The following classes are offered by the native Lisu Hill Tribe members. The people are highly skilled in what they do and  English speaking interpreters are available to translate for you when needed.

LISU MUSIC: learn to play and/or make traditional Lisu instruments: the gourd flute (made from a dried squash gourd and bamboo pipes with reeds made from a beer can), bamboo flute, and 3-string banjo. More here

LISU DANCE AND CHANT: Learn the round dance and the courting and blessing chants. Dancing occurs at all the gay Celebrations, especially around the lisu New Year in February. A class can be arranged any time with a days notice. More here

LISU SEWING: learn to sew colorful Lisu clothes, for men and women and children. 

LISU WEAVING, BEADWORK AND BASKET WEAVING.

MUSHROOM & WILD EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS: A trek can be arranged into the surrounding mountains with  Lisu and English-speaking guides to help you identify and collect edible wild foods and herbal medicines. Mushrooms and bamboo sprouts  are found in abundance from mid May to July.

LISU DIET AND FOOD PREP: The lisu eat a wide variety of vegetables which they garden and also collect in the wild. They cook a lot on open fires and use banana leaves as wrappers to bake things in. You will work side by side learning to pick, prepare and serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicious meals.

LISU SPIRITUALITY AND SHAMANISM: Consultations with the Local Shamans. The Lisu follow a tradition of Animism mixed with Buddhism and Christianity. Time with the Shaman is billed at 200 baht/hr/person plus cost of remedies and ritual preparations. (For more details click here spirituality)

LISU MASSAGE: is very different from Thai massage. It is similar to acupressure and meridian massage with an artful sensitivity to what your needs and preferences are.  See massage

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Lisu Immersion programmes

All fees for the above classes are Bt.1000/day/person plus cost of materials. This iincludes a room with a Lisu family, delicious home cooked meals and four hours of instruction. (Discount for groups of three or more.) If you choose to stay in a local guest house costs vary. For detox programmes and prices please see here

Need more information on our crafts school?

For more information or reservations please email homestay@lisuhilltribe.com or call 089-998-4886 in Thailand.