Basic Thai Massage with Krishnataki
5th - 16th July 2017
Learn to be a qualified THAI YOGA MASSAGE therapist. Learn this ancient healing art of the East. Learn to give and to receive. Learn to protect yourself with basic yoga and chi gong moves. Learn to be present with your touch. Learn to find the silence inside. Learn ancient healing practices from the Tao. Learn to give from the heart. Learn to nourish your body with healthy food. Learn to be open. Learn to live with others in community. Learn to know with your hands. Learn the SACRED DANCE...
In this 12 day retreat course we offer a life changing experience for many, as we have seen over the past ten years. We are teaching the basic Thai Massage technique with 7 hours of daily theory, demonstration and practice. We are also teaching yoga, chi gong and meditation to bring awareness and flexibility into the massage. Through this we are guiding people to believe that they can touch others, that they can be touched and that they have inside of them the potential to help others heal. We go on an intense spiritual journey of self-discovery during this course, which enables us to see in others that which we see in ourselves and thus helps us to overcome difficulties and face the obstacles which are in our paths in our daily lives. Krishnataki has over 10 years experience in leading people to reach this healing light within. He has developed a very fluid and precise massage technique, which often looks like he is dancing and he has the ability to simply teach it to others
Our TEACHING is inspired by the Dhamma and instruction of two Thai massage masters Chayuth and Pichet of Northern Thailand, as well as the teachings of Asokananda and the beautiful combination of YOGA, THAI MASSAGE, VIPASSANA and METTA. True Thai massage cannot exist without this melting pot of healing ingredients.
Our main focus on this course is to HEAL OURSELVES on the path to helping others heal. We call on a variety of techniques (Yogic, Taoist, Sufi) to help connect to our deeper, higher selves in order to ignite the spiritual healing flame. We also focus on the nutritional aspect of food, which can be the simplest of ways to nutrure us on a daily basis.
The course offers a PRACTICAL TRAINING on the Art of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. We travel, day by day, from the feet to the head with daily demonstrations, theory and practice time. We provide our own instruction manual and CD of chantings from Asokananda “Meditations in Babylon”. Our courses usually have many assistants, both Greek and from other countries, who bring colours and diversity to the practice, some of whom are fellow teachers of the Sunshine Network.
Upon completion of the course a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network) is awarded.
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies.
We usually recommend that the students new to Thai Yoga Massage practice on as many people as possible (average around 50) – close friends and family before making it a means to earn a living. Although the true, traditional practice of Thai massage was always donation based. With practice, experience and heightened sensitivity the massage goes deeper and awareness of different bodies helps us develop our intuitive touch.
Day 1: Introduction to Thai massage, Feet, Energy lines
Day 2: Single leg exercises
Day 3: Double leg exercises
Day 4: Stomach, Chest, Arms, Hands
Day 5: Side position
Day 6: Back
Day 7: Practice Day & afternoon at beach*
Day 8: Sitting position – shoulders, neck, head
Day 9: Face, theory, practice
Day 11:Therapy/Herbal Compress
* We will have an excursion to a secluded beach and lunch at Greek taverna*
Hare Krishna!... Krishnataki, originally from Greece, has been teaching Thai Yoga massage and yoga 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.
06.30 - 08.30: Meditation & Yoga
08.30 - 10.00: Hearty 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: Acroyoga / Qi Gong / Steam Bath
20.00 - 21.00: Dinner
21.00 - 22.00: Metta Meditation & Bhajans
Arrival: 5th of July evening – 6pm Dinner - 8pm Introduction
Departure: 16th July after lunch
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