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Free the Spine & Open the Chakras with Krishnataki & Till in Algarve

24th – 30th October 2018

The treatment of the spine is one of the most important aspects in a Thai massage treatment. The spine is our pillar. It is the central axis of both heaven and earth. Therefore we address this Yin/Yang polarity with both DYNAMIC and STATIC massage techniques.

We live through this perpetual Yin and Yang manifestation. Life is movement and rhythm and is one of the fundamental principles of Life. It allows evolution! It is this cyclical change in-between rest and movement that generates forces. And in the same way, the non- respect of our inner rhythms leads us to a disease state.

Along our spine we not only have the fluids of our central nervous system but we also have energetic centres which relate to emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our life. These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. We will address each chakra with the aim of bringing back balance and ease into our being. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area will help bring the others back into balance.

This course will be understanding the patterns of in-breath, out-breath, giving and receiving, dynamic and static movement for more fluidity and precision in our work.

..Dynamic Flow …In this course we will learn how to go with the flow and move between movement and stillness…and at the same time have freedom in our movement. Having already the basic techniques and principles of Thai Massage, we will go deeper in our understanding of the flow…the Sacred Dance. How we can adjust, move and dance with another body, without getting “stuck” in positions, keeping precision in both line work and acupressure points. We will explore more acupressure points and learn how to use more the elbow, knee and foot. We will also learn how to then come to a stillpoint and listen deeply to what the body is telling us we need to do. We will learn focus and precision in the static part of the massage so that together they may compliment eachother as the polarities of Yin and Yang do.

Day 1: Introduction (principles of dynamic and static massage). Chakra 1 – Muladhara – Earth – Grounding – Rooting – Feeling safe – Sacred touch – Honouring ancestors – Qi Gong

Day 2: Chakra 2 – Swadhistan – Water – Fluidity – Movement – Grace – Flow – Dance – Harmonics – Releasing old wounds. Chakra 3 – Manipura – Fire – Personal Power – Manifesting visions – Dynamic rocking

Day 3: Chakra 4 – Anahata – Air – Heart centre – Compassion – Connection – Pranayama – Gratitude – Soft touch – Oil massage

Day 4: Chakra 5 – Visuddha – Sound – Voicework – Singing – Communication – Expression – Dynamic movement

Day 5: Chakra 6 – Ajna – Intuition – Truth – Clarity – Meditation – Cranio pulse. Chakra 7 – Sahasrara – Infinity – Divine guidance – Angels – Kriyas – Rebirth – Energy bodies – Pranayama kosha

Day 6: Full massage exchange to free all the chakras and the spine

Krishnataki, originally from Greece, has been teaching Thai Yoga massage, yoga and qi gong since 1998, having lived and studied in Thailand and India. He is a senior massage teacher of the Sunshine Network, having trained with Thai massage masters Pichet Boonthume, Chayuth Priyasith and Asokananda. 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, however he often travels abroad to teach and also study. He is renown for his unique, spontaneous and passionate way of teaching as well as his generous spirit and open heart. When he is not teaching, he is with his three beautiful children or soaking in hot spring waters.

Till has been infected by the positive vibrations of Thai Yoga Massage since 2002. In this year he found his way for the first time to the “Lahu Village” in northern Thailand, where he participated in his first Beginner’s Course for 12 days with Itzhak Helman. You could say, this was something like a light-bulb-moment. For him it was not enough what he could learn at Physiotherapy School, which he finished in 2001. To work only on the physical body– with all the emphasis on anatomy, physiology and disease in the minutest details– is for Till working on the surface. With the sacred dance of Thai Massage, he found something so much deeper. Since that beginning, his journey has taken him a few more times back to Thailand, India and Greece. Till feels blessed for the opportunities to learn with and from so many great teachers. He wants to thank in particular KrishnaTaki Oikonomou, who is much more than only a “Teacher” for Till. Of course there is a deep Thankfulness for all the other teachers, friends and family. On the path of “healing within”, he continues to explore and work in many different fields, lincluding Self-Knowledge, Vipassana Meditation, Nutrition, Yoga… Till is renowned for his lovely and kind being, his soft touch and deep trust in life. (www.tillthai.com)

06.30 – 08.30: Meditation & Yoga
08.30 – 10.00: Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00: Thai Massage session 1
13.00 – 15.30: Lunch & Siesta
15.30 – 18.30: Thai Massage session 2
18.30 – 20.00: Time in nature
20.00 – 21.00: Dinner
21.00 – 22.00: Metta Meditation & Bhajans 

Monte Rosa is an idyllic holiday destination conveniently situated within the wonders of the rural Portuguese Algarve. Immerse yourself in peace, tranquillity and renew your perspective

Away from mass tourism Monte Rosa consists of cosy and comfortable accommodation created in various renovated rustic buildings in the heart of the unspoiled countryside.

For more information see www.monterosaportugal.com

For all information and booking for this course please send an email to info@thaimassage.gr

Start Date: 24th October at 6pm

Finish Date: 30th October at 2pm (after lunch)

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