THE MEETING POINT
THAI MASSAGE & OSTEOPATHY
An Advanced Training with Itzhak Helman & Pau Castellsagué
June 6-12, 2022 at Shambala Gatherings, Sweden
A course designed for practitioners looking to expand their horizons and search for new inspiration. Step by step, students will be guided to improve their ability to listen, palpate, feel and treat throughout the whole body.
The underlying mission of this course is to get together and develop our ability to have a meaningful dialogue with the structure under our hands. We learn this new language and we can deeply touch bones, joints, muscles, fascias, organs, etc… We become very specific, without losing a global holistic approach.
At the end of the course, you will receive an international diploma as a Thai yoga masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
A Thai Massage course is always a spiritual experience that combines meditation, yoga and the practice of loving-kindness. A communion between two human beings, a co-created dance of mindful touch and presence. The way we move, the way we breathe, the way we contact and connect, the way we hold space and allow healing to happen… this is the ancient art of Thai Yoga Massage.
Osteopathy is based on a crystal clear vision of Anatomy, Physiology and body mechanics… and aims to bring back vitality and mobility in the areas where it is most needed. Through our ability to listen and touch our patient with softness and precision, tapping into our unlimited curiosity, we can help restore balance and create a platform where healing can unfold.
We are excited and enthusiastic to share effective osteopathic methods such as Reciprocal Tension, Functional Exaggeration, Hoover, Inhibition, Recoil,
Rebound, Pumping, GOT, etc… We will also provide a first introduction to the Cranial Field (Cranio-Sacral therapy) and osteopathic treatment of the organs (kidneys, mesentery, liver, spleen, heart… )
This course is residential and the price includes three delicious meals a day, accommodation, all classes, and a manual.
At the end of the course, you will receive an international diploma as Thai Yoga Masseur from the prestigious Sunshine Network.
During Covid, Shambala is able to hold retreats for a limited number of guests. We have a flexible cancellation policy. We are carefully following all government regulations and are in a continuous conversation with Skinnskattebergs’ Kommun to ensure that we are doing the best we can to make this a safe experience for you. For more information on how we are dealing with Covid, please visit our Covid page.
06:30 – 07.15 Meditation
07.15 – 09.00 Yoga’
09.00 – 10:00 Silent Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 Practice13.30- 16.00 Succulent vegan lunch buffet & break
16.00 – 19.00 Practice
19.00 – 20.00 Delicious vegan evening meal
20.00 – 21.30 Time for sauna, dip in the lake, evening Kirtan or rest
Itzhak is a trained as a Thai massage teacher since 1997, he is an authorized teacher of The Sunshine Network. Over the last 20 years, he has been practicing Thai yoga massage together with developing his own independent method combining: vipassana meditation, yoga and Thai massage as one unit. His main inspiration is based on the Eastern philosophy of his teacher Asokananda as well as other great masters like Piched and Chaiyuth. From 2001- 2005 Itzhak made Auroville Universal Township in India as his home, where he was engaged in Therapy work at the Quiet Healing Center together with teaching students from all over the world. Currently, Itzhak is based in Thailand Chiang Mai giving courses at the Sunshine Massage School and around the world. Itzhak is known for his passionate and honest way of teaching.
A family trip to India, back in 2005, started it all. I dropped my career as a radio sports journalist and together with my brother Wari and my sister Mireia launched the Omshanti Yoga Studio (2006) and, later on, the Barcelona Yoga Conference (2011).
The path has been filled with Yoga, AcroYoga and soon enough Thai Massage showed up and stole my heart. For the last decade I have traveled around the globe sharing this art, inspired by teachers of the Sunshine Network. Laurino Bertelli, and his dedication to Vipassana meditation, the visionary OsteoThai founders David Lutt & Arno L’Hermitte, and the Sangha spirit, generosity and joy from Takis and Kerys at the Sunshine House Greece.
After graduating from a 5-year Osteopathy program at SICO (Switzerland), under the mentorship of Phillipe Druelle, the mission is crystal clear… to create a global platform, the Thai Massage Academy, and dive deep into this magical fusion between Thai Yoga Massage and Osteopathy.
You can view our accommodation options below. Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option. For more information on our rooms and facilities, please visit our The Place page.
Shambala Gatherings, Borntorpet 1
739 92, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train, and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.