Purusha Yoga Thai Yoga Bodywork Retreat
Traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork has been practiced for thousands of years in Thailand. Purusha Yoga School Trainings are taught in the tradition of the highly acclaimed lineage of the Sunshine Network from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Your teacher; Joy Ravelli received her certification from a leading teacher of this lineage; Fabian Scapan as well as the lineage of Kam Thye Chow. In this course you will learn the ancient meaning of Thai Bodywork which is understood to be a physical application of Metta, the Pali (and Thai) word used in Theravada Buddhism to denote 'loving kindness' - You will learn that the art is given in a meditative mood, which begins with centering and surrendering into a spiritual and healing environment. The session is given with full awareness, mindfulness, and concentration. There is a world of a difference between a massage performed in a meditative mood and a massage just done as a job. Only a practitioner working in a meditative mood can develop an intuition for the energy flow in the body and for the Prana lines. Contrary to Western-style massage, traditional Thai Yoga does not primarily work with the physical body but rather with the energy body. The kneading of muscles, which dominates in Western-style massage, is absent from Thai massage: energy points are pressed or general pressure is used instead. There is a lot of stretching involved and many exercises might well be described as 'applied Hatha Yoga' or 'applied physical Yoga'. Rather than using the term 'Thai massage', it wouldn't be a bad idea to actually call it 'Yoga massage' since that's what this art essentially is.
In this course you will learn:
- A full 2.5 hour Session of Holistic Thai Yoga Body Work Pressure Techniques that are specific to Thai Yoga Body Work
- How to channel energy and allow it to flow through you
- The art of transferring energy as a means of healing another
- Assists that may be utilized in yoga teaching
- The 5 Element approach of touch developed by Purusha Yoga
- The Essential Marma lines of energy (relates to nadis and meridians)
- The history of Thai Yoga Body Work as a spiritual and healing practice.
- Business and marketing skills
To Register: Contact Joy Ravelli and Purusha Yoga to register and for additional questions.
Standard tuition price: $750.
Kama'aina tuition price: $500.
Phone: (415) 694-8412
Email: [email protected]
For Room Reservations: Kalani Retreats Registrar
After you register with Joy, please contact Kalani's Retreats Registrar to book your room.
Phone: 808-965-0468 x120
Email: [email protected]
Online Registration Form
Kalani is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your stay here supports our mission to provide transformational experiences via nature, culture, and wellness.
Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required.
|Fees Per Person
| Treehouse Room
| Bungalow Room
| Lodge Room (Private Bath)
| Lodge Room (Shared Bath)
*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.
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Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.
Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.
Cancellations up to 7 days in advance of arrival incur a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival incur forfeiture of fees paid up to $250. No refund will be provided for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled arrival, 4:00 pm on check-in date. No refund will be provided for early departures from retreat programs. Participation in any parts of programs at Kalani Honua is completely voluntary.
Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:
- Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
- Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
- Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
- Breaks the law
- Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
- Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
For over 20 years, Joy Ravelli has led workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings. Joy is the co-owner and founder of Purusha Studio and School in San Francisco, CA. She is also the founder of the Purusha Seva Project, a non-profit organization that brings powerful yoga practices to underserved and at-risk populations throughout the Bay Area and the world. Joy brings a powerful sense of authenticity, humor, light, and natural wisdom to her classes, encouraging students to explore, discover and express their true-self (purusha) in a safe and deeply inspiring atmosphere. Joy is a Certified Yoga Therapist with a master-level of experience and knowledge in the fields of natural fitness, somatic movement, Thai yoga bodywork, martial arts, pilates, and classic yoga. She enjoys meditating and practicing with diverse people, places, animals, children, and nature while celebrating all the connected magic in this world.
Email: [email protected]