International Certification in Thai Massage

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Itzhak Helman

He began his studies in the year 1997 when he met  Asokananda, the master of the technique of thai massage & creator of the Sunshine Network, international institution with courses of thai massage.

In the year 1998 he decided to go for six months to an ashram in the north of Thailand to deepen his studies with Asokananda, in addition to his study with the teachers Pichet and Chaiyud, recognized as the two of the more advanced teachers of Thai massage in the world.

Since 1999 Itzhak is authorized by his master Asokananda to teach Thai massage at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiangmai. Since then the has been offered more than 70 courses for beginners and advanced. In the present Itzhak Thai Massage workshops Thai massage through the world – including countries as India, Thailand, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany and England.

Course Description

Daily program for the month:

  •  7:30 – 8:45am:     Yoga practice (Optional) – tuesday, thursday and saturday (8:00 – 9:15am)
  •  8:00 – 9:00am:     Breakfast
  •  9:00 – 12:00am:   Instruction and massage practice
  •  12:15 – 1:30am:   Yoga practice
  •  12:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 – 5:30pm:    Massage practice
  •  6:15 – 7:30pm:    Yoga practice

Beginners Program

First & Second week ( august 2017)

Beginners program – First two weeks (Beginners)

All yoga classes are optional, it’s recommended to practice at least once daily, there will be yoga classes for different levels, from beginners to advance practitioners. Yoga – and acrobatics classes will be offered once or twice a week. Each level will begin on Saturdays and usually Fridays will be free to rest.

First week – level I (Beginners)From Saturday 19 to Thursday 24 August

 august  2017

  • Day 1: Feet and energy lines on the legs
  • Day 2: One-leg exercises
  • Day 3: Continuation
  • Day 4: Side position
  • Day 5: Two legs exercise
  •  Day 6: Evaluation

Second week – level II (Beginners)From Saturday 26 to Thursday 31 August

august 2017

  • Day 1: back part of the body
  • Day 2: Seating position
  • Day 3: Stomach, cheats, arms hand and fingers
  • Day 4: teoría de la cara
  • Day 5: Evaluation
  • Day 6: Theory of the Ten Sen, main lines of the body, as well as therapy influenced by osteopathy

Advanced course

Third week – Level III (Advance)From Saturday 02 to Thursday 07 September

Fourth week – Level IV (Advance)From Saturday 09 to Thursday 14 September

In this advanced course the classical method based on Asokananda and Piched and the faster intuitive movement based on Chaiyuth, are covered and learned.

The advance course its for those who all ready had taken the beginners course (10 days) and practice Thai massage, an advance practice include more freedom, as well and intuitive practice.


Beginners – first two weeks: Students who attend the course will receive printed materials presenting 146 different postures.

beginner thai massage manual ITZHAK

Advance – last two weeks:  Colorful catalogue with 289 different postures.

advanced manual

More Information about Itzhak

Video Thai Massage session con Itzhak


Certificate on attending each level will be given by the Sunshine Network and Yoga Mandir School, please request if necessary.
For those who completed the course, a diploma of The Sunshine Network and Yoga Mandir it’s given, with 160 hours of training.


Per week: $350
Two weeks: $600
Whole month, four weeks : $1200
Early bird: $1000. Before july 30.

Attendance to the whole course its recommended, but if not possible you have the option to come for one, two or three weeks.


We don’t offer accommodations but if necessary we can help to find options that are near to Yoga Mandir School and have affordable rates, please request in advance to find this information.

For students from outside Costa Rica we recommend staying at the Ave del Paraiso Hotel

Address: 50 meters north of
the Faculty of Law of the University of Costa Rica
San Pedro San Jose Costa Rica
(506) 2225-8515 / 2283-6017 / 2253-5138

To subscribe, deposit at the following bank account

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Yoga Mandir (Cédula 3-101 630604 )
Cuenta en Colones: 200-01-080-102467-0

For transfers and / or international payments:
Bank Name: Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Address: San José, Costa Rica.
ABA: 200-02-080-517955-0
Name of bank account’s holder: Yoga Mandir
Account Number: 200-02-080-522022-3
Address: San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica.

IMPORTANT: For the transaction, please include an aditional $30 for the commision of the bank.
Please send the information of the transaction to our email for reserving your space in the course.

+ Info: Tel: 2524-1843