Healing Massage Therapist Certification

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Sonia Indigo Featured Massage Teacher



Incorporating techniques of Ayurveda, Thai Yoga, Swedish & Reflexology.

Become a Successful Massage Therapist learning different massage techniques!

1 Month Massage Certification Course

Duration: 26 days


1 Week Massage Certification  – 4 Independent levels  

Duration: Each level is 5 days – 20h


Level 1: Theory Part I– Anatomy, Physiology, all what you need to know about massage, how to prepare yourself and the therapy room.

Level 2: Practice Part I – Full body massage made with hands.

Level 3: Practice Part II– Massage made with feet, Thai yoga strechings and reflexology.

Level 4: Theory Part II – Chakras, doshas and Gunas, Cristal-therapy, Aromatherapy,  smudging, color-therapy, music-therapy.

Languages: English (occasional translation is possible in Spanish, French and Portuguese).


Through the course of the Massage Certification, you will learn how to make a complete massage of 1h to 2h using your hands, feet, strechings and reflexology, Thai Yoga, Swedish and Ayurvedic Massage techniques. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and receive massage as well as to practice yoga and meditation.

We respect all religious and spiritual practices and are sensitive to all beliefs. This retreat works for all.

You can participate in this course to:

  • Get answers and insights about the next steps for your professional life;
  • To heal your emotions;
  • as a get-away-from-it-all retreat;
  • As a way to meet new positive and loving friends;
  • As an opportunity to spend time with Sonia Indigo in the healing energies of Varkala.

If you are dreaming of becoming a Professional  Massage Therapist, then this 1 month massage certification is for you! 

Course Description

If you dream of a spiritually enriching profession working with massage, energetic and spiritual healing, this unique Healing Massage Certification delivered by Sonia will be perfect for you! Sonia focuses on you closely, building your confidence as a practitioner to channel healing and conduct Healing Massage Therapy sessions. Sonia guides you through step by step and as an experienced healer and massage therapist can provide you with insights and support helping you to become the masseur  and therapist you wish to be.

Spend an enriching and powerful month with Sonia as she help you tune into your natural intuition using effective healing skills! You can become a Professional Massage Therapist using these tools! Sonia has many years of experience in guiding students in this area of healing. You can transform your life, increase your self-empowerment, feel and experience physical and spiritual healing, the course will open up your life to the power of these healing energies helping you to be a successful professional therapist! You will be able to not only transform your own life, but also the life of others, increasing your self confidence, experience physical and spiritual healing. Your life will feel empowered by your new knowledge and able to make your desire to heal a reality.

We respect all religious and spiritual practices and are sensitive to all beliefs. Reiki Therapy works for all and can easing be incorporated into other healing modalities.

This course is a profound experience that helps to establish a firm foundation of inner discipline. The course is based on the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda, Thai Yoga, Swedish and Reflexology massage system in which students will be able to offer a magic experience to their clients. It is an intensive and trans-formative experience taught by a disciple of recognized international Schools. During the Massage Training Course, students will be able to develop their skills as Massage Therapists and perform a professional massage.



A professional Certificate from the Indigo Academy is awarded on successful completion of the course.

At the end of the one month Massage Course, you’ll be eligible to be a licensed Massage Therapist and you’ll receive a certificate that’s suitable for framing. This paraprofessional worldwide designation demonstrates that you’ve taken extra training to understand the physical and energetic bodies, and underscores your preparation to give Professional Healing Massage Therapies.


A sincere desire to learn and openness to healing techniques is required. 

What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, slippers, notebooks, pens, 1 towel, 1 beach pareo or small sheet, Ayurvedic massage oil, disposable baby towels. These items can usually be purchased in the Cliff, (5 min walking) or in Varkala town,( 10 min by rickshaw).


Trivandrum International Airport: The nearest airport is . From the airport you can reach Varkala by car, . train or bus, it’s about 50 km distance.. Takes 1h to reach. If you stay in Shiva Garden Home Stay, we can send a taxi to pick you up to our resort.

Cochin Airport: From Cochin to Varkala, you can take a train or a taxi (4h).

There are also Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai Airports (among others in India), that are quite far from Varkala. It can take one to two days for you to reach here.

