14 days JUNGLE YOGA with Thai-Yogamassage
The course includes cave trekking and partly teaching in the cave where we sleep also during these days.
It includes an excursion to the biggest flower of the world – the Raflesia and a 3-days trek to see Orang Utans as well. During the second trek we will sleep in small camps beside a river. We will do asanas, pranayama (breathing technics), meditation etc. on the treks, adjusting to nature. At the end you have the unique possibility to learn for one day about medicine plants of the jungle with one of the experienced senior masters.If you love to be part of nature and you are able to stay in a basic way and reduce luxiory to a minimum, this course is perfect for you!
- Arrival: 17th of September 2014
- Course: 18th – 29th of September 2014
Price: 1100 Euro
Everything is included in the price – transport, accommodation, food, cave trekking and trekking to see Orang Utans. Excluded are any kind of extra drinks like beer, coke etc.
- Simulap in North-Sumatra at the border of “Gunung Leuser National Park”. About 2 hours away from Bukit Lawang.
- Guesthouse “Jungledream-Basecamp” which is situated at a small river.
- Bukit Lawang, as well at the border of “Gunung Leuser National Park”, guesthouse still open
- The airport is Medan.
More about the Guesthouse:
Bobby and Efri from Indonesia with the helping hand of Sheena from Germany have 2 small rooms which need to be shared for the course. One bigger room is in preparation, but without guarantie to be ready until september. There are hammocks and matrasses on the ground. For recharging any batteries etc. you need to walk 20 minuts to the hotsprings, or maybe Bobby could take it for you. The place is very remote, so the last hour we need to drive off-road by motorbike. For this reason we would like you to arrive until 1pm at the airport. If you should come the day before, we’ll pick you up at your hotel. (www.jungledreambasecamp.com)
Course info: The course includes purification (shatkarmas), asanas, how to support flexibility in the asanas by basics of Thaimassage and partnerwork, different kinds of meditation, mantras and Indian philosophy, tuning into nature.
- day 1: arrival and bath in hot springs, walk to the house
- day 2-4: teaching in “jungledreambasecamp”
- day 5: after purification, yogaclass and breakfast we start for trekking to the cave with a stop at a beautiful waterfall for swimming, asanas and meditation at the waterfall. … meditation, dinner and mantras…. night in the cave
- day 6: full day teaching in the cave, night in the cave
- day 7: Yoga in the cave, breakfast, … with luck and without clouds we can observe a magic blue ray of light falling through the entrance in the morning, …. mantra singing… and Yogatrek through the beautiful surounding cavesystem and way back to “jungledreambasecamp”
- day 8: morning Yoga, transport to Bukit Lawang after breakfast, free time, optional walk to the best swimming place, evening meditation or yoganidra.
- day 9: excursion to the biggest flower of the world – the raflesia. ( 99% it is blooming in september, so we hope to be lucky!) asanas in nature, eveningmeditation or yoganidra.
- day 10-12: 3-days yogatrek to see Orang Utans , asanas, meditation, mantras in nature ….,yoganidra, 2 nights in a camp at the jungleriver. Back to Bukit Lawang.
- day 13: Yoga, teaching about medicineplants of the jungle – daytrip, meditation in between, ……
- day 14: transport back to the airport, or – off course – you could go to other places on your own.
Thai-Yogamassage – what is it?
The official name in Thailand is “Nuad Thai”. Traditional Thaimassage (TTM) dates back to the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago. The massage is given on the full body, no oil is used and you are wearing the same clothes as if doing Yoga. Because of it’s familiarity with Yoga some people name it “Yoga-Massage” or even “Yoga for lazy people..”. Several Yoga-Asanas you will find in the TTM. The masseur helps with pressure and weight of his own body to achieve good stretchings.
The other part of TTM which shows the connection with Yoga and Ayurveda is pressing the energy-lines of the body. These lines are called “Sen” in TTM, “Nadis” in Yoga and Ayurveda and “Meridians” in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In order to balance body and mind the free flow of “Prana” (life energy) in these channels will be arranged. Further influence of TCM is to be seen in the “wind concept”. Specific points called “wind channels” (like main intersections of Nadis) are pressed for a longer time and released very slowly afterwards. The effect can be very strong – like a tide wave going through the body.
TTM can be given at every age and – with the exception of some diseases – at every point of physical fitness and flexibility.