Translation“We invite the spirit of our Founder, theFather Doctor Shivago, who comes to usthrough his saintly life. Please bring to us theknowledge of all nature, that this prayer(mantra) will show us the true medicine of theUniverse. In the name of this mantra, werespect your help and pray that through ourbodies you will bring wholeness and health tothe body of our client.”
History & Theory• Origins• Main Characteristics• Theory• Purpose and Benefits• Additional Applications
Origins• 2,500 year-old system• From north India(today’s Nepal)• Developed by Dr. ShivagoKomarpaj (Indian name:Dr. Jivaka Kumara Bhaccha)• Dr. Shivago was the Buddha’spersonal physician• Based on Ayurvedic medicine and Buddhist teachings
Main Characteristics• Use of body weight, not muscular strength• Meditation in movement• Passive yoga• Work on energy lines and points• Skeleton realignment (chiropractic style)
Purpose & Benefits• Energy balance – individual and universal• Deep relaxation• Tension & blockages release• Increased flexibility & vitality• Improved range of motion & circulation• Stimulation of internal organs• Relief of pain & degenerative conditions• Improvement of neurological functions• Promotion of inner peace
Basic postures• Practitioner’smovements• Practitioner’s stance• Thumb pressuretechnique• Working with breath
Thumb pressure technique Incorrect: Incorrect: applying Correct: hyperextension pressure with the tip of use the pad ofcan lead to injury to the thumb can cause the thumb when the practitioner discomfort to the patient applying pressure
PracticeThai massage alsoinvolves a pro-found relaxationand creativity forthe therapist, ashe can use manydifferent parts ofhis own body toperform the mas-sage, thus avoi-ding strain, injury, fatigue, or bore-dom.
2012 Training Schedule & Language• Level 1: two week-ends in September: Sept. 1 - 2 AND Sept. 8 - 9• Level 2: two week-ends in September: Sept. 15 - 16 AND Sept. 22 - 23• All classes are conducted in English and Spanish
Fees• Course fee for EACH level: US $170 (300,000 COP). Includes training manual, and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.• Stay at the Ashram: US $17 (30,000 COP) per night, including all meals.
Place of TrainingHariharananda’s Garden of Humanity ashram Subachoque (near Bogota), Colombia
Contact and RegistrationClasses are limited to 14 students per level Register early to reserve your place.Contact: Agustina Martin Giri +57 (300) 718-3791 email@example.comWeb: www.art-of-peace.org
About the Instructors• Yogi Sarveshwarananda Giri (David Vachon) –Chief instructor.Licensed in Chinese Medicine, Neuro-LinguisticProgramming, and Massage Therapy, andTraditional Thai Massage Therapy.• Agustina Martin Giri – Assistant instructor.Certified in Reiki Therapy, and Traditional ThaiMassage Therapy.
Yogi Sarveshwarananda GiriYogi Sarveshwarananda Giri (David Vachon)completed all levels of training at theShivagakomarpaj Thai Massage School inChiangmai, Thailand in 1994, 2010 and 2011:•Thai Massage Levels 1 & 2 (60 hours)•Thai Therapy Massage Levels 3 and 4 (60 hours)•Thai Foot Massage (12 hours)•Thai Herbal Hot Compress (12 hours)•Teacher Assistant (36 hours)
Agustina Martin GiriAgustina Martin Giri completed her training at theShivagakomarpaj Thai Massage School inChiangmai, Thailand in 2011:•Thai Massage Levels 1 & 2 (60 hours)•Thai Therapy Massage Levels 3 (30 hours)•Thai Foot Massage (12 hours)
In gratitude…Our deepest thanks and love to the director,Mr. Parawat Poungpiam, and to all ourteachers at the Shivagakomarpaj School (OldMedicine Hospital) in Chiangmai, Thailand. Tel: +66 (53) 275-085 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thaimassageschool.ac.th
Credits• Illustrations from slides 16, 30 and 34 taken from the book “Traditional Thai Yoga” by Enrico Corsi and Elena Fanfani• Illustrations from slides 17-19, 22-29, 31 and 35-36 taken from the book “Thai Yoga Massage” by Kam Thye Chow• Illustrations and photos from slides 6, 8-14, 20, 31, and 37-45 taken from the book “Thai Massage Manual” by Maria Mercati• Illustrations from slides 2 and 15 taken from the manual “Handbook for Basic Massage Course” by the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj• Illustration from slide 21 taken from the book “Nuad Bo-Rarn: Ancient Massage of Thailand” by Chongkol & Atchrara Setthakorn