The Baan Hom Samunphrai School 

 Chiangmai, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
 
      Under the control of
the
 Thai Ministry of Education
     Chor Mor 04-004/2554

 

 

 

 

 


Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

)e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

 


Thai Language Page

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials & Licenses

Christopher Woodman

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai
93/2a Moo 12
Tawangtan, Saraphi,
Chiang Mai 50140,
THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

        (English & Thai)

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 

 

      
 Under the control of the Thai
        Ministry of Education:
      Chor Mor 04-004/2554

"The House of Sweet Smelling Herbs"

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION.  

A Thai Massage School & Herbal Health Centre.

We are a Thai Ministry of Education school offering courses in the following (you can click on what interests you).

Traditional Thai Massage;

Thai Therapeutic Massage;

Womblifting & Post-Partum Care;

Food as Medicine;

Traditional Herbal Compresses & Health Care.

All our classes are taught by our director, Homprang Chaleekanha. They are in English, last from 10 to 25 days, and have a maximum of  12 students in a class.

We are unique in that we are a  Live-in School -- all our students live here with us. We also welcome guests and non-studying partners, and a few students even come with children. Everybody enjoys eating together around our big table, and of course sitting in a chair like this on the porch of one of our old wooden farmhouses.

 

From time to time we  host small Groups, Conference and Seminars for those who want to come here with their own teachers and special interests -- in addition to English we've had groups in French, Dutch, German, Thai, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese.

And finally, this is the home of Homprang's family which includes her husband, the poet Christopher Woodman, who has been assisting her for over twenty-five years.

 

2022 CALENDAR
Click on the TITLES
for Course Descriptions:

Sept. 1st to 10th, 2022
 60hr HERBAL WORKSHOP with FOOD AS MEDICINE
(9 days +1 day-off = 10 days live-in - 20,900 baht)

Sept. 14th to 24th, 2022
 60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE
(9 days +1 day-off = 10 days live-in - 20,900 baht)

Sept. 29th to Oct 11th, 2022
 80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE
 
(
12 days +1 day-off = 13 days live-in - 27.400 baht)

Oct. 15th to 24th, 2022
 60hr HERBAL WORKSHOP with FOOD AS MEDICINE
(9 days +1 day-off= 10 days  live-in - 20,900 baht)

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Oct. 26th to Nov. 13th, 2022
LOI KRATHONG BREAK -- GUESTS WELCOME.

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Nov. 15th to Dec. 9th, 2022
150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE

(22 days +3 days-off = 25 days  live-in - 51,700 baht)

Dec.13th to 22nd, 2022
60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE
(9 days + 1 day-off = 10 days live-in - 20,900 baht)

Dec. 26th to 30th, 2022
 35hr FOOT REFLEXOLOGY INTENSIVE 
(max 6 students, 5 days  live-in - 11000 baht. )

Visit  our Calendar Page for more information on each course
and to go to the
PayPal Buttons.

 

COURSE FEES

Our  Course Fee is Bt 2,200 per study-day and includes all of the following: 

1.) hour of Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am;

2.) 6 hrs of Teaching & Supervised Practice -- 9am to 4pm;

3.) a Private Room with 3 meals a day (Full Pension);

4.) Herbal Steam Baths everyday at 5.30pm.

We charge Bt 1,100 for  Days-off (1 per study-week) and the same for Extra Days between classes.

To reserve a place there is a 25% Deposit. The PayPal Buttons are to the right of each course on our Calendar Page.
                                                                                                Today's Exchange Rate:   $1.00 = 36 Baht.

 

2023 CALENDAR
Click on the Titles
for Course Descriptions:

January 3rd to 27th, 2023
150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE

March 15th to 24th, 2023
 60hr HERBAL WORKSHOP with FOOD AS MEDICINE

March 28th to April 9th, 2023
 80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE

(Songkran Festival Break) 

April 20th to 29th, 2023
 60hr WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE

May 3rd to 27th, 2023
150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE

Visit  our Calendar Page for more information on each course
and to go to the
PayPal Buttons.

 

HOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US.

You can go to our Training Page for more Information on what it is like to study and live at our school.

Our Calendar Page lists all our courses with the fees.

You should also have  a look at our Credentials page. We are a Ministry of Education School and award official MOE Certificates.
 

Click on photo to see another Massage class.
(photo by Tobie Stevens)

 

HOW TO GET HERE from CHIANG MAI CITY:

You can click on our Map in Thai and English to see where we are. It takes 15-20 minutes from the Chiang Mai city centre in a tuk tuk, song taew or blue & yellow taxi -- they all cost about 300 baht. Our phone numbers are all there so when the driver gets lost he can phone us.

