• Bodhi~Wise

    Thai Yoga Bodywork

    ~ the art of letting go ~

  • What is Thai Yoga Bodywork?


    Thai Yoga Bodywork offers a unique style of bodywork that restores your fluidity of movement and peaceful state of being. Nicknamed 'lazy man's yoga', it is a series of slow rhythmic compressions to muscles and energy pathways, gentle rocking movements, percussive massage, and gentle passive stretches. Slowly and smoothly, the body is relieved of restrictive tensions, inducing deep relaxation with an energized calm. By opening up the body's energy pathways or meridians, our life-force energy can more freely circulate.


    Finding ways to relieve stress is essential for health and well-being. The tensions of daily life can obstruct our flow of vitality, like a river that has been dammed. When life-force energy loses it's momentum, it becomes sluggish and can lead to dis-ease. Regular Thai yoga sessions can bring vast benefits to our overall health...improved flexibility, resilience to stress and injury, a brighter mood and a peaceful disposition. Life can be happier and more successful when we make time to nurture ourselves...in mind, body, and spirit.


    Thai Yoga Bodywork helps you to...

    • Increase flexibility and vitality

    • Alleviate pain and stiffness

    • Find peace and deep relaxation

    • Reduce stress and anxiety

    • Enhance your immune system and body-wisdom

    • Speed recovery from injury; safeguard against injury

    • Improve circulation to organs, muscles, and the skin

    • Integrate your body, mind, emotions, and spirit

    Ready to Schedule?

    Contact Chris @ 404.964.6040 or BodhiWiseOne@gmail.com

  • Mission

    Bodhi~Wise's mission is to help people connect with their innate body-wisdom and the healing power within. This vast resource leads us back to a natural state of balance, vitality, harmony, and ease. Our private bodywork studio is a safe place for you to fully relax, recharge, and revitalize yourself in a nurturing and therapeutic setting.


    In Thailand, the word metta means 'loving-kindness', a core concept at the heart of Thai Yoga. This healing touch is my 'metta' offering for the health and well-being of our community. It is an honor to serve the collective good with hands and heart.


    ~ Namaste ~

  • Chris Butson

    Certified Thai Yoga Therapist

    “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind" ~ Bruce Lee


    Chris aims to help people connect with their body's wisdom and innate healing power. With an intent to bring peaceful presence and liberate the body-mind, Chris offers a deeply calming, restorative experience. He enjoys helping people step out of time, relax, and come back to themselves.

    In the Thai Buddhist tradition of 'loving-kindness' touch, Chris initiates fluid movement for the body, using slow compression and extension, rocking, percussion, and gentle stretching. Sessions are customized to your needs and take place on a cushioned floor mat; wear comfortable clothing.
    Chris came to the healing arts after 13 years working the "corporate grind". He longed for a self-directed path of service, authentic to his heart and soul. In 2007, he headed to California to certify in northern-style Thai Yoga Bodywork (aka 'lazy man's yoga'). He trained at the Ritam School of Healing Arts, with renowned teacher Saul David Raye. Chris served for 3 years as a yoga studio manager at east Atlanta's Jai Shanti Yoga, and assisted Thai massage trainings led by Atlanta's renowned teacher, William Hufschmidt. Since 2008, Chris has built a loyal following of clients in private practice.
    Chris lives in the north Georgia mountains with his wife, Shawna (also a bodyworker) and their 2 rowdy fur-babies. Chris oversees the grounds and operations of a small permaculture farm.

    Contact Chris @ 404.964.6040 or BodhiWiseOne@gmail.com

  • Contact or Schedule


    Ready to schedule? Got questions?


    In the studio...

    Mondays 10:00 - 8:00

    Thursdays 10:00 - 8:00

    Saturdays 10:00 - 2:00


    Contact Chris @ 404.964.6040 or BodhiWiseOne@gmail.com

    Leave your message and I will promptly reply.

    If you'd like to schedule for specific time/date, please indicate your preference.



    * I commute to Marietta from north Georgia, so please, only schedule if you're committed. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Thanks for understanding! *

  • Reviews

    "A huge thanks to Chris for hitting the reset button on my physical well being. I am a tennis professional and my body is in constant motion; I twist, I jump and I pound my body into the pavement everyday. Chris was able to counter-point all the motions that turn into potential ailments. I was put into a soothing state of self-healing meditation while being lead physically through stretches and massage that accentuated the healing process. If you are looking for the reset button and a new start to physical well-being look no further. Put simply... Amazing!" ~ Nate K of Chicago


