Dynamic Thai Massage course with Krishnataki at Lake Chatunga in North Carolina
13th – 18th June 2023
Krishnatakis is traveling in the USA! Join him for a 6-day Dynamic Thai Yoga Training Retreat at the beautiful Lake Chatunga in North Carolina!
All levels of experience are welcome. Open level. Open mind. Open heart.
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.
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies. Come, share & enjoy!
After the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network).
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.
06.30 – 08.30: Meditation & Yoga
08.30 – 10.00: Hearty Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00: Dynamic Thai session 1
13.00 – 15.30: Lunch & Siesta
15.30 – 18.30: Dynamic Thai Massage session 2
Evening activities will be announced.
This course will be held at Hinton Rural Life Center, a retreat and conference center in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, where guests can come to retreat, reflect, and renew.
More info about the venue, here: www.hintoncenter.org