Thai Bodywork gathering, international workshops (5 days in the nature)

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Thai Bodywork gathering, international workshops (5 days in the nature)

May 11 - May 15

Thai bodywork gathering

All lovers of Thai massage and conscious bodywork are warmly invited in May to Thai Bodywork Gathering!

If you are an enthusiast of thai atmosphere, warmth, conscious touch and a holistic approach to the body, you are welcome on this special event.

In May 2022, under the dome of beautiful Gabrielnia, surrounded by nature, we will meet in a circle of thai massage enthusiasts, to deepen the practice, become inspired and meet the same sort of people.

Our gathering is dedicated for both beginners and professionals who are already working as holistic therapists. Workshops are desinged in a way, that everyone will enrich their practice and discover new horizons.

We are planing to meet in a relatively small group (22 people + teachers), to have an opportunity to spend time together, to have time for meaningful conversations and enjoy the beauty of surrounding nature.

 

TEACHERS

During our super interesting workshops we will meet among the others:

 

FLORA BISOGNO: MOBILITY – VITALITY AND JOY IN DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE

Flora Bisogno, studied philosophy and cultural anthropology (PhD UniMib, Italy 2010) and currently works as a holistic therapist. She has been teaching yoga asana (hatha, yin, vinyasa) and meditation since 2010. Since 2012 she has attended courses with different Sunshine Network teachers mainly in France, Greece and Thailand. Flora completed and deepened the long Osteothai coaching course with David Lutt at the Lulyani School of Thai and Osteothai Yoga Massage (France), in 2019 she received the Master of Osteothai certificate. Since 2015 she has been conducting training courses in Thai Yoga Massage in Italy and Germany and from 2015 to 2020 she has been assistant for numerous courses of David Lutt, Takis Okonomis, Till Heeg, Ivan Medici, Kai Riberau, all teachers of the network. She is currently deepening the craniosacral biodynamic approach as an auditor at the Centro Studi NAME (Italy). Flora follows mindfulness techniques inspired by the practices of Plum Village, founded by the Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhan Hanh.

-> Immediately after the Gathering workshops, we invite you to Warsaw for an additional 3 days, during which we will open the topic of osteopathy in Thai massage with Flora Bisogno. At the in-depth OSTEOTHAI workshop, we will focus on working on the vertical and horizontal axis of the body to restore the lost harmony within the chest, lungs, heart, neck and skull.

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BALI czyli BALAZS NEMETH:ABDOMEN TREATMENT and PREGNANCY IN THAI BODYWORK

Interested in the power of touch to heal since early childhood, Bali regularly trained in all sorts of healing modalities available in Europe in the 90’s, until the first meeting with thai yoga massage in Chiang Mai in 2000, convincing him to delve deeper into the ancient art. Years of courses with the masters of the northern style followed, Chongkol, Asokananda, Takys, Laurino and Pichet resulting in a thorough understanding and love for the style and a successful practice. Due to increasing demands to teach, Bali enrolled in the Sunshine Network teachers training curriculum with Laurino as his main tutor, whom he assisted at beginners courses in Thailand and India for the next 6 years. These years with Laurino helped to give him an understanding of how thai yoga massage works as a spiritual path, coupled with buddhist vipassana meditation, metta meditation, yoga and tai chi. A fully authorized tutor of the Sunshine Network since 2012, giving classes regularly in Hungary, Thailand, Belgium and Germany, Bali transmits the love for spiritual growth through healing in his precise, mindful way of teaching. His main areas of focus in teaching are posture, ergonomy, and the physical basics of a safe and fruitfull practice, and gives advanced workshops in „Hands Free” thai massage, lower back pain therapies, thai foot massage, thai herbal compress massage, as well as 12 day beginners courses.

 

HANIA ŁUBEK: SHOULDRS – NECK – BASE OF THE SKULL

Her way of studying covered both part in courses as well as assisting and inviting teachers to Poland (including Vickie Malo, Noam Tyroler, Robert Henderson) . In Thailand she took courses with various teachers at Sunshine school, Loi Kroh, Aiarn Sinchai and finally met her root teacher – Pichest Boonthume to whom she kept returning ever since. Since 2007, she has been developing her own bodywork practice and since 2011, she creates and supports the community of Yeshe Thai Bodywork School. She guides courses and workshops mainly in Poland, however she was also happy to share in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Holand and USA.

