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Shawne Klassen is a renowned expert on Thai Yoga Massage education. He has been practicing and teaching others Thai Massage for well over 20 years. After completing his massage therapy training in Calgary, Shawne traveled to Thailand where he studied under Thai massage masters at the Wan Dee School of Ancient Massage, Lek Chaia Massage School and the Old Medicine Hospital, in Chiang Mai where he completed his internship. He also studied at Wat Pho in Bangkok, under the renowned Mr. Jan, one of the only living teachers, who practices the healing art of ‘Southern style. Due to his studies and retreats, Shawne has a deep understanding of the mental and physical techniques used in Thai yoga massage, and a profound knowledge of the spiritual aspects.
Kat Dancer has been studying and practicing Thai Yoga Massage since 2004, initially with Shawne Klassen at the Canadian School of Traditional Thai Therapy and furthering her studies with Chongkol Setthakorn in Thailand, and Janice Vitavec of Spirit Winds. Kat is a Registered Thai Therapist & Teacher with Thai Healing Alliance International and a Certified Massage Therapist with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.
Pursuing a life-long interest in movement, balance, spirit, and education, Kat is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and runs her own body therapy business in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies specializing in Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga.
Hello! I am a born and raised Calgarian. Studying originally at MRU, I went onward to seek out complimentary modalities. I was fortunate to meet Shawne Klassen early in my career. I have been studying with Shawne since 2007 (12 years so far) and his knowledge revolutionized how I view and treat the body. I have worked in spa’s, sports events, chiro clinics and most recently teaching at a massage college in Calgary. I also sit on the NHPC Ethics committee. I am excited to be a part of your new quest for knowledge and I assure you, you won’t be disappointed!