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Thailand Study Abroad Adventure (Jan 29- Feb. 08, 2020)

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Thailand Study Abroad Adventure 2020:

Come join Michael & his spectacular staff (David & Meredith) in the magical Kingdom of Thailand. Our tour will take place in and around Old Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand. We will weave learning new 'Next Level' Thai Massage techniques into an exciting and restorative retreat. We will be studying with Master Thai teachers including Pichest Boonthume and his son Aon as well as with Michael. Please note that this tour is more of a 'study abroad' trip then a 'vacation.' We expect all participants to behave ethically, exhibit respect for Thai culture as well as to take full responsibility for their own experience.

Please watch this 3 minute overview filmed on location in 2018:

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Join us for 11 days and 10 nights in a Thai Massage Study Abroad Immersion... We will all stay together in a beautiful new guest house called the Eurona Botique Hotel. This resort has a swimming pool, a spa, hot showers and cool a/c. It is located in my favorite part of the 'old city' of Chiang Mai, walking distance to local markets, great health conscious restauants, fresh juice bars, temples, yoga studios and some talented Thai massage therapists. We will spend the first two days acclimating with nourishing food, relaxing massage and learning about Thai culture. There will be a monk led temple tour and a mountain excursion including cave explorations and a rejuvenating soak in private natural hot springs. Once acclimated, we will spend two days learning Michael’s ‘Next Level' Advanced Thai Massage Course. This 12 CE hour course is approved by NCBTMB and will focus on more advanced techniques and options for all of the positions from the Foundational Flow. There will be a strong emphasis on 'hand's free' techniques including using the feet and learning how to walk on the body. There will be lots of opportunity to both enhance and hone your Thai skills with one on one guidance as well lots of fantastic bodywork trades.

For the second half of the trip, we will visit with Master Pichest and his son, Aon. Together they offer the perfect combination to learning a Traditional approach to Thai Massage. Pichest, being a buddhist monk, offers sage like wisdom while encouraging his students to unlearn what they think they know, to let go of the techniques and instead to focus on the feeling of each unique moment and client. His work and his reputation is amazing to witness and very difficult to duplicate. Hi son, Aon, (on the other hand) offers very grounded and skillful techniques to unlocking pain patterns in the body. His focus is on using gravity, leverage and minimal effort, with most of his techniques being hands free and easy to learn. He will provide a 'certification course' as well as a manual and taking video is allowed. I was truly impressed with his teaching style and designed this year's trip to include more opportunity to study with him.

This year's adventure also includes a Thai cooking course, a visit to the remarkable temple of Wat Doi Saket, a traditional Thai Buddhist Wai Khru ceremony, the Chiang Mai annual flower festival, plenty of shopping opportunities at both the 'Night Market' as well as the legendary ‘Sunday Market,' and an all day hike through an Elephant Sanctuary, where we can see, bathe and feed wild elephants in their natural habitat.



Whats Included:

  • 10 nights of lodging at Eurona Botique Hotel.
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • 12 CE hours with Michael –'Next Level Thai' Training.
  • 4 days of Traditional Thai Massage study with Master Pichest & Aon.
  • Participation at a traditional Thai Buddhist Wai Khru ceremony to honor our teachers and lineage.
  • Traditonal Thai Cooking Class with a local herb and vegetable market tour.
  • All day hike through a nationally protected elephant and nature reserve.
  • Guided Yoga, Meditation and/or Movement Practices.
  • Pool Use at the Euronabotique Hotel.
  • Experience at the Chiang Mai Flower Festival
  • Local Transport to and from the Chiang Mai Airport.
  • Transport to Master Teachers Pichest and Aon.
  • Thai cuture and language classes with Meredith.
  • Monk guided tour of Temple Wat Doi Saket.
  • Sharing circles and check ins to help the group process.
  • Spontaneous song circles, laughter and unexpected synchronicity.
  • Michael, David & Meredith as your personal instructors, guides and all around trip support!

What's Not Included:

  • Transport to/from Thailand
  • Lunch and Dinner in Chiang Mai
  • All the great $10 massages you could want
  • All market purchases (Thai Pants, Jewelry, Gifts, etc)


Investment, Registration and Other Important Notes:

Investment = $1645


*** If you are interested in joining this trip, please email me directly to request an application. Once accepted, you will need to go to the 'purchase a ticket' section of this page and choose the '1st Payment' option.

Registration begins with a partially refundable deposit of $500.

An additional partially refundable deposit of $500 must be put down by July 1.

The remaining balance of $645 must be paid in full by November 1.

The above payments are all 50% refundable. If you should choose not to go, you can get a 50% refund of all deposits made to date. The other 50% would then be held as a credit towards a future trip.

• You can either purchase a ticket here or to save on Eventbrite fees, you can alternately send Michael a check for $500, to: Michael Sitzer, 14 Lookout Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 (email Michael if you are mailing a check)

There is only space for 14 participants on this trip.

Priority will be given to those who have completed Michael’s TYB Certification Training.

Partners, friends and those not interested in studying Thai Massage are welcome to join but the price is the same for all.

Everything we do on the trip is optional, you can always go explore where you are being called.

Once accepted, you will be invited to join a new Facebook page exclusively for the retreat participants. Here, all concerns can be discussed and all details worked out.

We will use the facebook page to arrange flights and itineraries so we can travel in groups.

All accommodations are shared rooms with 2 double beds. Couples can get 1 shared queen.

• Liability Waivers will be required

Travel and Health Insurance is highly encouraged.


Hope to see you in Thailand!

With Love & Metta

Michael


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