WELCOME TO THE THAI MASSAGE CIRCUS

JANUARY 28 to FEBRUARY 23   / Luang Prabang – Lao 

The Circus homeland is an enchanted little paradise land, with natural pools of fresh cristal water, sunshine and bamboo shades, tropical flowers and rare butterflies..

We originally planted lots of trees and bamboos, that have grown into a wild tho beautiful botanical garden.

Over the years, we have built a tiny village with the help of our Hill Tribe neighbours. We used only natural traditional building materials to build the main structures..such as a Lao herbal steam Sauna and a beautiful central wooden Sala where we practice and play.


Since 2008, hundreds of students have come from all over the world to study in-depth Thai Massage and transform their practice.
With time, The Circus has become not only a reknown course for learning Thai massage, but also a place for self-transformation and realisation.

Our teaching program will explore diverse aspects of the practice.
You will be guided and supported by several experimented teachers.

Ultimately, we hope to reveal the artist within every student!

Together as a tribe, what we really create is Connection


Arno LHermitte

Registration is still open for the 2024 Thai Massage Circus!

Join the annual Thai Massage gathering in Northern Laos

WHEN

From January 28th to February 23rd, 2024.

Traveling day and gathering on January 28th, in front of Jooma Bakery in Luang Prabang, at 1pm.

Closing circle on February 23rd in the morning, followed by departures to town or airport ..

WHERE

The Circus land is located 1km before the famous Kuang Si waterfalL in Luang Prabang province in Northern Laos. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the village from Luang Prabang.

FOR WHOM

Anyone who has some previous experience in Thai Massage and feel like joining along an intense one-month immersion.

HOW LONG

Four weeks training, 6.30 hours of Thai massage class per day. Morning Daily optional meditation and yoga practice. Pause on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays.

WITH WHO

Several highly experienced international teachers.

HOW MANY

Every year for the past decade, the Circus gathers a big family with a maximum of 40 students.

PRICE

The price is 2600€, for the whole 4 weeks residential training.

A deposit of 600€ is required to book your spot.

The cost includes the course fee, acommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day, sauna twice a week, and the training manual.

The circus provides sleeping mats, blankets, pillows and tents. Bring your own sheets. The price is identical if you decide to stay in the big teck houses, a hut or a tent…first registered, first served !

The Circus Village is located close to Luang Prabang , by the famous Kuang Sii waterfall.

Immerse your spirit in a One-month Thai Massage experience. Take part in morning meditation and daily yoga. Enjoy cold rivers, warm fire, herbal steam sauna, delicious vegetarian meals, and countless moments of joy…

TRAINING PROGRAM

Major Thai massage principles
The Thai Massage Circus principles are the essence, the core of the practice. Those principles are here to highlight the «how to do» rather than the «what to do ». Therefore principles lead to freedom!

This art of the practice became part of the foundation for many schools around the world, with Arno’s famous keys-words, such as «Perfect fit », « Nest the touch » , « skin credit », etc..

Energy line system

Overall presentation and therapeutic applications of the energy line system in Thai Massage.

Major Thai massage principles
The Thai Massage Circus principles are the essence, the core of the practice. Those principles are here to highlight the «how to do» rather than the «what to do ». Therefore principles lead to freedom !

This art of the practice became part of the foundation for many schools around the world, with Arno’s famous keys-words, such as «Perfect fit », « Nest the touch » , « skin credit », etc..

Energy line system

Overall presentation and therapeutic applications of the energy line system in Thai Massage.

Anatomie
•Anatomy of the movement : functional anatomy, landmarks and palpation.
•Applied anatomy to Thai Massage practice

Biomechanics 

• Types and classification of joints in the body
•Axes and movements of the major joints of the body.
•Spine particularities

• Anatomy of the movement: functional anatomy, landmarks and palpation.
•Applied anatomy to Thai Massage practice

Biomechanics 

•Types and classification of joints in the body
•Axes and movements of the major joints of the body.
•Spine particularities.

Clinical approach 

• Indications and limits of Thai Massage practice
• Therapeutic case studies in small groups

Thai massage and pregnancy 

• Benefits and contraindications during pregnancy

• Specific cases and ailments (sciatica, circulatory problems, etc..)


