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Academy of Thai-Yoga Massage
Associated with THE SUNSHINE NETWORK founded by Asokananda.

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Cyaiyuth Priyasith

Chaiyuth Priyasith died on 31 January 2004
Chaiyuth Priyasith—one of the few great masters of Thai massage in the 20th century—passed away on 31 January 2004 while dancing surrounded by a group of his students. Kaori was one of his students and was the first to figure out what was happening. Master Chaiyuth’s profound understanding of the flow of energy has been an inspiration for many well-established practitioners of Thai massage. With Chaiyuth, we have lost one of our most deeply spiritual teachers. His work will live on in his friends and students.


Asokananda

Asokananda passed away on 24 June 2005 after sudden illness
Asokananda (Harald Brust), a native German, was arguably the leading Western teacher of traditional Thai Yoga massage. He researched and taught Thai massage, yoga, and Vipassana meditation for more than 20 years. He was the first foreigner to write a book on traditional Thai massage in English.
He was the best Western researcher of Thai Yoga massage in the 20th century and taught Thai Yoga Massage(Chiang Mai, northern Thailand style) to many students across the world, and created the Sunshine Network.
In his sunset years, he finally set up his dream place in New Zealand where he only offered a masters course which is recognaized by the New Zealand Charter of Health Practitoners Incorporated for serious students who really believe in Thai Yoga Massage.
He made so many teachers in the world but He made just three masters in the world.
One is in New Zealand, one is in Germany, and one is in Japan.


Kaori Endo

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Kaori was born in Yokohama, Japan.
Kaori studied textile color dyeing at Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan. Unfortunately, she had been troubled with a skin disease since early childhood. In particular, in her mid–twenties, her health deteriorated the furthest. Since then, she has been conducting research on health; finally, she found that traditional Thai Yoga massage is the most suited for her health. Kaori was the last student of Master Chaiyuth Priyasith. Master Chaiyuth was also one of the masters of Asokananda, who was the best Western researcher of Thai Yoga massage in the 20th century. Asokananda taught Thai Yoga Massage to many students across the world, and created the Sunshine Network. In his sunset years, he set up a place in New Zealand where he offered a masters course for serious students who really believe in Thai Yoga massage. Three masters emerged from his course before he passed away; Kaori is one of the three masters. After her two masters (Master Chaiyuth and Asokananda) passed away, she established the Academy of Thai Yoga Massage/The Sunshine Network Japan to continue their spiritual legacy.


Qualifications

1994Graduate Arts
1997CMAS moniteur instructor
1998Nutritionist
1999Instructor at the Japan Health Promotion & Fitness Foundation
2004Thai Yoga massage master; learned from Asokananda's Sunshine Network
2004Natural Therapies Practitioner; certified by the New Zealand Charter of Health Practitioners Incorporated
Gendai REIKI Master Practitioner
Aura-Soma® Practitioner


Thai Qualifications

The Wat Po Traditional Medical School
Thai Traditional Massage
Advanced Thai Medical Massage Therapy
Foot Massage
Infant and Child Massage
Massage for Women's Health Care
Oil Massage and Aromatherapy
The School of Thai Massage Shivagakomarapaj/The Old Medicine Hospital
Thai Massage
ITM (International Training Massage)
Sen-Therapy Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage I, II, III, IV
Teacher Training Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage V, VI
Lek Chaiya Nerve-Touch Massage
Basic course by Ms. Lek Chaiya
Teacher training with Asokananda in the Lahu village, Chiang Rai


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