Pregnancy Thai Massage
Sep
20
to Sep 23

Pregnancy Thai Massage

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Join us for our four day training retreat in the countryside, near Barcelona. Let yourself be nurtured as we explore the power of touch to support women through pregnancy, birth and beyond!

You will learn to share a safe and effective Pregnancy Thai Massage, including techniques to ease common discomforts of each trimester, how to position mother's body for safe circulation to baby and ways to encourage deep relaxation and energetic flow in preparation for birth. This course will include techniques to ease labor and a special herbal massage treatment for postnatal abdominal healing. Gain energetic and anatomical insight into your work with new mothers. 

OmShanti is located in the beautiful countryside just north of Barcelona, easily accessible from the city and airport by train. Surrounded by olive trees and wildflowers, it's the perfect setting to connect with a group of amazing women and nurture yourself as you learn to share this sacred healing art. 

This course is perfect for massage therapists, prenatal yoga teachers, doulas, midwives or anyone who feels called to support the transition of new life coming into being!

Your training includes healthy vegetarian meals, simple shared accommodations, morning yoga and transport from the local train station.

Sample Schedule- 

Thursday:
13:00- Opening circle
13:30- Half Reclining position: open the pelvic bowl
19:00- Dinner
20:30- Evening Program

Friday:
7:45- Morning Yoga
9:00- Breakfast
10:00- Side Position: release the pelvis
13:00- Lunch
15:00- Side Position: free the ribcage
19:00- Dinner
20:30- Birth Massage: flow with the energy

Saturday:
7:45- Morning Yoga
9:00- Breakfast
10:00- Herb Gathering
11:00- Left lateral tilt position: connecting heart, spirit and baby
13:00- Lunch
15:00- Postnatal massage: Herbal Compress for abdominal healing and breastfeeding support
19:00- Dinner
20:30- Herbal Steam Bath

Sunday:
7:45- Morning Yoga
9:00- Breakfast
10:00- Final massage exchange: nurturing each other
13:00- Lunch
14:30-Closing Circle
16:00- departure

Course is taught in English with translation in Spanish and Catalan.

residential price €550

 

 

 

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Birthlight Motherhood Yoga, Barcelona
Sep
12
to Sep 17

Birthlight Motherhood Yoga, Barcelona

Birthlight On Tour is returning to Omshanti! Join us for our 6 day Teacher Training Retreat just outside Barcelona, Spain. 

This retreat includes training and 30 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Pregnancy Yoga, Birthing Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga by Sally Lomas. Micha Merrick offers an introduction to Pregnancy Thai Massage and Herbal Thai Massage as well as leading a woman’s circle and daily yoga classes.

OmShanti Yoga Studio is the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy peaceful accommodations and three delicious vegetarian meals a day. Your experience begins with dinner and opening circle Wednesday, Nov. 1 and continues for the next 5 days filled with specialized yoga classes, world renowned Birthlight training, and the beauty of Thai massage. 

Course taught in English with Spanish translation

Book with a friend and you each save €50!!!

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Spirit Weavers Gathering: Herbal Massage for Women
May
31
to Jun 4

Spirit Weavers Gathering: Herbal Massage for Women

  • CEDAR SONG SANCTUARY, Southern Oregon (map)
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Spirit Weavers Gathering is a five day celebration for Women, camped together in the forests of Oregon, celebrating cultures past and present,  a remembering and practicing of basic human skills to ensure the survival of the body and the soul. Fermenting foods, weaving, dying fabrics, creating ceremony, sharing meals at night and dreams in the morning, the making of plant medicines- singing songs, together as a community- these were the common knowledge ways and part of the simple pleasures of a life lived in balance and harmony with nature. Let us gather together as Women and share our skills in remembrance of the beauty path and an honoring of our Ancestors. 

