massage while traveling in Thailand, and has made it her mission ever since to share this remarkable modality with anyone who might benefit from it.
This September she will be offering a five-day Thai Yoga Massage retreat in Tarifa, with the hope of expanding the Thai Yoga Massage community in Spain. The retreat will be held at Casa Luna, a newly-renovated three-story house situated in the heart of Tarifa’s old town.
Each day will begin on the rooftop of Casa Luna with a nourishing meditation and yoga practice designed to prepare the participants’ bodies and minds for an in-depth exploration of traditional Thai Yoga Massage sequences. Afternoon siestas will be followed by more instruction and practice time. Evenings will be open for participants to sample the local tapas, go dancing, and enjoy all that Tarifa has to offer. Participants will earn 30 continuing education credits approved by the NCBTMB.
Imagine an itinerary that includes a homestay-volunteer opportunity in a small fishing village on the Andaman coast, followed by a week on a virtually deserted island in the Andaman Sea, culminating with a week on a floating bamboo village in the middle of a pristine Thai lake. The “twist”: it also includes over 80 hours of yoga and Thai yoga massage classes.
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