Traveldate: July 14th – 20th
in Pilio, Greece
with Christina Zanni
This training is aimed at yoga teachers who wish to enrich their class with techniques from Thai Yoga Massage and cultivate awareness of touch. It also aims at experienced yoga practitioners who want to incorporate elements from Thai Massage and partner yoga into their practice. Participants will receive the instructor’s manual as well as a 40-hour attendance certificate.
Next to two thai massage practice sessions a day, the mornings will be dedicated to practicing yoga.
In the seminar we will practice:
– Therapeutic pressure techniques from Thai massage, such as pressure with the palms, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet.
– Therapeutic movement techniques, such as rocking and harmonics that promote the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response).
– Passive stretching techniques
– Application of the above techniques in the adjustments of yoga postures and during savasana.
– Ergonomics and body posture, to lessen the fatigue during adjustments.
– Exercises on the awareness of touch and meditation on the awareness of the body.
– Daily morning asana-pranayama-meditation practice.
The seminar will take place in the beautiful forest of Pelion, at the Wild Forest Retreat center. We will spent a week off-grid, use solar energy, drink spring water, eat organic food and live in the forest, with zero air, light and sound pollution.
17.30: Meeting in Neohori, the nearest village and transfer to the land.
07.00-09.00: Meditation, Pranayama, Vinyasa Yoga
11.00-13.30: Thai Massage
17.00-19.30: Thai Massage
07.00-10.00: Practice what you’ve learned!
We create an one-hour yoga class in which we apply the techniques we’ve learned. We will work in couples, alternating the roles of student and teacher. At the end we will give and receive feedback from our couple.
10.30: Brunch and preparation for departure
Wild Forest Retreat
A peaceful and remote forest land, prepared to host retreats, workshops and seminars, inside an environment that reconnects with the natural rhythms and the beautiful world that surrounds us.
In a wild unspoiled place with zero light, sound and air pollution, with an amazing sunrise view from the sea, we built a beautiful 75m²outdoor wooden floor shala, ideal for yoga, dance, theater, music and other activities. Inside the land there are also a camping area and two small forest houses prepared with very basic amenities to host the people. It’s a unique place inside nature for resting, detachment from city habits, practice and inner development.
It is possible to stay in a tent or in an ecological house together with other participants. At the moment, it is not possible to stay in a single room.
Meals are vegetarian or vegan, made from organic ingredients and fresh vegetables from the garden. We recommend intermittent fasting or a light snack for the evening. For this reason no dinner is provided. Nevertheless, anyone who wishes, can prepare their food in the outdoor kitchen.
Christina Zanni is trained in Ashtanga Yoga, aerial acrobatics, classical indian dance Kathak as well as different modalities of ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage.
This knowledge is derived from numerous journeys to India, Thailand and Argentina, where she has been studying these disciplines.
Since 2015, she lives in Athens, offering group and individual classes, workshops and Thai Yoga Massage sessions.
– Accommodation and vegan/vegetarian meals
– Yoga Schedule and Thai massage training
– Flight Ticket to Greece
– Transportation to the retreat location
HOW TO GET TO THE RETREAT LOCATION:
The retreat place is inside the dust roads and it is not easy to find it, so there will be a meeting at the square of Neohori village with all the participants and our team members. To get to Neohori, take a bus from Athens or Thessaloniki to Volos and change there to a bus to Neohori.
November 2, 2022