Thai Massage Workshop
THAI YOGA MASSAGE WORKSHOP FOR TANGUERAS AND TANGUEROS
Teacher: Natalija Domjanović, Master of Medical Biochemistry, Phythoaromatherapist, Thai massage and Thai acupressure practitioner
About Thai massage:
Thai massage, Nuad Boran – which on Thai means ancient massage, its a traditional massage technics used for centuries in Thailand. It is, together with phytotherapy and spiritual and psychological healing, part of traditional Thai Medicine. Its founder is Jivaka Kumarbacha who was a Budas personal physician. Today on Thailand he has the status of a holy person. His statue is on the altar of every Thai massage center and school and practitioners start every treatment with a short prayer to Jivaka – asking to lead them during the treatment. And at the end of the treatment, they finish with short thanks-prayer for successful treatment.
It is done on the floor (on the mat) and the receiver has to be dressed in comfortable cotton clothes.
It is holistic massage since throughout working on whole body energy lines all levels of existence are reached: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual/energy levels. During the treatment, which lasts at least 60 minutes, the therapist uses a different pressing, stretching and rocking techniques and puts the receiver in positions similar to yoga asanas.
Results of Thai massage treatment are deep relaxation, flexibility and calmness.
About the teacher:
Thai massage is her love on the first touch. After she received the first Thai treatment from her dear friend and yoga teacher Danijel Dubičanec she was convinced she has to learn it. In 2010. she takes basic course of Thai massage in House of Sun association (today Haber Bodywork) by teacher Davor Haber. It was the start of her long relationship with Thai massage. Afterward, she deepens her knowledge through many different courses/workshops:
FreeStyle Thai Massage European Gathering, island Iž, 2010.
Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage, Zagreb, 2010., teacher Howard Evans.
Basic course Traditional Thai Acupressure for Orthopaedic Pains, Zagreb 2010., teacher Noam Tyroler.
FreeStyle Thai Massage European Gathering, island Iž, 2011.
Course for Thai massage practitioners: Traditional Thai Acupressure for Orthopaedic Pains, Zagreb 2011., teacher Noam Tyroler.
Workshop Dynamic Thai Massage, Zagreb 2011., teacher Takis (Krishnataki).
Workshop Deep Work on Psoas, Rovinj 2017., teacher Suzana Janković.
Beside Thai massage, she is also practising phytotherapy and aromatherapy (Galbanum school of Phyto-aromatherapy, class of dr. sc. Stribor Marković, mag. ph.), aroma-massage, aroma cosmetics, then yoga, hiking, cycling and last but not least tango.
On this guided Thai massage exchange workshop you will have an opportunity to learn a sequence of some 30 different positions which you can use for private purpose with your friends and family members.
All participants will get shortly written instruction for personal use.
On yoga workshops, you can expect an intermediate level exercise, extensive breathing sessions and various self-transformative methods. It is not suggested to people with significant health problems (heart or kidney issues, mental diseases, critical blood pressure, epilepsy...). The intention of the workshops is to stretch the body, deeply relax and touch the subtle inner levels of personal existence. This challenging and demanding work could tell you more about yourself and lead you to a personal crisis or give you a fresh life – power. Therefore, we ask kindly all participants for discretion and support regarding others.
Instant Energy Healing method class
Great for certain conditions that stop you dancing, like severe plantar fasciitis, severe Achilles tendonitis, arthritic elbow and wrists, even from recent fractures. You will be shown how this energy works and what it can heal and how to copy your teacher's methods. Come and learn how to channel your own energy healing for you, your friends and family. Teaching what to do and how you can channel healing energy. I will show fundamentals and use whoever is suitable as a demo of their own healing abilities. One hour class, followed by Q&A. There will be a maximum of one hour a day for appointments.
Ben has used this method with about 60-70% success on the following- old and new arthritic fractures, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, wrist arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, feet- Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis.
Trips to nature
Tango Experiential team offers you led excursions to nature from Wednesday to Saturday if the weather conditions allow. Estimated duration from 2- 4 hours. You can expect visiting the local mountains or caves, swimming in the lake or train ride. Nature of Gorski kotor is something which should not be missed!:)
Liqueur - 'Wheel'
The craftsmanship for brandy and liqueur "Wheel" has been operating for many years and occupies a significant place when it comes to unusual drinks. Its drinks, produced in the heart of Gorski Kotar - in Lokva, are: wild rose liqueur, Blue Hump, Papra and San Hubert. You can also treat yourself to Gorski Kotar through excellent drinks by Mr. Vida Arbanas. (Preview at
Contact-Tango with Urša
Two sides of ‘The perfect dance’
Tango gives you form, stability, rhythm, Contact Improvisation softens it with some impact of freedom, experiment, playfulness. They are two sides of ‘The perfect dance’, two opposite approaches, that makes ONE Dance between TWO People, makes fluid between partners visible. It’s about the development of connection through DANCE.
Welcome to upgrade your tango with some ideas from CI, as good connection, softness in contact, attentive listening to yourself & your partner, openness of the new movement possibilities, the playfulness of the dance, understanding of the subtle change of leading roles.
Dance is a step to unknown.
It is simple, kind & fun.
Tango Into Contact with Sebastian & Max
In order to transgress and go beyond the structures of Argentine Tango, which can sometimes be perceived as being almost rigid or constricting, we would like to incorporate elements from Contact Impro., thus creating greater liberty of expression and room for experiments in dancing.
Specifically, we consider Volcadas & Colgadas as very suitable forms of movements to exemplify and "play with" this concept. Losing one's own axis and entrusting one's partner with weight and responsibility can be as challenging as it is rewarding, no less so than being at the 'receiving end'...
So, we would like to invite everyone who is keen on discovering and navigating a "road less travelled by" through the 'town of Tango' to join us and are looking forward to sharing and working with each other.
Worth to be experienced...:)
...a mix of drum workshop and jam session! There will be four drums (Darabukas) and various percussion instruments. Please, if you have a drum, bring it with you. After short guidance to drumming, we will improvise together and have fun.