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6 Days Thai Massage Course & Yoga Retreat in Portugal

Thai Massage Training and Yoga Holidays Portugal

Learn the traditional Thai yoga massage and balance the effects on the energy gates of your body. This training offers a practical and theoretical journey to the art of touch of traditional Thai yoga massage. It’s an outstanding massage education for wellness professionals, self employed masseurs, or for private practice where you will learn to be a responsible massage practitioner. Find the balance in your body, mind, and soul and escape into a dreamful setting on the Portuguese coastline.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Integral yoga sessions
  • Learn how to do a 90-minute Thai massage session
  • International certificate for Thai massage level 1 basic training
  • Learn the process and technique of 151 positions
  • Breakfast and lunch served daily
  • 6 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
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Accommodation

The Villa Ana Margarida By Nature is an eco-resort with bungalows, terraces, and a big bio pool located in Ericeira. The pretty wooden chalets have two rooms with two beds, a living room, and a kitchenette. The training room is located in the same facility.

Here and Now Yoga Retreat Portugal Itinerary

Sample daily schedule

Day 1 - April 13

  • Arrival day
  • Check-in after 14:30
  • Welcome yoga class at 20:00
  • Optional dinner in town (dinner not included in price)

Day 2 to Day 4 - April 14 to April 18

  • Breakfast
  • Massage training with yoga class
  • Lunch

Day 5 - April 19

  • Breakfast
  • Yoga session
  • Check-out before 10:30

Training goals

  • Become familiar with the Sen Sib lines
  • Develop a feeling for the right massage pressure
  • Follow the process and technique of 151 positions
  • Learn to perform a high-quality 90-minute Thai massage
  • Understand the benefit of Thai massage

After this training you will receive a certificate from the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand (TMC). This certificate is internationally approved and offers the basis for a professional career as a Thai massage practitioner and for further trainings.

Included excursions

  • Walks by the beach
  • Beach sunset yoga

Instructors

Viktor Guerig
International Surfing Association (Sports Massage)
Viktor Guerig is a surfing teacher licensed by the International Surfing Association, recognized by the International Olympic Committee. He travelled around the world teaching and guiding surfers. He started his yoga journey in 2011 and lived in the Yoga Vidya Ashram in Germany becoming a yoga teacher after completing 300 hours of teacher’s training in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. He also attended different massage courses and started to practice teaching yoga around the world.
Jorge Gusmao
Jorge Gusmao is the founder of TMC Portugal and owner of Sensib massage school on Lisbon, Portugal. He teaches Thai massage.

Retreat location

The training will take place Ericeira, Portugal. It is a small fishing village, surrounded by beautiful beaches and scenic landscapes.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 10 minutes
  • Ericeira center - 10 minutes
  • Lisbon - 30 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming

General

  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby

Services

  • Free parking
  • Library
  • Parking lot

Food

During this training program, you will be served with breakfast and lunch daily including a send-off breakfast on the last day. Veggie meals will be served for lunch.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Besides the massage training, there is enough time to relax and enjoy the vacation. Ericeira offers a cozy old town center with many shops, cafes, and restaurants. Several beaches are reachable by foot and the impressive cliffs invite for relaxing walks. During breaks, you can also climb the cliffs, relax by the beach, go sightseeing at the town center, surf the waves, and take a refreshing swim.

Spa treatments

Thai-yoga massage

The Thai-yoga massage is a whole body massage that combines multiple techniques including acupressure, stretching, passive yoga, energy-work, and meditation. This technique aims to strengthen your health and prevent tension. It improves your physical and mental well-being. (60 minutes, 40 EUR; 90 minutes, 60 EUR).

Lomi Lomi or Hawaiian massages

This whole-body massage applies long and soft strokes that offers deep relaxation. Coconut oil is used for this massage (60 minutes, 40 EUR; 90 minutes, 60 EUR).

Sport-Classic massages

This massage is a combination of classic, sport, and bamboo massage technique that promises a fast regeneration for your body. It is an optimal supplement to your training and preparation for your next session or competition. Relax your muscles for fast regeneration and more powerful surf. This treatment focuses on the back, shoulders, arms, and neck (40 minutes, 30 EUR; 60 minutes, 40 EUR).

What's included

  • 5 days Thai massage training
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 veggie lunch meals
  • 6 breakfast meals
  • Daily yoga class
  • International certificate for Thai massage practitioner level 1 basic training 30-hour
  • Training book

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Dinner meals
  • Other activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The pick up service costs 60 EUR and takes about 40 minutes. From the airport, you can also reach the venue by airport rental car (40 EUR per day), public bus (20 EUR, 1 hour 30 minutes), or taxi (70 EUR, 40 minutes).

Arrival by train

It is also possible to arrive in Porto, Faro, or Madrid and travel to Ericeira by train. For more information, please contact Here and Now.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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