The Body Temple presents

AdvancedDynamic Thai Massage Course

6 Days & 7 Nights in the California Redwoods

with Till Heeg (Germany, Sunshine Network), 

Sonia Pelzer and Adam Mednick

March 2-9 2018

Santa Cruz Mountains, CA


"Do not stop the movement to find Peacefulness, find Peacefulness within the movement" (Chinese Proverb)

Life is movement.

Everything is rhythm. 

Perperpetual Movement as Poetry.


Around us, seasons, planets, vibratory oscillations of light and sounds change, move or get dispersed

Within us, our heartbeats, breathing patterns, cellular division or digestion peristaltism regulate, create the rhythm of the body and allow harmony and evolution.

David Lutt, master of Dynamic Thai Massage

Join Till Heeg & friends for a week of learning, growth and meditation in the ancient redwood forests above Santa Cruz, CA as we dive together deeper into the practice of Thai Yoga Massage with study and practice of Advanced Dynamic Techniques

 Join us in Sangha for six days and seven nights of

Daily forest bath meditation & morning yoga 

Dynamic Thai Massage Course with Till Heeg & Friends

Group Movement Practices & AcroYoga

Redwood Forest Hiking Adventures

Thai Herbal Steam Bath

Chanting, Kirtan, and Fire Ceremony

Camping or Dorm Accommodations Included

Daily Shared Vegetarian Meals Included

Dynamic Thai Massage is the poetry of perpetual movement where giver and receiver enter in resonance and harmony to be ONE with the rhythm of Life.

About Dynamic Thai Massage

Dynamic Thai Massage is an inspiration of Ajahn Chaiyuth Priyasith‘s Traditional Thai Massage  with an incorporation of Osteopathic principles and techniques. 

Dynamic Thai Massage is based on gentle rocking, oscillatory and harmonic movements of the different body parts to restore lost rhythm.

For the giver, Dynamic Thai Massage is the opportunity…
…to improve fluidity, precision and transitions in the massage
…to be creative, joyful and happy while working,
…to develop his/her touch while working on the mechanic, liquid and energetic levels.

For the receiver, Dynamic Thai Massage is a chance…
…to recover mobility and freedom in the musculoskeletal system,
…to improve the fluid circulation (blood and lymphatic systems),
…to re-establish a good energetic circulation,
…to release the nervous system.

This six day course will provide new therapeutic tools and techniques to cover the full body, with main focus on: 

  • Restoring movement to the spine

  • Opening the Ribcage and liberating the breathing

  • Working the line with rocking techniques

  • Bringing back mobility in the main joints

This course is for intended for experienced bodyworkers and movement artists.  

About Till Heeg

Till Heeg is a certified physiotherapist from southern Germany who has been practicing, studying, and teaching Thai Yoga Massage since 2003.  He has traveled and lived extensively in Thailand, India and Greece to study with many great teachers . Till is renowned for his lovely and kind being, his soft touch and deep trust in life.

Being certified by the Sunshine Network, he teaches basic and advanced Thai Yoga Massage courses around the world, respecting the ancient roots of this very special healing art while being open-minded about the influence and inspiration that enriches his practice – whether it comes from clients, students, friends, family or other teachers.  

About Sonia Peltzer

Imported from the French Alps, aged in the Southern Sierras!

Sonia loves being upside-down.  She was a gymnast growing up and began practicing yoga when in highschool.  Since 2007, Sonia has been teaching Yoga and AcroYoga while continuing to train with lineages such as Anusara alignment, Shadow Yoga, Chinese Five Element Theory, Craniosacral, Osteopathy and Shiatsu.  Sonia also specializes in handstand training and partner acrobatics.

The meditative soulful style of Thai Massage offers profound support for the body's healing, softness, and slowing down.  In 2012, the journey to study these arts deeply led Sonia to Thailand and Laos for advanced courses with teachers from around the world under the lineage of Pichest Boonthumme and Asokananda.

Sonia finds balance through taking every chance to be outdoors.  She loves hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, swimming in the ocean, and anything else that connects her to nature, her biggest source of inspiration. 

About Adam Mednick

Adam's Thai Massage practice is strongly informed by a lifelong study of movement, yoga, acrobatics, and traditional bodywork.  He has studied with many master teachers in Thailand, Laos, Europe, and the Americas.  Adam is a certified AcroYoga teacher and a yoga teacher with 500 hours study with YogaWorks.    More information about Adam at

Adam is also co-founder of The Body Temple, a community center for conscious movement, healing arts, and human connection in the heart of Silicon Valley.  




Sample Daily Itinerary

6:30 AM     Silent Meditation & Forest Bath

7:00 AM     Yoga Asana

8:00 AM     Breakfast

10:00 AM   Dynamic Thai Massage Morning Class

1:00 PM      Lunch & Free Practice

3:30 Group Movement Class & Games

4:00 PM     Dynamic Thai Massage Afternoon Class

7:00 PM     Dinner

8:00 PM      Evening Program (Herbal Steam Bath, Fire Circle, Kirtan, ...)

Course runs from 10am March 3 through 6pm March 8

Arrival from 4pm Friday March 2

Departure by 11am Friday March 9

Cost:  $900

Includes Course Fee, Materials, Camping, & Meals. 
Additional accommodations available, please contact

Om Oasis Retreat Center

Private Redwood Forest Retreat

Near The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Aptos, CA

Camping, simple dorm accommodations and shared vegetarian meals included

  Limited beds available in separate quarters available for additional cost

Featuring all-weather heated 30' shala yurt, pool, infrared sauna, hot tub, outdoor showers,

redwood yoga deck, herbal steam sauna, hiking trails and more!

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