This 6-day program is designed for intermediate and advanced practitioners with previous experience in Thai Massage, looking for expanding their horizons and searching for new inspiration. Step by step, students will be guided to improve their ability to listen, palpate, feel and treat throughout the whole body. (we strongly recommend attending a basic course before, to take the most out of this unique journey).
A Thai Massage course is always a spiritual experience that combines meditation, yoga, and the practice of loving-kindness. A communion between two human beings, a co-created dance of mindful touch and presence. The way we move, the way we breathe, the way we contact and connect, the way we hold space and allow healing to happen… is the ancient art of Thai Yoga Massage.
COVID-19: During Covid, Shambala is able to hold retreats for a limited number of guests. We have a flexible cancellation policy. We are carefully following all government regulations and are in a continuous conversation with Skinnskattebergs’ Kommun to ensure that we are doing the best we can to make this a safe experience for you. For more information on how we are dealing with Covid, please visit our Covid page.
Osteopathy is based on a crystal clear vision of Anatomy, Physiology, and body mechanics… and aims to bring back vitality and mobility in the areas where it is most needed. Through our ability to listen and touch our patients with softness and precision, tapping into our unlimited curiosity, we can help restore balance and create a platform where healing can unfold.
We are excited and enthusiastic to share effective methods such as Reciprocal Tension, Functional Exaggeration, Hoover, Inhibition, Recoil,
Rebound, Pumping, GOT, etc… We will also provide a first introduction to the Cranial Field (Cranio-Sacral therapy) and osteopathic treatment of the organs (kidneys, mesentery, liver, spleen, heart… )
The underlying mission of this course is to get together and develop our ability to have a meaningful dialogue with the structure under our hands. We learn this new language and we can deeply touch bones, joints, muscles, fascias, organs, etc… We become very specific, without losing a global holistic approach.
At the end of the course, you will receive an international diploma as Thai yoga masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
07.00 – 07.30 Meditation
07.30 – 09.00 Yoga
07.30 – 09.00 Silent Breakfast and break
10.30 – 13.00 Practice
13.00- 16.00 Succulent vegan lunch buffet & break
16.00 – 19.00 Practice
19.00 – 20.00 Delicious vegan evening meal
20.00 – 21.30 Time for sauna, dip in the lake and rest
CHECK IN on the 28th June at 4 pm
CHECK OUT on the 4 July at 3 pm
You can view our accommodation options below.
Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option.
For more information on our rooms and facilities, please visit our The Place page.
Twin Bedroom Shared
Triple Bedroom Shared
Soulpad Glamping Tent (double bed) – lake view, heating and electricity
meet the team
I started my spiritual journey in 2005 with a family trip to India that became eye-opening. Soon later I quit my job as a sports commentator and jumped on a second flight to India… and the journey began. Together with my sister Mireia and my brother Wari we launched the Omshanti Yoga Studio (2006) and, later on, the Barcelona Yoga Conference (2011). The path has been blessed with lessons and many inspiring friends. My first Yoga teacher from the mountains (Soma), he opened the doors. The AcroYoga founders Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein… with them, we went on a worldwide misión to make everybody FLY and Connect. Thai Massage was like a homey feeling from the start (2007) and at the end of the day, the one practice that stole my heart 🙂
I have been blessed with amazing Thai Massage teachers, each of them with unique qualities. The calmness of Hironori Ikeda, the dedication and determination of Laurino Bertelli, the purity and endurance of Dayalu, the brilliance of the OsteoThai founders David Lutt & Arno L’Hermitte, the humbleness and strong roots of Itzhak Helman, the unseen world revealed by Kaline Alayna-Kelly, and the Sangha spirit, generosity and joy from KrishnaTakis and Kerys at the Sunshine House in Evia, Greece.
At the moment, I am engaged in a 5-year Osteopathy program at SICO (Switzerland), and it’s blowing my mind.
And one last thing… I LOVE to sing to Krishna 🙂
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“”This is where the magic happens – together, with open hearts in beautiful nature.”
How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.