Before the massage practice classes:

  1. Take out all the accessories, earrings, bracelets, watch, rings, etc. If you have long hair, put your hair in a pony tail; 

  2. One hour hour before the massage practical training avoid to eat.

  3. Make sure you go to the toilet. You don’t want to have to get up in the middle of your massage; 

  4. Talk to the teacher if you are concerned about anything related with your massage or your health state. Let us know if you are undergoing any medical treatment;

  5. Arrive on time to insure that you are not stressed or anxious.

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1 Month Course:  19 March to 13 April 2018

Level I: 19 to 23 March 2018

Level II: 26 to 30 March 2018

Level III: 2 to 6 April 2018

Level IV: 9 to 13 April 2018


1 Month Course: 11 March to 5 April 2019

Level I: 11 to 15 March 2019

Level II: 18 to 22 March 2019

Level III: 25 to 29 March 2019

Level IV: 1 to 5 April 2019

If these dates don’t work for you, and you have a group of people, please contact us and, if possible, we can schedule a course for you here in Varkala or in your city.

If you would like to see when other Courses and Workshops are taking place in these dates, please click in All Events.

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Healing Massage Therapist Certification 1 Month

Healing Massage Therapist Certification Level I

Healing Massage Therapist Certification Level II

Healing Massage Therapist Certification Level III

Healing Massage Therapist Certification Level IV



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From Monday to Friday 4 h per day from 10h30 to 14h30

Total hours for the 1 month course: 80 H

Total hours for each level: 20 H

Each independent level takes 1 week to complete (5 working days)

Four levels takes 1 month to complete (20 working days)

Students must attend all the levels that they registered for, from 10h30-2h30 pm to receive their Healing Massage Course Certification.


Location: South India, Kerala, Varkala beach , Kurakkani Junction, North Cliff in an local Ayurvedic Resort.

South India, Kerala (God’s Own Country), Varkala beach, one of the Top 10 beaches in India, rated 3rd place by Tourists, and one of the First 30 Tour Destinations in the Planet, rated 28th place among the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe.

The main beach is Papanasam beach. The word Papanasam means washing away sins. The legend says, that to take a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one’s life.

Shiva Garden Home Stay is located 5 min. walking distance from Papanasam beach, 10 min by rickshaw from Varkala town and 20 min from the picturesque Backwaters.


To see the google location, please click here.


We have secured the following room block properties for your convenience. All rooms are based on availability.


Stay at the serene resort Shiva Garden Home Stay, you’ll be able to rejuvenate your spirit with the energy and life of this beautiful local. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, relax, rest, and learn about your healing gifts.

Room Rates are as follows:
Shiva Garden Home Stay: Inr from 300.00 to 3000.00 Inr in different types of accommodation.

For bookings send email to jayan@varkalahomestay.com and mention your participation on te events of the Indigo Academy.


Akhil Beach Resort, resort with swimming pool from 2000Inr to 10.000Inr in different types of accommodation.

For bookings send email to contact@soniaindigo.com and mention your participation on the events of the Indigo Academy.

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of the course registration.

Address: North Cliff, Kurakkani, Varkala, Trivandrum district, Kerala state, South India.

For Accommodation page, please click here.


For information’s about how to travel to Varkala, please click here.


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Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of  wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual).

The Payment Includes:  yoga and Meditation classes, Manuals, Professional Massage Therapist Diploma for the students who complete the 4 levels, Certificate of Presence (for the students who attend to 1, 2 or 3 levels), and group photo (in digital format).

Prices with accommodation not included (optional).

The investment in a new or expanded career is:

Course Fees In INR (Indian Rupees) / Euros by Payment Date

1 Month – 80h Massage Course:

During the last 6 months before the event: 69.000 Indian Rupees / 897 euros

Early Birds (until 6 months before the event): 62.100Inr / 809 euros (10% discount)

Early Early Birds (until 12 months before the event): 58.700Inr / 765 euros (15% discount)

Private Tuition Available with the following prices for groups less than 10 participants:

From 6 to 9 students: 72.450Inr / 942 euros

From 3 to 6 students: 75.900 Inr / 987 euros

From 1 to 3 students: 79.350 Inr / 1.031 euros

1 Week Course – 4 Independent levels  20h each level.

Duration: Each level is 5 days – 20h- from Monday to Friday, from 10h30 to 14h30.

Price – 21.000 Indian Rupees / 273 euros


Learn 2 levels, get 2% discount

Learn 3 levels, get 3% discount

Private Tuition Available with the following prices for groups less than 10 participants:

From 6 to 9 students: 22.050Inr / 287 euros

From 3 to 6 students: 23.100 Inr / 300 euros

From 1 to 3 students: 24.150 Inr / 314 euros


Massage Course 1 level: 21.000 Inr / 273 euros

Healing Massage Course 2 levels: 41.000  Inr / 533 euros (save 2%)

Healing Massage Course 3 levels: 61.000  Inr / 793 euros (save 3 %)

Healing Massage Course 4 levels: 69.000  Inr / 750 euros (save 17 %)


Indian citizens with proved residence in India, have 20% discount over all the prices mentioned above. In order to use this discount you have to send us by email your Indian ID card, or Indian Passport (The document has to have your photo and full name), and an address prove (with your name and address). Please contact us for further information’s about the payment.


