Classes are closed at a maximum of
8 students --in the STATUS
Column below limited
means 5 or 6 students have already registered.
means 8 students have paid the deposit and the class is closed. If you are really interested please do put
yourself on our
as even after deposits have been paid cancellations do occur. And
we'll tell you where you are on the list and, of course, keep you
can be found here. If you
are confused or don't find what you
want please do e-mail us.
COURSESare designed to be taken
one after the other --
the skills taught are incremental, and
there is continual practice but no repetition. You can click on the heading to read
about our Multiple Course options.
courses are very small and often fully booked. For this reason we
must ask for a 25% Deposit to book a place. You can click on
the PayPal Thai logoin the right hand column to reserve your place. The Deposit is non-refundable and includes a 4%
fee to cover the Transfer and Currency Conversion. To pay with your
credit card you must first click on the PayPal Thai Logo and then click on Pay with my
credit or debit card at the bottom of the PayPal pop-up window.
SHORT COURSES.Our 30 hour short courses are formed for small groups who
want to concentrate on some very specific therapy or technique. They
can be taken together or separately. At times the groups split up as
well to work simultaneously in separate spaces with Homprang, Bang,
or other specialist teachers.
NON-LIVE-IN STUDENTS must
also pay a 25% deposit -- we will e-mail you a 'PayPal Request for
Payment' form to facilitate a non-live-in reservation as soon
as you have decided. You can pay with your credit card on that too.
Bt 2100 per day -- and that
includes everything: a private room of your own with 3 meals a day, 1 hour of Thai yoga plus 6 hrs of teaching, the illustrated
Baan Hom Practitioner's Notebook, steam baths,
bicycles, internet, and transportation to Chiang Mai when you need
it. The only
additional cost is for wine or beer with your evening meal if
The charge for
Days-off & Extra Days is 1000 baht per day
-- for Live-in Students all the perks continue, including the steam
baths and the transportation, and many take the opportunity to
practice in one of our spaces.
Non-live-in students are welcome at 1200 baht per day.
This fee includes our book, lunch and a herbal steam
bath. Non-live-in students are welcome to join the Rasidaton (Thai
Yoga) at 7am free of charge. but there is a charge of 150 baht for
non-live-in students who want breakfast at 8am as well (juice,
muesli, fresh yoghurt, fruit, whole grain bread or toast, wild
honey, jam, tea and coffee) . The class itself is
from 9am to 4pm with an hour off for lunch. The Steam Baths are
usually at 5.00 to 5.30pm.
Soaring Crane Group
As much as we would like to, we simply can't afford to offer
Baan Hom Samunphrai is not a ‘business’
in the usual sense of the word, but a self-sustaining
community -- our objective is to break even each year if we can.
Of course, if we
make a profit we can develop the place a bit -- this year, for
example, we have been able to add three more
bicycles to the fleet, and have replaced our beloved, 22
song taew with a new blue Isuzu. Those of you who remember
how hard it was to make it to the top of some of the hills in
Chiang Dao will be relieved, and in addition we now have enough
room to transport
you all in one go.
An additional note on reduced fees.
Homprang offers her services free of charge to the large number
of local Thai therapists studying at
The Association of Thai Traditional Healers (Chiang Mai)
to prepare for their Ministry of Public Health licenses
in Midwifery, Herbal Pharmacology, Traditional Medicine and, of
course, Traditional Thai Massage. If you have the chance to go
with her to some of her Thai classes in town you will understand
why she is so devoted to this work -- you can
click here and
here to get a glimpse of it.
Acupuncturist, Thai Massage Therapist and much respected Lecturer on
both subjects from
Seattle, Washington brought his
Soaring Crane Massage and
Acupuncture Training Group
to Baan Hom Samunphrai from February 11th to the 21st, 2013.
(You can click on
the logo to find out more about
Soaring Crane and
its charismatic leader.)
In addition to further advanced study in Thai Traditional
Massage, Homprang led the 12 students in Rasidaton every morning at
7am and, as she always does, introduced some of her own special therapies
and healing techniques. In addition, a great variety of
more-or-less massage related activities took place for the whole
group of 16 including professional shopping from cushions to sarongs, Thai cooking, down on your hands and knees in
a sacred cave, elephant-washing, talking with monks, star-gazing
and, for those with a bit of energy left after all the studying,
bicycling and talking, high-energy aerobics with
the locals in the village graveyard!
Click here for a whole gallery of
photos taken during this tour by Soaring Crane's photographer extraordinaire,
Stevens (don't miss his 'Thai Motorcycles'
Gallery either, and his '2013 Thailand' Gallery of professional
photos is unique in its intensity, diversity and insight!).
Rasidaton (the 'Thai Yoga' of the forest hermit, Rusi) at 7am
Advanced details, points and strategies
An inspired group brought to Homprang
for further study by
their own inspired and nurturing teacher --
Eric Spivack is sitting behind her left shoulder. A most fruitful
And much to think about too -- even when there was nothing going on.
The group also visited this Rusi shrine deep under the holy mountain
of Chiang Dao (Homprang on the left).
in English with monks at the Wat Suan Dok Buddhist University
(Eric Spivack is on the left).
Under the control of
the Thai Ministry
of Education: Chor Mor 04-004/2554
A FEW SITES THAT PHOTOGRAPH AND TALK ABOUT US:
You can visit this site to read a
recent article, "Le massage
Nuad Boran avec Maitre Homprang," in the June
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 hereto find a PDF file you can download from the magazine. Or
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
here's another page from the same site with a much fuller account of
Baan Hom--also in French, of course.
Hereand scroll down to "samedi 1 novembre
Visual commentary of a very striking
sort from Gonga and Tara on
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 Hereas well for a more specific review
with more photos & lots of stars.
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 Arepage for a little more information on how the film
For something really hot off the press,
Revitalized in Paradise --you can
scroll down to the bottom of our Home Page.
for an account of our encounter with the author, Kundan Ewan.
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