Acroyoga & Thai massage
Summer Nature Retreat
A 5 full days in depth experience, in the beautiful nature of Belgium.
The magical mix of Acro Yoga & Thai Massage brought to you by team of 3 international teachers from different disciplines.
Open to everyone, beginners, repeat students or advanced practitioners.
Acro Yoga : Yoga of trust
Building community through divine play
Acro yoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and thai massage. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness and community.
Trust is the currency that we exchange in Acroyoga. With this blanket of trust we become empowered and empower others. The Solar Acrobatic Practices are the tools to unlock that power in others and ourselves. The solar elements are strength building, inversions with spotting, and partner acrobatics.
Thai Yoga Massage : a meditation in movement
A spiritualand transformative practice
In essence Thai Yoga Massage can be regarded as a spiritual practice with solid roots in Buddhism.
For both the giver and receiver, Thai Yoga Massage is a sacred dance. The treatment engages a state of meditation where deep stretches inspired by yoga asanas are rhythmically applied along with pressure on sen lines, the energy meridians of the body. Healing occurs in a state of attentiveness, equanimity, compassion and shared happiness, where tensions are released and the free flow of energy resumes.
The numerous benefits include improved posture, joint mobility, circulation, detoxification, toning of the internal organs, a sense of freedom and inner peace.
The teaching is based on the Presence, Touch and Listening, emphasising onMovement and Rhythm. Just as a musican needs melody and rhythm, practitioners learn to find their unique tune in each treatment.
This course incorporates skills in traditional Thai massage with ‘Western’ knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Description of the course
Each day, we will have one session of Thai massage and one session of Acroyoga.
During the each Thai massage session we travel from the feet to the head with demonstrations, theory and practice time. Instruction manuals are provided.
-Summary of Thai massage sessions-
• History and roots of Traditional Thai Massage
• Essential principles for the practitioner: harmony and tranquillity in movement, posture, rhythm, coordination and breathing
• Indications and contraindications of the techniques
• Locating and working on the energy lines
During the Acroyoga sessions, we will mainly focus on solar part of Acroyoga but we will make sure that some part of the sessions are dedicated to delicious lunar part.
-Summary of Acroyoga sessions -
- Fundamental of acroyoga : Building trust through community orientated practice
- L basing transitions and flow
- Handstand & Partner inversion
- Standing acrobatics & hand 2 hand
Depends on the number of the participants and the level of the group, there will be possibility to seperate the group into two different levels
Vevy Weron is an old farm that a bunch of people reinvested about 30 years ago, and converted into a community. It is now a vibrant place that hosts retreats and where organic farming is practiced, along with goat's cheese production.
The retreat area is well integrated within the common area, allowing the inhabitants and the visitors to interact with respect for one another, and allowing intimacy for all. The rooms are shared between 2 and 3 people, the vegetarian meals will be taken together , and plenty of green space is available for a walk.
Haein Cho, originally from South Korea but she grew up in Auroville, spritual community in South India. She's a certified Watsu & Lomilomi massage therapist and as well as Yoga & Acro yoga instructor. Currently running a Yoga studio in Brussels and passionate to share yoga, Acro yoga and meditation.
David Vossen has explored the round one exploring all kinds of shows, from circus to contemporary dance, from street theatre to advertisement; He has acquired the tools that allow him to share this passion for movement and acrobatics. Acro Yoga has entered his life bringing a softness and generosity of a practice available for each and every one!
Thierry Bienfaisant, the founder of The School of Thai Yoga Massage – THERAPY THAI MASSAGE – and is a recognised international teacher.Thierry offers diverse courses and retreats for all levels of practitioners in Belgium and abroad.
For the last 15 years, Thierry has traveled throughout Thailand, Australia and Europe to deepen his studies. He has trained in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine, Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy and among his many teachers are Pichest Boonthumee master of Traditional Thai Massage, Arno & David Lutt founder of OsteoThai and Eyal Lederman of oscillatory and harmonic osteopathy.
COURSE DATES & HOURS
Arrival time : Tuesday 9th August 5-6:30pm (Dinner at 7pm)
Departure : Sunday 14th 2pm (After lunch)
TIME SCHEDULE OF A DAY
- 6:30-7:00 : Meditation (optionnal)
- 7:00-8:00 : Morning practice
- 8:00-9:30 : Breakfast
- 9:30-13:00 : Session 1 (Thai or Acro)
- 13:00 -15:30 : Lunch
- 15:30-19:00 : Session 2 (Thai or Acro)
- 19:00-21 : Dinner
- 21:00-22:00 : Evening Session
590 € in Early Bird (registration and payment before 15th of June)
680 € Standart fee, after 15th of June
This includes :
* accomodation and meals
This does not include :
* your transportation to/from the venue
Cancellations 30 or more days prior to start of the event will be issued a refund less an administrative fee of € 65
No refunds, no transfers, and no credits for cancellations within 30 days of workshop start date.
No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the course.
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