Thai Yoga Massage Course - Johannesburg



Thai Massage is a unique form of Yoga Therapy and bodywork that incorporates Hata Yoga, meridian work and acupressure.


It starts with a blessing and ends with a back-bend...


Centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on Yoga and Ayurveda was born in the temples of Thailand. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga bodywork - also called Nuad Boran - and widely known as Traditional Thai Massage, (Nuad Phaen Boran ) - the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of passive Yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the ''Sen Lines'', the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.


The therapeutic basis of Thai Yoga Massage is rooted in the Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda;  the word Ayurveda derives from two Sanskrit words: Ayur, meaning "life" and Veda , meaning "knowledge" thus, this science of living functions as a guide to the proper maintenance of life.





A practical and theoretical training in the art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage where you will learn the complete traditional set of Thai Massage in the Front, Side, Back and Sitting positions, following the northern Thailand style of teaching of Chiang Mai Schools as follows:


  • 134 positions, each one with diagrams, photographs and descriptions
  • Stretching, Mobilizations and Deep pressure techniques to release muscle tension and improve flexibility
  • All relevant muscle and skeletal A&P
  • A background to Chinese Medicine and SEN theory
  • Safe practice techniques
  • Myofascial trigger points for each area of technique
  • Stretching; how to work with key muscle reflexes


YOGA - Depending on the Teacher and the studio location, classes may start with a Yoga session/Meditation, followed by the Tutor practical demonstration and all day practice.


All techniques are on a futon with light-weight clothing required to allow for flexible movement.


The course materials for our Thai Yoga Massage Course includes a detailed folder containing a step-by-step guide to all practical techniques and notes for all theory lectures. A bibliography for other recommended reading is discussed in the first class.




  • Professional Therapists - Massage, Beauty & Spa Therapists -  already working with alternative therapies who wish to further their studies
  • Yoga teachers, Pilates Instructors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, dancers and sports people, who will find Thai Yoga Massage invaluable for increasing their hands-on skills. Learn Thai Massage!
  • Complete beginners thinking of starting a career in bodywork. Please contact us for more information.




  • Completion of 5 Case Studies (4 treatments per case study for a total of 20 treatments; up to 2 months after completion of the course is allowed)
  • A practical examination lasting 3+ hours


PLEASE NOTE: By the end of the course, all students who will intend to practice professionally, will need to add ‘Anatomy & Physiology’ training and hold a recognized certificate in order to get insurance to practice. If you already are a Yoga Teacher, Physio, Osteopath or other complimentary therapist, your qualification may be enough. In this case you can check with your current insurer/governing body if they will be able to add Thai Yoga Massage to your current policy once you qualify. 




South Africa - Thai Yoga Massage Course Johannesburg


10 lessons (+ 2 additional re-fresher days to be taken within one year) and equals to 72 hours.


Each lesson begins with a lecture and demonstration, followed by all day supervised practice.


All classes begin at 10.30 am and finish at 4.30/5.30 approx. unless otherwise stated. A detailed time-table will be emailed once you will register.


A more flexible time-table is also offered on request for a minimum of 6 students.




Gabrielle is a holistic health coach and bodywork practitioner who has dedicated her life to living yoga. Gabrielle began a daily yoga practice which transformed her body, mind and life– leading her down a path of study, exploration and practice of alternative healing, conscious nourishment and a lifestyle in harmony with nature. Today, she embraces her love of adventure by travelling around the country, teaching all aspects of not only practicing, but living, yoga, offering healings and bodywork, running workshops, trainings and retreats, and living her passion for a vibrant, sacred and natural life. 



Anju is an internationally accredited wellness practitioner with over 10 years of experience in holistic massage, auricular therapy, therapeutic reflexology, meridian therapy and Pilates. She completed a comprehensive BASI Pilates teacher training course in 2011 and has combined her love of bodywork with a holistic approach to health and fitness.  She was immediately drawn to Thai Yoga Massage by its unique amalgamation of mind, body and spirit and the potential of its healing qualities - “It is an absolute culmination of inner truth-centered qualities where time and space merge two bodies while they share a unique synergy during the span of the treatment.”



Thai Yoga Massage Diploma,



R 7500


Deposit payable to hold a place:

R 2500

Balance payment:

Due 2 weeks prior to commencement of course




Bryanston (Private Yoga Studio)





PART 1: 27th February  to 1st of March
PART 2: 5th to 8th of March
FINAL PRACTICAL: To be discussed during Part 2

EARLY BIRD FEE: Settle the full fee by the end of December and pay only R7000


 :: JUNE/JULY ::


PART 1: 25th to 28th of JUNE
PART 2: 2nd to 5th of JULY
FINAL PRACTICAL: To be discussed during Part 2

EARLY BIRD FEE: Settle the full fee by the end of xxx and pay only R7000






Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Auricular Therapy, Pilates







* Please note, price includes full length of course, both Level 1 & 2


We emphasize small class sizes to insure that each student receives the maximum personal attention possible.