"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 hours)

Thai Massage For The Table - (15 hours)

Thai Foot Massage - (14 hours)




  • 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
at 530-265-2404 or

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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

2016 Trainings

January 18-31
Northern style
Levels 1 & 2

January 25
Thai Herbal Massage

2 Bali Retreats
Feb 24-March 8
March 12-25, 2016

April 18-24
Northern style
Levels 3 & 4

May 1-2
Thai For the Table

May 16-20
5-Day Jap-Sen Fundamentals

May 23-27
5-Day Jap-Sen Advanced

June 12-13
Thai Foot Massage

June 20-23
History of Thai Massage
with Pierce Salguero

July 15-17

Jap Sen Special Event
Institute for Healthy Living, Texas

August 2-4
Jap Sen Herbal Massage

August 27-28
Qi Gong Seminar Training

September 12-25
Northern style
Levels 1 & 2

September 19
Thai Herbal Massage

October 8-9
Qi Gong Teacher Training

October 16-17
Thai Foot Massage

November 14-20
Northern style
Levels 3 & 4

December 3-4
Qi Gong Seminar Training

December 5-9
5-Day Nerve touch
herbal fundamentals

December 11-12
Thai For The Table


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

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