Thai yoga bodywork certification

5 day intensive


BERKELEY - January 8 - 12

SAN FRANCISCO - February 5 - 9



Berkeley Studio

3048 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94705

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San Francisco Studio

3729 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121

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Traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork has been practiced in the temples of Thailand by Buddhist Monks for 2500 years and is a unique type of bodywork, performed with a connection to the spiritual and in a conscious, meditative state.

Thai Yoga Bodywork combines the best of yoga, massage techniques, meditation, and energy work, into a powerful transformative modality.

This course is designed for yoga teachers, massage therapists and those without any experience at all. In addition to the bodywork itself, yoga teachers will be able to gain confidence and knowledge for giving assists, incorporate Thai Yoga Bodywork into their classes, and have a new holistic service to offer private students. Massage therapists will be able to offer a new modality to their clients right away, and those without any experience can walk away with the ability to give an amazing bodywork session after just one training.

This course will also introduce students to applied fundamentals of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system and sister science to yoga. We will explore how to apply these fundamentals to help create a highly customized and holistic bodywork session for individual clients.

Clients of Thai Yoga Bodywork report many benefits, including the removal of tension, elimination of pain in the neck, shoulders, back and legs, and a more youthful, deeply relaxed, and refreshed feeling. Join us as we study, experience, and explore the unique techniques and qualities of this ancient living art form, and tap into your innate abilities to give a sensational bodywork session as a meditation in loving kindness and compassion. Experience the meditation in motion the giver receives, while the receiver is gently guided into a state of balanced energy and tranquility.

The program will be taught by Shai Plonski, a twice published best-selling author on books about Thai Yoga Massage. Shai is the founder and director of Still Light Center (a school of Thai Massage), and has 17 years experience teaching Thai Massage to over 5,300 students across three continents.

A certification will be awarded upon completion of the workshop and practicum.

Still Light Center is accredited with NCBTMB for massage continuing education and this course can be used as continuing education with Yoga Alliance.

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General Attendance (workshop only): $650.00

300-Hour / Specialized Certification: $800.00

This is an elective course that may be used toward completion of our 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training or Holistic Yoga Coach Certification. Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.




Shai Plonski was born and raised in Montreal Canada and now lives in El Sobrante California. He’s the best-selling author of two books including, The Joy of Giving Massage which hit #1 in 14 categories on Amazon in 2018. Shai has taught Thai Massage to more than 5300 people on three continents for the past 17 years, first as the dean of the Lotus Palm School and then after opening his own, Still Light Centre.


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