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Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Christopher Woodman

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Address:
Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  081.885.1429 -

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
 

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Christopher Woodman

Credentials

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE
















 


Address:
Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  081.885.1429 -

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
 

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Christopher Woodman

Credentials

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE














 


Address:
Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362
tel.  081.885.1429 -

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
 

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Herbal Steam Baths

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Christopher Woodman

Credentials

Calendar & FAQs

FACEBOOK PAGE










 

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

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


AN ALMOST POST-COVID CALENDAR!

NOVEMBER 15th, 2021 TO JUNE 2022.

*** updated October 15th, 2021 ***

We feel more and more hopeful that Thailand will be able to open to foreigners again starting on November 1st, 2021 -- it is October 15th today, and we can already hear Domestic Flights beginning to arrive at the Chiang Mai airport, the first step in the new program. But none of you should book a flight of your own yet -- you must wait until you are sure Thailand will be open quite specifically for YOU, which would mean Thailand is ready:

        a.) to grant you a Visa as a Vaccinated and Covid-free foreign visitor;

        b.) to allow you to enter the Kingdom without Quarantine;

        c.) to allow you to fly directly into Chiang Mai;

        d.) to allow you to live-in at the the Baan Hom Samunphrai School.

What you can do to confirm all this is contact your nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate -- the Thai authorities in your own country are the only ones who can give you the information you need (it's not the same for every country by any means!). You may also have to apply for some sort of COE (Certificate of Entry) from your Embassy or Consulate -- we'll post more on the details of that as soon as the information becomes available (it's all speculation at the moment).

At this point we would suggest you start looking at itineraries that end up at the Chiang Mai International Airport instead of Bangkok's huge Suvarnabhumi Airport -- so much easier and safer too. Try finding flights that connect in Asia to regional airlines like Eva, Ana, JAL, Korean, Thai Smile, Thai Air Asia, China Airways, China Southern, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, Viet Jet, Hong Kong Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, etc. etc., all of which fly into Chiang Mai from major Asian International airports. And all of them are excellent too -- they actually look after you unlike most of the big Western Airlines which are a do-it-yourself shambles by comparison!

And minor detail -- Homprang's brother Saman will be right there to meet you at the Exit from the Baggage Room. He'll hold up a sign with your name on it, and you'll be 'home' in 20 minutes.

Four essential points:

        a.) You must be vaccinated;

        b.) You must have a Negative Covid Test just before you depart;

        c.) You must have a Medical Insurance Policy that covers you for any medical emergency in a Thai hospital;

        c.) You must book in as a Live-in student -- for everybody's safety & well-being.

We close our courses at 12, and as soon as a course has 8 or more applicants we will ask you to make a definite verbal commitment. Finally, as soon as flights to Thailand are resumed we will also ask for deposits to be sure each course is full -- a full course is to everybody's advantage because, needless to say, getting refused when there is actually room in a class is a terrible waste for you as well as for us!

                                                            A NOTE from HOMPRANG
Many, many thanks to all of you who have been so patient since that terrible moment in March 2020 when you had to leave your money behind with us and flee. I just want to say that if you already have a Deposit with us you do not have to increase the size of it even if you want to reserve a place in a longer course or even in a whole Series of courses. And don't worry, if the new course or courses have to be cancelled as well because of a change in Covid Regulations, we will keep it safely for you for yet another try.

                                                With all my love and best hopes for the future,
                                                                         Homprang

 

COURSE SERIES

Homprang's Courses in English are all listed below with a beige colored background and the titles hi-lighted in dark green. Needless to say, the courses can be taken individually or as many as you like in a row. And there is a substantial 2 to 3 week break during each series so there is plenty of time to explore Thailand  while you practice!

  SERIES 1: November 2021 to January 2022 -- Loi Krathong/Xmas,.

  SERIES 2: March to May, 2022 -- Songkran/Easter.

You can CLICK on each title for a Course Description. If you are still not sure which course or courses would suit you best, please do e-mail us. Indeed, you can even phone Homprang if you want to at 66.81.885.1429 -- 8.00am and 8.00pm Thai Time are both good for her.  Or on Line or Whatsapp --- she'd be thrilled!