Micha will teach:

Herbal Compress Massage: For Women's Health 

Thai Yoga Bodywork: Sacred art of Giving and Receiving

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Dynamic Thai Massage Retreat in the Redwoods with Till Heeg
Mar
12
12:30 PM12:30

Dynamic Thai Massage Retreat in the Redwoods with Till Heeg

Join Till Heeg & friends for a week of learning, growth, and meditation in the ancient redwood forests above Santa Cruz, CA as we dive together deeper into the practice of Thai Yoga Massage with study and practice of advanced Dynamic Techniques. 

Join us in Sangha for six days and seven nights of
- Daily forest bath meditation & morning yoga
- Dynamic Thai Massage Course with Till Heeg & Friends
- Chanting, Kirtan, and Camprife Songs
- Daily Shared Vegetarian Meals Included
- Optional Forest Hiking Adventures
- Thai Herbal Steam Bath
- Fire Ceremony
- Camping or Dorm Accommodations Included!
 

Micha share her knowledge of Herbal Compress Massage in a half-day workshop and teach morning yoga! 

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Thai Massage Trilogy- Santa Cruz
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Thai Massage Trilogy- Santa Cruz

The Sacred Dance of Thai Yoga Massage
February Workshop Trilogy with Micha Merrick and Adam Mednick

In this workshop trilogy totalling 12 hours of teaching over three successive Sunday afternoons, we will explore deeply several aspects of this rich and dynamic bodywork tradition: the invitation to deeply relax and the dynamic movement as a sacred dance, as well as working with medicinal herbs

Originally coming from the Ayurvedic ashrams of India and culturally adapted in the Buddhist temples Thailand, Thai Yoga Massage is a moving meditation and a natural extension of movement practice for both the giver and receiver

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BirthLight Motherhood Yoga, Mallorca
Aug
20
to Aug 26

BirthLight Motherhood Yoga, Mallorca

Join Birthlight On Tour in Mallorca for our luxury Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training Retreat. Tap into femininity, learn to support women through pregnancy birth and beyond while taking in the beauty of the UNESCO world heritage Tramuntana Mountains. S’era Vella is a rustic but luxurious villa and an ideal place to complete your 30 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Pregnancy Yoga, Birthing Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga. 

Yoga for pregnancy, birth, postnatal and babies will be taught by the inspiring Sally Lomas who shares from 25+ years of prenatal yoga experience and a true depth of wisdom.

Micha Merrick offers an introduction to Thai Massage for Pregnancy and Birth as well as special herbal abdominal massage for postnatal healing. Micha also leads specialized daily yoga classes and a powerful woman's circle.

This course teaches a philosophy of women's yoga that starts from conception and evolves through the stages of pregnancy, birth and continuing through postpartum. Asana and pranayama evolve and transform as the woman evolves on her journey- including her baby- each step of the way!

Your training will take place on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca. During your stay, we will offer you everything you need to nourish your body and soul. Each of the 7 rooms in the villa has it’s own style with a unique and cozy touch. Decorated in warm tones with Mediterranean furniture, each room includes a private bathroom with bath or shower.  

The villa property boasts splendid and extensive gardens along with a refreshing swimming pool. Spend your downtime relaxing on the sunbeds or sitting on the terrace enjoying the views. Three delicious vegetarian meals a day will fuel your body and Kirtan in the evenings will fuel your soul. A day trip into the historic center of Palma will give you a taste of the beauty and spirit of Mallorca.  

Your experience begins with lunch and an opening circle on Sunday, 20th August and continues for the next 6 days filled with specialized yoga classes, world renowned Birthlight training, and the beauty of Thai massage.  