    "Chris provided an exceptional session! He communicated well throughout our session, ensuring my comfort and achieving the ideal depth of pressure. I don't feel like a very flexible client, but after all the different stretching techniques he used -- my muscles, joints, and back feel loose, limber, and relaxed. Chris has a firm but gentle touch -- I was impressed with his talent and therapeutic presence." ~ Niki B. of Marietta

    "Chris did a great job! He gave a good amount of pressure and I became more comfortable as the session progressed. He has a good feel for the body and is a natural healer." ~ Lauren Z. of Atlanta


    "Thank you for introducing me to Thai Yoga Therapy! I enjoyed the combination of Bodywork, yoga postures, and breathwork. The benefits of all these came together for a healing experience." ~ Linda S. of Marietta

    "Every few minutes of the 2 hour session I had with Chris, I would think, "This is my favorite part.....no, THIS is my favorite part...." ~ Wanda D. of Marietta

    "I love my job but it can be quite stressful at times - taking it's toll on me physically. My weekly bodywork sessions with Chris have been important in developing a higher awareness of taking care of both my body & mind - with great results!" ~ Joe H of Marietta. 

    "Thank you, Chris. I felt great about half way through the session and I still do. No soreness, my breathing is better - I feel clear.....this is the first time I've felt energy movement during any session I've had. ~ Kristin B. of Marietta

    "This was my first Thai Yoga experience with Chris, and I REALLY enjoyed it! Very relaxing!" ~ Cindy W. of Atlanta

    "I think the thing you (Chris) have going for you most though, even more than the method or process, is your presence & intuition. That's what impressed me the most. Very therapeutic, nurturing & in sync with what I needed." ~ Sara Z. of Midtown

  • Session Rates & Policies


    Thai Yoga Bodywork is a thorough treatment for the entire body, with focused attention placed on each joint, muscle, and energy pathway of the body. It is takes place on a cushioned floor mat; with both client and therapist in loose, comfortable clothing (please, no shorts). You'll want to avoid a heavy meal 1-2 hours before your session. All sessions conclude with aromatic hot herbal packs to induce maximum relaxation!


    My 90 minute session provides ample time for head-to-toe relaxation and integration.

    My 2-hour session helps you fully reap the benefits of this work...for deep restorative bliss and extra time for specific areas in need.


    * PLEASE NOTE: I commute to Marietta from north Georgia, so please...only schedule if you're committed.

    I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Thanks for understanding! *



    90 Minutes



    120 Minutes



    Payment in CASH or CHECK is preferred, but I can also accept credit cards

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations and appointment changes require 24 hours notice. A 50% charge may be issued for late cancellations (depending on my ability to fill your spot).


    Missed appointments will be billed for the full value of the session.

  • Location

    Our bodywork studio is 1 mile east of the historic Marietta Square, with easy access from Roswell Road, S. Marietta Parkway, and Fairground Street (4 miles west of I-75).


    134 South Avenue, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060

    ~ please park at the front entrance ~

    From I-75 North
    Take Exit 263, stay in left lane to South Marietta Parkway exit. Continue on South Marietta Parkway until you reach Fairground Street (Cobb Civic Center will be on your left). Turn right on Fairground Street. Travel to next traffic light. Turn left on Roswell Street. Take the FIRST left onto South Avenue.


    From I-75 South
    Take Exit 265, North Marietta Parkway exit. Turn right on North Marietta Parkway and travel to second traffic light. Turn left onto Fairground Street. Continue on Fairground Street to Roswell Street. Turn right on Roswell Street. Take the first left onto South Avenue.



    Co-Founder of the

    Marietta Healing Arts Collective



  • Body Wisdom

    “I am breathing in and making my whole body calm and at peace. 'I am
    breathing out and making my whole body calm and at peace.' This is how
    one practices." ~ The Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing

    Worms will not eat living wood where the vital sap is flowing; rust will not hinder the opening of a gate when the hinges are used each day. Movement gives health and life. Stagnation brings disease and death." ~ proverb in traditional Chinese Medicine

    "Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or
    hard work. It means to be in the midst of whatever and wherever you find
    yourself and still be calm in your heart." ~ unknown

    "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." ~ The Dalai Lama

    “When the mind is stilled in dreamless sleep, it brings rest and repose to
    the body. Just as birds fly to the tree for rest, all things in life
    find their rest in the Self.” ~ Prashna Upanishad

    "Neither utmost endurance nor utter passivity is the condition which best serves our health; Health is always a dynamic balance between the 2. We suffer from too little...we suffer from too much. We prosper when all the elements are present in their proper proportions. The role of bodywork is not to eliminate stress, but rather to educate the individual to recognize the right kinds and the right amounts." ~ Deane Juhan

    "Learn to let go...that is the key to happiness." ~ Buddha