Therapeutic Thai Massage with Krishnataki


Krishnataki, (AKA, Takis) originally from Greece, has been teaching Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga, and Qi Gong since 1998, having lived and studied in Thailand and India. He is a Senior Massage Teacher of the Sunshine Network, having trained with Thai Massage masters Pichet Boonthume, Chayuth Priyasith, and Asokananda.

He is passionate about organic farming,Chinese Medicine, cooking, and nutrition, and incorporates aspects of Yoga, Meditation, and Qi Gong into all his courses. His base is at Sunshine House; however, he often travels abroad to teach and study. He is renowned for his unique, spontaneous and passionate way of teaching as well as his generous spirit and open heart. When he is not teaching, he is with his three beautiful children or soaking in hot spring waters.

“This is our 2nd annual event hosting Takis.  When I first met Takis, we had an immediate connection and after one of his famous contagious smiles greeted me in the Sunshine House in Greece. I felt at home, and after working with him both as an assistant and student over the summer, I saw his mastery of the sacred dance as a continuous dance, creating liberation through rocking movements to complete listening to the stillness. I have to say it was a celebratory experience to witness. I will be there for this training as his assistant and looking forward to building a strong Sangha of bodyworkers with you.”

Kelly Scott

Join Takis for a 8-day Therapeutic Thai Yoga Training Retreat

All levels of experience are welcome. Open level. Open mind. Open heart.

About the Training: In this course we will look at how Thai Massage can be applied to not only enhance overall well being but to also treat specific chronic pain and discomfort.  We will combine the different modalities using Thai Massage, Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy principles to address the unique structures, organs and systems of the body. Giving special attention to lower back pain, immune system, shoulder & neck pain, the abdomen, and general pain of the joints, muscles and especially troublemakers (groups of muscles that cause pain and inflammation in the body).

The course is open for complete beginners, repeaters, and advanced students, as well as bodyworkers of other therapies. Come, share and enjoy!

After the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance from the International Society of Thai Yoga Massage (Sunshine Network.)

When: September 23 – 30, 2024

Where: The Hinton Rural Life Retreat Center  
2330 Hinton Center Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904 on Lake Chatuge


Single Occupancy $1940

Double Occupancy: Sold Out

Non-residence Camping $ 1300 

RV Camping sites are available and limited. 30 amp and 50 amp. Please call Hinton Rural Center to reserve your site, (828) 389-8336.  Other campgrounds for tents and popups are available in the neighboring area. Gibson Cove campground and Clay county park campground.

Price & Amenities Includes:

  • 8-day Course with Takis
  • Yoga Movement Daily
  • Meditation and Chanting Daily
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals a Day
  • Lodging on Lake Chatuge in Hayesville, NC
  • Private Room and Bathroom for Each Participant
  • Limited Double Occupancy available
  • Wifi
  • Lake access
  • Bed linens and Towels, except for the lake
  • Evening events
  • Firepits on location
  • Laundry facilities onsite

Does not include:

  • Transportation
  • Early arrivals

What to bring:

  • Bring a Thai mat if possible
  • Clothing for working on the mat 8D/7N
  • Warm layering clothes for mornings & evenings
  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit & sunscreen
  • Paddleboards and kayaks are welcomed
  • Hiking shoes (optional)
  • Water Bottles, Journals and other personal items
Payment Options

Non-refundable $500 deposit required at time of registration to secure your spot.
Balance due by August 23rd.
Visit the Hinton Center’s website for beautiful photos of their center.