Journey to Thailand

Journey to Thailand

Vikasa Yoga Retreats & Trainings

Journey to Thailand: A 13-day Thai Yoga Massage + Cultural Adventure


7 - 19 March, 2022

*Entry into Thailand will likely require being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or testing negative several days prior to arrival

Prices from: $2630 USD
This all-encompassing 13-day unforgettable experience is targeted to those seeking professional development, personal development + a unique cultural experience. I have carefully designed our itinerary to offer participants a rich life experience which includes Thai Yoga Massage, cultural adventures, culinary delights + adventure. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok

  • You will arrive at the Bangkok airport + take the complimentary airport shuttle to your 4-star boutique hotel.

  • Before our group dinner, you may check out the gym or rooftop spa where you can relax, receive a Thai massage or swim in the pool. A delicious buffet breakfast + lunch are included each day we’re in Bangkok.

  • Our hotel has an award-winning restaurant, which proudly serves Thai, Indian + International cuisine.

Day 2: Ayutthaya + River Lunch Cruise

  • After a delicious buffet breakfast, we will be driven to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site + former capital of Thailand. Our tour guide will show us around the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Maha That (over 600 years old), the remains of the Palace of Wat Na Phra Mane + Wat Lokayasutharam.

  • On our return to Bangkok, we will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet as we float along the Chao Phraya River + observe the beauty of Thai rural life. We will also pass the Grand Palace + Wat Arun, which we will visit the following day.

  • The evening is yours for relaxing by the pool, receiving a Thai massage at the spa, or exploring Bangkok’s open-aired night market.

Day 3: Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho + Wat Arun

  • After a delicious buffet breakfast, we will have a private group tour guide show us around the Grand Palace, Wat Pho + Wat Arun.

  • The evening is yours for relaxing by the pool, receiving a Thai massage at the spa, or exploring Bangkok’s open-aired night market.

Days 4-13: Ko Samui

  • After a delicious buffet breakfast, we will take an airport shuttle + fly 1-hour from Bangkok to the island of Ko Samui, which is an ideal place for learning Thai Yoga Massage due to its outstanding natural beauty of palm trees, white sand, purple sunsets, turquoise waters, dense jungle + exotic waterfalls.

  • Our accommodations in Ko Samui will be at a stunning eco-friendly oceanside yoga retreat center. Rooms are simple and modest, yet offer similar amenities of a modern hotel. The location is majestic + awe-inspiring.

  • Our classroom is an open-air yoga pavilion with hardwood floors + breathtaking views of the sea. Imagine listening to the sounds of the ocean while learning + practicing Thai Yoga Massage.

  • Optional evening activities include exploring the beach, complimentary yoga + meditation classes, a full service spa, an infinity pool + state-of-the-art gym.

Days 4-7: Thai Yoga Massage Training

  • After settling in + having a delicious lunch, we will begin the 54-hour Thai Yoga Massage course.

  • We will practice learning Thai Yoga Massage for 3 days, have a free day, resume classes for 3 additional days + have another free day.

Day 8: A Day of Elephants + free time

  • We will spend the first half the day touring an ethical Elephant Sanctuary, the first of its kind in Southern Thailand. The tour offers us the opportunity to learn about the importance of these phenomenal, majestic giants, with a unique opportunity to feed, walk with + observe the elephants as they forage, socialize + play in their beautiful purpose-built pool. A delicious vegetarian Thai buffet lunch is included.

  • The rest of the day is yours to explore + wander the island, swim, rest, do yoga or practice Thai Massage.

Days 9-11: Thai Yoga Massage Training

  • We will continue our Thai Yoga Massage training for 3 more days.

Day 12: Free time + Sunset Dinner Cruise

  • The first half of the day is yours to explore + wander the island, swim, rest, do yoga or practice Thai Massage.

  • We will cap off the day by setting sail on a scenic sunset dinner cruise. We’ll have a chance to swim in the Gulf of Thailand before dining on delicious vegetarian Thai food as we take in the diverse views of jagged limestone cliffs and quiet beaches.

Day 13: Back to Bangkok

  • After a delicious buffet breakfast on our last day, we will fly 1-hour back to Bangkok, where you are welcome to continue with your travels or return home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated + excited to practice your newly acquired skills!

what's included

  • 54 hrs of NCBTMB-approved Thai Yoga Massage CE credit + course manuals

  • 3 night’s accommodation in a modern 4-star Bangkok boutique hotel

  • 9 night’s accommodation in a luxury/eco-friendly Ko Samui seaside yoga retreat center

  • Hotel/airport transfer in Bangkok + Ko Samui

  • Round-trip flights between Bangkok + Ko Samui

  • Guided tour of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Maha That (over 600 years old), the remains of the Palace of Wat Na Phra Mane + Wat Lokayasutharam

  • Lunch cruise on the Chao Praya River in Bangkok

  • Guided tours of the historic Grand Palace, Wat Arun/Temple of Dawn + Wat Pho, one of the largest and oldest temples that also houses a school for Thai Medicine + Thai Yoga Massage

  • Guided tour of the Elephant Nature Park

  • Sunset dinner cruise in Ko Samui

  • Daily delicious + healthy meals

What's not included

  • Round-trip airfare to/from Bangkok
  • Optional activities, some meals + personal expenses.

Instructor

Eric Spivack

Eric Spivack, BCTMB, LMP, EAMP, RTT is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist + NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Provider, as well as, an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, Certified Viniyoga Instructor + Ayurveda Health Coach. He has taught Thai Yoga Massage workshops for over 25 years and has presented courses throughout the United States and at the Washington state + national American Massage Therapy Association conventions. Eric has been to Thailand 15 times to study with a wide variety of teachers and holds certificates from many Thai institutions. He is considered a fun + attentive instructor who has a deep passion for teaching.

 

Pricing and accommodation options

Early Registration before October 7, 2021

  • Double occupancy
    Cash, check, Venmo or Zelle: $3300
    Debit or credit: $3400

  • Single occupancy - Yoga Cave
    Cash, check, Venmo or Zelle: $2630
    Debit or credit: $2730

  • Single occupancy - Bungalow
    Cash, check, Venmo or Zelle: $3655
    Debit or credit:
    $3755
Add $200 when paid in full after October 7, 2021 + before December 7, 2021

Registration

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