Contribution of Osteopathy


• Presentation of structural and functional osteopathic approach
• Joints therapy
• Internal organs routine
• Myofacial sphere

Optional 

• Daily morning meditation and yoga practice
• Several workshops: dance, water therapy, and AcroYoga..

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

From January 28th to February 23rd (Jan 28th and Feb 23rd are arriving and departure dates)

A deposit of 600€ is due at registration to book your spot.
The total cost of the course is 2600€.
The flight and personal extra expenses are not included.
Space is limited so you may register as early as posible to ensure your spot !

Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to any future Circus edition.

06:15 am – Bell wake up !
06:30 am to 07:00 am – Meditation
07:15 am to 08:15 am  – Yoga class
08:30 am to 10:00 am – Breakfast & free time
10:00 am to 01:00 pm –  T.M class
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm – Lunch & rest
03:00 pm to 06:30 pm – T.M class
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm – Dinner
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm – Free time to rest or optional evening activities on the land : herbal sauna (twice a week) , kirtans (chanting), fire circle, contact dance, acro-yoga… The teaching platform is always open for late practice and sharing.

After 10 pm, we respect NOBLE SILENCE until the end of meditation the next morning.

The course includes 1 day and a half to rest every week :
Wednesday afternoon and Saturday are off.

Free transportations are provided for everyone on these days to go and back from Luang Prabang.
Our big “Tuk-Tuk” (truck) :

  • leave at 1.30 pm and are back at 7 pm every Wednesday
  • leave at 10 am and are back at 7.30 pm every Saturday

All accomodations are at the same price, you choose upon registration. (“First registered, first served”!)

The circus camp offers 4 types of accomodations :

  • individual tent
  • individual happy bamboo hutt (no electricity or water)
  • double river bamboo bungalows for couples or friends (electricity but no water)
  • shared traditional teak Lao houses (large rooms with 3 beds, electricity, bathroom, hot shower and toilet) 

All accomodations include pillow, blankets and sleeping mats. 

* a torch (important)
* a yoga mat ( we have some basic ones but bring your own is better)
* swimming suits
* towels for river bathing and shower
* your own sheets to go with blankets we provide  

The weather is usually dry and sunny during this season. But it gets quite chilly at night and in the early morning.

Our kitchen team is doing the miracle of serving three healthy meals a day in the jungle, based on good natural and local products. When booking please inform us if you follow a particular diet, if you have allergies and so on..
The Circus kitchen is vegetarian, creative and delicious. We serve eggs (separately) on regular basis.

Upon arrival you will get a one month visa, which costs about 30$ (usd) or the equivalent in Thai Baths. You will be asked one passport photo that can be taken in the airport.
The circus Team will take care of renewing your visa during the course.

Kuang Sii village is only a ten minutes walk from the Circus camp, with spectacular waterfalls, small restaurants, groceries, tuk-tuks…
The circus organises laundry service twice a week with our lao team.
We have electricity on the land for charging electronic devices.

Send us a message,
lets talk about the Circus!

WHATSAPP
Arno LHermitte +33749360348

EMAIL
info@thaimasagecircus.org 

MORE THAN A TRAINING,
A LIFE EXPERIENCE

Major Thaï massage principles

· Several highly experienced Thai and international
· Thai Massage masters and Yoga teachers

Anatomy

· Palpatory anatomy workshop
· Applied anatomy to Thaï massage practice

Biomechanics

· Types and classification of joints in the body
· Axes and movements of the major joints of the body
· Spine particularities

Therapeutics points

· Contribution from Thaï massagepoints therapy, Shiatsu and Traditionnal Chinese Medecine (TCM)

What can we learn from osteopathy ?

· Concept of general free osteopatic treatment
· Internal organs routine
· Cracking or not cracking?

Clinical approach

· Indications and limits of Thaï massage practice
· Case studies in small groups

Thaï massage and pregnancy

· Benefits and contraindication during pregnancy
· Specifics ailments (sciatica, circulatory problems, etc)

Thaï massage classical routine : a blessing or a curse ?

· Basic technics improvement and interest of the routine
· Free your hands and develop your own Thaï massage

AcroYoga
work shops

· Several acro yoga work shops
· Yoga teachers

Carring
community life

· People from all around the world
· Share knowledge and experiences with people passionate by body work

And more surprises

We'll enjoy our free time mixing everybody's hobbies