Join massage therapy educator and world traveler, Vanessa Hazzard, on a transformational journey to the Thai island, Koh Samui.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Thai culture. Breathe in the sights and sounds while relaxing on gorgeous beaches. Eat exotic fruits and meals lovingly prepared by top notch chefs. Learn ancient and modern Thai massage techniques from an experienced instructor and guest teachers. Your trip includes:
- Accommodations (single or double occupancy)
- Ground transportation to and from Koh Samui airport
- Daily buffet-style brunch, dinner, and additional snacks while on the resort
- Daily morning yoga and meditation
- Thai massage instruction, with 32 continuing education hours
- Temple visits on second day of trip
- Jungle hike
- Sunset island cruise
- Roundtrip Airfare
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Meals not listed above
- Travel visas
About the trip
Enjoy 8 days and 7 nights on the Thai beaches of Koh Samui. Balance study and play with optional daily activities and excursions.
Sunday: Arrival Day-Relaxation and Free Time
Monday: Yoga, Thai Massage Class, Hin Lad Waterfall Jungle Hike Tuesday: Yoga, Thai Massage Class, visit the temples-Wat Plai Leam and the Khao Hua Jook Pagoda
Wednesday: Yoga, Thai Massage Class, learn paddle boating in the Gulf of Thailand-optional excursion
Thursday: Yoga, Thai Massage Class, ziplining through the Samui jungle-optional excursion
Friday: Yoga, Thai Massage Class, sunset cruise, complete with buffet dinner and drink
Saturday: Explore hidden gems of Koh Samui (distilleries, cooking demonstrations, and more)-optional excursion Sunday: Departure
A $500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR SPOT AND GOES TOWARD THE TOTAL RETREAT COST.
Double Occupancy: $2033
4 payments of $383.25 after $500 deposit
Single Occupancy: $2500
4 payments of $500 after $500 deposit
Spots WILL NOT be held without a deposit. The non-refundable policy is firm. Please check all future obligations before paying your deposit. Once the deposit is made, you have the option of paying the remaining balance in full, or using the payment plan. Installments will be made on: September 1, November 1, January 1, and March 1.
You’ll Learn …
Thai massage, yoga, and healing arts techniques that will build your skill-set and take your practice to the next level! Learn to help your clients improve mobility, restore range of motion, and deepen their connection with their bodies.
Participants will be able to perform a 120-minute Thai massage in supine, seated, prone, and side-lying positions. Manuals and materials are included in the cost of the retreat.
Who is this training designed for …
Healing Arts Practitioners
Get 20% Off Your Trip
Pay in full by September 1, 2018, and receive 20% off your trip.
Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 13 years of experience in the field. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR, Philly.com, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today. Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, and retreats. Vanessa has studied with Ajarn Sinchai Sukparset, Thanachai Chaimongkhon, and International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She also has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy from Siena Heights University and is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University. PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I have to have yoga or massage experience to attend this retreat?
Nope. The daily yoga class is for all levels, as is the Thai massage instruction. There will be plenty of variations to account for experience, body type, and injuries. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology is helpful, but not required.
- Which airport do I fly into?
Koh Samui airport (USM is the code). https://www.samuiairportonline.com/
- Do I need a passport to visit Thailand?
Absolutely! Your passport must also have at least one blank page for entry stamp and must be valid at least 6 months beyond the duration of your trip. Visit your home country’s passport website for more information.
- Do I need vaccinations for Thailand?
- Do I need a visa?
Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 60 days. Visit your home country’s passport website for more information.
- When should I arrive in Thailand?
Arrive in Thailand on Sunday June 23. If you are coming from the United States, flights can be quite lengthy, so you may end up departing on June 21 or 22 so that you arrive on the 23.
- What is the cancellation and refund policy?
In the event that a retreat participant wishes to cancel their booking, the following terms and conditions shall apply:
The retreat participant must notify the retreat coordinator, in writing, of their desire to cancel. The following conditions shall apply with respect to refunds for cancellations:
- If the retreat participant cancels at least 150 days prior to departure, their non-refundable deposit is retained, but any other payments made by the retreat attendee will be refunded in full.
- If the retreat participant cancels at least 120 days prior to departure, their non-refundable deposit is retained, and 50% of any other payments already made by the retreat participant will be refunded.
- If the retreat participant cancels within 90 days of departure, non-refundable deposit, as well as all payments made by the participant, will not be refunded.
Your reservation IS transferable. If you cannot make the trip, and would like someone to take your place, we can transfer the reservation to that person.
More information, including the waiver, and other details about what to pack and currency will be emailed to you as we approach departure date.