Finally, have a look at our FAQs ("Frequently Asked Questions") Section on VISAS at the very end of our Training Page -- it has just been updated today, October 14th, 2021. And there will be more on the specifics very soon!!!

                                                With best wishes from me too, Christopher

 

DATE

COURSE

DEPOSIT

 A NEW 'PROVISIONAL'
 2021-2022 CALENDAR

SERIES ONE -- Loi Krathong/Xmas 2021.

November 15th
 to the 24th, 2021

A 60hr HERBAL WORKSHOP including 'FOOD AS MEDICINE' (Live-in only: 9 study days + 1 day off = 20,900 baht.) 

You can click on the title of the course for more information on Homprang's herbal work in general and can also have a look at the section of Related Photos on the Homepage. In addition there is  a Sample Program from a workshop Homprang gave two years ago-- it was  written in collaboration with her Bhutanese intern, Jamtsho Sonam, who has a strong background in Plant Medicine.

Students must remember that  Homprang is a traditional  doctor, mid-wife & herbalist, and has no academic background to distract her. That is why no two classes of hers are ever the same, and why her work is always so fresh and relevant. That is also why so many of her students sign up for some of her courses two or even three times!

The exact content of  the course will be determined  not by a formal syllabus but by the season, the climate, social as well as natural, and above all by the interests of the specific group. So if you have special interests, please do let Homprang know what they are.

Each day will begin with a session of Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) at 7am followed by herbal work, study,  talk, and visits here and there in Chiang Mai from 9am to 4pm. There is then a herbal steam bath at 6pm followed by a delicious Thai meal at 7pm -- and if you are very lucky Homprang will be there to talk you through it!

ALMOST THERE!

Still No Deposit Required - just reserve a place by e-mail.

Old Deposits and  Credits apply but will not be affected if you don't manage to get here agauin.

Nov 18th & 19th.

The LOI KRATHONG FESTIVAL is on April 18th & 19th. The 60hr Herbal Workshop & Food as Medicine course above will include the Thai sacred art of folding banana leaves and other plants and flowers as it is an intimate part of both traditional Thai food  and traditional Thai medicine.

November 28th
 to December  22nd, 2021

150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE   (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 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 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.

Suitable both for beginners and advanced students, Homprang is assisted by her much loved sister-in-law, Ajarn Bang, as well as by a professional Intern, so everybody gets the practical attention they need at their own level. 

A very intense course, there is a great deal to master by participants at all levels,  and everybody is encouraged to practice out of class in the evenings and on days-off.

Essential as preparation for the 150hr Therapeutic Course. 

ALMOST THERE!

Still No Deposit Required - just reserve by e-mail.

Old Deposits  apply but will not be affected if you don't manage to get here again.

December 21st January 2nd, 2022

An Open Space of 13 days over Christmas
 & New Years.

Guests Welcome.

2022

January 3rd to 27th, 2022

150hr SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE COURSE (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 baht.)

The Special Therapeutic Course introduces cutting-edge acupressure techniques that are used to treat serious conditions including migraine, numbness, stroke damage, intractable back conditions, and many other ailments not usually addressed by Thai Massage. A background in Thai Massage is very helpful but not essentialIndeed, the course is  open to any Professional Therapist with a strong background in energy work like Shiatsu, for example. Indeed, the most important qualification is substantial, hands-on experience of working with serious conditions over a number of years, and a desire to go further in alleviating the suffering of those who carry them.

If you are still not sure if this course is appropriate for you, please do e-mail us with your questions, and of course tell us a bit about yourself and your professional background so that we can help you make the right decision.

The treatments in this course are evolving all the time, and many advanced students and professional therapists choose to take it more than once. The exchange with such students is also extremely important to Homprang, as she regards the class as a Lab as much as a Training Ground.

At this point do
let us know if you are interested!

Still No Deposit Required - just reserve a place by e-mail.

Old Deposits and  Credits apply but will not be affected if you don't manage to get here again.

