Hands-Free Thai Massage with Krishnataki in JAPAN

1st – 6th April 2024

Learn to use powerful tools other than the palms.

For therapists, it is crucial to rest the hands and wrists, develop the ability to generate power without unnecessary force when dealing with clients of varying body sizes, enhance grounding capabilities, and maintain one’s own axis for comfortable treatment.

In that gathering of ours, we will focus on the legs, learn techniques using various parts of the body such as knees and arms, and open doors to new possibilities!

Through this course, therapists will learn about their own balance, stability, and centering. From there, they will develop a sense of connection with the earth and a grounded feeling, providing support.

By mastering the use of the body in this way, the meridians from the feet open up, enhancing sensitivity in daily activities such as walking, standing, dancing, running, and climbing.

Technically, you will learn static and dynamic approaches in each position, incorporating practices like Qigong to strengthen the connection with the earth and apply them to your skills.

We will practice “hands-free” massage in class and will chant, meditate, and practice Qigong (participation is optional).


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.

Schedule for the Hands-Free Thai Massage Retreat:

  • 6:30-7:00: Meditation and Chanting with Takis
  • 7:00-8:15: Qigong with Takis or Yoga with Chiharu
  • 8:20: Breakfast
  • 9:30-13:00: Class
  • 13:00: Lunch
  • 15:30-18:30: Class
  • 19:00: Dinner

After dinner, there will be free time for personal practice and other activities.

Venue: Irohaya Ryokan, 135 Nomachushinden, Mihama-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi 470-3235

Nearest Station: Noma

  • Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Meitetsu Nagoya Station
  • Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Chubu Centrair International Airport

For those arriving by train in the morning (trains arriving at 14:46, 15:16, 15:46), there will be a shuttle service from Noma Station by the host. To use this service, contact Nabe-san at Irohaya: TEL 0569-87-0003.

Contact info

[email protected]


For all information and bookings for this course please contact [email protected]

Start Date: 1st April
Finish Date: 6th April

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