Longterm Retreats

Vacanza Beginners FamilyThaimassage Vacanza organises Thaimassage courses: Weekend-workshops and longterm residential  retreats for beginners and advanced students. The weekend-workshops are held in a quiet area in Basel. The longterm residential retreats are based in a quiet course house in the Swiss Mountains.

In Summer 2022 the popular 10-day Thaimassage beginners retreat will be held in Schoenried
(Date to follow / Infos below)

For more information about Weekend Workshops – click here

For impressions of our last Thaimassage Vacanza  – For movie click here!


New Beginners course in Summer 2022

9-day Thaimassage Beginners Retreat
with Krishnataki
from Sat, 11.6. till Sun, 19.6.2022

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 Tues, 15.6. 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.


General Infos Thaimassage Vacanza Beginners Retreat

It is important to us, that the students are taught with a holistic approach to increase their spiritual development. That’s why our courses include, beside the massage training, daily meditation, yoga, tai-chi, chi-gong, acro-yoga and chanting. We come to stillness, in touch with ourselves and nature. We fine-tune our perception and activate our energy – all important aspects for bodywork. Of course there is enough leisure time to do other fun things or to discover the mountains.

The healthy vegetarian food and the feta cheese which Takis brings in his luggage will complete your vacanza experience. We will make sure that your “time-out” in the Swiss mountains will stay in your memory for a long time.

We are affiliated with the Sunshine Network, the most recognised and biggest Thaimassage school worldwide. To teach our courses we were able to engage Takis from Greece, who is coming exclusively for Thaimassage Vacanza to Switzerland. Takis studied with many great masters in Thailand. With his distinctive, compassionate and happy style, he is one of the most experienced and popular Thaimassage teachers throughout Europe. He will be supported by 5-8 experienced assistants – all of them with yearlong experience in yoga, bodywork and teaching.

For further questions or information please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer your inquiries (see the contact form).


Thaimassage Vacanza Beginners Retreat

a 9-day course in traditional thai-yoga-massage for beginners

DThai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-9561ate: Saturday, 11th June till Sunday, 19th June 2022
Costs: CHF 1’800.00 all inclusive (teachings, manual, vegetarian food and accommodation)
Location: Ferienheim Region Fraubrunnen, Erliweg 5, CH – 3778 Schönried
Open for all interested, also beginners: In this course for beginners we learn sequences and techniques for a 2 hour treatment of Thai-Yoga-Massage.

The course travels day by day from the feet to the head, gradually forming a complete thai-yoga-massage based on the stretches and acupressure as taught by thai massage master Asokananda. A large part of the course, supported by sessions of meditation, yoga and tai-chi, emphasizes the importance of the spiritual connection and intuition we develop through massage.

Thai Yoga Massage Vacanza 2014-1097The course is held in English and is for both beginners and practitioners of other kinds of bodywork. There are no prerequisites for the course – everybody can do it and everybody is welcome.We learn techniques to do a full body two hour massage.

Thai-yoga-massage techniques can be effectively integrated into other therapy disciplines such as shiatsu, remedial massage or physiotherapy meaning the course offers the opportunity for therapists of other massage styles to improve and broaden their skills.

Example of daily schedule:

ThaimassageVacanza2014-05306.30 – 07.00 Meditation
07.00 – 08.30 Yoga/Tai-Chi
08.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 Massage teaching and practice
13.00 – 15.00 Lunch and siesta
15.00 – 18.00 Massage teaching and practice
18.00 – 19.00 optional Yoga, Tai-Chi, Acro-Yoga or Leisure time
19.00 Dinner
21.00 Chanting and Meditation

Teaching Programme
  • ThaimassageVacanza2014-181Day 1: Introduction to thai massage (history & philosophy), Feet and Line-work legs
  • Day 2: Single leg stretches
  • Day 3: Double leg stretches
  • Day 4: Stomach, chest, arms and hands
  • Day 5: Side position
  • Day 6: Prone position – legs and back
  • Day 7: Sitting position
  • Day 8: Shoulders, neck, face and head lines and stretches
  • Day 9: Exam and Treatment with feedback

The costs of CHF 1’800.00 cover all teachings and course activities, a manual, vegetarian meals and accommodation in double or triple rooms.

There will be a course certificate at the end of the course.