Monika first came in contact with Thai Yoga Massage in 2008 when she took her first Thai Yoga Massage training with Cyriac. Even though she had a successful 15 years of high flying career in the Consulting sector, she aspired for a vocation where she would be able to help people to find a better quality of life. Her friends and surroundings helped her to understand about her being a “Person-of-Touch”. This bought her to learn about Thai Yoga Massage in 2012 to Cyriac and her journey as an Alternative Healer started.
Through this course, she realized the deep connections between the body and mind and was able to reflect on the cause and effect of health and diseases on our daily lifestyle. She went in-depth from the science of the human anatomy to the art of touch and healing. She promptly put that learning to use by quitting her job and starting her own Alternative Healing Center called Sajivam.
Towards the beginning of 2015, she took Thai Yoga Massage to a new platform as a foundation of Sports Therapy Program to athletes from a grassroots level to intermediate and to seasoned levels in different sports academies, sports clubs, and sports teams. Today Sajivam has reached to the level where it has established itself as a successful Alternative Healing Center in Bangalore and a leading exclusive Sports Therapy Provider to all level of players in Bangalore and in rest of India.
To get her business to be successful, Monika has been personally involved in training most of her staff over the years in Thai Massage. Her excellent training skills, anatomical understanding, and professionalism has been the secret of the success of Sajivam.
For the past twenty years, Cathleen Fitzpatrick (Shambhavi Prajna) has been developing a greater sense of understanding for the body through movement training and dance. This quest of realizing the body/mind connection brought her to India where she found her spiritual master. She lived on in India for over six years in a small Buddhist yogic community in the Himalayas studying meditation.
Over the past year, Shambhavi has taken several Thai Massage courses in Thailand and India and has been apprenticing with Cyriac. Today she is a Certified Thai Massage therapist and teacher. Having also studied over 600 hours of Hatha, Traditional Ashtanga Yoga, and Yoga Therapy, Cathleen incorporates these talents into her approach to healing, which is very muscle specific. She has a genuine gift for recognizing and targeting imbalances in the body. Cathleen works intuitively combining tissue manipulation with yogic techniques to facilitate the alignment of the body, movement recovery, and performance enhancement. Currently, Cathleen helps with the administration of the School and volunteers as a model for demonstration and practice in class.
The core of her bodywork includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and incorporates Myofascial Release into the healing process.
Cyriac is a father, husband, Buddhist yogi and of course a Thai Massage teacher. He takes each of his roles with great passion. After living for several years in the Himalayas practicing meditation, healing, and a yogic life, he shares the insights gained from those experiences now in the United States.
With more than 640 hours of Thai Massage training in Thailand and nine years of experience, he has been evolving as a teacher over the years. Being born in India, Cyriac was raised from an early age into a yogic culture. Austerity, simplicity, and equanimity took roots as a young boy growing up in the spiritual chaos that is India.
Even though his education in one of the finest business schools took him deep into the corporate world, his desire for simpler life and a genuine quest for truth never died. After giving up his corporate career, apartment, car and the high life he spent several years traveling. In his travels, he ran quite coincidentally into Thai Massage during a course in Thailand.
Amazed by its healing properties and spiritual origins in India he dove into studying it with many teachers and masters over the several years. Being a traditionalist, a rationalist and a skeptic he brings a strong scientific perspective to Yoga and healing. He believes that healing should be demystified so everyone can learn and practice it. As his Master says "Magic is technology that one cannot comprehend."