Intensive Residential Trainings

Intensive trainings allow you to experience and incorporate the technique without distractions and in a reduced time. We recommend that you take one of the levels in this format. The experience is unforgettable, we work hard to make it so!

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 good energy.

We will take you to a really fascinating natural environment, with a lot of peace, located in the Calderona mountain range, relatively close to the sea. We will enjoy a few days of tranquility, peace and a lot of learning.

Step by step, you will learn to reconnect and be aware of your own body 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 making you aware of your body, harmonizing your breath and energy to connect with your center (hara).  You will learn to connect with this space within you. 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 so as not to injure yourself, and to touch each part of the body with fluidity, to release emotions and tensions, thus freeing the nervous system.
  • The intermediate course focuses on complementing and expanding the training received in the basic course. You will learn to understand and work deeper layers of the body, its structure, its mechanics, muscular actions, the insertion and origin of the muscles, 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, etc. …..
  • 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.

Intensive Format

The main advantages that this format offers in relation to the periodic trainings that we do at the school are the following:

  • Intensive morning and afternoon classes: over seven days we will do a very deep and intense work, for this we will spend about eight hours a day in the study and practice of Californian massage.
  • The training program 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 fixed in the memory of the student.
  • We will begin each day with a specific work of body awareness. They will be delicious blends prepared by Linda, directly for you, and that will help us to harmonize the training.

Place: Jardín de Mar, Valencia

Trainers: Xavier Gil and Linda Benoit

Calendar

Basic Course:

July 11 to July 17, 2022.

Teacher: Linda Benoit

Duration: 50 hours

 

Intermediate Course:

from July 18 to July 24, 2022

Teacher: Linda Benoit

Duration: 50 hours

 

Advanced Course:

July 24 and July 31, 2022.

Teacher: Xavier Gil

Duration: 60 hours

Prices, enrollment and cancellations

Price per course:

Until May 31: 890€.

After that date: 940€.

Price for two courses:

Until May 31: 1700€.

After that date: 1800€.

Price for three courses:

Until May 31: 2400€.

After that date: 2500€.

Registration fee: 

140€. The rest of the amount will be paid at the retreat/training.

Cancellation policies:

  • Cancellations until May 31: Full refund of the registration fee. After that date, the registration fee will not be refunded.
  • In case the health authorities do not allow us to hold the retreat/training: Full refund of the registration fee.
  • Once the course is finished, you will have a supervision by the instructor and the Certification of Attendance to the course.
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Training details (intermediate level)

At Easter 2022, we will take you to a truly fascinating natural environment located in the heart of rural Galicia (Chantada, Ribeira Sacra, Lugo). Boán is one of the eight villages that make up the parish of the titular saint San Paio or San Pelayo, whose temple, still standing, has its origins in the year 1073.

The intensive training (intermediate level) in Californian massage is a different way to learn and internalize this technique.

The focus of the Intensive course in Californian massage is to make you aware of your body, harmonize your breathing and energy to connect with your center (hara).  You will learn to connect with this space within you.

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 so as not to injure yourself, and to fluidly touch each part of the body, to release emotions and tensions, thus freeing the nervous system.

Intensive Format Advantages

The main advantages that this format offers in relation to the periodic trainings that we do in the school are the following:

  • Intensive morning and afternoon classes: over seven days we will do a very deep and intense work, for this we will spend about eight hours a day in the study and practice of Californian massage.
  • The training program 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 fixed in the memory of the student.
  • We will begin each day with a specific work of body awareness. They will be delicious blends prepared by Linda, directly for you, and that will help us to harmonize the training.

Location: Boán, Ribeira Sacra, Lugo (Galicia, Spain)

Trainer: Linda Benoit

Duration: 50 hours

Calendar

The training begins with lunch on Monday, April 11 and ends with lunch on Sunday, April 17, 2022.

 

Schedule

9:00: Full breakfast

10:00: Californian Massage Class

14:00: Lunch

16:00: Californian Massage Class

20:00: Guided activity (yoga, dance, Gestalt, meditation …..)

21:30: Dinner

Prices, registration and cancellations

Price:

Until February 28: 890€.

After that date: 940€.

 Registration fee: 

300€. The rest of the amount will be paid at the retreat/training.

Cancellation policies:

  • Cancellations until February 28th: Full refund of the registration fee.
  • In the event that the health authorities do not allow us to hold the retreat/training: Full refund of the registration fee.
  • Once the course is finished you will have a supervision by the instructor and the Certification of Attendance to the course.

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Note: We will provide you with the videos of the complete course, so you can watch them 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.

Once you have completed the training in Californian Massage, we offer you the possibility to obtain the International Certification in Esalen Massage.

The next Certification will be in Portugal in August 2022.