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Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)


e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

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Address:
Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)


e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

 


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Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

 tel.  053-817-362

        053-124-164

 tel.  081.885.1429

                  (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

 

 

Watercolour by Inga Schmalz, Baan Hom Samunphrai, March 30th, 2009

      Calendar of Courses & Events

1. Similarly colored titles (LIKE THIS) can be taken one after the other. The skills taught are incremental -- there is continual development based on supervised practice but no meaningless repetition. (The three Thai Massage courses from August to December 2017 are designed as a series.)

2. You can click on THE FULL TITLE of each course to see a description of what it offers.

3. The shorter 'Herbal Therapies,' 'Food as Medicine,' 'Foot Reflexology' & 'Womblifting' workshops can be combined with any of the longer courses.

 

   Date   Course  Status   Booking

 

    CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

   
Aug 7th to 9th, 2017

  A THAI MEDICINE SEMINAR with NEPHYR JACOBSEN

  closed  

Aug 21st to 30, 2017

Includes Herbal Compresses, Traditional Steam Treatments, Postpartum Care, & Food as Medicine.  In Japanese & English.

   Full

Click here for information in Japanese

or here for English

Sept 4th to 8th, 2017

35hr HERBAL THERAPIES for HERBALISTS. (Live-in 5 study days  = 11,000 baht. Non-live-in 5 study days = 8000 baht)

Plant identification, preparation and application of some of  the special balms, sprays & compresses made and  used at Baan Hom Samunphrai.

  open

 

  25% Deposit

Sept 11th to Oct 5th, 2017

150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE   (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 baht. Non-live-in: 22 study days = 35,200 baht.)

At the beginning  this course concentrates on the fundamental parts of the Thai Traditional Massage, the legs, arms and trunk along with the different positions.  The second part of the course introduces the acupressure elements (energy points and sen lines) and moves on to the shoulders, head and abdomen.  There is a written as well as a practical exam at the end.

Homprang is assisted by her sisters-in-law, Ajarn Bang as well as by her Intern, so everybody gets the practical attention they need -- but there is a lot to memorize as well,  and students practice a lot out of class as well during the course hours. 

limited places

     25% Deposit

Oct 8th to 15th, 2017

'SEMINAIRE HOLISTIQUE' with JUDITH MORLET (in French)

   closed 

click here for information

Oct 17th to 29, 2017

(N.B. students arrive on Monday afternoon, Oct 16th. Class begins on Tuesday at 7am and finishes on Sunday afternoon, Oct 29th. Sunday, Oct.22nd, is the only day off.)

80 hr 'TECHNIQUE' for Advanced Students & Professionals  (Live-in: 12 study days + 1 day off = 27,500 baht. Non-live-in:  12 study days = 14,200 baht)

Topic: Thai Traditional Massage Technique for Professionals. This is a course for practitioners with a lot of experience who want to extend and/or renew themselves by deepening what they have been doing for years. The focus will be on touch, balance & fluency with  a special emphasis on how to protect oneself and lengthen one's professional life, enhance one's pleasure in the work and of course one's effectiveness with the client or patient. The course also qualifies any therapist to join Homprang's 150 Hour Special Therapeutic Course which is open only to ex-students -- indeed, that is one of it's most important objectives. (You can CLICK HERE for more on this course and it's relationship to the Special Therapeutic Massage Course that follows.

  open 
25% Deposit
Nov 1st to 14, 2017

Annual JANET PEACOCK 80hr THAI MASSAGE -  Advanced Study Group  

The students in this group have already done a whole Thai Massage training course with Janet Peacock, and after this course will be eligible for the 150hr Special Therapeutic course starting on Nov 20th as well.

     Full  
Nov 20th to Dec 14, 2017

150 hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE   (ex-students only.)  (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 baht. Non-live-in: 22 study days = 35,200 baht.)

Open to ex-students only, this course introduces special acupressure techniques that can be used to treat serious conditions including migraine, numbness, stroke effects, intractable back conditions, and many other ailments not usually addressed by Thai Massage. Extremely intense, Homprang makes no exceptions to those who qualify -- you must be comfortable with her particular technique and method as there is not enough time to go back and get everybody on the same page.

            (Click here for more on the course requirements.)

   Full

25% Deposit

       NOTICE

Please take note that the December 18th to 22nd, 2017  Food as Medicine Workshop has been moved to January 4th to 9th 2018 -- Homprang will be in Burma over the Christmas Holidays this year.

 

 

 

                                      2018

   
Jan 4th to 9th, 2018

40hr HERBAL THERAPIES with FOOD as MEDICINE  (Live-in: 6 study days  = 13,200 baht + 1  day-off = 14,300 baht. Non-live-in 6 study days = 9600 baht )

  open  
25% Deposit
Jan 12th to 24, 2018

80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE.  (Live-in: 12 study days + 1 day off = 27,400 baht. Non-live-in:  12 study days = 14,200 baht)

Topic: Thai Traditional Massage (Nuad Boran) and Rasidaton (Thai Yoga). This course concentrates on the classic two hour Thai Massage: legs, arms, side, prone and sitting positions. Because technique with fluency is the focus,  the stomach, face, and head are less the focus than the simple grace of touch and flow, the latter being far more difficult to acquire than any of the technical parts.

