Yoga Mandir has the only certified Thai Massage training program in Costa Rica. Our program has four levels, totaling 200 hours of training. It is taught by both local and international instructors.

Thai Massage is a healing art that was first introduced in Thailand over two thousand years ago by ayurvedic doctors and buddhist monks. It combines passive stretches with the application of pressure, using hands, elbows and sometimes knees to obtain a more effective treatment .

Our thai massage certification is divided in a Beginners Program and an Advanced Program. Each of these has 2 levels (the entire course has 4 levels). You can take the entire course, one program or simpy a single level.

Those that complete the whole course will receive a 160 hours Thai Massage Certification from The Sunshine Network.

Each level includes

  • Certificate of participation.
  • Course manual, covering history, medicinal aspects and photographs and descriptions of the movements and positions.
  • Yoga and meditation classes at Yoga Mandir for the duration of the course.

Daily schedule

From Saturday to Thursday.

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Instruction and massage practice
  • 12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 13:30 Optional yoga practica
  • 14:00 – 17:30 Massage practice

Fridays are rest days.

All yoga classes are optional, it’s recommended to practice at least once daily. There will be yoga classes for different levels, from beginners to advance practitioners.

Beginners Program

September 15 to September 27 Certificate issued by Escuela Yoga Mandir and The Sunshine Network

Who this course is for

This course if for those who have no experience in physical therapy, and also for professionals in related fields, such as physical therapists, yoga instructors and masseuses.

Level I

September 15 to September 20

Contents:

  • Day 1: Feet and energy lines on the legs
  • Day 2: One-leg exercises
  • Day 3: Continuation
  • Day 4: Side positions
  • Day 5: Two legs exercises
  • Day 6: Evaluation

Level II

September 22 to September 27

Contenidos:

  • Day 1: Back part of the body
  • Day 2: Seated positions
  • Day 3: Stomach, cheats, arms hand and fingers
  • Day 4: Face theory and practice
  • Day 5: Evaluation
  • Day 6: Theory of the Ten Sen, main lines of the body, as well as therapy influenced by osteopathy

Advanced Program

September 29 to October 11 Certificate issued by Escuela Yoga Mandir and The Sunshine Network

In this advanced course the classical method based on Asokananda and Piched and the faster intuitive movement based on Chaiyuth, are covered and learned.

Who this course is for

The advance course its for those who all ready had taken the beginners course (10 days) and practice Thai massage, an advance practice include more freedom, as well as intuitive practice.

Level III

September 29 to October 4

Level IV

October 6 to October 11

Itzhak Helman

Teacher: Itzhak Helman

He began his studies in the year 1997 when he met  Asokananda, the master of the technique of thai massage & creator of the Sunshine Network, international institution with courses of thai massage. In the year 1998 he decided to go for six months to an ashram in the north of Thailand to deepen his[…] Read more

How to pay

Make local bank transfers to:

Yoga Mandir
Cédula 3-101 630604
Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Cuenta USD: 200-02-080-522022-3
Cuenta cliente USD: 15108020025220221 

For international payments:

Nombre del Banco: Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
Dirección: San José, Costa Rica.
SWIFT: BNCRCRSJ
ABA: 200-02-080-517955-0
Nombre: Yoga Mandir
Número de Cuenta (dólares):  200-02-080-522022-3
Dirección: San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica. 

IMPORTANTE: Para la transacción internacional, por favor incluir $30 adicionales para cubrir los gastos administrativos del banco.