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Pregnancy Thai Massage Training Retreat with Micha Merrick

Are you feeling called to work with pregnant women?

Are you a massage therapist, prenatal yoga teacher or doula?

Maybe you are pregnant yourself or dreaming of having a baby soon and want natural, yogic tools to support your journey? 

Join us for our four day women’s training retreat in the catalan countryside. Let yourself be nurtured as we explore the power of healing touch to support mothers through pregnancy, birth and beyond!

In this course we will:

  • share a daily practice of nurturing women’s yoga, for fertility, pregnancy and self-awareness.
  • learn to offer supportive and effective Pregnancy Thai Massage, including techniques to ease common discomforts of each trimester,
  • gain knowledge of ways to encourage deep relaxation and energetic flow, massage and movement for labor
  • learn a special herbal massage treatment for postnatal abdominal healing
  • gain energetic and anatomical insight into your own body to support your work with new mothers.
  • enjoy the sweet experience of sharing massage and yoga with a circle of caring women as you learn.
Our retreat will be hosted in OmShanti, accessible from Barcelona by a short train ride, a wellbeing oasis that is the perfect setting to connect with a group of amazing women and nurture yourself as you learn to share this sacred healing art.
Your training includes healthy, local vegetarian meals and comfortable shared accommodations.
Course is taught in English with translation to spanish if needed.
Limited spots! for individual attention & personalised treatment
early bird rate until August 15th! – 750€ / after 830 €
Please email us for more information or to save your spot, writing:

We are also offering “a limited number of scholarships to encourage diversity”. If you are a person of color or represent an underserved community with limited economic resources” please apply by sending an email to answering the following questions: 1) How will your participation enhance this training with diversity? 2) What underserved community will benefit from you receiving this knowledge. 3) are there economic hardships that make this price unattainable.

Students that have already participated in a training with Micha can apply to be a 1/2 assistant and pay a reduced fee, contact us to let us know you are interested & we can discuss the details!
Micha Merrick is using techniques from yoga and Thai Massage to help women deliver babies naturally. Time and again, she’s seen the wild strength and fluid grace of feminine nature first hand, creating circles of support for women through song, dance, herbs and massage.
She is an internationally certified Birth Doula who served as a prenatal yoga teacher at Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali Indonesia. Micha practices Thai massage in the lineage of Ashokananda and combines wisdom from traditional women’s healers, folk herbalists and shamanic hill tribe midwives in Thailand and Bali. Currently based in Big Sur, California.
Her Teachers –
She offers gratitude to her Birth-Keeper teacher Midwife Robin Lim, Debra Pascali Bonaro and Midwife Katherine Bramhall.
Gratitude to her traditional Women’s Thai massage teachers, Arjin Wah; Women’s Masasge and Herbalism at Watpo Traditional Medical School, Bangkok, Arjin Bom; Pregnancy massage ITM, Arjin “Timmy” Kossaard; folk herbalist and pregnancy massage teacher, Pi Jem; fertility massage, Arjin Homprang; women’s herbalist and traditional midwife, Chiang Mai. Shamanic Midwife of the Lahu Hillltribe Villages, Chiang Rai.
Gratitude to the Sunshine Network, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage family with a special thanks to Laurino, her primary Thai massage teacher and mentor who approved the teaching of this course.

Organization & support:

Alessa is a vinyasa, yin, prenatal & postnatal yoga teacher. She is also a certified in Ayurvedic yoga massage, Thai and herbal massage having studied and supported Micha in her past trainings in Europe.
As a new mama herself, she loves sharing yoga with mums & future mums convinced that it offers the best tools to navigate the many many aspects that come along the unique & intense experience of being & becoming a mother. She has more than 6 years of experience teaching prenatal & postnatal yoga & meditation, supporting women to feel better & more at ease in their pregnant bodies & minds & preparing for their births as well as recovering after their births with gentle breathwork, yoga & massage.
For the training, she is responsible for the logistics organisation, communication & supporting Micha in her teaching.
More info about Alessa:

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