Courses

Thaimassage Vacanza organises Thai-Yoga-Massage courses: Weekend-workshops and longterm residential  retreats for beginners and advanced students. The weekend-workshops are held in a quiet area in Basel. The long-term residential retreats are based in a remote course house in the wild-romantic and quiet Swiss Alps, so that we can immerse ourselves in the process without distraction and hectic. 

Thaimassage Vacanza has been organizing courses for beginners and advanced students since 2011, with internationally renowned and experienced teachers, who have already led countless retreats . If the Covid-19 situation allows, we will again be holding our popular 10-day Thai-Yoga- Massage retreat for beginners in summer 2022. You can find details below.

 

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Impressions from our Thaimassage Retreat in Tenna

 

 

Thaimassage Intro Weekend Workshop for Beginners:
with Krishnataki
Saturday, 26.3. until Sunday, 27.3.2022

2-day Thaimassage Intro Workshop for Beginners
Date: Sat, 26.3. (08.00 – 18h) and Sun, 27.3.2022 (8.00 – 17.00h)
Location: Werkraum Warteck pp, Raum Cirqu’enflex, Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel
Costs: CHF 300.00

The sessions will be accompanied with live music from Rainbow Yoga Marcus Felsener

In this course you will learn the basic principles and techniques for different positions (back, prone and sideposition). You will use your whole body to touch the receiver. We learn specific Thai massage techniques such as mobilization, stretching and acupressure, a Thai-yoga massage sequence that involves the whole body from foot to head, being mindful throughout the massage and how you can take care of your own well-being during a massage.

This course is taught personally by Krishnataki. Originally from Greece, he has been traveling to Asia for 25 years, where he has intensively studied Thai massage and yoga. He was trained by the many ancient Thai massage masters in Thailand and yoga gurus in India. He is the owner of the Sunshine House in Evia, Greece.

Thaimassage Advanced Weekend Workshop:
„LSD“ – Long Slow Deep with Till Heeg
Saturday, 26.3.2022 until Sunday, 27.3.2022

2-day Thaimassage Advanced Workshop „LSD“ (Long Slow Deep)
Dat: Sat., 26.3.2022 (08.00 – 18.00h) and Sun, 26.3.2022 (08.00 – 17.00h)
Location: Werkraum Warteck pp, Tanz-Raum, Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel
Costs: CHF 300.00
incl. 2 vegan lunches

The sessions will be accompanied with live music from Johannes Vogt

Course content: Using the principles of gravity and the laws of nature, we treat with deep, slow pressure, which precisely and deeply penetrates the various structures of the body and helps to open up energy channels, to release blockages and helps for a free flow of energy in Sip Sen meridian. We learn how to use our knees, forearms and feet correctly to save energy and prevent over-use of our wrists, hands and thumbs. This way of using our bodies is extremely effective, grounding, and relaxing for both giver and recipient.

In order to subtly integrate this grounding work into body, mind and soul, we will use some techniques from Cranio-Sacral Therapy to create the space so that the self-healing mechanisms can unfold and a connection between heaven and earth through the central canal is made.

For whom:
For everyone who wants to be more grounded in practice, for effortless and energy-saving treatments. Very effective for use with larger clients, athletes and for clients with an unbalanced autonomic nervous system.

Till Heeg, a certified physiotherapist, has been infected by the positive vibrations of Thai Yoga Massage in 2003. With the sacred dance of Thai Massage, he found that he can touch receivers on a deeper level. Since then he travelled several times back to Thailand, India and Greece to study with many great teachers. Till is renowned for his lovely and kind being, his soft touch and deep trust in life.

 

New Beginners course in Summer 2022

9-day Thaimassage Beginners Retreat
with Krishnataki
Sat, 11th June till Sun, 19th June 2022

Next Date: Saturday, 11th June till Sunday, 19th June 2022

Location: Ferienheim Region Fraubrunnen, Erliweg 5, CH – 3778 Schönried / Bernese Alps
Costs: CHF 1’800.00 all inclusive (all teachings, manual, vegan food and accomodation)
For European Students (non Swiss residents – please inquire about the Euro Course Fee)

Open for all interested, also beginners: In this course for beginners we learn sequences and techniques for a 2 hour treatment of thaimassage.

The breathtaking and peaceful mountains of the Swiss alps are the perfect setting for our courses in traditional Thai-Yoga-Massage for beginners and advanced practitioners. In the spirit of the roots of thaimassage, the course is held in the stillness of the mountains far away from the buzz of civilisation. The course center and accomodation is simple and cosy without luxury. Without distraction we dive into the ancient world of traditional Thai-Yoga-Massage.

All Infos and Details see here.

4-day Thaimassage Advanced Retreat:
“The Morjim Sequences”
with Sia Peyman in Schönried
Saturday, 11.6. – Tuesday, 14.6.2022

Date: Saturday, 11.6. – Tuesday, 14.6.2022
Location: Ferienheim Region Fraubrunnen, Erliweg 5, CH – 3778 Schönried
Costs: CHF 750.00
(all teachings, manual, vegan food and accomodation)

The Morjim Sequences

These sequences of about 45 min length focus on specific parts of the body. The techniques that are chosen in each sequence are combining many different aspects on how to approach the body; We will go from static to dynamic, from palming to using the feet, from deep sinking with the shinbone to soft listening and fascial unwinding. In a playful way we will easily learn more sophisticated technics by repeating principles. It will also offer deeper understandings about the benefits and how the body reacts by being approached in different ways. This observations/reactions can be useful to give us more clarity on choosing a specific approach in a particular situation. These sequences can be perfectly used as a short treatment with a more therapeutic aspect or can be combined into a longer flow. „The Morjim Sequences“ got their name as an homage to the little Indian town Morjim, where Sia spent many months studying yoga and teaching Thai massage classes every Monday and Thursday to all different kinds of bodyworkers, beginners and non-professional Thai massage enthusiastic.

 

6-day Thaimassage Advanced Retreat:
“Body Poetry”
with Till Heeg, Vangelis Varis & Bojan Babic in Schönried
from Tue, 14.6. till Sun 19.6.2022

Date: Tuesday, 14.6. – Sunday, 19.6.2022
Location: Ferienheim Region Fraubrunnen, Erliweg 5, CH – 3778 Schönried
Costs: CHF 1’150.00 (all teachings, manual, vegan food and accomodation)

This 6 days course is the beginning of a new chapter, “Body Poetry”. We getter in a circle, to explore and discover a unique way of  living, palpating and treating. The Principles we share are “universal cornerstones” for us, “the essence” of our practice, we want to share with YOU.

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Biodynamics, are just a few words to start our journey with. We will travel the path of the liquids and prana. We will explore the human emotions, expressed in the internal organs. Palpate rhythm, flow and vitality. We will share how we treat and build up a routine, which gives a guideline within creativity, freedom and space.

Body Poetry means that we perceive the present moment clear as possible, vulnerable, intimate, free of identity. In this emptiness, everything can happen, nothing must. Receiver and Giver become one and the beauty is in simplicity of nature and the expression of life through the human body experience.

„There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it“. Gustave Flaubert

Till Heeg, a certified physiotherapist, has been infected by the positive vibrations of Thai Yoga Massage in 2003. With the sacred dance of Thai Massage, he found that he can touch receivers on a deeper level. Since then he travelled several times back to Thailand, India and Greece to study with many great teachers. Till is renowned for his lovely and kind being, his soft touch and deep trust in life.

The course is held in English and/or German.