You’ve got magic, a plentitude of love inside you. Beyond your skills, your learned expertise, your experiences in life, and your traumas, there is a well of magic inside of you just waiting to be explored.
This Shamanic Bodywork Training Retreat is designed for bodywork practitioners, massage therapists or holistic health practitioners wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of shamanic bodywork.
Participants will receive 36 hands-on continuing education credits (CEs) and 12 distance learning credits for their participation in this workshop.
During this training we will not only learn shamanic bodywork techniques to offer to clients, we will be connecting to our own divine magic in a sacred and safe environment. Through various healing modalities we will be exploring and releasing what holds us back from manifesting what we want in life and how this may affect our life, business and our clients’ experiences. As we confront these limitations, we realize how our work with clients becomes more effective and authentic.
for massage therapists and bodywork professionals
What you will receive:
New knowledge and skills underpinning Shamanic Bodywork to enhance massage and bodywork styles
Wholesome meals, (organic when available), including trips to some local restaurants. All meals are included EXCEPT 3 meals at local restaurants, typically around $15 US per meal, per person)
Comfortable, clean accommodations surrounded by nature and a mountain stream
Clothing optional areas and experiences throughout the workshop
The opportunity to experience some Plant medicines you are already familiar with, in conjunction with Shamanic Bodywork
Ample time and space for solitude, reflection, processing, socializing, discussion
An opportunity to experience local attractions centered around Arenal Volcano, hot springs, the lake, nature and the beautiful natural biodiversity of the area.
Some of the topics we will cover:
Shamanic bodywork techniques
Holding space-creating safety
Breath work techniques
Trauma and healing from trauma
How to support intimacy with your client
Creating healthy boundaries with clients
The importance of mindfulness and consciousness in supporting transcendent bodywork experiences.
Continuing Education Credits
36 hands on/in class CEs
12 Distance Learning CEs for assigned Readings
Florida Board of Massage(LMT) # 50-15947
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work(LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists(LMFT), Mental Health Counseling(LMFC) # 50-2119
A Typical Day in the Retreat
5:30- 7:30: Private practice time (exercise, meditate, walk in nature, etc)
7:30: Breakfast with the group
8:30-9:00: Group practice (Meditation, Eye Gazing, Breath Work, Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, or other practice)
9:00-12:30: Shamanic Bodywork Instruction and first half of trade, journalling and sharing
12:30-2:00: Lunch and discussion regarding the morning/personal time
2:00-5:30: Instruction Second half of Shamanic Bodywork Trade, journalling and sharing
5:30-6:30: Dinner (may be here, or out a local restaurant with the group)
6:30: (Individual sessions may be scheduled during this time to receive Trauma work, to receive Shamanic Bodywork, to receive TCM sessions) Time for Bonfire, reading, catching up or touching base with family or work to the extent necessary for your peace of mind.
Mid week, one day will consist of a group trip to La Fortuna, to the volcano, and hot springs (Extra charges apply). Other activities are available including zip lining, canopy tours, and various other attractions.
Steps and Planning
Register: Pay workshop registration $1,495 or $1,545 (Depending on lodging preference)... or Pay a $500 non-refundable deposit
Book flights: Arrive in SJO by morning August 17th, Depart SJO after 1:00 pm August 24th.
Download Transportation PDF (with ground transport options)
Read assigned and/or recommended readings before the workshop (PDF sent by e-mail upon registration.
Participate in videoconferences prior to Arrival
Transportation From Airports:
San Jose or Liberia
Bus, Shuttle, Rental Car, Taxi
(Recommend Coordinating with Other Students) Download PDF Click Here
(August 17 - August 24, 2019)
$ 1,495 (4 person max per room)
$ 1,545 (2 person Max per room)
Lodging and Meals at Living Forest:
Package 7 night Accommodation and Meals at Living Forest Retreat Center:
- Living Forest Lodge (4 person max per room)
- River View Casita (2 person max per room)
Arrival Dinner Friday the August 17th at 6.30pm
Departure August 24th after breakfast.
We'll also explore local restaurants, we will go out for dinner Three times during the retreat, these are not included in the package. (Meals are usually around US$ 15)