6 Day Thai Massage Training 2021 Chiang Mai Thailand

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Jan 4 - 9, 2021 (6 days)

Event Highlights

  • Thai massage General - Advanced
  • David Roma will teach and choreograph Thai massage with detailed instructions.
  • You will learn to give a Thai massage with precision using acupressure, proper body mechanics, passive assisted stretching, flowing transitions, breath awareness, loving compassion and the presence of slowness.
  • Certificate with 30 NCBTMB CE & course manual
  • There will be free personal time for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, hammock chilling, playing or just being in the moment with nature.
  • Discover and enjoy the delicious meals and food prepared at Om Waters for the duration of your retreat stay, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Saturday meet in Chiang Mai. Time TBD

Arrive Om Waters TBD

Yoga TBD

Welcoming Ceremony TBD

Dinner TBD

Monday - Friday

7am-7:30am Meditation

7:30am-8:30am Yoga

8:30am Breakfast

10am-12:30pm Thai Practice

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm-3pm free time

3pm-6pm Thai Practice

6:30pm Dinner

10pm Peace


7-7:30am Meditation

7:30am-8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Closing celebration ceremony ~ Certificates

11am - Depart for CM

(schedule subject to change)

About This Event

Course is open to everyone without any pre-requisite.

Enjoy Thai massage, meditation & yoga

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Retreat, park entry fee, all wholesome meals, accommodations, Meditation, Yoga, Cooking Class & Thai Massage Course General~Advanced Certificate and Course Manual.

Everything included except transportation to Thailand

This is a great opportunity to learn more about this beautiful healing technique.

One of the most exceptional, peaceful place on earth. CM’s best kept secret. You really live IN nature, digital detox, a re-learn what peace truly is. Part of me always wants to live there forever....

What's Included

  • Transportation to and from Chiang Mai, cost of meals, accommodations for seven nights, all classes and park entry fee included.
  • Accommodations in shared space “rustic chic” style
  • Fresh vegetarian meals prepared by amazing cooks at Cat’s in CM
  • Upon completion, you will receive a Certification including 30 CEU

What's Not Included


Venue Highlights

Om Waters is a communal space available for yoga retreats, meditation retreats or for other retreats or group work. The space is designed to encourage the free flow and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Om Waters consists of five floating houseboats providing everything you need to enjoy your stay with us.

This includes a yoga shala for meditation, yoga, massage and workshops of any type; a main houseboat for sleeping, eating and lounging; full bathroom with flush toilets, sinks and outdoor showers; and two additional houseboats for staff and owner quarters, or more elegant retreat leader accommodations. Each platform is connected by a floating bridge with smaller platforms around for additional space. We are 100% solar-powered and completely off-grid.

We also provide you with yoga mats, massage mats, kayaks, a sound system, a projector, guitar, drums and charging stations so that you can easily keep your group occupied throughout your stay. Plan yoga sessions, massages, kayak adventures, jam sessions, dance parties and movie nights easily. The options are endless!

Additional amenities may be added as we continue to evolve and grow! Do you need something else? Just ask and we can try to source it for you! We are here to give you and your group an amazing experience!

The Yoga Shala at Om Waters Thailand is our centerpiece and is guaranteed to be the most memorable part of your stay!

It provides 120 sq meters of flat space which easily accommodates up to 22 people for yoga, meditation, dance, massage, workshops or just plain lounging. As you ride up in your long-tail boat to be dropped off on the Shala you will no doubt be in awe of its majesty and understand why Om Waters Thailand is a special place.

The Yoga Shala is well-lit and can be used in the evenings and early mornings for any desired activity. It is perhaps at these times that the Shala is most charming as you see it set against rising and setting suns or covered by star-filled skies.

We highly recommend turning off the lights for some star-gazing as well – light pollution on the lake is low and the skies are awe-inspiring!


Base Camp at Om Waters Thailand is considered the dining, accomodations and lounge area. The accommodation area has the capacity to hold up to 22 guests in simple yet elegant rooms – 12 guests on the lower platform and 10 on the upper platform. 10 rooms are designed to accommodate 2 guests each in their own single beds. Beds can be conjoined on request.

Two extra rooms are provided with only one bed each, usually reserved for retreat leaders and their assistants. Rooms are outfitted with bedside light, bedside table, linens, towels, a mosquito net and storage underneath the bed.


  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space
  • Ayurvedic

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Three meals a day are included in all bookings with catering provided by Cat House Chiang Mai. All food is vegan and vegetarian and we can accomodate all special dietary needs. In addition, fruit, snacks, local coffee and tea are always available and can be self-served from the kitchen. Cat House food is fusion cuisine and it is as unique as its owner, Jacky. When asked why her food is so delicious, she explained, “It is because I cook with love. I cook everything like I am cooking for friends, for family. I think about how I care about their health, if they are happy, and my food turns out good.”

Jacky’s food is inspired by the cuisines of the world, including Thailand, and uses fresh, seasonal, local ingredients to create dishes with a high level of quality. We try to minimize the use of processed foods, preferring to make our own sauces, pastes, yogurts, breads, desserts and more. It takes more time, but you will taste the difference.

Our menu is constantly changing and will be adjusted to meet the needs of your group. We promise you will never get bored of our menu. We can also accommodate a full Thai food experience. If you want Jacky to make Thai food and teach you about each dish, just ask! She would be happy to accomodate!


Easy access to taxi’s upon arrival to old city - appx cost $5.00. On the day of the Retreat everyone will meet at a designated place Depart for Om Waters. All transportation is included to and from old city, Chiang Mai. Park entrance fee and long boat excursion to Retreat also included.

acupressure hammock kayaking paddle boarding retreat swimming thai massage Workshop

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Julie Fischer   May 28, 2020

      Incredible Training with a Master Teacher

    Thai training with David Roma at the amazing OM Waters in Thailand was an absolutely incredible experience! David shares his intuitive mastery so freely, and this immersion took my 10+ year Thai practice to a whole new level. I am so grateful!

  • Lee Pinsky   May 22, 2020

      Magic "Om" The Waters: Feb 2020

    I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity of attending and participating in David Roma's Thai Massage Level II reatreat held at Om Waters in February 2020. The experience was nothing and everything I could have imagined. To be transported to the remote and magical surroundings of Om Waters took my breath away...a place to just BE! The accomodations were quaint, rustic and simple...yet perfect. The organic vegetarian meals were beautifully and carefully prepared 3 times a day and each one was delectable. Beginning each day with a beautiful and invigorating breath and yoga practice as the sun was rising over the mountain set the tone for the day. AND...when I didn't think it could get any better....the daily Thai Massage trainings facilitated by David were so informative, full of knowledge and patience. ..David is truly a master of this healing art...always reminding us to Slow Down. As we learned techniques and positions we were invited to make the practice our own and had ample time to practice on our classmates. As the evenings fell the sky was was transformed into beautiful array of stars...someone playing the guitar...a laughter yoga experince....some Thai Chi ...and a camp fire with singing were some of the nightly activities. Our group was small...we bonded very quickly...as strangers became friends and then family by weeks end. I am filled with gratitude that I was able to have had this life changing experience! Namaste Lee

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