There are more maps and information on our Where We Are page.

You can scroll down to the bottom of the page for General Travel Information.

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HOMPRANG CHALEEKANHA

 (Click on the Photo to see other things she does!)

Baan Hom Samunphrai is the home of Maw Samunphrai ("Herbal Medicine Doctor") Homprang Chaleekanha, 64, a specialist in Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) and Thai Yoga (Rasidaton) who also practices Thai Therapeutic Massage, Midwifery and Herbal Medicine. In the photo above  she is making a compress with fresh herbs, one of the favourite activities of her students from all over the world. (If you click on the Photo you can see some of the other beautiful and mysterious things she does with her students.)

'Maw Hom' grew up in a small village on the Burmese border with no road or electricity, the only 'doctor' being her rice-farming grandmother who doubled as the local mid­wife and herbalist -- there's more about her grandmother here.

Homprang is now not only licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health as a Traditional Doctor but as a Herbal Pharmacologist, a Traditional Midwife, and a Massage Teacher, and her school is approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. She has also travelled widely in Europe and North America, and is fluent in English as well as Thai, a very rare facility among genuine traditional healers. And finally, Homprang has for years been very active in the local Thai community, and has volunteered her time and expertise to Thai patients as well as to the growing number of Thai students who are rediscovering their roots.

    

Maw Hom comparing notes with a Canadian Botanist; enjoying her friends by the pool; working with two professional colleagues, one Thai, one English; leading the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am.

     

Introducing her western students to Acharn Suwan, a Buddhist philosopher & herbalist, at his simple garden retreat in Chiang Dao; demonstrating 'Womb-lifting' at an International Health Exhibition; with her colleagues at The Association of Thai Traditional Healers -- as a group they are heavily involved with teaching young Thai students old medicine!

     

All the above roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit have medicinal value, and Maw Hom will show you them if not in her own herb  garden then in her community or earth market. In the final photo, Maw Hom is showing Thai children from an International School how medicines were made when she was a child.  The students all left with a little bottle of Tiger Balm made by themselves. This, she feels, is some of her most influential work.

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A Zoom Presentation:

"HERB'S FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH"

 

You can CLICK HERE for Part 1 (15 minutes) of a Zoom Presentation entitled "Herbs for Women's Health," which Homprang delivered at the  Annual Thai Massage and Medicine Gathering organized by Rose J. Grsicom of the Institute of Thai Massage in New Jersey together with Nephyr Jacobsen of The Naga Center School of Traditional Thai Medicine in Oregon, USA.

To view the whole 46 Minute Zoom Presentation you can go to the Herbal Therapies & Womblifting section of our TRAINING PAGE.

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 An appreciation of us by Brie Jacobs.

"Thailand for me was such a beautiful, eye opening, majestic experience. I took over 4,000 photos in an effort to preserve the impressions as much as possible for when I got back home. Its something I want to relive over and over ."
                           (May 12th to July 2nd a few years ago)

  Click on Brie's Porch for an inspired PHOTO ALBUM.
 

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 GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

THE NEW ENTRY REGULATIONS FOR THAILAND

Sept. 28th, 2022

The THAILAND PASS has been discontinued.

There is no RT-PCR Test or Quarantine requirement for Vaccinated Arrivals.

Un -Vaccinated Travellers are permitted to enter but must have a RT-PCR test before arriving.

Medical Insurance is recommended but no longer required.

The TOURIST VISA is by far the best option.  It's easy, provides you with up to 90 days in Thailand, and can be extended in Chiang Mai if you need more time. (TAKE NOTE: You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport to be eligible.) 

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ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Updated September 28th, 2022

If possible you should fly directly into the Chiang Mai International Airport instead of into Bangkok. You should look at the big international carriers like American, Delta, United, JAL, Qatar, Emirates, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways. All those airlines connect in Asia to regional airlines like Eva, Ana, Korean, Thai Smile, Thai Air Asia, China Airways, China Southern, Singapore, Viet Jet, Hong Kong Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Thai Airways, JAL, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, and Emirates which fly directly into Chiang Mai International Airport (the last five may have flights the whole way, and all are truly excellent!).

All students must arrive at Baanhom at least the day before any course as the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) is at 7am on the first morning. If you can it's best to arrive in the afternoon: the Herbal Steam Baths will be hot at 5.30pm, and dinner will be at 7pm.

We will meet you at the airport if you give us all your flight details Date, Time, Airline, and Flight Number. Our driver will have a sign with your name on it. If you don't see us immediately stay where you are by the Baggage Room exit and we will come and find you. (Do not budge from there or we won't!)

Takes about 15 minutes to get all the way home!

Phone us if you have a problem: 081.885.1429.

 

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