6 Day Yoga and Thai Massage Retreat
With Tommy Condon
Available for arrival on selected dates in 2020:
Welcome to one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Nestled between two of New Zealand’s top 10 hikes, WHY retreat offers unsurpassed views and amazing vegetarian food. It’s not surprising that this location attracts some of the best visiting yoga teachers from around the world. We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to experience the energy of Thai Yoga Massage.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE combines broad and targeted acupressure, bending, stretching and a dance of movement on the body of the receiver. The receivers joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
Your retreat includes-
Massage Therapy session (1.5 hours) -The massage begins by lying face up on a mattress on the floor wearing loose fitted clothes. No oil is involved. The recipient is encouraged to breathe mindfully in order to enter a meditative state. Many people think that Thai massage is painful but with open communication between you and your masseur the experience will be very pleasant.
Massage workshop (3 hours) – In this playful, therapeutic workshop we will start by doing some Partner Yoga work to warm our bodies up and to get to know each other a bit better. Next, the five elements of touch: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Space will be introduced. These elements make for a more interesting and satisfying massage. Finally, under Tommy’s direction you will both give and receive a one hour Thai Yoga Massage. No previous experience is necessary. You do not need a partner to join this class as long as you are comfortable partnering with another participant.
See the WHY RETREAT web page for full details and bookings.