 

KRZYSZTOF STEFANEK: FORGOTTEN ART OF BREATHING

Krzysztof “Stefan” Stefanek – inquisitive seeker, physiotherapist, movement teacher, member of the W Gruncie Ruchu team, dad, but most of all, the one who certainly likes to breathe :”

 

 

 

PAWEŁ JANISZEWSKI: LEGS & SPINE LOVE RELATIONSHIP

He has graduated from the department of physical rehabilitation at the University of Physical Education in Warsaw. He used to practice the Japanese art of manual Yumeiho therapy. Thai massage he was happy to study with Ajarn Sinchai, Mama Nid, Pichest Bontoome, Cookie and Koi Kroh. With time, abdominal massage became his main poin of interest, which he has learnt from the Russian reflexology specialist Alexander Ogulov and Cookie: Tao-Thai Chi Nei Tsang, Karsai Nei Tsang – massage of the lower abdomen and perineum and during 3 years of study of visceral therapy with Florinda (Austria). Paweł is also familiar with Thai Ruesri Dat Ton Yoga. He has also completed a series of medical training courses at Body-Work in Poznań. Since 2010, he has been sharing his knowledge in Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

 

MATEUSZ FLAK (Mate Thai): FLOW IN THAI MASSAGE
He is fascinated by the combination of the healing function of massage (helping the body heal itself), meeting and energy exchange that each session provides. He started his adventure with Thai massage 7 years ago. He learned and continues to learn from such masters as – Bali (Balazs Nemeth), David Lutt, Pichest Boonthume.

 

 

 

Joanna Ochędowska

Joanna Ochędowska – therapists

ASIA OCHĘDOWSKA: JOGA I AIR JOGA
Asia is a teacher and a dancer, and for over 20 years she has been teaching movement in its various forms. She entered the yoga teaching career in 2016 and for last 2 years she has been running her own studio in Gdynia. She practices Thai massage, and has been associated with the Yeshe school since 2017.

 

 

 

PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY 11.05

18:00 – DINNER

Delicious vegetarian, with a vegan option like all the rest of the meals at our meeting.

19:30 – OPENING CIRCLE

Like all our meetings, here we will also start with a common circle, so that the workshops can bring us as much joy and benefit as possible. We will then have the opportunity to get to know each other and have a conversation on the level of the body. Therefore, we warmly invite you to participate in the event from the very beginning!

THURSDAY 12.05

6:45 MORNING – INTRO TO MEDITATION, Hania Łubek

A few words about calming the mind meditation, after which we will also give ourselves time to practice.

7:30 – 9:00 WARM UP, Krzysztof Stefanek

Breathing is a movment. That is why in the morning it is good to move deeply so that everything in you can breathe freely. Acha… Nothing awakens to life like having fun, that’s why Stefan invites you to the morning start-up with a grain of salt 😉

9:00 – BREAKFAST

10:00 – 13:00 LET’S BREATHE DURING THE TREATMENT, Krzysztof Stefanek

During the first workshop, we will broaden our horizon to what the breath actually is. We will learn what we can tell the receiver to deepen the experience and … what can he do to massage the giver’s hands with his own breath; “

13:00 – LUNCH BREAK

15:00 – 18:00 WHY LEGS MATTER TO THE SPINE, Paweł Janiszewski

“Life” of the lumbar spine is an interdependent and multi-level relationship. During the workshop, we will focus on showing simple biomechanical relationships that can be used in massage to achieve a measurable effect. We will talk about assessing the tension within the legs, working on their relaxation and stretching, and at the same time we will add a little prophylaxis to maintain the most correct relationship of various muscle groups in terms of the efficiency of the area in question. Paweł will also pay attention to the weaknesses / threats of the “routine” approach and will show a few variations in work not only with his body, but also with massaged, i.e. “how to take care to take good care of it!”

18:00 – DINNER

19:30 – EVENING BY THE FIREPLACE/BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS!

So the acquired new knowledge could well “settle down”, we suggest spending the evening with music /by the fire. We encourage you to taking your favorite instruments to share the sound and voice 🙂

FRIDAY 13.05

6:45 MORNING MEDITATION

7:30 – 9:00 YOGA, Flora Bisogno

We invite you for a morning yoga warm-up, during which we will wake up pleasantly and prepare for a day-long massage practice.

9:00 – BREAKFAST

10:00 – 13:00 MOBILITY – VITALITY AND JOY IN A DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE 1, Flora Bisogno

During two meetings, we will get to know dynamic massage and learn how to make its movement smooth and the rhythm well adapted to the needs of the receiver. We will experiment how the so-called “sacred dance” can have important benefits for the nervous system, fascia and organs, as well how much is important for the therapist awareness of the body weight and posture. In the first part of the workshop, we will learn about some theoretical aspects of the fluids inside of the body.

13:00 – LUNCH BREAK

15:00 – 18:00 MOBILITY – VITALITY AND JOY IN A DYNAMIC THAI MASSAGE 2, Flora Bisogno

In the second part of the workshop, we will use the basics outlined earlier, which will enable us to work with specific techniques and practice.

