Body Poetry – Advanced Thai Massage Retreat with Till Heeg & Vangelis Varis
28th December 2023 – 4th January 2024
This course is the beginning of a new chapter “Body Poetry” —
We gather in a circle to explore and discover a unique way of living, palpating and treating. The Principles we share are “universal cornerstones” for us, “the essence” of our practice and we want to share them with YOU.
Body Poetry means that we perceive the present moment as clearly as possible, vulnerable, intimate, free of identity. In this emptiness, everything can happen, nothing must. Receiver and Giver become one and the beauty is in simplicity of nature and the expression of life through the human body experience.
“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” — Gustave Flaubert
For this course, the students should have a good foundation of Thai massage, or any other deep practice of Bodywork.
Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Biodynamics, are just a few words to start our journey with. We will travel the path of the liquids and prana. We will explore the human emotions, expressed in the internal organs. We will palpate rhythm, flow, and vitality. We will share how we treat and build up a routine, which gives a guideline within creativity, freedom, and space.
Originally from Germany and since 2002 he is a licensed Physiotherapist. His passion for holistic bodywork and especially Thai Yoga Massage, is routed in his love for sport and movement, what was his biggest inspiration since a young age.
After participating in his first Thai Yoga Massage course in the Lahu village in the north of Thailand 2003, an inner light was inflamed and today Till sees it as his mission, to share the gifts he received with many as possible. As a certified teacher from the Sunshine Network, authorized to teach Basic and Advanced courses, his wish is it, to respect the roots of TYM and integrate everything what enrich his practice and his life, with clients, students, friends, and family. On the path of “healing within” he continues to explore and work in many different fields, including Self-Knowledge, Vipassana Meditation, Nutrition, Yoga. Till is renowned for his lovely and kind being, his soft touch and deep trust in life.
More about Till: www.hanumanhands.com
Born in Athens, Greece, and the last 19 years he lives on the island of Evia. He was introduced to the oriental arts through Tai Chi and Yoga, after that it was easy to flow with the beauty of Thai Yoga massage. At the Sunshine House he met his first, and very special teacher and mentor, (Krishna)Takis, who has been a strong influence since 2009. Many other amazing teachers came on his way and shaped his practice: David Lutt, Rosemary Wallach, Felicity Joy, Pau Castellsague, Itzhak Helman. Other techniques that have greatly influenced him are OsteoThai, Chi Nei Chang, Lomi-Lomi massage. Since 2021, he is a graduate osteopath from a five years program at SICO (Swiss International College of Osteopathy), which has provided him with a unique touch in his treatments and has greatly influenced his teachings. Vangelis seeks healing through massage and music sounds. To achieve it, he attends polyphony and dancing classes and is also a musician- he loves percussion, while his latest passion is santur, thus indulging into Greek-eastern traditional melodies and rhythms.
06.30 – 08.30 am: Meditation & Yoga
08.30 – 10.00 am: Hearty Breakfast
10 am – 13.30 pm: Thai Massage session 1
13.30 – 16.00 pm: Lunch & Siesta
16.00 – 19.00 pm: Thai Massage session 2
19.00 – 20.00 pm: Dinner
20.30 – 21.30 pm: Metta Meditation & Bhajans