Basic Thai Massage with Krishnataki in Swiss Alps
28th June – 7th July 2019
Thai Massage Vacanza is a unique 10-day beginner’s course in traditional Thai massage set in the breathtaking Swiss Alps.
A large part of the course, supported by sessions of meditation, yoga and tai chi, emphasizes the importance of the spiritual connection and intuition we develop through massage.
Open for all interested, also beginners: In this course for beginners we learn sequences and techniques for a 2 hour treatment of Thai massage.The course travels day by day from the feet to the head, gradually forming a complete Thai massage based on the stretches and acupressure as taught by Thai massage master Asokananda. A large part of the course, supported by sessions of meditation, yoga and tai-chi, emphasizes the importance of the spiritual connection and intuition we develop through massage.
The course is held in English and is for both beginners and practitioners of other kinds of bodywork. There are no prerequisites for the course – everybody can do it and everybody is welcome.We learn techniques to do a full body two hour massage.
Thai massage techniques can be effectively integrated into other therapy disciplines such as shiatsu, remedial massage or physiotherapy meaning the course offers the opportunity for therapists of other massage styles to improve and broaden their skills.
Day 1: Introduction to thai massage (history & philosophy), feet and line – work legs
Day 2 : Single leg streches
Day 3 : Double leg streches
Day 4 : Stomach, chest, arms and hands
Day 5 : Side position
Day 6 : Prone position – legs and back
Day 7 : Sitting position
Day 8 : Shoulders, neck and head lines and streches
Day 9 : Face
Day 10 : Evaluation and treatment with feedback
Takis (also called Krishnataki in Asia), originally from Greece, has been teaching Thai Yoga massage, yoga and qi gong since 1998 having lived and studied in Thailand and India. His first gateway to the East was through the inspirational teachings of Tai Chi master Tew Bunnag which led him down the path in search of his true spiritual essence.
He is now a senior massage teacher of the Sunshine Network, and has trained with Thai massage masters Pichet Boonthume, Chayuth Priyasith and Asokananda and has a Sivananda Yoga background. He is passionate about organic farming, Chinese medicine, cooking and nutrition and incorporates aspects of yoga, meditation and Qi Gong into all his courses.
His base is at Sunshine House, where he leads a variety of retreats aimed at igniting the spiritual, healing flame that lies dormant in each and every one of us, however he still spends time travelling abroad to teach and also study, where possible. He is renown for his unique, fun-loving and passionate way of teaching as well as his generous spirit, hot hands and delicious home-made recipes. When he is not teaching, he is with his three beautiful children or soaking in hot spring waters.
06.30 – 07.00 Meditation
07.00 – 08.30 Yoga/Tai Chi
08.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 Massage teaching and practice
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch and siesta
15.00 – 18.00 Massage teaching and practice
18.00 – 19.00 Acro-Yoga
19.00 – 20:00 Dinner
20.00 – … Chanting and meditation
The course is held in the mountains of Swiss alps – in Shoenried. Here on the edge of this quiet farming village surrounded by alpine peaks is our course house located. The peaceful environment offers a place for retreat and rejuvenation. To get there you need to arrive first in Berne.