I’m Shai Plonski and This is My Dharma

Shai Plonski was born and raised in Montreal Canada. He’s the author of Compassionate Touch, the #1 bestselling book on Amazon in three categories, Massage, Spiritual Health, and Self-Help. Shai has taught Thai Massage to more than 3300 people on three continents for the past 15 years, first as the dean of the Lotus Palm […]

Inspirational Stories of Authenticity and Reinvention

Shai Plonski is a co-founder of the Still Light Centre in Toronto, and a skilled trainer of Thai Massage. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Shai discusses wanting to work with his hands, what he learned from working on a carnival boardwalk, his journey to discover Thai massage, the profound meaning of “meta” in his life, […]

Shifting from the Head to the Heart with Compassionate Touch

Compassionate touch is a way to show I care when I cannot find the words. That can be especially true when massaging family members. Sometimes it might be massaging someone I’m angry with or who is frustrated with me, or with whom I feel blocked in knowing what to say in difficult or tender moments. […]

The Gift of Compassionate Touch

What makes giving massage that missing link on the spiritual path? How does compassionate touch help bring us closer to God, spirit, one another, or however else you identify with Love? The answer—as I see it—lies in the fact that we are already experts in touch and we have a relationship with that sense as […]

How to Improve Your Yoga Business with Thai Massage

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Thai massage teacher and best selling author, Shai Plonski. Shai is the founder of the Still Light Centre, and has been teaching and practicing Thai massage for over 15 years. Read more…

The Joy of Giving Massage

We often give massage to receive, but Shai Plonski is a firm believer that you can get as much joy from giving a massage as you can from receiving one. His new best-selling book, The Joy of Giving Massage, is about maximizing the pleasure you get from giving a great Thai Yoga Massage. Read more…

Thai Yoga Massage with Shai Plonski

Shannon and Shai know from experience that Thai Massage can enhance a yoga teacher’s offerings in a multitude of ways such as building a stronger bond with their students, strengthening their hands-on assists,  and providing new workshop and revenue opportunities.  Read more…

The Power of Giving Compassionate Touch

When I was 33 years old, I got dumped after a five-year relationship where we were engaged to be married. I was blindsided by it. It hurt about as badly as anything else I had experienced up till then, except for the day my dad died. Read more…

The Greatest Yoga Secret is Not From India

It is almost as though we are one source focused toward the same goal—releasing deep, inner tension—as we work to the rhythm of our own loving-kindness. Read more…

The Art of Thai Yoga Massage

This ancient form of massage not only combines passive yoga and acupressure, but it’s foundation in loving kindness makes it more than just your typical bodywork session. Today’s guest, Shai Plonski, shares his journey to discovering Thai massage, opening Still Light Centre and sharing this transformative and healing therapy all over the world.