Teachers

Thai-Yoga-Massage-Vacanza-2014-0707Takis (also called Krishnataki in Asia), originally from Greece, has been teaching Thaimassage and Yoga since 1998 having lived and studied in Thailand and India. He is a senior massage teacher of the Sunshine Network, and trained with Thai massage masters Pichet Boonthume, Chayuth Priyasith and Asokananda.

He is passionate about Chinese medicine, cooking and nutrition and incorporates aspects of Yoga, Meditation and Qi Gong into all his courses. He is now based in Greece, at Sunshine House, where he teaches daily yoga classes, offers treatments and runs retreats. In winter he travels regularly to Asia to teach courses. He is one of the head teachers at the popular Thai massage Circus in Laos.

Thai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-0681He is renowned for his unique, fun-loving and passionate way of teaching as well as his generous spirit and delicious home-made recipes. See his website and Takis’ Thaimassage Course in Greece Movie.

In the retreat he will be assisted by 4 – 6 experienced yoga teachers and thaimassage practitioners. This guarantees lots of support and best learning benefits for every student.

The movie below shows Takis at work and gives you a picture of the teacher. The techniques shown are advanced level and will not be taught in this course. More movies are in the gallery.

 

Zoltan Gyorgyovics

Portrait Zoltan 2014Zoltan from Budapest/Hungary is a true thaimassage magician. His passion for thaimassage started in 2003 and since 2010 he is teaching workshops and retreats around the world. He is a recognized teacher of the Asokananda Sunshine Network. For him thaimassage is a spiritual practice. Zoltan’s warmth and wealth of knowledge enables him to transmit this ancient healing art in an easily accessible way for everyone.

Till Heeg

TillTill has been infected by the positive vibrations of Thai Yoga Massage since 2003. In this year he found his way for the first time to the “Lahu Village” in northern Thailand, where he participated in his first Beginner’s Course for 12 days with Itzhak Helman. You could say, this was something like a light-bulb-moment. For him it was not enough what he could learn at Physiotherapy School, which he finished in 2002. To work only on the physical body– with all the emphasis on anatomy, physiology and disease in the minutest details– is for Till working on the surface. With the sacred dance of Thai Massage, he found something so much deeper. Since that beginning, his journey has taken him a few more times back to Thailand, India and Greece. Till feels blessed for the opportunities to learn with and from so many great teachers like Krishnataki and David Lutt.   On the path of “healing within”, he continues to explore and work in many different fields, lincluding Self-Knowledge, Vipassana Meditation, Nutrition, Yoga. Till is renowned for his lovely and kind being, his soft touch and deep trust in life. 

He is renowned for his Tills Toes Torture excercises.

 

Thai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-1311Patrick Tanner

Patrick lives close to Basel and is Massage, Shiatsu, Thaimassage Therapist and Osteopath. Since 2000 he is training intensively with this therapies and working in his busy practice in Itingen. He is teaching regularly Massage- and Shiatsu courses for the red cross and assisting and organising Thaimassage retreats.

Kai Ribéreau

kaiKai discovered Yoga in 2002. Since then he became Jivamukti-, AcroYoga-, Thaimassage- and Back&Joint teacher. He has been specializing for many years in therapeutic Yoga and his passion is Thaimassage. He is practising the style of the Sunshine Network, which originates from Northern Thailand and combines elements of Osteopathy and Cranio-sacral Therapy.

He has a good sense of humour and his teaching is empathic and authentic  and in an easy understandable language.

 

Pau Castellsagué

12105845_564067440411032_8157392971176703904_nPau Castellsagué started his spiritual journey in 2005 with his first trip to India that became a life-changing experience. He quit his job and his career as a journalist to study Yoga and, together with his brother Wari and his sister Mireia, they created the Omshanti Yoga Studio in the outside hills of Barcelona. Yoga was the real inner revolution… AcroYoga and Thai Massage came along as a natural harmonic step. AcroYoga has been the cathalizer, the explosion, the revolution allowing him to travel the world offering workshops, retreats, immersions and teacher trainings. Along the years his passion for Thai Massage has repeatedly brought him to the Lahu Village (Northern Thailand) and the Sunshine House (Evia, Greece). Pau is an authorized teacher of the Sunshine Network Thai Massage School and is passionate about sharing the beauty of this practice.

 

Daphne Tsatsou (Chef)

WThai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-0643e are happy that outstanding chef Daphne Tsatsou is returning for the third time to Vacanza to cook for us. Daphne is the resident cook of the Sunshine House. She is a member of the collective TrooFood Liberation. The aim of the collective is to raise awareness about food issues, helping people realize the consequences their food choices have on their own bodies and the environment. For the past five years Daphne has been cooking vegan meals for yoga and massage retreats around the world. For Daphne food is not a simple manipulation of ingredients, it’s a source of life, it’s what heals us and makes us strong. There is a lot of magic and alchemy involved in the preparation of a meal.

Daphne will be supported by a kitchen-team of 5-6 helpers. The team will pamper us with yummy, well-ThaimassageVacanza2014-117balanced, organic, vegetarian wholefood with an Indian-Greek-Thai influence.

Daphne is happy to give you cooking and nutritional advise to you.

 

Julia Weis

ThaimassageVacanza2014-159Julia became a yoga addict more than 12 years ago in 2000. With the support of her first teacher, she completed a 500h teacher training at Yoga Vidya (2004). While studying German and Biology at university in Karlsruhe, she continued her devotion to yoga and philosophy. In 2005, she became an Ayurvedic massage therapist (Yoga Vidya) and continued her movement studies by becoming an AcroYoga teacher (2008) and a Thai massage therapist (2009).

Julia und PascalAn avid cook, dancer, and curious explorer, Julia is always interested in learning more about the love within to better understand the world around her. From the yoga mat to the massage mat, from the heart to the hands and speech, Julia believes in the sacred connection of the heart and breath and trusts the moment to deliver her where she needs to be.

Today, Julia teaches and travels the world to facilitate the unfolding of people’s full potential by teaching classes, workshops, trainings in yoga, Thai massage and interpersonal relation ships.

Jens Philipp Sterz

Thaimassage Vacanza 2014_088Jens loves to share his knowledge about massage and how to touch in an appropriate way, to ease pain and help the other to come back to oneness! Thaimassage is an art of being present and full of love, it’s the sacred dance inviting oneself to heal and to share NOW! Since many years Jens is studying thaï massage and healing arts, now he wants to share it with you.

He is the funny entertainer of the crew and famous for his funniest joke-telling-style.