Time TBD | Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

Continuing Ed for Registered/Licensed Massage Therapists

Slow down and unwind in Costa Rica for your continuing education, and get your credits all in one swoop. Anthony combines 30 years of professional experience with interesting life experiences to offer a unique course filled with important content for therapists interested in deepening their work.
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Continuing Ed for Registered/Licensed Massage Therapists

Time & Location

Time TBD
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, Alajuela, Costa Rica

About the Event

Our eighth year offering Myofascial Release: Principles & Techniques. See our events page for a detailed description of this workshop. Register early for the best selection of accommodations, but they are all good :-) Anthony McMorran has been a BC RMT for over 30 years, is an Expert Level John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist, Self-Regulation Therapist, and Trauma-Informed Therapist. Thi course has evolved to reflect the changing times and research results. Come for a de-mystification of the work and be the therapist you have always wanted to be.


Approved for continuing education in Canada (BC, AB, SK, NL, ON) and the USA (NCBTMB)

Make this your time to come and enjoy the natural beauty and "Pura Vida" of Costa Rica!

Come and develop new skills to help your clients, take care of yourself and be the therapist you've always wanted to be!

Approved for:

18 CEs with the NCBTMB #451906-12 (USA)

14 PE CEs with the CMTBC #02064 (BC)

This 18 hour course is open to licensed massage and physical therapists and will give participants a new perspective and experience of myofascial release.

Format includes lecture, demonstration, interpersonal work and hands-on practice.

Emphasis will be on supporting students to deepen their palpative and technical skills, as well as understanding important treatment principles and current explanatory models for the efficacy of myofascial release.

A biopsychosocial and nervous system-mediated framework are highlighted in place of energetic conjecture and narrow tissue-based explanations - supporting the therapist to develop their inherent intuitive capabilities and build client rapport and empowerment.

Students can expect to complete the workshop with the tools to confidently integrate the work into their current practice, as well as having had the experience of myofascial release changing them personally.

All inclusive resort experience includes 4 days/5 nights accommodations, all meals, daily yoga classes, transportation to and from the airport*, and all workshop content and activities. Class times will allow for optional off-site adventures and excursions.

Join us for our 8th year in Costa Rica! This year we are very excited to be at the stunning Pura Vida Retreat & Spa again January 13th-18th, 2019 for spring-like weather and pristine mountaintop vistas. Enjoy spa amenities including Watsu massage, exciting eco-adventures and gourmet locally sourced meals. Only a 60 minute drive to the coast so you can easily extend your time before or after the workshop with some surfing, swimming and beach time!


1. How to assess dysfunctional movement patterns and choose appropriate treatment techniques.

2. Understand the indications and contraindications for myofascial release.

3. How to work deeply without force.

4. Integrate new techniques effectively into a one hour session.

5. Understand and effectively use the principles of a person-centered approach to therapy.

6. Understand and explain myofascial release to clients from the current research and pain science perspectives.

7. How to effectively address the fight/flight/freeze response with clients using hands-on techniques and sensation-based dialoguing.


"The format was great, lots of hands on time to practice and receive. It was evidence based, it felt like were reinforcing what has been discovered and not just randomly trying things - thanks! You worked well as a team."

Barb Tyers, RMT

"This course was exactly what I needed. I feel more confident as a therapist and I learned new techniques to integrate into my practice that I'm excited about. Thank you for reminding me how important it is to come to mind and body as a therapist and help the client make the connection. You two are so approachable and helpful and have so much to give as teachers."

Kuljeet Narwal, RMT

"I can feel the difference in my body from techniques learned and reinforced. Class size allowed great interaction between students and instructors and collaboration between all present. I loved the connection of teaching principles and techniques. I hope to be back in two years for second level! Thank you!"

Tina Van Steen, RMT


Here are the rates for the workshop. Rates vary according to the type of room and whether it is double or single occupancy.


- Awesome accommodations for 5 nights

- Three delicious meals per day

- Airport transfers from San Jose (SJO)

- Daily yoga classes

- All workshop content

(Optional daily excursions - waterfall, volcano, ziplining, hot springs, whitewater, cloud forest - for extra cost)

All prices are in USD and are per person

Tentalow: $702 shared, $904 single.

A-Frame: $872 shared, $1244 single

Vista: $894 shared, $1287 single

Kiva: $894 shared, $1287 single

Kiva Upper: $925 shared, $1350 single

Trilevel: $968 shared, $1435 single

Zendo: $1064 shared, $1627 single

Prana: $1064 shared, $1627 single

Lila: $1064 shared, $1627 single

For Room descriptions and photos please visit the retreat website at www.puravidaspa.com

To Register for this course, please contct us directly using the link on this page or email tuningtree@gmail.com

Phone: 715.514.3700 (office) 715.548.1561 (cell)

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