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6 Days Certified Thai Yoga Massage Course and Yoga Retreat in Varadero, Cuba

Carretera de Las Morlas, Varadero, Cuba

Massage course in a 4 Star Hotel Cuba

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Cuba.

What better way to learn Thai massage than in the "island of contrasts, Cuba", while enjoying the beautiful beach of Varadero, discovering the architecture, music, the lived life of Havana and practicing yoga and meditation. Everyone can join, learn and receive the health benefits of this “Healing Ancient Thai Massage Technique Course”. Tradition tells us that this technique was given to the world by a physician in India who was a contemporary of the Buddha named Shivago Komarpaj.

This course is for aspirants and wellness enthusiasts, who want to make their vision a reality. Guenther Schauer, a certified Thai massage instructor, educated at ITM Thailand, one of the most prestigious Thai massage training schools will be the one to teach the course and examine the participants. Guenther will teach the concepts of meridians, energy lines or Sen, Yin and Yang, the practical aspects such as stretching, acupressure points, proper use of body weight and techniques with thumbs, palms, elbows, and feet.

You will learn the basics of a Thai professional massage or the Nuad Boran practice and upon completing the course you will receive an international certification issued directly by ITM Chiang Mai / Thailand Massage School.

After finishing this course, you will know how to:

  • Perform an effective up to 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes Thai massage.

The concept of meridians, energy lines or Sen, Yin, and Yang are all introduced. This course covers practical aspects such as stretches, acupressure points, proper use of body weight and techniques using thumbs, palms, elbows, and feet. You will learn the foundation of a professional Thai Massage or Nuad Boran practice. Nuad Bo - Rarn means “Ancient Massage” and this Thai Massage is beneficial to an extraordinarily wide range of people. Because of its effectiveness in inducing deep rest and relaxation. It is beneficial to anyone in need of stress reduction or stress-related disorders.

With its unique use of stretching movements, it is useful for everyone who would benefit from increased flexibility. The combination of these attributes places Nuad Bo - Rarn Thai Massage in a unique position as a healing therapy. Taking this course will change the way you take care of your health and increase healthy habits in your life. In the course, a brief history, the nine keys, ethics, and methods will be taught. Also, six points like yoga, acupressure, meditative, exercise, reflexology, and healing arts will be explained.

Meet the instructors

Günther
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Highlights

  • Discover the benefits of Thai massage
  • Explore the methods and ethics of Nuad Bo - Rarn Thai massage
  • Learn how to protect yourself when you give and receive Thai massage
  • Personalized and customized trip adapted to your needs and preferences
  • Get an International Certificate from ITM Massage School in Thailand
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All meals included

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Internet access
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be staying at Beach All Inclusive Resort in Varadero and Casa Particular in Havana.

Varadero

Varadero is a relatively exclusive part of Cuba, abundant with private hotels, gorgeous beaches and the country's only full golf course. The fantastic beaches with clear turquoise warm water make this an island lovers paradise.

Havana

you will stay in a colorful and cozy Casa Particular located in one of the most popular neighborhoods. Share and discover the Cuban idiosyncrasies

Program

This course will be held so-called “Blue Beach of Cuba”, Varadero, a city almost surrounded by water located at Hicacos Peninsula, only a two-hour drive away Havana. Besides its 22 kilometers of white powder-fine beaches, it has other natural attractions such as caves, virgin keys and incredible seascapes in its western part.

Day 1: Welcome to Cuba and Introduction to Thai Massage in Varadero Beach

  • Today you will arrive in Cuba and your instructors Guenther is welcoming you

On this day the classes of your Thai massage certificate course will begin.

  • Wai Kru ceremony and Introduction to Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage
  • Warming up the body and foot massage
  • It's time to savor the exquisite dishes of Cuban cuisine. Lunch break.
  • Do not stop trying our "Ropa Vieja" or Stuffed Bananas "Stuffed Tostones"
  • Practice / Demonstration
  • Daily mantra and practice
  • Free time to enjoy the amazing secrets that Cuba hides

Day 2: Legs Massage and Stretching

  • Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at one of the resort's restaurants
  • The Nine "W" Keys of Nuad Bo - Rarn Thai massage
  • SEN energy lines of leg*Leg massage and stretching
  • Practice / demonstration

You still do not know our "Moors and Christians"? I invite you to savor them during today's lunch. Accompany them with some Cuban tamales, Delicious! Lunch break at the resort.

  • Practice / demonstration
  • Practice and daily mantra
  • Free time to enjoy the beach

Day 3: The Six, plus One points of Nuad Bo - Rarn Thai Massage

  • Delight in a healthy and delicious buffet breakfast at one of the resort's restaurants
  • Daily mantra and Yalorde Yoga Afro Cuban fusion warm up
  • 6 points + 1 of Thai massage
  • Leg massage and stretching
  • Practice / demonstration

Today, we invite you to try our special dish, "El ajiaco". It is considered the national dish of Cuba, not only for its more than 500 years of history but also because it represents the intense mix of our culture. Not for fun is used as the favorite metaphor to describe our idiosyncrasy followed by lunchtime.

  • Practice / demonstration
  • Practice and daily mantra

Nothing compared to the beautiful and warm sunsets of the beach Varadero. Join our sunset yoga class and revitalize while connecting with your inner being.

Day 4: Abdomen (Hara) and Chest Massage

  • Enjoy a delicious and healthy breakfast buffet in one of the restaurants of the resort
  • Daily mantra and yoga warm up
  • 89 W Keys of Thai massage
  • Abdomen (Hara) and Chest Massage
  • Practice / demonstration

"Yucca with Mojo" is a typical dish of our Cuban cuisine and one of the healthiest because it is a Tubercle with few fats and a large amount of vitamin C and vitamin B6. Enjoy a “Yucca with Mojo" at our lunch break in one of the region's restaurants.

  • Arm, hand, shoulder, neck, head, and face massage
  • Practice / demonstration
  • Daily mantra and practice

Day 5: Graduation Ceremony

  • Delicious and healthy breakfast buffet
  • Daily mantra
  • Examination - Student A massages Student B
  • Pressure evaluation and comments from the examiner
  • Lunch break
  • Examination - Student B repeats skill assessment on Student A
  • Group photo, graduation ceremony, and daily mantra
  • Beach party. Yeah!

Day 6: Last day

  • breakfast, enjoy the beach
  • Check out and transfer to Varadero airport

Instructors

Günther Schauer

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Varadero.

Food

All meals are included in Varadero in a 4-star Hotel.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tour to Bellamar Caves (optional)

Spa treatments

  • Traditional Thai yoga massages - 90 minutes (65 EUR)
  • Reiki (50 EUR)

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation in Varadero
  • All meals in a 4-star Hotel
  • Airport transfers from and to Varadero International Airport (VAR)
  • 5 days Thai yoga massage course (Nuad Bo- Rarn Northern style) with the instructor, Guenther Schauer
  • International Certification from ITM Massage School in Thailand
  • Hatha yoga warm up

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Private Thai massages
  • Transfer in your free time
  • Tips for drivers and guides

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Varadero Airport Juan Gualberto Gómez (VRA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yalorde Yoga will pick you up

Airport: Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport Airport transfer included: Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

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