Mandala Yoga Dublin

Workshop: An Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage
with Manuela Spaggiari

March 18 (Monday)
at 14:00

Class length
180 minutes

Class location
WORKSHOP IN STUDIO - Haddington Road

Thai Massage is a combination of acupressure, slow movements, light joint mobilisation, yoga-like stretches and reflexology that provides a relaxing yet revitalising session of tissue rejuvenation and energy work.

The practitioner uses hands, feet, knees, elbows and legs to apply pressure along the “sen lines” of the body and pressure points.


These techniques help unblock areas of tension, release the blocked energy and restore the overall balance and harmony, thus promoting the natural healing process.

In this 3 hour workshop, learn a Thai yoga massage sequence and techniques that you can use with your students or partner to connect and ease tension and stress held in the body.

Monday 18 March 
(St. Patrick's weekend bank holiday)
2pm - 5pm
60 euro per person

Book with a partner, friend or yoga buddy and pay just 55 euro each.  If you wish to book additional places at the workshop, purchase your additional pass here . We will apply the discount accordingly.

Email [email protected] with any queries about booking.

What will I learn?
You will learn useful techniques to relieve back pain and headache, reduce stress and improve blood circulation. Take home a booklet allowing you to easily repeat the sequences yourself or in class with your students.

Who is this for?
This is open to anyone interested in learning techniques for stress relief. 

It's of particular interest to yoga teachers looking to support their students and enhance their class offerings and experience. Ideal also for couples who can learn and share the practice together. 

How does the workshop work?
Participants practice in pairs; Manuela will guide you through some simple, safe and effective Thai Yoga Massage sequences and flows. The massage is performed on mat with light and comfortable clothing.

How does Thai Yoga Massage work?
Thai Massage (also known as “Thai Yoga Massage”) is a unique healing form of massage that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years.  

It was founded about 2,500 years ago by the well-known physician Shivago Komarpaj, who came from northern India and was a friend and personal physician of the Buddha. In Thailand he is still referred to as the “father of medicine”. Since then, Thai Massage has been handed down from teacher to pupil.

It is not just a massage but an integrated yoga therapy session as well: a complete dynamic body and healing energy work.

What are the requirements for participation?
The course has no specific prerequisites. It is open for all people interested in learning the basics of the ancient tradition of Thai Massage, how it can benefit one's health and general wellbeing. 

Bring along a pillow to the workshop and wear comfortable loose clothing.

Who will lead the workshop?
Certified Thai massage instructor ITM Thailand and Thai massage therapist

Manuela studied foreign languages and obtained a Degree as an interpreter and translator, working in Italy (her home country), Ireland and Germany. She also studied acting and took part in several plays with a professional theatre company. 

In 2013 she started practicing yoga regularly and completed a yoga teacher training in Thailand, where she encountered the magic of traditional Thai massage. 

In 2016, after moving to Berlin, she decided to learn Thai Massage and did her training as Thai massage practitioner both in Berlin and in Thailand. 

In 2022 she completed the 3-month-CAPT “Certified Advanced Practitioner and Teacher Training” Program in Traditional Thai Massage Northern Style at ITM School Chiang Mai.

Manuela works in Berlin both as a Thai massage therapist and as a massage teacher at "ITM Thai Hand Berlin", the European Branch of ITM Chiang Mai.

She delivers Thai massage workshops both in Germany and in Italy.

Her approach follows the ethical principles of traditional Thai massage: practicing with loving-kindness, compassion, vicarious joy and equanimity.


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