Osteothai Touch – The Holistic Bodywork

OsteoThai Touch – The Holistic Bodywork

25 – 29 september 2021 at ’t Zonnehuis, Loenen (GLD)

A bridge between osteopathic techniques & concepts and Thai yoga massage – advanced course for Thai yoga massage practitioners

With Thierry Bienfaisant

About the training

This 5 day Osteothai Touch – Holistic Bodywork course for Thai yoga massage practitioners forms a bridge between osteopathic techniques & concepts and Thai yoga massage.

The purpose of this training is to develop the practitioners toolbox in terms of palpation evaluation and technique application. Ultimately, the intention is to enter in a true dialogue with the cliënts needs – addressing with specifity and holistic global view.

Our goal is to offer a high quality professional training for holistic practitioners willing to improve their skills.

The beauty of osteopathy is that is offers very clear descriptions of methods and concepts. When applied with mindfulness and true understanding of the potential benefits, then healing can occur.

Real magic happens when these techniques, methods and concepts are rooted in the four foundations of Thai yoga massage

– Metta – Karuna – Mudita – Uppeka –

and when all are aligned in Presence – clear attention and intention.

Daily Scedule

08.30-09.00 Meditation

09.15-12.30 Practical Session

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-17.30 Practical Session

Every day a topic will be discussed in theory and with pedagogical support of powerpoint, skeletons, spine. All of the theoretical concepts will be explained, there will be anatomy teachings and inspiring Satsangs and of course different techniques for treatment and testing will be explained and explored. There is plenty of time to practice all these teachings and techniques with your fellow students.

Each day includes short summaries and prepares you for the written test (friendly) and final integration.

You will receive a detailed manual that contains all necessary information for the entire course. References for anatomical readings are also specified.

What will you learn

This training obviously bridges Eastern and Western traditions, focussing on specific themes:

  • Postural evaluation with testing and observation
  • Tuning palpation and feeling anatomical structures
  • Anatomy and techniques for important joints – sacroilliac, coxofemoral, ankle
  • Anatomy and techniques for important muscles – diaphragm and breathing process, psoas
  • Myofascial techniques – for releasing tension
  • Articular rythmic techniques – for mobility
  • Craniosacral techniques – for motility and vitality

About Thierry Bienfaisant

Thierry Bienfaisant is an international Thai Yoga Massage teacher recognized by Thai Healling Alliance. He has been teaching for 10 years in Belgium, in many European countries and in Thailand, at the famous Sunshine Massage School.

He is osteopathic student at the Swiss School of Osteopathy (SICO) and invests in a Post Graduate osteopathy program in France.

In 2007 Thierry was introduced to osteothai in Chiang Mai. This practice transformed and inspired his practice.

His organic student path in osteothai with Davi Lutt such as a practitioner, assistant and teacher, is rooted respectfully in Eastern traditions and osteopathic approaches.

For nearly 20 years, this meeting with the art of Thai Yoga Massage, and this path of transformation, bathed in Vedic tradition and traditional Chinese medicine, infuses and inspires his enthusiasm during the sessions and teachings.

Thierry is also a graduate of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine, massage therapist at Sydney’s Nature Care College.

About the location

We will host this training in ’t Zonnehuis, Beekbergerweg 25 in Loenen (GLD).

This delightful retreat centre is located at the Veluwe – the green centre of Holland. Apart from the beautiful, light Shala where we will spend most of our days, you can enjoy the library, the gorgeous music and meditation room (please feel free to bring your instruments), read your favorite book in front of the fireplace, go for a walk in the forest that surrounds ’t Zonnehuis, play around on the inviting lawn in front of the centre and enjoy the tranquility of beautiful nature.

We offer an experience to live shortly in a mindful community, to share values that emphasize tolerance, kindness and interest for healing practices.

Our retreat is all inclusive (course, materials, food, coffee, thee). You will stay in a cozy and comfortable double room with private bathroom and toilet. Every day a delicious, healty, vegetarian Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to you. If you have any allergies or food intolerances please let us know!

Free coffee & thee – Free wifi – Free parking

Personal investment

A: Training & Lunch

€ 590 – 5 days training, detailed manual, use of materials +

€ 98,10 – 5 x vegetarian Ayurvedic lunch & unlimited coffee & thee

B: Full retreat – dorm room + shared bathroom & toilet

590 – 5 days training, detailed manual, use of materials +

€ 359,70 – 5 nights in dorm room with shared bathroom & toilet, 5 x vegetarian Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch, dinner, unlimited coffee & thee, tourist tax & BTW/VAT

C: Full retreat – double room + private bathroom & toilet

€ 590 – 5 days training, detailed manual, use of materials +

€ 470,06 – 5 nights in double room + private bathroom & toilet, 5 x vegetarian Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch, dinner, unlimited coffee & thee, tourist tax & BTW/VAT

Additional price private room + private bathroom & toilet: 100

Full payment before 1st of september

Additional price for payment after 1st of september: € 60

Do you want to join?

Are you a Thai yoga massage practitioner and would you love to improve your skills?

To register send me an email with your contact info. You will receive an application form. Once you return the application form, you will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions. Your reservation is valid AFTER we received your full payment.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Richelle van Gerwen

06 25 08 19 18


How about Covid?

In case this training has to be cancelled due to covid regulation policy, we will re-scedule this training. You will either get a full refund of your money ór you can use your payment to guarantee your spot for the re-sceduled event.

To join this training we will NOT ask you for a vaccination pasport or negative PCR test. We trust that you will take responsibility for the health of all our students by staying home if you have any covid related symptoms.