Sarahpeutics: 5 Element Thai Massage Training


Give yourself and your peeps

the loving touch of Thai Massage

& the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine.


Join us for 8 Days of transformation!

NOTE: We are looking to schedule the next training for Fall 2019. Let us know if you want to be one of the first to know when we finalize dates!

2015 training dates:

October 18-25

(*See below for 1- and 2-day options)

Murphys, California — Surrounded by mountains, forests, & lakes

AT Ironstone Vineyard


Course Description:

Most major philosophies have a concept for oneness, and for duality. Duality is how we begin to describe the diversity we experience in the world. In Chinese Medicine we have the Tao (“The Way”), from which the duality of Yin and Yang emerge.

Through partner yoga, flying, and introductory Thai massage, we play with Yin and Yang in our bodies, to absorb them on an intuitive, cellular level.

We then give vocabulary to our discoveries with a little theory talk, and learn simple ways to apply these ideas to create balance in ourselves and others. We find softness and strength, each within the other, to finish the day relaxed, rejuvenated, and centered.

We then map yin and yang into the five elements. The five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine — Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire — present a way to understand our place in nature, and how nature is uniquely reflected within each of us. Today, this potent medicine is taught primarily in heady academic settings, but it was birthed through thousands of years of conscious embodied experience.  In this workshop, we go back to the roots:

We use physical practices to experience the feeling of each element, so that the theory is simply a confirmation of what we already know in our bodies.

Each day we explore one element with partner yoga, flying, meditation, a case study to exemplify the element’s “archetype” personality and common health complaints, and Thai massage sequences to address the element’s meridians.

We also discuss nutritional, behavioral, and exercise recommendations for each element, and how to effectively deliver that information to clients or friends. For maximum absorption, we also take a daily field trip to experience each element in nature. Hiking in the woods, swimming in the ocean (or lake), sitting around a bonfire, climbing a mountain — learning has never been so fun!

You will complete the training prepared to begin your journey of Five Element healing work, within yourself and with others. You walk away with concrete skills to thrive in your life, that you can share with the world!

Instruction includes discussion of treatment protocols and ethics, diagnosis, protecting your energy as a healer, and practical issues of pricing and client communication. Online and printed manuals and video are provided to support your memory.

This is an intimate, hands-on training. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the instructors.

An application is required.  Applicants will receive confirmation following application submission.

Example of daily schedule:

9-9:15am — Review, body check-in, Element game/activity
9:15-11am — Partner Yoga & Flying
11a-3pm — Lunch & NATURE FIELD TRIP to experience the Element of the Day
3-6pm — 2 Thai Massage Sequences and Case Study
6-7:15pm — Dinner
7:15-9:30pm — Practice Thai sequences and Close the day


Full 8 Days: $800

Sign up with a friend: $680 (You each get 15% off -- that's $120!)

Sunday only: $115

Sunday & Monday: $195


A $200 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. The remainder of your tuition is due 2 months before your training begins.

*Friend discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Please list your friend’s name on your application.

  • Mail a check to Sarah Yovovich

  • Call (323) 391-3811 to pay by credit card (3% fee added)

  • PayPal below (3% fee added)



Cancellations 30 or more days prior to start of a training will be issued a refund less your $200 deposit, which may be transferred toward a future training.  Cancellations less than 30 days prior to start of a training, but more than 14 days prior to start of a training will be issued a 50% refund, less your transferable deposit.  No refunds, no transfers, and no credits for cancellations within 14 days of training start date.