Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thailand Circus Training, Lazy Yoga and Noodle Soup

After an exhausting but exciting year of producing and touring new circus shows a quick trip was very much needed to my favourite Thai island Kho Yao Noi, to train and rest before production starts in the UK for our new Christmas Cirque Shows.

Kho Yao Noi

I have had a love affair with Thailand for many years, and this is one of my favourite Winter circus training locations. It is one of the last remaining Thai islands to retain its culture and character, and not succumb to mass tourism.

It has managed to avoid the large package tours and hedonistic, scantily clad, drunken gap year students. It is not strewn with neon signs, late-night bars and dodgy massage parlours.

In short, a piece of heaven!

Satya lapham making som TomAnn, Moh and Dedee at Thanakha Spa

As the temperature drops in the UK, I can normally be found here swinging from silks on a deserted beach, dangling off a rope from a cliff, or crawling out of the KYN Muay Thai Gym on my hands and knees with a face the colour of a beetroot.

KYN Muay Thai Gym

For me, it’s yoga at sunrise, afternoon monsoon swimming, and evening aerial training sessions. This is followed by fabulous noodle soup and fresh homemade Som Tom. The day is finished off with a visit to my friends at Thanakha spa to keep this acrobat’s body well maintained.

Satya lapham yoga thailandIncandescence yoga

Thai massage (or as I like to put it ‘Yoga for lazy people’) is an amazing form of massage where you are stretched, manhandled, folded and kneaded like dough into different shapes. It is an invigorating experience, and one not to be missed on a trip to Thailand.

Sunset at KYN Muay Thai Gym

My 10-day trip is drawing to an end and it’s time to figure out how the mountain of stuff in the corner of my room ever fitted into by bag. Finally, a last round of goodbyes before heading off to the pier.

Satya Kho Yao Noi

Big thanks to Moh who has knitted me a beautiful woollen hat and scarf, so I won’t be too cold when I arrive back at Heathrow in flip flops! Thank you Kho Yao Noi, and to all my wonderful friends who live on this magical island. See you next year love Satya xx

If you’re interested in an active holiday, I’d highly recommend checking out KYN Muay Thai Gym.  If you’d like to hear the latest from the Incandescence team, please sign up to our newsletter here.

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