Fri, May 24 | Om Oasis Retreat Center

Thai Medicine Immersion with Nephyr Jacobson

An immersive weekend in theoretical and practical self care, bodywork, and medicinal foods from the Thai healing tradition.
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Time & Location

May 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – May 27, 2019, 1:00 PM
Om Oasis Retreat Center, 2755 Fern Flat Rd, Aptos, CA 95003, USA

About the Event

Introduction to Thai Medicine

An immersive weekend in theoretical and practical self care, bodywork, and medicinal foods from the Thai healing tradition.

In this lovely weekend workshop we will immerse ourselves in the study of a variety of aspects of traditional Thai medicine as it has historically been practiced. We will focus on Thai medical theory in lecture, conversation, and hands on experiential application to bodywork and self care. In this way we will learn how everything from massage to meditation, and from exercising to eating dinner, is rooted in the elements of earth, water, fire, wind, and space through the lens of the Thai medical system.

In this Thai medicine sampler held in the beautiful Om Oasis retreat center, we will:

• Learn what traditional Thai medicine is, where it comes from, and what it encompasses.

• Learn a set of Thai bodywork techniques for alleviating pain and tension in the neck and shoulders.

• Participate in a daily Thai healing arts traditional ceremony.

• Learn range of motion exercises and self massage from the ancient Thai self care system, reusi da ton.

• Do Thai element meditations.

• Eat healthy meals together while discussing how the foods we eat affect our elemental balance.

• And come to understand ourselves and others through a holistic healing system that is anchored in the Buddhist practices of goodwill, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.

Please note that the instructor has the ability, as all instructors should, to change the curriculum in order to meet the needs and abilities of the students.

And here is a bio

Nephyr Jacobsen is a student, practitioner, teacher, researcher, and writer on the subject of traditional Thai medicine and is the director and founder (and floor sweeper and sheet washer) of The Naga Center, School of Traditional Thai Massage and Medicine in Portland Oregon and author of two books on Thai medicine.

Nephyr has been a massage therapist since she was 21 years old (she was born in ’ 9, so you can do the maths). She has been traveling to Thailand regularly since 1998 to study Thai bodywork, and the larger umbrella of traditional Thai medicine, and she and her family lived in Thailand for two years from 2012-2014. She is a research maven dedicated to understanding how Thai medicine has been historically practiced in Thailand prior to modern adaptations and shares her findings in an effort to assist in the preservation of traditional knowledge. She has infinite gratitude to all of her teachers, and specifically to her primary Teacher, Tevijjo Yogi.

http://www.nagacenter.org/teachers

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