Thai Yoga Massage course with Itzhak Helman
July 6th – July 15th, 2018 in Vienna
Study the art of touch
Experience your body
Enjoy meditation, yoga and bodywork
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 restore balance and create a deep state of relaxation and well-being for both the client and practitioner.
As a practitioner 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. Even though it is an active massage, it doesn’t feel like work. Instead, it is an expression of feeling truly alive.
We will explore the antient tradition of Thai Massage how is has been taught for centuries in the North of Thailand. The combination of static and dynamic techiques creates a sacred dance.
The main ingredients of this 10 day program will be Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and of course lots of Thai Yoga Massage.
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.
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 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.
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.
07.00am – 08:30am: Meditation & Yoga
08:30am – 09:30am: Hearty Breakfast
09:30am – 12:30pm: Thai Massage session 1
12:30pm – 02:30pm: Lunch & Siesta
02:30pm – 05.30pm: Thai Massage session 2
We start on Friday July 6th at 7pm.
Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage – the Sunshine Network.
The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies.
Space is limited!! Registration necessary!!
Price: € 750,- (incl. Meditation, Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage in theory and practice)
To get an impression about the course, see Itzhaks website.