Looking to deepen your bond? Explore the art of compassionate touch—massage, yoga, and meditation as a way to relieve tension, ease pain, and be close to your loved ones in whole new ways.
Shai Plonski, founder of Still Light Centre School of Thai Massage, teaches the secrets of giving an outstanding massage in a fun and supportive way that you (yes, you) and your partner can master right from the start.
Come with a lover, spouse, family member, or friend to:
- Practice an accessible, deeply relaxing 60-minute Thai massage for shoulders, back, legs, head, and feet that includes assisted stretching, palpation techniques, and energy movements, and can be administered on a massage mat or bed
- Learn heart-opening meditation and yoga practices for a deeper and more centered approach to connection
- Discover how to integrate the universal qualities of Thai massage into your daily life
- Obtain new tools to help you care for one another.
Thai masseuse, writer, teacher, and trainer
Shai Plonski first discovered Thai massage in 1999 while traveling in Thailand. When he returned home to Quebec, Shai found his mentor, Kam Thye Chow, one of the original North American teachers, living less than two blocks away. Shai went on to work hand-in-hand with Kam Thye, learning the practice and eventually managing the Lotus Palm School in Montreal.
At the school, he has developed curriculum and contributed to many of the books currently in use, including the teacher training program and advanced training courses.
As a teacher of Thai massage since 2003, Shai has witnessed countless examples of the profound healing effects of quality, loving touch for both giver and receiver. He has taught at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including Kripalu Center and Omega Institute, and is founder of Still Light Centre School of Thai Massage in Toronto, Ontario.
To date, Shai has authored or coauthored 14 books on Thai massage, and has trained more than 3,300 practitioners and 100 teachers. He has dedicated his life to highlighting the universal qualities of Thai massage and believes anyone can excel at giving this type of bodywork.
Explore the power of touch as a way to deeply connect with just about anyone.
Pairs: empower yourselves to facilitate one another’s healing in a meaningful and effective way.
Lovers, spouses, and partners: use this workshop to feed and nurture your romantic bond.
You don’t need to be a bodyworker to participate—Shai’s passionate and calm approach can bring out the Thai master in even the least experienced of the group.
Things to Know
Download a sample schedule.
What to Wear
Comfortable clothing suitable for stretching
Special Interest To
Tuition includes Shai Plonski’s book, Couples Metta Massage.
About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.
At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.
Per-person per-night rates include:
- nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
- daily meditation and yoga classes
- non-ticketed evening events
- use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.
Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.