Hardworking beginners can learn the full Thai Massage 'set' in this course, while professionals can improve their technique, refine their touch, and learn how to look after both themselves and their clients even better. Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) is included in all Homprang's courses, but it's particularly important in this one.

open

Deposit

buttons will be posted

Aug 2017 - let us know if you are interested.

Jan 27th to Feb 4th, 2018

哈科米中港台身心舒緩營  Annual HAKOMI RETREAT at Baan Hom Samunphrai for Mandarin Speakers.

 

click here for more information

Feb 7th to March 3, 2018

150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE   (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 baht. Non-live-in: 22 study days = 35,200 baht.)

At the beginning  this course concentrates on the fundamental parts of the Thai Traditional Massage, the legs, arms and trunk along with the different positions.  The second half of the course introduces the acupressure elements (energy points and sen lines) and moves on to the shoulders, head and abdomen.  There is a written as well as a practical exam at the end.

Homprang will be assisted by her sisters-in-law, Ajarn Bang as well as by her Intern, so everybody gets the practical attention they need -- but there is a lot to memorize as well,  and students are encouraged to practice with each other  out of class in the evenings and on weekends. 

  open

Deposit

buttons will be posted

Aug 2017 - let us know if you are interested.

 
March 12th to April 5th, 2018

150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE  (for ex-students only.)  (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 baht. Non-live-in: 22 study days = 35,200 baht.)

Open to ex-students only, this course introduces acupressure techniques that can be used to treat serious conditions including migraine, numbness, stroke damage, intractable back conditions, and many other ailments not usually addressed by Thai Massage.

Homprang is very sorry, but she can make no exceptions to those who are eligible. You must  be comfortable with her specific way of working as there is not enough time to go back and help everybody get on the same page technically.  (The 80hr Thai Massage and 80hr 'Technique' courses are being offered to facilitate that.)

There is Rasidaton at 7am everyday, and both a written and a practical exam at the end.

           (Click Here for more on the course & its requirements.)

open

Deposit

buttons will be posted

Aug 2017 - let us know if you are interested.

April 7th to 17, 2018

                 CLOSED FOR SONGKRAN

   
April 20th to May 1st, 2018

60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE & RELATED HERBAL THERAPIES  (Live-in: 9 study days + 1 day off = 21,000 baht. Non-live-in:  12 study days = 14,200 baht)

Homprang's most intense course -- she believes in it intensely, and students must be prepared to concentrate every minute and practice, practice, practice. Includes intricate acupressure and abdominal manipulation as well as herbal compresses, traditional steam treatments, postpartum care for mother and baby, and herbal preparations as they are needed. Men who would like to join are welcome, and indeed there are male therapies based on the same energy points, sen lines and herbal threatments.

No videos or cameras allowed -- Homprang insists you learn it now, not record it for the future!

  open

Deposit

buttons will be posted

Nov 2018 - let us know if you are interested

 

May 28th to June 2, 2018

40hr HERBAL THERAPIES with FOOD as MEDICINE.(Live-in: 6 study days  = 13,200 baht + 1  day-off = 14,300 baht. Non-live-in 6 study days = 9600 baht )

  open

let us know if you are interested

 

   FAQs About Course Registration

DEPOSITS. Our classes are closed at 12 and often fully booked. For this reason we must ask for a 25% Deposit to reserve a place, insuring that nobody is turned away when there is still space remaining. We refund deposits but only if a cancelled place can be filled again before the beginning of the class. Indeed, we keep a Waiting List just for this purpose, though cancellations happen rarely.

You can click on the PayPal Button in the right hand column above to pay the deposit -- (the Logo is in Thai but the instructions are in English). The Deposit includes a 4.5% fee to cover the PayPal Transfer and Currency Conversion charges. To pay with your credit card you must first click on the PayPal Button and then click on Pay with my credit or debit card at the bottom of the PayPal pop-up window.

SETTING UP A PAYPAL ACCOUNT OF YOUR OWN. If you have a PayPal account of your own you can  make the payment without using the Button -- ask us for instructions before you choose this option.  We credit students for whatever sum arrives in our account, so nothing is ever lost, for you or for us. Indeed, more and more students are using this option to pay their final bill as well.

LIVE-IN STUDENTS. Most of our students live here with us -- the place is beautiful. the food delicious, the company good, and above all the students get to spend a whole lot more time with Homprang and her family. Traditional medicine differs widely from region to region all over the world, and those differences have arisen not out of ignorance but out of the enormous variety in the cultural patterns, religious beliefs, family structures, diets, and climates of each region. We strongly recommend you immerse yourself in this training as deeply as you can by living here with us, and in the end we're cheaper than living in a guesthouse in town anyway.

