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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the course last
How much does the course cost
How do I register for the course
How do I pay for the course
How is the temperature in the village
How much does it cost to stay in the village as a guest


Is there internet in the village
Is there a telephone in the village
Is there a mobile signal in the village

Is the food vegetarian
Is there a shop in the village
Is there drinking water in the village

Is there hot shower in the village


Can I have single accommodation
Can I share accommodation with my partner

Can my partner/friend stay in the village while I am doing the course
Can I join the course later
Can I leave the course earlier
Can I meet the teacher before the course starts


Do I need a sleeping bag
Do I need blankets

Do I need a mosquito net
Do I need a torch
Do you give a certificate for the course
Do we have proteins in the food
Do we have wheat in the food

How long does the course last?

The duration of the Thai massage course is 12 days.
The duration of the Keralite massage Chavutty thirummal is 8 Days.

PLEASE NOTE: We depart for the village, from the meeting point in Chiang Mai, one day before the course starts and we return to Chiang Mai in the afternoon of the last day of the course. (i.e. if the date of the course are 10th to 21st May, we depart from the meeting point in Chiang Mai on the 9th of May and we return in town on the 21st around 3pm). Meeting point time is at 12,30pm

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the course is 19.500 THB.

It includes simple food (3 rice based vegetarian meals a day),bamboo hut style accommodation , the course material and transport from the meeting point in Chiang Mai to the village and back. It also includes an optional (recommended but not compulsory) Vipassana Meditation and Yoga(or Tai Chi) program ( on courses from November till May).

Repetition of the class in the Lahu village, reduced fee, THB 14.500

How do I register for the course?

For registration just send us an email whenever you are sure and we will put you on the list.

Email: click here

No advance payment is necessary!

How do I pay for the course?

The time to pay for the course in on the day of departure, at the meeting point, when you finally sign the registration form.

How is the temperature in the village?

The temperature vary depending on the time of the year.

During the winter (November to February) the days are generally quite pleasant with temperature around 20-25 C. Night temperatures can drop to 7 or 8 C. We do recommend a sleeping bag and you need some warm clothing for the evenings/nights during these months.

From March to June temperature during the days are high with up to 35C. Night temperatures can drop to around 15C. We do recommend a light sleeping bag and some warm clothing for the evenings/nights also during these months.

How much does it cost to stay in the village as a guest?

The cost is 300 Bath per day and includes three meals and simple accommodation( same as what students are provided).If a friend or your partner wants to stay in the village with you during the entire duration of the course, the price is slightly cheaper; for the 12 day, it will be 3400 Baht , including food , accommodation and transport, to and from the village. You can share accommodation with your friend or partner as well.

Is there internet in the village

We do not have internet in the village (that's still a blessing!!).

There is no telephone land line as well.

There is mobile telephone signal, from Thai GSM 1-2-Call, DTAC and TRUE MOVE providers, right in the village (when the antennas work!!).

It is possible to use the mobile phone to connect to the internet when in the village.

You need :

· a smart phone or a mobile phone;

· a SIM card either from AIS 1-2-call or DTAC (we do not know how good TRUE MOVE works, so we do not advice this network).

· to activate an internet package with the provider.
They now tend to sell a volume based package, a certain amount of Mb of data, to be used in different length of time, ie. one day, three days, one week, one month)..

Is the food vegetarian

We do provide vegetarian food.

We include proteins such as tofu, yellow mung beans, "soy meat", and eggs (eggs can easily be avoided if you do not eat this kind of proteins). Bananas and papayas are served throughout the year. Other kind of fruit can be found in the village shop.

Occasionally we serve wheat but this can also be easily avoided.

Is there a shop in the village

There are two small shops in the village where you can find bottle drinking water, fruits, thai sweets, soy milk, Coke, thai yogurt, soap, batteries etc. What is not there, they will try to get it for you!!!

Is there drinking water in the village

We have a water filter in the school compounds. This provides us with drinking water as well as with water reservoir. Bottled drinking water can be bought in the local village shop.

Is there hot shower in the village

We do have two hot showers in the school compound.

Can I have single accommodation

Yes. It is possible to have single accommodation if you prefer. If you are coming with a friend or with your partner,you can have shared accommodation.

Can my partner/friend stay in the village while I am doing the course

Yes. Your partner/friend can stay in the village while you are doing the course. The cost for food, accommodation and transport for the 12 day is 3400Baht.

Can I join the course later

We do not recommend you to join the course later. However, we accept students that arrive in the village on the day the course starts.You will have to make you way to the village by yourself.

Can I leave the course earlier

We do not recommend to leave the course before it has ended. However, you can leave the course but you will have to arrange your transport back to Chiang Mai

Can I meet the teacher before the course starts

This depend on the teacher and you will have to contact him/her by yourself.

Do I need a sleeping bag

We do recommend a sleeping bag specially for the winter season (November to February). However we do have a limited number of light sleeping bags, in the village, that we hire for 50Bath for the course.

You do not need blankets as we do provide them.(unless you want to have your own one).

We do recommend you to bring a torch with you.

Do I need a mosquito net

You do not need a mosquito net in the village.

Do you give a certificate for the course

Yes, we do issue a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.The validity of the certificate depends on the regulations in your own country.



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