Course taught in English

PRICING- Includes training, Birthlight Manual, daily yoga classes, evening activity, accommodation, meals, excursion to Palma

€1250- Triple Room (6 spots available)

€1450- Double Room (6 spots available)

€1700- Single Room (2 spots available)
*Single rooms are also suitable for two people to share a queen bed. Price for two in a single room is €1350 each

€950- Training and meals only- no accommodations

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, 20 AUGUST
-12:00-18:00 arrival & check-in
-13:30 Lunch
-18:30 Dinner served
-20:00 Opening Circle/ Kirtan

MONDAY, 21 AUGUST and TUESDAY, 22 AUGUST
-7:30 Yoga class
-9:00 Breakfast
-10:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-13:30 Lunch
-15:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-18:30 Dinner
-20:00 Intro to Pregnancy Thai Massage

WEDNESDAY, 23 AUGUST
-7:30 Yoga class
-9:00 Breakfast
-10:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-13:30 Lunch
-15:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-18:30 Dinner
-20:00 Women’s Circle

THURSDAY, 24 AUGUST
-8:00 Yoga class
-9:00 Breakfast
-10:30 Departure for Palma de Mallorca
-18:30 Return to S’era Vella
-19:00 Dinner
-20:30 Kirtan

FRIDAY, 25 AUGUST
-7:30 Yoga class
-9:00 Breakfast
-10:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-13:30 Lunch
-15:30 Herb Gathering
-16:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-18:30 Dinner
-20:00 Intro to Herbal/ Postnatal Thai Massage

SATURDAY, 26 AUGUST
-7:30 Yoga class
-9:00 Breakfast
-10:30 Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
-13:30 Lunch
-14:30 Departure

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Sister Moon Yoga Retreat
Aug
9
to Aug 13

Sister Moon Yoga Retreat

Join a circle of open-hearted yogini sisters practicing sacred women's yoga and thai massage. Nourish your body and spirit with four days in nature, organic food, fresh air, creative energy and deep sharing. Explore the meditative balance between connecting deeply with yourself, nurturing others and allowing yourself to be nurtured, all powerful elements of our feminine nature. 

In this retreat we will explore:

Lunar Yoga- a fluid dance-like women's practice, in the tantric hatha tradition, Kria, Asana, Mudra, Chanting and Meditation designed to free life force energy and open deeper levels of grace, intuition and self trust.

Yin Yoga- to rebalance hormones and deeply replenish your natural stores of energy. We will experience surrendering to mother earth and to root ourselves into the feminine wisdom of releasing and perceiving. Deep listening in stillness opens the gate to the inner voices of the body and soul. 

Thai Yoga Massage- learn simple thai yoga massage techniques to ease and support women health, hormonal balance, menstruation pain, fertility, pregnancy, and menopausal symptoms. Experience first hand the healing effects of this work as we learn and practice together and feel inspired to share your natural healing touch with others.

Sacred self care- Meditations, visualizations, dance, and self care practices for the female body, yoni and womb. Bring awareness to your own inner cycle of change. Understanding and honoring to the different stages of bleeding so we can reconnect with the power of the wild feminine. 

At the retreat you will have the chance to take Thai Massage Sessions during your free time. It will support you in the process to release tension and unneeded emotions through healing touch. Enjoy the support from a sister giving her energy and attention on your personal well-being and growth for 1,5 hours. 

Faciliators: 

Micha Merrick is a second generation Tantric Hatha Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula, and Thai Massage practitioner specializing in women's health care. She has studied traditional women's practice and birth wisdom with midwives and healers in Bali, Thailand and her home country of the United States. 
www.simplegraceyoga.com

Selma Schmid is a dedicated Yin Yoga Teacher and Thai Massage practitioner and teacher. Her inner call to support woman in finding their inner strength and power led her into her own femininity and body. On her journey she invites, supports and celebrates the inner female cycles with woman to create a heart and womb centered sisterhood. 
www.sensumanayoga.com

Pastoralvadi is an organic farm and retreat center in a valley of the Taurus Mountains, surrounded by fruit trees, open fields, vegetable gardens, charming natural eco-earth buildings, and the Kargı River, the perfect place to let yourself open and unwind.

Come away with a deeper connection to your feminine nature, tools to keep a home practice and inspired to share this sacred wisdom with women you love, mothers, sisters, and friends.