NON-LIVE-IN STUDENTS Of course we understand that some students already have a place of their own in Chiang Mai and/or a significant-other who works in town, or whatever.  And we'll look after you well anyway, don't worry. (Non-live-in students must pay the same deposit as live-in students, but, everybody is credited for the whole sum that we receive on their final bill, so nothing is wasted or lost.)

For more on BOOKING & PAYMENT you can click here.

For some advice on  VISAS click here.

 

 Course Fees

Non-live-in students are charged at Bt 1600 per day. The fee includes the whole day from 7am to 7 pm -- the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am, breakfast at 8am, the class from 9am to 4pm with lunch at noon, one of our four Training Notebooks, and a herbal steam bath after class. Homprang hopes very much that non-live-in students will join the Rasidaton at 7am,  which is why the non-live-in fee now includes breakfast at 8am (juice, muesli, fresh yoghurt, fruit, whole grain bread or toast, wild honey, jam, tea and coffee). And the steam baths are hot about 5.30 pm everyday.

Live-In Students are charged Bt 2200 per day -- this includes a room of your own with 3 meals a day, 1 hour of Thai yoga plus 6 hrs of teaching, herbal steam baths after class, one of our four Training Notebooks, bicycles, internet, and transportation when you need it.  Needless to say, most of our students choose this option as it's what makes us unique.

If you are willing to share a room (2 to 5 beds) the charge is a little less, Bt 2100 per day. If you prefer a private room with a shower and toilet of your own the charge will be Bt 2300 per day -- we have only 3 rooms with private bathrooms so do tell us ahead of time if you are interested in this option.

When To Arrive and Depart. Most live-in students arrive the day before the class begins because the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) is at 7am on the first morning. If you do arrive the day before, your dinner and bed for that night will be considered as part of your first day of class, which means your course fee covers you through to the end of  the last day of class (plus one final steam bath if you wish). You are always welcome to stay on, but there is a charge for the extra night and meals.

The live-in charge for Days-off & Extra Days is Bt 1100 per day. This is for a private room with a shared bathroom.  If you have opted for a shared room & shared bathroom, the extra-day charge is only Bt 1000,  If you have a private room with your own bathroom the charge will be Bt 1200.

For Live-in Students all the perks continue on days-off, including the steam baths and transportation, and many students take the opportunity to practice in one of our dedicated spaces. 

 

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Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 

 tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

 tel.  081.885.1429

                  (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.co

 

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The  Association of Thai Tradi-
    tional Healers (Chiang Mai)


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   TAT Creative Tourism. We have been selected by the Tourist Authority
    of Thailand
  for their
2014 Creative Tourism initiative. There's a TAT brochure in 
     Thai about us, a DVD, and even a new booklet in English with a chapter on Baan Hom
     Samunphrai.

 Here are a couple of pages on the making and application of herbal compresses.

 

 

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

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Baan Hom Samunphrai

 

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

 tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

 tel.  081.885.1429

               (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.co

LINKS TO A FEW SITES THAT TALK ABOUT US: 

You can visit this site to read a recent article, "Le massage Nuad Boran avec Maitre Homprang," in the June 2009 issue of the French magazine, Les Nouvelles Esthetiques. By the well-known therapist and health journalist, Guy Dumont, the article has beautiful photographs too. Click here to find a PDF file you can download from the magazine. Or try here: http://www.guydumont.com/pdf/versionFull/5.2/177.pdf

You can visit this site for some recent photos by a French student--and a fascinating commentary on Thailand en français!www.ericeloethugo.blogspot.com  . And here's another page from the same site with a much fuller account of Baan Hom--also in French, of course. Click Here and scroll down to "samedi 1 novembre 2008." 

Visual commentary of a very striking sort from Gonga and Tara on www.universalfellowshipoflight.com--we feel fortunate to be photographed by visitors with such sensitivity for the Buddhist as well as folk traditions of Thailand!  

Expert assessment from Robert Byrnes of Phoenix, Arizona on his Synchronicity Massage Newsletter. He writes some of the most informative and on-moving Massage Therapy commentary that we've seen.

More earth-y commentary on  w.w.w.realtravel.com, this time by the well-known L.A. environmentalist, Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People: Click Here as well  for a more specific review with more photos & lots of stars.

Photos and personal statements from members of The Chicago Thai Massage School Thailand Adventure that came to Chiang Mai in February 2011 and, among many other activities, studied with Homprang at Baan Hom Samunphrai.

For an intimate glimpse into the Baan Hom Samunphrai experience,  try Revitalized in Paradise from the magic pen of  Kundan Ewan. Just as he was leaving Baan Hom, Kundan handed Christopher a little book called My Friend Nasruddin. As it turns out,  the book was written by Kundan Ewan himself, and now everybody at Baan Hom reads his stories voraciously and does all sorts of crazy little things as if they were saints. That's what Kundan did to us here.


If you missed our film, Baan Hom Samunphrai, you can click on it here. It was made by Sam Kalayanee -- at the same time he was co-producing  'Burma VJ,' a documentary on the Saffron Revolution' that was nominated for an Oscar in 2010. See the bottom of our Where We Are page for a little more information on how the film was made.

 

 

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