14.02.2008 14 °C
I've started my Thai massage course 2 days ago
The place was really hard to find and my taxi driver was lost luckily i found 2 Nepali girls who spoke pretty well English and helped me out. we found the place even though there is no sign saying that it's the ''Healing hand center''.
I was brought to my room which is pretty nice and he told me OK see you tomorrow and that's it it was only 6pm .but i asked questions like so do we all eat together with the other students what time do i have to be there tomorrow morning... so we finally spoke a bit had a tea but it felt kind of awkward.I wantsed to have more infos
In the house leaves an English guy and another one from Canada who both met Nepali girls after 2 and 1 month and married them ....crazy....
they leave here but we barley spoke or anything and then there is a student from Belgium who i met he showed me the surroundings and we went to dinner together
The teacher ,Raoul, a Indian born but adopted by a Swiss guy and leaving in Nepal married to a girl my age(he's 38 years old)has two children and is a healer, shaman and and Thai massage teacher he leaved for 11 years in Thailand .he's home is huge i think that daddy from Switzerland is providing some funds for the construction of it .We can have lunch at his place and that's pretty handy
today is Shiva's (the god) birthday so we are celebrating it at Raoul's place tonight .apparently birthday or not he does some big cooking and a party every Saturday night
So i am getting to know the place and the people better now
In the morning i attend the one month class just looking or being a guinea pig
And in the afternoon it's my class i am the only 5 days student so it's kind of a private course even though the other student attend it too just to see the basics once again
Everything is very interesting ,it's pretty hard to learn and to give a Thai massage but I'm learning .it's a lot of information but i film it so i can review it and practice
The place is a bit a mess in the sense that the class are very informal nothing is really planned but i still have my courses so it's OK .For ex they don't give any documents on the different position we have to write everything down .which is hard because you have to describe a certain position and Thai massage positions are sometime complex
But Vincent the guy from Belgium has written everything very well so I'll just have to photocopy it ,lucky me
Saturday is a special day because the old student don't have a massage course but the teacher Raoul, talks about a topic like how to heal this or that and this morning was great he talked about how to plan to have a baby what kind of exercises to do how to behave towards the woman what to eat and what is prohibited it was great and i thought it was a shame not to have this kind of teaching in the west the principal goal was to have a perfect delivery not painful not to long and in the best conditions .
I am really happy with the course even if at the beginning i remember i was cooking for myself on the first night and was thinking why on earth i decided to take thai massage course in Nepal ,strange idea no?
And well actually ,Vincent took classes in Wat Po, Thailand and told me that it's way better here because it's so popular over there in thailand that they don't take time for you and it' like being in a factory
And the teacher here is quite famous and he's very good.
So everythingis good around here
It's good to have a nice place to stay at being busy all day and meeting locals