Dynamic Thai Massage course with Krishnataki in California, USA
3rd – 8th June 2023
Join Krishnataki for a deep Thai Massage immersion in a breathtaking location in Califormia. Gain knowledge and skills that you can incorporate into your professional practice or share with those you love.
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies. After the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network).
In this course, we will learn about rhythm, coordination, and flow in order to have freedom in our movements and touch. Dynamic Thai Massage works with both the Element of Fire, which is enabling us to shake off and transform stagnation, as well as the Element of Water, which is helping the body to tonify, increase its vitality, and have more liquid flow. These are the fundamental principles of Taoism – the Yin and Yang.
This massage is a very safe and therapeutic approach to bodywork and once we understand some basic principles there are no limits as to where it can go. When we begin rocking we usually address the fact that many of us were missing that rocking, soothing touch as babies, thus it is deeply nurturing and healing for the central nervous system as a whole. This work also helps us to break the boundaries of the structural, limited mind and to feel instead of thinking, which allows us to develop our intuitive, shamanic self. We will go deeper into understanding the body’s perpetual motion and oscillations (fundamental osteopathic principles) and how we can adjust, move and dance with another body, without getting “stuck” in positions.
This therapeutic massage also helps to mobilize the joints and release edema (water retention) in the body, as well as the emotions attached to them. Once we understand the rhythm of Dynamic Thai Massage, we can combine it with static elements of precision, stillness, and presence, thus applying the Yin and Yang philosophy to the massage work, moving between the static and dynamic flow. As we learn to both – give and receive – we are given the space to go deeper inside, with the guidance not only of massage but also of movement, meditation, and simple self-inquiry.
- Five full days of Thai Massage instruction and practice with Krishnataki
- Daily yoga and movement sessions
- Daily meditation and chanting
- Three delicious, nourishing vegetarian meals per day (organic and local, high-quality ingredients & preparation)
- Shared lodging or camping options at Spirit Camp (see below)
Come, share & enjoy!
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 renowned 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.
09:00 – 12:00 Morning Session
13:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Session
The Dynamic Thai Massage course will take place at the magical Spirit Camp retreat center, in the paradise of coastal Mendocino in Northern California.
Food: All meals will be locally sourced, organic, vegetarian, and prepared by masterful event chef Ruthie Elizabeth.
Accommodations (gorgeous rooms and camping): We have both shared indoor and camping options available, both of which have access to all facilities.
To book your spot, click here: https://form.jotform.com/223509093688062
- The retreat starts on June 3rd and ends on June 8th. Please plan your travel accordingly (transportation is not provided to the retreat center).
- We will set up a WhatsApp group for attendees to connect and coordinate, and to send communications
- Bring: a Thai mat if you have one, clothing for dynamic work on the mat, and enough clothing and toiletries for 5 days.