We have Special Events and International Retreat
Trainings and Tours

To learn more about these special events and to register, please click on the links below.

Special Events

The Healing Medicine of an Open Heart

The Healing Medicine of an Open Heart

The Healing Medicine of an Open Heart: Exploring Metta in Traditional Thai Massage Bodywork Studio, Joseph OR

August 4-6, 2017 Affordable housing options near Wallowa Lake Janice Gagnon, Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage Jennifer Tyler, Full Circle Healing Arts

Metta, open-hearted loving kindness is one of the foundations of Traditional Thai massage. We will be exploring Metta through Thai healing interventions and technique as well as through guided meditation and spiritual teaching.

REGISTRATION (previous Thai massage experience required)

Janice Gagnon is founder of Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage, Nevada City, California. She has been studying throughout all regions of Thailand since 1996. Lek Chaiya was one of her first teachers, she continued to study with her every year to expand her knowledge, and co-taught with her from 2001-2012. Janice carries on this lineage with Loving Memory of "Mama Lek".

Jennifer Tyler (LMT11382) is a confirmed teacher in the lineage of Sharon Landrith and Adyashanti. She offers support in the unfoldment of spiritual awakening through: private meetings for spiritual-inquiry, group silent retreats and transformational

healing sessions.

18 CEU's $325

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

Health and Healing Tour 2018

A trip that is all about nurturing yourself, receiving and transformation
A Magical and Amazing Experience

Spiritual Adventure Tour

See page about our next trip

Special Events




June 10-12, 2017

This is a Retreat weekend Friday evening (5pm) through Sunday afternoon (4pm) at our new peaceful setting, accommodation is included.
Yoga and Qi Gong in the mornings and Thai massage play in the afternoons with stress relief techniques in the evenings. We will also go for walks, cook good food together in the gourmet kitchen, includes one catered organic dinner, swim, saunas, hot tub, facials, relax on the outdoor patio and nurture ourselves all weekend. A beautiful quality time to share.


Sierraville Hotsprings Retreat

Thai Foot Massage

Check-in 5:00pm Sunday Check-out 5:00pm Tuesday


Thai Foot Massage

One of our 2-day classes will be offered once a year at Sierra Hotsprings!
Includes accommodation in the workshop space
or private rooms available for extra
To register for this training call Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage at 530-263-3181

See our page about retreat classes at Sierra Hotsprings





Feb 25-26

April 1-2

May 6-7


Inner Radiance Qigong Teacher Training

Tuition: $375
9:00 – 5:00 pm both days
Accommodation 0n-site for $35/night
This seminar is hosted by Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage.

Linda Burquez

2 Weekend Seminars and 1 Teacher Training weekend
qualify for Inner Radiance Teacher Certification.

The Inner Radiance Qigong Retreat is not just another weekend seminar or another Qigong set. As the name implies this seminar will awaken or revive a deep connection / a sense of UNITY within yourself. This connection is something that you had as a child but may have lost somewhere along the way. Let this weekend rekindle your inner radiance.

This will be a journey of self discovery, insight, and study. Open to all individuals interested in profoundly deepening their energetic practice.

Each of the postures and the meditation will be taught in great detail and you will receive a manual with photos that describes the movements, and lists the benefits and purpose of each exercise.  In the training you will learn energetic anatomy from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  There will be plenty of time to practice and also repetition so that the practice integrates and deepens as you move through the training. Participants leave feeling enlivened and fully equipped with the tools to continue with a daily home practice.

This set was developed by a master teacher, Dr. Bernard Shannon. Dr. Shannon served as director of the board for the National Qigong Association (NQA) and has been working to create a high level of standards for qigong as it expands in the United States. With this in mind he developed a high quality set that is in alignment with principles of Chinese Medical Qigong (organs & meridians), Martial Qigong (body alignment and movement) , and Spiritual Qigong (mind, emotion, spirit).  As a result, the set is highly therapeutic, easy for students to follow and has a high level of integrity in the movement and flow of the set.

June 20-23, 2017

The History of Thai Massage and Buddhism with Pierce Salguero

Tuition: $450 (Includes Accommodation)

This workshop is for Advanced Students and Teachers of Thai massage.
This 4-Day workshop is led by Pierce Salguero, a specialist in Asian medicine who has a Ph.D. in History of Medicine.

The goal of this workshop is to provide an academic framework for your practice and to integrate into your classes if you are a teacher. It will focus on the following range of topics:

1. Bodily Winds and Pathways (Lom and Sen)

2. Four Element Diagnosis and Herbal therapy

3. Buddhism and Spirit Healing

4. Thai Healing Culture

5. Thai Medical History

6. Connections with India and China

For a full description of the topics and more information please contact
Janice Gagnon at 530-263-3181 or janice@spiritwinds.net



April 28-30, 2017



Tuition: $375
CEUs: 20
On-site Accommodation available for $35/night

This 3-day course explores the many ways to creatively and effectively use your feet as you work in Traditional Thai massage. Some previous experience in Thai massage is required. We study and refine several critical techniques for working lateral and posterior leg lines, the hips and the upper and lower back. We focus on ways to utilize sensing with our feet to detect energy blocks and pockets of tension, and ways to ground ourselves while using feet in a standing position. We also practice ways to use the feet for gentle balancing and suspension poses that encourage tension and stress to leave our clients.

Working with your feet helps to create more grounded and balanced sessions for clients. It also allows the therapist to work in a more relaxed state, and reduces stress and muscle tension. When the therapist is relaxed and is working from the core, the client responds more positively, and the process of self healing is encouraged.

This is a popular workshop which can easily change the way you approach your work on the mat. Join us for a unique and fun workshop. Save your hands and thumbs and use your feet!

Bob Haddad, RTT has been studying Thai massage since 1999, mostly in Chaing Mai, Thailand. He is the founder of Thai Healing Alliance International, author of Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture & Spirituality, and teaches workshops internationally. See www.thaihealing-arts.com


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