Retreat in the Trees

Beginner Thai Massage Retreat in the Trees

6 Day Retreat in South Portugal
Sleeping in wooden cabin, among nature
Beginner, Level 1 course in Thai yoga massage

Personal practices
supported by residential, natural setting
All included for 650 euros

13 – 18 July, 2019
Monte Mariposa



Rooted in traditional Thai massage theory, we will work with static and dynamic techniques, passive stretching and acupressure, and learn the energetic anatomy used in this tradition. We will also draw on elements of myofascial release therapy, traditional Chinese medicine and oesteopathy.

No previous experience in massage or yoga is necessary. Thai massage can be used as a method to explore ourselves more deeply through the use of touch and connection with others.

This course is an introduction to a unique bodywork modality and a deeper experience of it’s main principles – loving-kindness and compassionate touch – from where we must begin our Thai massage journey….

… as a creative healing art as well as an ancient bodywork practice that stems from yoga and Buddhism.

… as a magical journey of transformation, using meditation, presence and intuitive listening to encourage self-healing for both the receiver and the giver.

… as a “sacred dance”.


See the online flyer here (not recommended on mobile). 

What you will receive

  • a 1.5 hour massage sequence to practice on healthy friends and family
  • an immersion in Nature – sleeping, practicing and eating in an outdoor setting
  • lots of hands-on practice and guided assistance
  • exploring deeper into yourself through tools of compassionate touch, intuitive listening and connecting to others and to Nature
  • meditation & other spiritual practices
  • a print manual to support you in continuing the practice at home



When and where

Arrival Saturday July 13th from 4pm.
Departure Thursday July 18th after lunch.

Monte Mariposa, Tavira, Portugal
Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Tavira, Portugal

Arrival into Faro Airport – 45 minute taxi
Or from Lisbon Airport – 3.5 hour train/bus
Possible shuttle services available from nearby villages or Faro airport at an extra charge.


Single bed in a shared, 2-person wooden cabin in the trees.
3 vegetarian meals provided each full day.


Value exchange for full course: 650 euros.
Non-refundable deposit of 100 euros required to reserve your space.


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