THAI YOGA MASSAGE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
with Itzhak Helman
12th – 19th JUNE 2018
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, Sweden
PRICE: 9,400kr (including VAT., food and accommodating)
In this 8-day course we will explore the ancient tradition of Thai Massage how it has been taught for centuries in the North of Thailand. The combination of static and dynamic techniques creates a sacred dance that allows the patient to relax into a deep experience of release and openness.
“Learn a great treatment combining accupressure, stretch technique, and massage from a very experienced teacher”
A Thai Massage course is always a spiritual experience that combines meditation and the practice of loving-kindness, and for those interested particularly on learning massage, it is a great opportunity to know more about this beautiful healing technique.
When receiving Thai massage there are many benefits in the physical aspect but the ultimate goal of the practice is a deep healing for both the giver and the receiver.
Thai Massage is a communion between two people, a co-creation of touch and presence. The way we move, the way we breathe, the way we touch, the way we allow healing to happen and flow… this is the ancient art of Thai Yoga Massage.
Thai Yoga Massage brings penetrating massage & gentle yoga movements into a profound healing system. It will leave you feeling deeply nourished, relaxed, and filled with energy.
* This course is perfect for you if you have never done a Thai massage course (beginners Level 1) and if you some Thai massage experience (Advance level 2). Itzhak will be holding both levels in parallel.
* At the end of the course you will receive an international diploma as Thai yoga masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
WHY CHOOSE THAI YOGA MASSAGE?
This is a massage system that will achieve powerful results for both practitioner and client.
FOR THE CLIENT:
According to Ayurvedic science, there is an extensive network of energy lines running throughout the body. It is through the massaging and stretching of this network of energy lines that Thai Yoga Massage releases tension. By allowing energy to flow more freely, the massage works to alleviate problematic conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, digestive difficulties, menstrual problems, and stress-related conditions.
Promoting this free flow of energy also works to restore balance and create a deep state of relaxation and well-being for both the client and practitioner.
FOR THE PRACTITIONER:
As a practitioner you will feel blessed when so many of your clients tell you that they haven’t felt this good in years.
Furthermore, even though it is an active massage, it doesn’t feel like work. Instead, it is an expression of feeling truly alive.
This massage teaches you how to conserve energy, to bring your whole body into your work and avoid exhaustion and other chronic ailments in the hands, arms and shoulders that are common in other massage forms.
You receive the blissful benefits of yoga & gentle stretching that are at the core of both giving and receiving.
- 07.30 Yoga Class and Meditation
- 09.00 Breakfast
- 10.30 Massage Practice
- 13.00 Lunch
- 14.30 Massage Practice
- 19.00 Dinner
- 20.30 Evening Program (sauna, deep in the lake, group singing or simply rest.)
check in on the 12th June: 4pm
check out 19th June: 3pm
Itzhak was born in 1970 in Israel. In 1992 he visited India and Thailand where he started to be interested in knowing more about Eastern Philosophy including the practice of Yoga and meditation.
After a long journey in India, Thailand and Japan, Itzhak returned to Israel where he found himself working as a carer in an institute for adults with special needs.
This encounter with the human soul made him want to develop more contact with people through healing.
In 1995 he decided to deepen his studies in the Art of Healing and he took a course in Reiki 1 & 2 with Avigail More, an Israeli Master.
In 1996 he visited India, this time in the region of Ladhak where he experienced his first 10 day Vipassana meditation held in a Tibetan monastery. In 1997 he did his second long (30 days) Vipassana retreat with Asokananda, who is well known as the founder of the Sun Shine Network in Thailand.
The meeting with Asokananda encouraged Itzhak to study further with him and in the same year he participated as his student in one of his Thai yoga massage courses held in Chiangmai, Thailand.
From that point the ball started rolling and Itzhak’s experience in Thai Yoga massage includes: learning with other masters like Piched and Chaiyuth, and participating in a large number of courses as a student / assistant.
At the end of 1997 Itzhak made his way to the East of Thailand and was ordained as a short-term monk. There he was asked by many of the monks to practice his art of massage on them.
After a month he accepted an invitation from Asokananda to establish the Sunshine house in Calcuttawhere he taught yoga and gave massage. In 1998 he went back to Thailand and stayed for 6 months inAsokananda’s ashram where he deepened his studies.
From 1999 Itzhak was authorized by Asokananda to teach Thai yoga massage on a regular basis at the Sunshine network in Chiangmai Thailand. Since then Itzhak has taught more than 200 courses, both for beginners and advanced practitioners.
In 2001 Quiet healing centre in Auroville, India, invited Itzhak to give a course for therapists at the Quiet healing centre. The experience in Quiet together with the strong connection to Auroville made him decide to make Auroville a home for 4 years (2001 to 2005). During those years, in addition to teaching at the Sunshine Network, Thailand, Itzhak has trained many students in Auroville as well as continuing to work as a practitioner.
These days (2010) Itzhak is teaching Thai Yoga Massage around the world including places like: India, Thailand, Egypt, Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Sweden, Germany, England, Greece, Switzerland and Israel