Blue Lotus goes to Thailand every year to study with a variety of master practitioners. This Thai bodywork teaching trip is designed give you access to a wide variety of teachers and teachings in and around the northern city of Chiang Mai. You will study with Pichest Boonthumme for two weeks and you will study with many other teachers and monks who will give their take on Thai bodywork, Thai medicine, Buddhism, meditation, and indiginous healing practices. As you meet these teachers, you will see the connections between Thai bodywork and the basic Buddhist philosophy, history, and culture that supports it. In truth, so many aspects of Thailand are intertwined in the physical practice and this trip will open your eyes to all those things that are embedded in this unique and surprising practice of healing touch.
To give a general overview, we have created a trip that gets off the beaten tourist track and puts you in touch with people and places rarely seen by farang (the Thai word for foreigner). Check out the blog from the 2015 Adventure
This 3 week journey will take you into the heart of Thai massage and Thai medicine as it is currently practiced by some of the masters in the field, as well as many lesser known Thai doctors and massage practitioners. We will combine this with a profound look into the rich and varied culture of Northern Thailand.
Northern Thailand is a beautiful region replete with a complex cultural heritage. The Golden Triangle is a meeting point for the cultures of ancient Thailand, Myanmar, China, Laos and the hilltribe peoples who migrated from as far as Tibet in the past 1,000 years.
Learn the roots of Thai massage, which combine techniques of the Khmer and Thai cultures for working with the physical body, the herbal and 4 element knowledge of Indian Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Lanna (Northern Thai) traditions of spirit healing and shaman work, as well as the influences of Buddhist meditation and ritual.
Check out all the juicy details about our last trip to Thailand on our blog.