Intensive Residential Training

Intensive trainings allow you to experience and incorporate the technique without distractions and in a reduced time frame. We recommend that you complete some of the levels in this format. The experience is unforgettable. We are working hard to make it happen!

Training details

Xavi and Linda offer to guide you on an exciting journey through the senses, enjoy the present moment, breathe it, free yourself and give you good energy.

We will take you to a truly fascinating natural environment, with a lot of peace, located in the municipality of Murua (Álava) in the middle of a lush forest. We will enjoy a few days of tranquility, peace and lots of learning.

Step by step, you will learn to reconnect and become aware of your own body in order to carry out your own transformation and healing. You will learn to touch, feel and travel the body through long movements, stretching and twisting creating fluidity to relax the nervous system. You will understand the body’s mechanisms and muscular actions to release blockages, both physical and emotional.

We offer you the complete training in Californian massage.

  • The basic course focuses on becoming aware of your body, harmonizing your breath and energy to connect with your center (hara). You will learn to connect with this space within yourself. From relaxation, you will enter a meditative state that will connect you intuitively with your heart. Through this state you will be able to enter into fusion with the other person. You will learn to work with your body weight in order not to injure yourself, and to play with fluidity each part of the body, to release emotions and tensions, thus freeing the nervous system.
  • The focus of the intermediate course is to complement and expand the training received in the basic course. You will learn to understand and work deeper layers of the body, its structure, its mechanics, muscle actions, muscle insertion and origin, etc. The objective of the intermediate course is to release deep-rooted tensions in the body, using new techniques and sequences, such as: mobilizations, tractions, stretching, hammocks, torsions…..
  • The advanced course is the culmination of the whole learning process, it is a course that will take you to a new dimension in your work, you will achieve a complete understanding of this type of massage. We will experience sequences that come from Thai, Deep Tissue and Lomi Lomi, which will bring us a wealth of resources, and a new way of understanding the body as a whole.

Consult the complete program of our basic Californian Massage course.

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Intensive Format

The main advantages of this format compared to the regular training courses we offer at the school are as follows:

  • Intensive morning and afternoon classes: over the course of seven days we will do very deep and intense work, for which we will spend around eight hours a day studying and practising Californian massage.
  • The training programme is very extensive, but the method we use is the repetition of the massage sequences, and in this case very close repetitions in time, so that the practice is well established in the student’s memory.
  • We will start each day with a specific work of body awareness. They will be delicious blends prepared by Linda, directly for you, which will help us to harmonise the training.
Note: We will provide you with the videos of the complete course, so that you can watch and review them comfortably at home. You will also have a PDF file with all the course notes (manual with photos). And another PDF with the anatomical details that will be covered during the course.


Basic Course:

from July 15 to 22, 2024

Teacher: Linda Benoit

Duration: 60 hours


Intermediate Course:

from July 23 to 30, 2024

Teacher: Linda Benoit

Duration: 60 hours


Advanced Course:

From July 31 to August 7, 2024

Teacher: Xavier Gil

Duration: 65 hours

Pricing and registration

Price per course:
Until May 31: 1190€.
After that date: 1290€.

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Price for two courses:
Until May 31: 2280€.
After that date: 2380€.

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Price for the three courses:
Until May 31: 3270€.
After that date: 3370€.

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200€. The rest of the amount will be paid at the time of pick-up/formation.

Cancellation policies:

  • Cancellations until May 31: Full refund of the registration fee. After this date, the registration fee will not be refunded.
  • Once the course is finished you will have a supervision by the instructor and the Certification of Attendance to the course.

Place of training

La Senda púrpura (Álava) is a place located in the middle of nature. A beautiful farmhouse at the foot of Gorbea, which offers a space of health and reunion with your essence.

A place that emerges with its maximum splendor at the foot of Gorbea, in its deep and magical forest, where you will inevitably vibrate again with its authentic nature.

It is a contact environment to connect with you and your surroundings in your own unique and genuine way.

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Once the training in Californian Massage is completed, the school offers the possibility of obtaining the Esalen International Certification in Massage.