PROGRAM:

Arrival day:
16:00 Check in
17:00 Opening welcome circle
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Evening yoga nidra

First, second & third day:
8:00-9:00 morning yoga
9:00-10:00 breakfast
10:00-13:00 morning session
13:00 – 16:00 lunch and free time
16:00 – 18:00 afternoon session
18:00 – 19:00 yoga or free time
19:00 – 20:00 dinner
20:00 – 21:00 evening experience 

Departure day:
8:00-9:00 morning yoga
9:00-10:00 breakfast
10:00-13:00 morning session
13:00 lunch
Depart

DATES:

9th.-13th. August 2017
Start 9th. August. Arrival at 16.00. Our first gathering will take place at 17:00, we will have dinner at 19.00. 
End: 13th August after lunch at 13.00.

LOCATION: http://www.pastoralvadi.com/index_eng.aspx

Course will be held in English with Turkish translation.

PRICE:

Full tuition including Accommodation & 3 vegetarian meals is 1260TL. (313 Euro) 
Deposit for registration is 500 TL.

The Accommodation will be in 2 or multiple bedded wood, stone or mud-brick houses. You will share your room with another person. If you wish to stay with a friend please let us know in advance so we can arrange it for you.
If you prefer to stay alone, please get in contact so we can tell you the extra cost. 

For registration and any kind of information please contact SELMA SCHMID:
selma.schmid@icloud.com or 0090 530 402 6909

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BirthLight Motherhood Yoga, Greece
Jul
17
to Jul 21

BirthLight Motherhood Yoga, Greece

  • Sunshine House, Greece (map)
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Motherhood Yoga, Sunshine House Greece

Tap into femininity, learn to support women through pregnancy birth and beyond with 30 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Pregnancy Yoga, Birthing Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga. 

Yoga for pregnancy, birth and postpartum will be taught by the inspiring Sally Lomas who shares from 25+ years of prenatal yoga experience and a true depth of wisdom.

Micha Merrick offers an introduction to Thai Massage for Pregnancy and Birth as well as special herbal abdominal massage for postnatal healing!✨🌿 Micha also leads daily yoga classes and a woman's circle.

This course teaches a philosophy of women's yoga that starts from conseption, and evolves through the stages of pregnancy, birth, continuing through postpartum. Asana, pranayama evolve and transform as the woman evolves on her journey, including her baby each step of the way!

Sunshine House is a traditional, old country home and grounds of 5 generations, situated on the island of Evia, Greece. It is used as a kind of sanctuary, exploring healing techniques of the East and the West, where many may come to learn, share and grow. The aim of Sunshine House is to promote simple living and community gatherings anchored in deep spiritual practice. Enjoy peaceful accommodations and three delicious vegetarian meals a day.

Your experience begins with dinner and opening circle Sunday, July 30th and continues for the next 5 days filled with specialized yoga classes, world renowned Birthlight training, and the beauty of Thai massage. 

Course taught in English.

Book with a friend and you each save €50!!!


€850- Early Bird Price (Ends May 1)
Includes training, Birthlight Manual, accommodation, meals
€1050- Regular Price (Begins May 2)
Includes training, Birthlight Manual, accommodation, meals

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THAI YOGA DOULA, introduction to labor-support
Feb
22
2:00 PM14:00

THAI YOGA DOULA, introduction to labor-support

Are you feeling called to tap into your own femininity and support the women of your comunity? This experiential workshop will explore the power that we have as women to support our sisters. Women who feel supported in pregnancy and birth often have healthier birth outcomes and feel happier and more empowered in motherhood. Discover how your own personal massage and/or yoga practice makes you naturaly primed to offer this kind of loving support as we explore hands on techniques, movements from Yoga and Thai Massage to support a healthy gentle birth experience.
 

contact: micha@simplegraceyoga.com

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Thai Massage Basic Course
Jul
24
to Aug 10

Thai Massage Basic Course

Thai Massage with Laurino, Bali, and yoga with Micha , Krishnalaka Budapest

Immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle as you learn to share traditional Thai Yoga Massage. Morning yoga with Micha will open your intuition, fluidity and grace. Daily practice offers and experiential understanding of the subtle life force, while strengthening your body, mind and heart to share this beautiful healing art. 

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