Advanced Thai Massage “Hands Free” Workshop with Bali

“Balazs Nemeth – just an amazing Thai Massage Therapist!”

We feel so honored to welcome our beloved Thai Massage master again in November @ SUTRA !

This advanced workshop will build a repertoire of techniques for giving a full-body massage without the use of our hands.
The inspiration for developing this material came from seeing small masseurs “killing” their thumbs and wrists, attempting to give pressure to suit the needs of heavy, muscular patients. This workshop aims to provide tools to avoid long-term injuries and pain in the thumbs, wrists and arms, arising from such situations, and to give alternatives to masseurs who already have shoulder, arm or hand injuries.

We will look through the body from foot to head in the sequence of a Northern style thaimassage (from the front position, through the side, back and sitting positions, up to the face massage), and learn how to work the energylines with the use of elbows, underarms, knees, heels and the balls of our feet, utilising solely the bodyweight of the practicioner. Most of the massage positions used will be sitting or standing, giving a welcome relief to the half kneeling working postures difficult for those with stiff or painful legs.

Bali’s website:

Balazs Nemeth (Bali) from Budapest, Hungary, started an inspired practice of Northern style Thai yoga massage in 1999. Coming back constantly to Thailand to study with new teachers every winter (Chongkol, Pichet, Asokananda, Laurino, Takys, Andrea), he started giving classes and workshops in 2004.

His teachers training in the Sunshine Network began in 2006, with Laurino, aiming to give a thorough and deep introduction to the principles of how Asokananda taught thai massage – as a spiritual path, an active moment-to-moment manifestation of vipassana mindfullness and the ancient yogic foundations behind thai yoga massage. He became a fully authorized teacher of the Sunshine Network in 2012, teaching beginners courses in the Lahu village, Thailand, Hungary, and Germany. Apart from beginners courses, Bali specializes in advanced workshops, based on his years of experience working with people with lower back pain, neck, and shoulder pain. His favourite workshop, developed since 2008, is the “Hands Free” class, a playful repertoire building programme for practicioners who experience thumb, elbow and shoulder problems with larger patients.

Website of the Sunshine Network: 


Prerequisites: a beginners course in thaimassage, and  familiar with the “sen” lines or energylines of the body.

The workshop will be held in Hamburg`s only traditional south-indian Kalari, a sacral area for training and health. It will be taught in English with German translation if necessary.

Date: 14.-16. November, 2014

6-9 pm: posture and energy line refresher class

Saturday and Sunday:
6-8am: Vipassana Meditation & Yoga – everybody is invited to come for the morning practice for free, also if you don´t take the hole course!

9am-1pm: Thai Massage Training
1-2,15pm: Lunch break
2,15-6 pm: Thai Massage Training

Energy Exchange:
one day: 120€
hole weekend: 200€

Early Bird with transferring until 15th of Oct: 10% off

Registration under: [email protected]

enjoy the healing touch of Thai Massage – without hands!