Sunshine Network New Zealand offers a very comprehensive range of courses in TYM with 4 Levels of Training, from Beginners Courses up to Instructor Level. Each level consisting of a number of individual courses. So you can do as little or much as you want.
The six courses that make up the "Thai Massage Master" diploma course are:
Lines and Points,
Each course being the equivalent of 60 hrs training.
The Courses are recognized Internationally by:
Thai Healing Alliance International
The Sunshine Network
The Thai Yoga Massage Association of New Zealand
N.B. Although the training is recognized you still may need to meet other local requirements to practice.
Local Motel Accommodation is available and if students wish to share a unit, it can work out cheaper.
The courses are held on a 10 acre property called "Soulhearth"
Basic "marae" style, (Matresses on the floor) self-catered, accommodation, is available with Internet and cooking facilities, available. There is also plenty of space to pitch a tent if required. Soulhearth is situated on the outskirts of Papakura Auckland, close to the 14,000-hectare Hunua Ranges Regional Park and about 30 mins by car from the city centre. The park features tramping and mountain biking tracks, swimming pools and some amazing scenery.
The Centre is also only 40 mins away from large surf beaches and only a few hours from the winter ski fields and the thermal wonders of the central North Island. The property is about 3 kms from Papakura shopping center, and about 25 minutes (by car) from Auckland Airport. The property is also home to a cat, a hive of bees, a bath full of composting worms and some humans as well. Lavender is grown on the property for oil production. Costs: NZ$22 per night (Marae style)
NZ$10 per night Camping
Local motel accommodation priced at around NZ $75 - $100/night.
We are happy to assist you in finding the accommodation you require.
Levels of Training
Practitioner 120 hours
Therapist 300 hours
Energy Lines and Points
Thai Mass Master (Dip) 420 hours
Teacher/Instructor 480 hours
(NB All levels require a number of recorded massage client reports)
Cost of Training's:
10 Day Courses NZ$700.00
5 Day Intensive Coures NZ$700.00
A non refundable but transferable NZ$50 deposit is required to confirm the place of any student on any course.
Intensive courses strictly limited to 2 students.
Next Available Course Dates
Five Day Intensive Courses are run throughout the year,
on an "as required" basis
Just email and let us know when you would like to take a course and we'll do our best to organize another student to take the course with you (some flexibility around dates may be necessary)
Also see "Courses in Thai Yoga Massage" for further details and Accommodation information