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.



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.   http://thai-yoga-massage.org/

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. 


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

Sukha Wong

Sukha is a Certified Massage Therapist and Instructor. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Montreal, Canada, her East meets West upbringing truly brought a special balance to her work and has had many influences in her teachings. Her extensive travels and studies internationally has given her the opportunity to expand and offer new and exciting workshops bringing a friendly sense of balance and inner peace to bodywork. As a martial artist (3rd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo) she brings both discipline and body awareness to her teachings.

In 2011 she became owner of the Lotus Palm Institute. She has since expanded to Toronto and New York and continues to spread the beautiful healing art form of Thai Massage. It is an honor for her to continue and evolve the Lotus Palm legacy that Kam Thye Chow created. www.lotuspalm.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: 


"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.