Courses for the international training program :

                There are three levels for learning Thai language.

                        -Beginner

                        -Intermediate

                        -Advanced

Participants will go home with Thai books to continue their learning.

Minimum group size: 2 people

Maximum group size: 5 people

Thai Cooking

There are many recipes of Thai food for participants to learn. They will not only observe, but will also individually take part in the cooking the food and drinks. Some of the dished you will learn are as follows:

                                    Tom Yum Koong/ Pad Pal

                                    Green/Red Curry/ Tom Kai

                                    Pad Thai/ Seafood Salad

                                    Pae-Sa (vegetables and sauce)

                                    Dry Red Curry

                                    Rice Whiskey

                                    Steamed rice

                                    Khao Tom (rice soup)

Making Flowers

Participants will get to learn  flowers from unused materials which are as follows:

 

Making Pillows

Background of the triangle pillow

            The triangle pillow was made about 70 years ago. At first Aunt Tamma, who was a nun, started to sew triangle pillows with the white cloth from her robes. Aunt Poor, who was a very good seamstress, decided to learn how to make the triangle pillow with Aunt Tamma. Aunt Poor also taught other villagers how to sew the pillows. She made the pillows and gave them to a temple to bring her family good karma. People who came to the temple saw the beautiful pillows and asked her to make ten more for them. That was the first time the triangle pillow was introduced to the market.

In the training course there are three models to practice:

                        Triangle Pillow, Rectangular Pillow, and Bone Pillow

Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)

            Participants interested in learning this course may be male of female. Those who apply can learn only Muay Thai throughout the two weeks for there are many things to learn in the program.

The first week: “Wai kru” Wai is to pay respect to the “kru.” The kru means the teacher of Muay Thai. One of the most important things in Mauy Thai is the Wai Kru which is a dance performed by the fighter before fighting in order to respect to their teacher. It will bring them good luck. We have a Wai Kru music tape which is the only music of Muay Thai yet each fighter has a unique style of dancing. This dance is not the general style of “Thai Dancing.”

The second week: “How to Fight.” During the second week you will learn the 24 fighting postures that are unique to Thai boxing. You will be boxing with the kru and each other.

At the end of the two weeks each participant will go home with a Wai Kru music cd, Muay Thai trousers and costumes for Wai Kru so that you may continue practicing at home.

Minimum group size: 2 people

Maximum group size: 20 people

Making soil house (adobe house)

Making Pillows

 Background of the soil house in Thailand

            Many people from all over the world like to live simply. They have built soil houses for living and recreation. Poor people in India, the US, and all over also live in soil houses.

            Eight years ago Jone saw a soil house in America and he got ideas to build his house in Ban Sriton, Thailand. The first house was built on his farm by him and his wife. It took two weeks to finish the house. He only spent 20,000 BHT building it. After he had built the soil house some people didn’t believe that he could live in it. However, after five years people discovered that it is the best house for everybody. The advantages of living in the soil houses are that it is not hot in the summer and it is not cold in the winter.

Upon completion of your chosen courses, you will receive a certificate presented by the director of education in Yasotorn.

Free Time Activities

There are also free time activities that are included in this program. These provide opportunities for participants to visit interesting places around the northeastern part of Thailand. They included swimming in a clean water lake, feeding monkeys in an open zoo close to our village, fishing, visiting ancient places, meditating in a local temple and a crossing into a border village in Laos. All of the sightseeing activities will be included in the schedule of the training course.

There are two days off that are free from learning in the training course. They are a break from participants to go sightseeing around the northeast.

The participants will choose from several options about how to spend their two days off. Some of the options are as follows:

-          swimming in a clean water lake which is about 130 km from where you stay

-          feeding monkeys in an open zoo which is about 20 km away from camp

-          meditating at a local temple

-          a crossing into Laos, if participants would like to go to Laos we can take you to a border village, but this would only be a day trip as there is no sleeping overnight allowed. You will also have to pay a fee for crossing into Laos at the immigration office at the border.

The choices of free time activities depend on each participant. If you would like to join us in the above activities we can arrange transportation and cover the cost. If you find something outside of the program that interests you in the area we will help you plan, but the cost is not included. You are also free to stay at our camp and spend your time as you wish. At the camp there will be persons who can arrange accommodation for you.

Accommodation

Lifestyle

Lifestyle here is simple. We eat rice with food and we like to eat fish and vegetables, but we can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, or any other diet. Please fill out the registration form about food.

            Participants will stay in our non-smoking building. However participants are free to smoke away from the house.

Date to Apply/ How to Apply/ Prices for registration

This is a week training course. The first day is the 21st of April, 2009 and ends28 April, 2009. The opening ceremony will be arranged in the first session on this day. You will also be informed about staying in our community. Afterwards each participant will be sent to classes that were applied for on the registration form. Each participant can apply to learn up to two courses.

Choose two courses from the following activities                                                      

Thai dancing                                                  

Thai language

Thai cooking

Making flowers

Making pillows

Or choose one of the following courses

Thai Boxing                                                               

Thai musical instrument

Making soil houses

Dates

1-15 April, 2020

Price*

10,000 Baht for two courses, or one intensive course

*(approx.$1us=35bht as of Jan 2008)

**(note: these prices include training, accommodation and food for two weeks)

Please choose at least two courses from the above table. (Example: Cooking and Dancing, or Language and Pillows.) However, if you choose to learn Thai boxing, Thai musical instrument, or making soil houses, these courses take more time to learn and are more intensive so they require a full two weeks to learn and practice. Therefore if you choose soil houses, boxing or the musical instrument these will be your only course.

Participants need only to bring their personal belongings. Please dress for warm weather but wear clothes that are respectful of Thai culture. Participants will have to arrive to Yasotorn on March 30, 2007 so that we will have time for preparation and orientation. The training program will begin on the 1st of April. Participants don’t have to pay money for the course in advance. Pay when you arrive.

How to get to us

There are three options to come to Yasotorn if you start from Bangkok.

            First you can travel by plane. There are two planes a day that come from Bangkok, however they don’t come directly to Yasotorn. You must fly to Ubonratchatani and then take a local bus to Khamkuenkaew which is about 70 km away from Ubonratchatani. The bus will take about an hour. At Khamkuen Kaew call us to pick you up.

            You may also come by train. There are also no trains from Bangkok to Yasotorn so you must catch the train to Ubonratchatani. From there get on the local bus to Khamkuenkaew and please call us to pick you up. The train takes about ten hours, and the bus takes about one.

            You may also come by bus. There are many buses that go directly from Bangkok to Yasotorn. It is about a ten hour bus ride, so you must take a night bus to arrive in Yasotorn the following morning. At Yasotorn please call so that we can pick you up there.

Contact  Mrs. Panpawee Janleung

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Tel. 66-045-791-035 Khamkheunkaewchanupatham school  Thailand