Thai Massage with the Feet with Krishnataki
22nd – 27th June 2021
In this unique 6-day course, we are going to open up the possibilities of offering Thai Massage by using our feet.
Working with your feet is a great tool to have as a massage therapist, as it allows your arms and wrists to have a rest and can help when massaging more heavy people with a strong constitution. During this course, we will address our own issues related to balance, steadiness, and centering, which initiates a strong connection to the earth and qualities such as feeling grounded, nurtured, and supported. Using the feet in this way opens up the meridians in the foot and brings this level of sensitivity in our daily life as we walk, stand, dance, run, climb and use our feet to move and support us. It opens our connection to the Earth to operate on a much deeper level.
We will learn how to use the feet in both Static and Dynamic ways in the prone, supine and side positions and how to anchor the feet and use our balance correctly with the knees and hips.
We will practice together daily healing Therapeutic Qi Gong and Walking Meditation to enhance this connection to the earth and stimulate the Earth channel in our bodies.
Krishnataki, originally from Greece, has been teaching Thai Yoga massage, yoga and qi gong 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 traveling 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. 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: 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