18:00 – DINNER

19:30 – AIR YOGA, Asia Ochędowska

Air Yoga is a movement workshop, during which we will “fly” under the Gabrielnia’s dome with the help of a hammock. Here, the hammock will act as a partner in practice that supports and makes the positions easier to reach. The hammock will relieve our joints and help us open up and feel the lightness of the body and mind.

SATURDAY 14.05

6:00 MORNING MEDITATION, Bali

7:30 – 8:30 CHI KUNG, Bali

We invite you to a morning with Chi Kung, a method of caring for health based on Thai medicine and the Ying-Yang principle. It combines the work of the body (gentle movement or static exercises) with concentration of the mind and breathing.

8:30 – BREAKFAST

9:30 – 12:30 ABDOMEN MASSAGE, Bali

During this workshop, we will discover the areas of belly massage. We will use various points and styles of working including using our feet and elbows. After the short demo, we will practice in pairs under the supervision of our teacher.

12:30 – LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 16:00 BABY MASSAGE – SHANTALA

16:00 – 19:00 PREGNANCY IN THAI BODYWORK, BALI

In the afternoon we will focus on the topic of Thai massage and pregnancy. Bali will describe us specifics of particular trimesters, their characteristics and things we need to avoid in each period, ways to move and place the patient as well as emotional aspects of such a treatment. It will evolve into a round table discussion about everyones experiences, feelings, fears, viewpoints, moderated in an easygoing slow style, giving time for participants to digest each others questions and input.

19:00 – DINNER

20:00 – EVENING BY THE FIREPLACE/Optional Sauna

 

SUNDAY 15.05

6:30 MORNING MEDITATION

7:30 – 8:30 CHI KUNG & THAI YOGA, Hania

We invite you to a morning with a dynamic form of Chi Kung and Thai yoga. We will move on the grass using spirals, engaging the belly and enjoying the closeness of nature.

8:30 – BREAKFAST

9:30 – 12:30 SHOULDERS – NECK – BASE OF THE SKULL, Hania Łubek, Krzysztof Stefanek

We will focus here on the very important subject, which are shoulders, neck and a skull base. During this last workshop we will get to know comfortable techniques performed mostly in a sitting position and supine position. However, we will spend some time discussing about polyvagal theory, which sheds a new light on working in this area of our body.

12:30 – LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 16:00 FLUIDITY IN THAI MASSAGE, Mate Thai

A workshop exploring the topic of maintaining focus, rhythm, intensity and mindfulness in a Thai massage session, and how to work ergonomically, professionally, while maintaining a free field for intuition and “discoveries” that come to us during the massage. We will also talk about the structure of the session and how to ensure the feeling of comfort and safety when massaged.

16:00 SEE YOU AGAIN

AS all Yeshe events, we will end with a circle this time so that deep impressions can spread and benefit us and everyone.

DON’T RUSH HOME…
Stay longer if you can, even until Monday, and exchange a massage in our dome warmed with good sensations. We know from experience that it is not worth rushing and that the last afternoon / evening has a lot of charm. Since the charm depends largely on spontaneity, we do not plan the program, let’s see what happens 🙂

☀️☀️☀️ Because days in May are long, and sunrise is very early, we will start mornings with a guided meditation and warm up with Chi Kung (Bali & Hani), yoga (Flora). And after the class, many of you will be willing to fly in the hanging hammocks during air yoga with Asia Ochędowska.

THE SITE

Everything will take place in the charming Gabrielnia, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. GABRIELNIA, Classes will be held in a dome with air yoga facilities. We will also have enough common space for chats and warming teas. Nature lovers will have time for walk and will be able to jump into one of the surrounding ponds.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

DATE: 11-15.05.2022 (Wednesday evening – Sunday afternoon)

LANGUAGE: All workshops will be translated into Polish / Englishi

CAPACITY: 22 participants (+ teachers)

INVESTMENT (incl boarding):

    • early bird price by 15th March 2022: 1750 zł
    • after 15th March 2022: 1850 zł
    • Surplus version: as the event is being supported by the help of volunteers, if you feel like supporting them, you can chip in 20-50 Euro to their course cost 🙂

Account nr: Yeshe szkoła masażu tajskiego Hanna Łubek, mBank 06 1140 2004 0000 3702 8114 9562, BIC/SWIFT: BREXPLPWXXX

ACCOMMODATION: Each participant can freely decide on the place of accommodation. However, we would like to inform you that there is a possibility of accommodation in the place where the course will take place. The cost of accommodation in a dormitory room is PLN 100 / night.

Further intormation: rejestracja@yeshenuad.org

 

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May 11
End:
May 15
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Venue

Gabrielnia
Gabrielnia 7
Gabrlielnia, Świętokrzyskie 26-200 Polska
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Website:
https://gabrielnia.pl/dojazd-i-kontakt/

Organizer

Yeshe, Szkoła Masażu
Email:
info@yeshenuad.org