February 3rd to 12th, 2022

野性子宮女人力量・製藥、食療、身心按摩療癒之旅

TRANSLATION: "The Power of the Wild Feminine: Herbs, Food, & Healing Massage:"

 A 60hr Collaboration in Mandarin with Eartha Su assisting Homprang.

 https://www.blossomjourney.net/wild-women
(click on URL for more info.)

Please Contact
Organizer

nfo@
blossomjourney
.net

February 16th
 to 26th, 2022

A 60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE, & RELATED HERBAL THERAPIES GATHERING.

A 9-Day Workshop for Advanced Students and Therapists organized by Janice Gagnon & Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage in collaboration with Homprang Chaleekanha.

                                     www.spiritwinds.net

Includes a Conference of Female Teachers and Therapists of Thai massage and Thai Traditional Medicine who would like to network, share stories and support each other to form a collaborative future and with the long term objective of launching A Global Women's Thai Healing Collective.

Please
Contact  Organizer

SERIES TWO: Songkran/Easter 2022

March 4th to 17th, 2022

80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE  (Live-in: 12 study days + 1 day off = 27,400 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 over the whole body, the latter being far more difficult to acquire than any of the technical parts.

Hardworking beginners can get started on 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 -- a very slight adjustment to the therapists position, for example, can add years to his or her professional life. Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) is included in all of Homprang's courses, but it's particularly important in this one.

Serious beginners who want to do more than just "get started" in one visit to Thailand should consider taking the 150hr Thai Massage course as well. Do ask about that if your interested.

At this point do
let us know if you are interested!

Still No Deposit Required - just reserve a place by e-mail.

Old Deposits and  Credits apply but will not be affected if you don't manage to get here again.

March 21st to 30th, 2022

60hr WOMBLIFTING, POSTPARTUM CARE & RELATED HERBAL THERAPIES  (Live-in: 9 study days + 1 day off = 20,900 baht.)

One of Homprang's most intense courses, students must be prepared to concentrate every minute during the hours in class and then practice, practice, practice. Includes both intricate acupressure work and abdominal manipulation as well as herbal compresses, traditional steam treatments, postpartum care for mother and baby, and herbal preparations as they are needed.

This course is often taken more than once by students who would actually like to practice Womblifting professionally as a single course is rarely enough. The course is also of great interest to professional midwives and doulas from all over the world -- working together in a class with such a diversity of students is a privilege indeed!

There will be an hour of Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) every morning at 7.00am followed by breakfast at 8.00, class from 9.00 to 12.00, lunch at noon, and then class again from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The Herbal Steam Baths will be hot everyday at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7.00pm.

At this point do
let us know if you are interested!

Still No Deposit Required - just reserve a place by e-mail.

Old Deposits and  Credits apply but will not be affected if you don't manage to get here again.

(18 day Songkran Festival break for Series Two students)

April 3rd to
15th, 2022

   JANET PEACOCK - 80hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE.

This is an annual Advanced Study Group -- the students have already done a whole Thai Massage training course with Janet Peacock.

   School
 CLOSED

April 18th to
May 12th, 2022

150hr THAI MASSAGE COURSE   (Live-in:  22 study days + 3 days off = 51,700 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 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.

Suitable both for beginners and advanced students, Homprang is assisted by her much loved sister-in-law, Ajarn Bang, as well as by a professional Intern, so everybody gets the practical attention they need at their own level.  A very intense course, there is a great deal to master by participants at all levels,  and everybody is encouraged to practice out of class in the evenings and on days-off.

There will be an hour of Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) every morning at 7.00am followed by breakfast at 8.00, class from 9.00 to 12.00, lunch at noon, and then class again from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The Herbal Steam Baths will be hot everyday at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7.00pm.

At this point do
let us know if you are interested!

Still No Deposit Required - just reserve by e-mail.

Old Deposits  apply but will not be affected if you don't manage to get here again.

