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Abdominal Massage – Training & Discovery

December 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Abdominal Massage

Training & Discovery


A week of exploring the core of our bodies

with Christopher Ray & Kate Lewandowski

January 15th-22nd, 2016

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

The power of abdominal massage…


The majority of physical and emotional imbalances and congestion are

stored in the abdomen, yet ironically, abdominal massage has become

virtually a lost art and science. All energy lines pass through the abdomen,

and this area becomes a ‘dumping ground’ for stagnant energy. This is

perhaps one of the most profound forms of bodywork. In addition to

addressing physical ailments associated with the internal organs, this

work is proven to have incredible healing effects throughout the

physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.


   Training includes….


* 36 hour (ncbtmb); 26 hour (THAI) ceu training

* Abdominal massage techniques and theory from Thai, Taoist, and western perspectives.

* Abdominal anatomy, physiology, & pathology.

* Sen & meridian lines in the abdomen

* Breath assessment and coaching.

* Guided Qi gong, yoga, breathing, and meditation.

* Techniques to open your own body and facilitate comfort and ease when doing bodywork.

* The art of healing and working with energy in the body.

* Free time to relax in a hammock, swim, surf, meander through the jungle..


 Explore the work in a beautiful, nurturing environment…

The forests and waters of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula are vibrant and teeming with life. We think of it as being able to hang out in an oxygen bar. Our bodies respond to the warmth and oxygen by softening and opening. The food is fresh and nourishing, the ocean is deeply cleansing, and the nurturing embrace of Mother earth is potent. This is an ideal environment for delving into the layers of physical and emotional congestion in our bellies.





Don’t be surprised if this week becomes life-changing. Our abdomens are the physical and energetic cores of our being and hold a universe of power, strength, memories, passion, and fear. Yes, you will go home with the knowledge of how to massage someone’s abdomen. More importantly however, we anticipate that you will discover yourself on a new level. You will be supported through this process with the utmost patience, presence, and compassion.





Two of your guides for the week….

 * Christopher Ray is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (#451538-11) and is registered by Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) as a Thai Therapist and Instructor.

Chris has been exploring massage & bodywork for the past 22 years, focusing on Traditional Therapeutic Thai Massage for the past 15. He has worked with many teachers in Thailand, and has developed a unique, masterful style of bodywork which is deeply transformative. Christopher’s patient, thorough style of 3 to 5-hour sessions has allowed him to explore deeply into how congestion and energy move and function in the body.  Chris began teaching ten years ago, sharing his detailed sense of body and energy mechanics, as well as his clear, heart-based approach to life. He is passionate about assisting people in opening up their bodies, remembering their true potential, and embracing life with authenticity, love and joy.

* Kate Lewandowski is a registered yoga teacher, enthusiastic dancer and teacher, landscaper, Qi Kung practitioner, bodyworker, ex-veterinarian, and cosmic traveler. She thrives on balancing and supporting the highest potential of all those around her. She is also the nuts-n-bolts organizer of this team who holds the container for the magic to unfold. Together, their skills balance and synergize to create exuberant classes that provide life changing information in a fun, comprehendible way.



 The details for the left side of your brain…

The training cost of $2000 includes:

  • 7 nights of lodging at the beautiful eco lodge, Tierra de Milagros. As the name says, this land truly holds miracles. Please see Tierra’s website for photos and info about this unique place.
  • 3 tasty, nourishing meals per day (from dinner on the 15th through breakfast on the 22nd)
  • Transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Tierra de Milagros. This is 30-40 minute taxi ride down a scenic, dirt road.
  • Tuition for 6 full days of instruction and guidance. You benefit by the fact that both Christopher and Kate are over-achievers. They want you to have an amazing experience and go home with an abundance of good info. They don’t hold back. Class size maximum is 12 people to ensure quality. We are happy to give you contact info for previous participants if you would like to hear their perspective.
  • A 4-hour guided hike up a river to absorb waterfall and jungle juju.
  • A thorough, color manual to take home with you.

What is not included:

  • Transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Transportation from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez. This cost varies from $25 (all- day bus ride) to $120 (one-hour flight).
  • Incidentals such as tips for staff, and wine or beer at dinner.
  • If you would like to bring a friend or loved one with you who will not be attending the training, their cost for food & lodging will be $900.

A $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to hold your space. Please secure personal travel insurance if you have any concerns.

Payments can be made via PayPal (see link below), personal check, or money order. Full payment is required 30 days prior to the start of the training. (December 15th)


Click button below to submit your deposit:



We look forward to assisting you in opening doors of opportunity and discovery,

and sharing one of our favorite places on the earth with you.

Lots of love to you and Mama Earth & Waters,

— Christopher & Kate


Email Christopher       906.362.6066


December 2, 2015
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Tierra de Milagros
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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Christopher Ray
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