Our Teachers and Facilitators

Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha Founder of Thai massage


Teachers and facilitators for Sunshine Massage School advanced classes. 

We are proud of our teachers and their accomplishments. Even though they are teachers they never stop learning and strive to gain more knowledge that they can pass on to their students. Each of our teachers is highly trained and experienced in not only the art of traditional Thai massage but also in the art of teaching. They know how to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere in the class room so that students are given the best environment in which to learn and develop their own skills and practice. 

Bob Haddad

Bob has been studying nuad boran in Thailand and elsewhere since 1999, and first thought of forming a non-partisan organization for Thai healing arts in 2003. He has studied with many teachers around the world, and considers Asokananada and Ajahn Pichest Boonthumme as his true mentors. Bob teaches internationally and maintains a private practice in North Carolina.

www.thaihealing-arts.com


Cosmo

Cosmo (Julian Cosmo Kemp) has been a Holistic Therapist for 15 years and for the last 8 years he has specialised in teaching Yoga and recently in teaching Beginners and Advanced Diplomas in Thai Yoga Massage throughout Europe. He has a particular interest in using Thai massage and body psychotherapy to treat many fascial tightening and muscular skeletal problems.

Dot Po

Dot has been teaching Thai massage for many years. Primarily she is involved with teaching our beginners courses. She also teaches advanced courses such as the Side Position and enjoys taking the students on Fieldwork trips.


Itzhak Helman 

Itzhak is a teacher who never stops learning and studying and after learning about Shiatsu and seeing a huge benefit he has combined it with his main area of study, Thai massage. He has also the Shiatsu portion of the Thai-Shiatsu postgraduate workshop offered in conjunction with Blandine.  http://thai-yoga-massage.org/


Kam Thye Chow

Kam Thye pioneered the art of Thai Yoga Massage in North America. He was groomed in Asian healing and martial arts since the age of 13. A resident of Thailand for many years, he follows the teachings of his good friend and master, Asokananda, himself a pupil of two outstanding Thai masters, Chaiyuth Priyasith and Piched Boonthumme.

In 1995, he founded the Lotus Palm School based in Montreal. He has since passed on the art to some of the most prominent teachers in North-America and Europe. His bestselling books, including Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type and Thai Yoga Massage published by Inner Traditions, have been translated in many languages and continue to be standard texts for the art of Thai Yoga Massage.

Since giving up ownership of Lotus Palm in 2011, he now spends most of his time with his two children and caring for his health through a dedicated yoga practice. He continues to teach around the world and advise at the Lotus Palm Schools in Montreal, New York City and Toronto.  After 18 years of absence, he has finally gone back full circle to his roots and teaches at the Sunshine School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

For more information, please please click this link:

www.kamintouch.com


Noam Tyroler

In 1989, Noam took his first Thai massage course in the school of the Old Traditional Hospital in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After several years of training, including five additional courses in Thailand, he became a Thai massage practitioner in 1992. Three years later, he opened the Thai massage department at the Reidman international college. This is the largest college for holistic medicine in Israel and one of the largest in the world. 

www.thaiacu.com


Ralf Marzen

Is a senior teacher with the Sunshine Network and director of Mudita School of Thai yoga massage as well as StillPoint Meditation and Therapy Center in London: www.muditathaiyoga.com


Till Heeg

Till has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage since 2003, after finishing studies in physiotherapy. The western way of treating illness, based on a symptom orientated approach, was never enough for him. Following a path of internal healing, he continues to explore and work in different fields, with Thai Massage as the core. For more info, visit: 

www.tillthai.com


"Yan" Suriyan Punyafoo

His gentle nature and his extensive experience teaching the beginner's couse makes him a great teacher to be around. Yan continues his study of Thai massage and related topics and teaches some of our advanced courses.