May 16th to 28th, 2022

タイ式子宮バランスセラピーチェンマイ研修ツア

             WOMBLIFTING & POSTPARTUM CARE

In Japanese

Includes Herbal Compresses, Traditional Steam Treatments, Postpartum Care & Related therapies  with Homprang assisted by Kim Songshil.  

  songshil.k.ltf@gmail.com

PLEASE CONTACT ORGANIZER

 songshil.k.ltf
@gmail.com

June 2nd to 13th,  2022

野性子宮女人力量・製藥、食療、身心按摩療癒之旅

TRANSLATION: "Herbal Medicine Woman: A Womb Massage Journey."

 A 60hr Collaboration in Mandarin with Eartha Su assisting Homprang.

 https://www.blossomjourney.net/womb-massage

(click on URL for more info.)

PLEASE CONTACT ORGANIZER

nfo@
blossomjourney
.net

June 18th to 29th,  2022

野性子宮女人力量・製藥、食療、身心按摩療癒之旅

TRANSLATION: "The Power of the Wild Feminine: Herbs, Food, & Healing Massage:"

 A 60hr Collaboration in Mandarin with Eartha Su assisting Homprang.

 https://www.blossomjourney.net/wild-women
(click on URL for more info.)

PLEASE
CONTACT ORGANIZER

nfo@
blossomjourney
.net

                   Course Fees

Live-In Students are charged Bt 2200 per person per study-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 airport pickups.

We will not accept any Non-live-in Students until the Thai Government allows us to do so.

Surcharges & Discounts. If you are willing to share our dorm (2 to 5 persons), the charge is a little less: Bt 2000 per person per day. If you prefer a private room with a shower and toilet of your own the charge will be a little more: Bt 2300 per person per day. We have only 3 rooms with adjoining bathrooms so do tell us if you are interested in this option -- the final decision will be made according to need.

The Live-in Student Rate is a special, all-inclusive charge, and there is no refund for meals missed on Study Days for Students or for their partners. This not only helps us to keep our student fees as low as we possibly can but to maintain our level of concentration.

The ordinary live-in charge for Days-off & Extra Days is Bt 1100 for a private room with a shared bathroom.  If you have opted for our dorm, the extra-day charge is only Bt 900; if you have a private room with a private bathroom the charge is Bt 1200.

 

   FAQs About Course Registration

DEPOSITS. Our classes are closed at 12 and often fully booked. For this reason, in normal times 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. On the other hand, cancellations happen rarely. and refunds can take some time as the enrollment sorts itself out.

You should click on the PayPal Button (if there is one) in the right hand column to pay the deposit -- (the Logo is in Thai but the instructions are in English). The Deposit includes a +/- 4% 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. Otherwise you must have a PayPal account of your own.

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.

FULL PAYMENT  The rest of your student fees should be paid by the end of the first week of the course. If you are paying by PayPal you must have opened an account of your own before you come to Thailand, otherwise you may find you are unable to use PayPal. As an alternative we would suggest you arrange with your home bank to use your ordinary ATM card while you are here, which is quick, safe, and probably the cheapest way to obtain cash in Thailand. But you must inform your bank beforehand or they will assume your card has been stolen.

LIVE-IN STUDENTS. 95% of our students have always lived here with us -- the place is beautiful. the food delicious, the company good, and above all a student gets 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 always recommend students immerse themselves in the training as deeply as they can by living here with us, and in the end it's actually cheaper than living in a guesthouse in town anyway. And of course, during the Covid Emergency it's a great deal safer both for the students and for the staff!

REFUNDS FOR MISSED MEALS. A refund for a missed lunch or dinner can be claimed by those who are here as Room & Board Guests and by Students on their Days-off, but you must tell us by 9.00am for a lunch (100 baht) and 1.00pm for a dinner (150 baht). There is no refund for students on Study-Days as the Live-in Student rate is already a reduced fee.

WHEN TO ARRIVE & DEPART. Most students arrive the day before the class begins because the Rasidaton (Thai Yoga) is at 7am on the first morning. If you arrive the day before the class begins, 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 welcome to arrive even earlier than the day before and can also stay on after the class finishes, as many students do. Needless to say there is a charge for extra nights and meals.

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