Thai Massage 101

Venue: Prana Yoga Studio

    with Shai Plonski

    NEW DATES: Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019
    Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm


    Thai Massage combines the best of yoga, massage, meditation and energy work into a powerful healing modality. Among its many benefits, clients report an amazing ability for the massage to help remove tension, eliminate pain in the neck, shoulders, back and legs and to feel more youthful, deeply relaxed and refreshed.


    That is because Thai Massage gets the body to move how it was designed while combining customized massage techniques. As such it helps clients to heal themselves naturally.


    What’s more, you learn to give it as a meditation in loving kindness and compassion. As such the benefits are shared and they are profound. By design you’ll learn to massage so that it is at least as good to give as it is to receive.


    This is a class designed for yoga teachers, massage therapists and those without any experience. In addition to the massage itself, yoga teachers will be able to gain confidence and knowledge for giving assists, incorporate Thai Massage into their classes and have a new treatment to offer private students. Massage therapists will be able to start offering a new modality to their clients right away. And those without any experience can give a high-level massage even after one weekend of training.


    In this 2.5-day course, you will learn a complete 60-minute massage:

    • How to massage back, shoulders, legs, feet, head and hands;
    • The secrets of developing intuitive touch;
    • How to get started on a successful Thai Massage career


    This course is accredited with NCBTMB for continuing education. It also counts as 25 hours of Yoga Alliance CEU’s & 25 elective module hours for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training.


    Required Reading: ‘Thai Massage: Unlocking the Secrets of Universal Touch’, by Shai Plonski (available at Prana Yoga Studio)


    This is the first level of a two-part certification program. Students will be required to complete the two levels and a series of practice massages as part of the certification process, but will already be able to give a complete one-hour massage after finishing this class.


    $459 (course manual included)



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    About the teacher:

    Shai Plonski Is the best-selling author of Compassionate Touch: Giving Massage for Optimal Health, Thriving Relationships & Spiritual Awakening. Over the past sixteen years Shai has taught Thai Massage at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. He has authored or co-authored 16 manuals and books on the practice of Thai Massage, trained over 3300 practitioners and 100 teachers in this healing art. As the founder of the Still Light Centre he brings a passionate and calm approach to his teaching that can bring out the Thai master in anyone. He believes that compassionate touch is our birthright.