Essentials of Thai Yoga Therapy

Mobility, Consciousness, Compassion, and Goodwill


Deon de Wet

August 6-11, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

This immersive, hands-on training will empower you to expand your professional repertoire—or begin a new career. You will gain the knowledge and experience to facilitate a unique somatic and cognitive process that improves physical health along with emotional and mental well-being and can be used with a wide range of clients.

Deon de Wet will focus on working the energy lines along the legs, arms, and back by applying Thai-style acupressure, with the client lying face up, face down, and seated. While the emphasis is on practical application, you will also be introduced to the theory, history, and philosophy behind this highly effective healing system.

You will learn:

  • How to perform a complete series of highly effective acupressure techniques, optimally sequenced for maximum therapeutic effect
  • The basics of how to work with energy in the body
  • Physical manipulation and assisted stretching, enabling you to quickly help anyone to feel much better
  • How to use your whole body, including your feet, knees, elbows, and hands (palms and thumbs) to target different areas of the client’s body.

You will walk away with effective tools for mindful movement and conscious communication that have lasting physical, mental, and spiritual benefits for both the practitioner/giver as well as the client/receiver.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Receive a practical blueprint for a personally fulfilling and professionally beneficial healing art that aligns who you are with what you do.


  • Expand your expertise in a healing modality that addresses health and well-being from a holistic perspective.

  • Deepen your understanding and experience of how the health of the energy body contributes to the overall wellness of the mind and body.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    24 continuing education hours are granted for course completion through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and approved by New York State for LMT license renewal.

  • Recommended Reading

    Watch a short clip from the Essentials video.

  • Special Details

    One of the four parts of the deonThai™ Method certification training program, this module forms a firm foundation for ongoing practice and study. Tuition includes the detailed guidebook plus instructional video.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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