"Life is a process of unfolding, bringing us closer to our purest vision of our selves."
- Janice Gagnon, Founder of Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage


Janice Vitavec

We offer Traditional Thai Massage classes, Thai Yoga Massage trainings which provide accredited certification, special events, International retreats in California, Bali, Canada and other beautiful locations. We provide individual or group Thai massage sessions. Our School facility is located in the Sierra Foothills, California and is ideal for learning Traditional Thai Massage, taught by certified instructor Janice Gagnon .

balibanner2011Thai Yoga Massage Trainings, Sessions and International Retreats
275 Hour Training Program

Massage Classes and Trainings in Thai Yoga Massage Beginner to Advanced Classes in 2 complete styles of Thai Massage

See details and photos of our Bali trip

Take 6 hours or take up to 275 hours of training
See the Schedule for an outline of dates, tuitions and discounts

170 training hours

*85 training hours (Levels 1 and 2)
*85 training hours (Levels 3 and 4)

* Over 200 techniques
*Sen Line Theory
*Yoga every morning
*Daily meditation and relaxation techniques
*Body alignment awareness

* The Spiritual foundation of Thai massage
*The energetic exchange of Thai massage as a healing art
*How to flow from one technique to another to make smooth transitions
*Using intuition for specialized advanced treatments

* A healing and peaceful learning environment
Please see the Schedule for details of each Level

This is a "Sister Program" to Levels 1-4 at ITM-Chaing Mai, Thailand. Certificates directly transfer.
Upon completion of the program students may return for half price in the Teaching Assistant program.


70 Training hours

*35 Training Hours (Basic Fundamentals)
*35 Training Hours (Advanced Therapies)



Thai Herbal Massage
(6 CEUs)

Thai Massage For The Table (15 CEUs)

Thai Foot Massage (14 CEUs)

Using Your Feet (24 CEUs)

History of Thai Massage (24 CEUs)

Qi Gong Teacher Training (3 weekend series)




  • Spirit Winds is a nationally approved Institution by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  • Approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing ecucation Approved Provider #225
  • Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage is a recognized Institution by Thai Healing Alliance International (T.H.A.I.)
  • "Sister School" to ITM, Thailand
  • "Sister School" to Nerve Touch Institute, Thailand

Location and Accommodations
Spirit Winds is located in the foothills of the Sierra mountains of Northern California, in Nevada City.
We now have a new beautiful retreat location with both Indoor and Outdoor training areas.
It is a Retreat setting just 15 miles out of town with a swimming pond, sauna,gourmet kitchen facilities and private/shared bedrooms for $35/night and tenting available.  No need to rent a car, arrive by shuttle
and find yourself in a beautiful healing environment.

Click here to learn more about our workshop location and directions.

Thai Massage pictures

Please call to reserve your space

More Info

We can come to your location
we specialize in spa training
payment plans available

(530) 263-3181

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Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing education Approved Provider #225


Upcoming Classes

2017 Trainings

January 7-13
Northern Style
Levels 3 and 4

January 30-Feb 12
Northern Style
Levels 1 & 2

February 6
Thai Herbal Massage

March 13-19
Northern Style
Levels 3 & 4

March 26-27
Thai Foot Massage

April 23-24
Thai For The Table

April 28-30
Using Your Feet
with Bob Haddad

May 8-12
5-Day Jap Sen
Herbal Thai Massage

May 15-19
5-Day Jap Sen
Herbal Thai Massage
Advanced Therapies

June 10-12
Women's Retreat

June 20-23

History of Thai Massage

with Pierce Salguero

August 4-6
Oregon Retreat
"The Healing Medicine of an Open Heart"

September 11-24
Northern style
Levels 1 & 2

September 18
Thai Herbal Massage

October 20-21 (fri-sat)
Thai For The Table

October 22-23(sun-mon)
Thai Foot Massage

November 6-10
5-Day Jap Sen
Herbal Thai Massage Fundamentals

November 13-17
5-Day Jap Sen
Herbal Thai Massage
Advanced Therapies

December 2-8
Northern Style
Levels 3 & 4