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28 Days Thai Massage and Yoga Retreat Laos

  • Thai Massage Circus, Luang Prabang, Laos


Yoga and Thai Massage Circus in Laos

Thai Massage Circus invites you to this retreat, course, and immersion created for friends, teachers, and practitioners of Thai massage to gather together and share their expertise, skills, and love of this beautiful art in Laos. With the guidance of highly experienced massage therapists and yoga teachers, you will deepen your practice surrounded by a magical land in a wonderful location.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Thai massage classical routine
  • Thai massage and pregnancy teachings
  • Anatomy and bio mechanics classes
  • Major Thai massage principles
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 23 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat you will stay either in a private or a shared accommodation. Thai Massage Circus offers the possibility to stay in a confortable tent at the camp or in a traditional teck, big Lao house in a shared big room with electricity, a bathroom, hot showers, and a toilet. You may also choose to stay in an individual bamboo happy jungle hut along the rivers with no electricity or water. All options include a pillow, blankets, and a sleeping mat.

This retreat will be held at Thai Massage Circus in Luang Prabang, Laos. Thai Massage Circus is located in northern Laos. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the village from Luang Prabang and this magical land is set between two streams with a series of small waterfalls.

Nearby places

  • Kuang Si village - 10 minutes
  • Luang Prabang - 50 minutes
  • 1 daily yoga and meditation class
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Course tuition
  • Daily Thai massage lessons
  • Ground transportation to Luang Prabang on days off

During this course, you will experience daily yoga classes, daily intensive workshops and lessons on extensive knowledge about Thai massage, Thai flying circus practice and Acro yoga workshops, and plenty time to relax in the surroundings.

The course includes one day and a half of rest every week; Wednesday afternoon and Saturday are off. This retreat is dedicated to anybody who has some previous experience in Thai massage and feel like joining a long and intense immersion and training.


Major Thai massage principles

  • Learn from several highly experienced Thai and international Thai massage masters and yoga teachers


  • Palpatory anatomy workshop
  • Applied anatomy to Thai massage practice

Bio mechanics

  • 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
  • Case studies in small groups

Therapeutics points

  • Contribution from Thai massage points therapy, Shiatsu, and traditional Chinese medicine

Thai massage classical routine

  • Basic technics improvement and interest of the routine
  • Free your hands and develop your own Thai massage

Thai massage and pregnancy

  • Benefits and contraindication during pregnancy
  • Specifics problems like sciatica and circulatory problems

Osteopathy teachings

  • Concept of general osteopathic treatment
  • Internal organs routine
  • Cracking or not cracking

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:15 - 06:30 Wake up
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:15 - 08:15 Yoga class
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Thai massage class
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Thai massage class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Free time followed by noble silence until the end of meditation next morning

Group size

Maximum 40 students

Seasonal information

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

Mobile / communication information

Thai Massage Circus does not have internet connection. They have telephone network coverage on the land but you are encouraged to enjoy the immersion in nature and respect the retreat space by using your phones mindfully or not at all.

Electricity information

Electricity on the land for charging electronic devices is available.

What to bring

  • A torch
  • Organic soap and shampoo
  • Swimming gear
  • Yoga mat

Passport / visa

You can get a visa at the airport, at the border in Thaïland and Laos, an in Nong Kai when you arrive. The price is approximately 30 USD. You'll be asked for one identification picture and it can be done in the airport too. You can extend easily and immediately your visa in Luang Prabang at tourist immigration from few days up to one month. Price is approximately 2 USD per day of extension.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Thai Massage Circus, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

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During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious healthy meals. Thai Massage Circus offers vegetarian meals based on good natural and local products. You can ask for a particular diet in case you have allergies. They serve eggs few times a week.

  • Enjoy Kirtan and chanting
  • Participate contact dance sessions
  • Relax in the herbal sauna
  • Take part in fire circles
  • Visit Kuang Si village
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Swimming nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River
  • Yoga deck
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Laundry
  • Local market

Luang Prabang, Laos

The vision of the Thai Massage Circus is to create a space for friends, teachers, and practitioners of Thai massage to gather together and share their expertise.

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from US$2,400

28 days / 27 nights


Arrival: Monday February 6, 2017
Departure: Sunday March 5, 2017


Arrival: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Departure: Sunday, March 1, 2015

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