Teachers

Krishnataki

Krishnataki, 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.

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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. For several years he was one of the head teachers at the popular Thaimassage Circus in Laos.

He 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.

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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.

 

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.

 

Jinjur van Vogelpoel

Jinjur grew up near Portland, Oregon and was drawn to the healing arts from a young age. A fascination with the metaphysical and a quest for self-realization led her to investigate many traditional methods of healing, and she took her first Hatha yoga class at 16. She continued exploring different styles of yoga over the years, until finally she moved to Paris in 2010. Jinjur travelled to Asia to study Yoga and Thai-Yoga-Massage many years. 

She finds yoga and thai-yoga-massage to be a daily practice of mental strength & flexibility, of physical challenge, and a powerful tool of self discovery. She integrates this with the spiritual and philosophical practices of Buddhism to create a strong foundation for inner growth.

She aims to live consciously within the cycles of nature, in a way that nourishes a holistic vision of health and well-being for all.

 

Sia Peyman

How the soul expresses itself through the body was always fascinating Sia. As a professional performer in movement theatre, it was much about the body, how to move, where it is blocked or which stereotypes are dominant. As a social worker, he could explore the mind and behaviour aspect in people while supporting them in their process. Thaiyoga-Massage allows him to bring it all together and creates a field of constant development. In his workshops, he like to share his very personal approach and help students develop their own through self exploration.

 

Christophe Lincoln

As a passionate and experienced practitioner with over 12 years of experience, Christophe is dedicated to sharing the transformative art of Thai-Yoga-Massage through engaging and comprehensive workshops. Guiding participants on a journey of holistic wellness, his sessions blend traditional thaimassage techniques with the therapeutic principles of yoga. With a focus on hands-on learning and mindful practice, he empowers individuals to master the art of this ancient healing modality, fostering a deeper connection to self and others. Join Christophe in exploring the profound benefits of Thai-Yoga-Massage, as we embark on a journey of relaxation, balance, and rejuvenation together.

 

Daniel Anner

Daniel discovered Thai massage during a first AcroYoga workshop with its founder in Geneva back in 2007, and a total shift happened from discovering this powerful and ancient practice. The touch, the body, and learning about this new way and new knowledge, led him to study many years in Chiang Mai with top teachers in the field, blending chinese medicine and osteopathy. Participating in the Thai Massage Circus was another important step in the Thai massage discovery, then studying at the sunshine house in Greece and studying Osteo Thai modalities. Assisting different workshops and training, Daniel taught his first Thai massage course back in 2011. Since then he has studied deeply cranio sacral and taught breathwork courses and training. Daniel is always on the road, travelling and teaching workshops all over the world. His good, cheaky mood and positive energy is catching.

 

Patrick Tanner

Thai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-1311Patrick 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. He likes teaching a fusion of Thaimassage and Osteopathy for advanced practitioners.

 

Eleonora Hertenstein

Eleonora studied contemporary dance before completing her training as a yoga teacher and  qualified instructor in 2008. During her yoga training she came into contact with Thai yoga massage. Fascinated by this holistic art of healing, she immediately threw herself into courses and has been a renowned Thai yoga massage therapist in Zurich for 10 years. For her, Thai yoga massage is a completely natural complement to active yoga practice.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Daphne Tsatsou (Chef)

WThai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-0643e are happy that the outstanding chef Daphne Tsatsou from Athens is returning year after year  to Vacanza to cook, spoil und surprise us with her delicious vegan food. Daphne is cooking for many Acro-Yoga, Yoga and Thaimassage retreats all over the world. She is a member of   TrooFood. The aim of this 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 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-balanced, organic, vegetarian wholefood with an Indian-Greek-Thai influence.

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

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