new dates set! save your spot for 2020!
Exploring Our Thai Massage Practice, and the World!
Join us on our Costa Rica Thai Massage retreat intensive.
A Personal Account:
The Navina Costa Rica Retreat Intensive exceeded my expectations! It’s hard to know where to begin! The morning yoga practice, the amazing food, the jungle surroundings and the endless adventures to be had! All this tied together with amazing people and the excellent Navina Thai Yoga Therapy course! To put it simply, it was a beautiful experience that I will cherish for years to come!
~ Kitson Stewart
Save the dates:
Joining Us This Time:
We’ve put together a package for you that includes accommodations for 12 days, food (3 meals a day), 3 modules of training, airport transfers from PMZ and small excursions. Details here:
- January 18 – 30, 2020
- Early Bird Pricing (Before Oct 26th, 2019) USD $2,950.
- After Oct 26, 2019, USD $3,150.
Included in this package:
- 12 nights accommodation at the retreat centre
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- 9 Days of Thai Massage Training
- Modules 1, 2 & 3 included (and manuals)
- Yoga asana/mindful movement classes daily
- Limited to 16 spots
The retreat centre is located in walking distance to some beautiful waterfalls that are accessible to you at any time during the day (outside of class time). There is also a zipline tour up the neighbouring mountain, however this is an additional cost. The beach is located about 20 minutes down the road and a day trip will be arranged for you as part of the retreat intensive.
Each one of our core modules is run over 3 consecutive days for a total of 8 hours each day (in 2 sessions). These classes place a lot of emphasis on getting in and practicing the techniques directly so that you immediately start getting hands-on experience.
Module 1 sets a solid foundation in the practice of high quality touch. We do this by combining some anatomy with positive intention and our physical practice. When exchanging massages in class you are receiving in-depth feedback from your classmates and the teacher as well as gaining a new understanding of the postures when you receive the massage. This first course will provide you with a sound 45-minute flow that focuses on the most common areas of tension, namely the shoulders, neck and back.
In module 2 we revisit and enhance our understanding of content from the first module. We then delve deeper into the concepts of quality touch and extend our massage sequence to explore more of the body. By adding in more postures to include the arms, legs, hands and feet, we will end up with a 2-hr massage sequence.
In the 3rd module we consolidate and extend our practice from the first 2 courses to produce a well-rounded and more complete massage flow. After this course you will be able to give a fluid 2.5-hr massage, providing a total mind-body experience. We also explore some useful ways to customize the massage to make sure you’re comfortable with both longer and shorter length treatments and to best suit the needs of your client. After module 3 and some home practice you will be eligible for Principal Certification.
10.5 Category A (CMTO), 8 PE/A1 (CMTBC), 16 Primary (MTAM), 31 CE hours (NCBTMB), canfitpro 4 PTS/FIS
Flights to Costa Rica.
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To ensure our sustained commitment to this training intensive, deposits are non-refundable. The remaining payments for this training intensive will be refunded in full if you withdraw from the training before Oct 26, 2019. After this date fees will be incurred at a rate of 1% per day beyond Oct 26. Payment plans are available (please contact us if you require this option).