Price for 27 nights Accommodation per room:
Dormitory ________________________8.100 Inr / 105 Euros (available between December and April)
Tree Hut _________________________10.800 Inr / 140 Euros (available between December and April).
Home-stay Standard Double Room _______18.900 Inr / 246 Euros
Deluxe Room ______________________ 25.650 Inr / 333 Euros
Balcony Room ______________________28.350 Inr / 369 Euros
Appartment Non AC __________________ 54.000 Inr / 702 Euros
Appartment with AC __________________67.500 Inr / 877 Euros
Appartment with AC and Kitchen _________72.900Inr / 948 Euros

Rates of Indian Rupee are variable according with the International banks exchange rates. Please check here.

If you wish your course with the accommodation included, please add the amount of the retreat with the accommodation chosen.

Rates of Indian Rupee are variable according with the International banks exchange rates. Please check here.



If you are unable to attend for any reason, you may have someone substitute for your participation in the program. email the Sonia Indigo Academy at least 30 days prior to the event to transfer your enrollment. A 500Inr fee will apply. Previously transferred and complimentary tickets are not eligible.

If you are unable to attend and do not wish to substitute, contact our Customer Service Department. We will convert your enrollment to a non-refundable voucher which must be used within one year from your original event date. Some restrictions apply. This voucher is valid for the events, therapies and private sessions on the Indigo Academy.

Once the event commences, Customers seeking a refund will need to contact  Sonia booth during the Day 2  at the event. Refunds are authorized at the event only. You must have attended the event up until the Day 1 afternoon meal break and request your refund Customer Service Desk during the Day 1 afternoon meal break. At your option, we will apply your tuition to any Sonia Indigo’s event, or send you a full refund. Simply turn in your workbook to Sonia Indigo at the end of the 1st morning. Complimentary enrollments are not eligible for refund.

Hotel accommodations are not included in the price of the course registration.


You can pay via bank transfer, by Western Union or cash.
The attendees are responsible for the transaction fees.

Once we have received your application form, we will send you all the information on how to pay.


In the highly unlikely event that we must cancel the workshop, we reserve the right to cancel for any reason. If we determine that the workshop cancellation is necessary, we will refund your full payment.


To reserve your place, is required payment  in advance with the course inscription.

Your event passes can be viewed and printed from the confirmation email you will receive after the payment is confirmed.
You’ll need to print your event passes and bring them with you to the event as this is your pass into the event.

If you have any questions please send an email to contact@soniaindigo.com.


A percentage of the total profit will be donated to Indigo Foundationa non-profit Organization that develop and funds projects for the less fortunate, and brings innovative and altruist ideas to the community.


For Registration, Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Policy and Passport & Visa, please click here.


We offer one scholarship per year, in a Massage Course, depending on life / work conditions of the student that applies for it.

If you would like to applier for it, send us an email with a short story of your recent life, a photo, evidences that your story is true (if possible), and the reason why you want to do the course.

This is valid only for the courses that have minimum 10 students confirmed. 

Massage Teacher: Sonia Indigo


Massage therapy came into my life in 1997. Back then, I used to offer massages just to friends and family. 11 years afterwards, in 2008, I decided to learn Certified Professional Massage Therapy. During the following 2 years, I got certified in 6 different massage courses. Because the feedback of my clients was always so positive, it fueled me with greater motivation to continue learning. What a wonderful journey it has been!

I was enjoying so much being a massage therapist and helping my clients that I didn’t thought about teaching a Massage Course.

Until I met my first massage student. She was one of my yoga beginners  course students in 2014. One day she asked me to teach her my massage techniques and suggested that I should consider building a Massage Course. Together we embraced that challenge. She helped me immensely preparing the course. Everything unfolded naturally without struggles or resistances. Somethings in life are meant to happen. This was certainly one of them.

Having someone giving us a massage is a real blessing!

I encourage you to try out a massage in your local area, choosing a therapist (that ideally you meet before), who you trust and feel good with. Is very important that the therapist have good principles, a good spiritual basis and does not work only regarding the money, but most of all, regarding the well being of the client.

Offering yourself a massage from good and loving hands will make miracles for you!

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Massage: Relieve back pain, enhance immunity by stimulating lymphatic flow—that protects our bodies from infection with layered defenses of increasing specificity. Improve skin complexion, lessen depression and anxiety, pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation, release endorphin’s—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller, relieve migraine pain. Massage is proven to relieve stress, decrease anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, boost your energy, improve concentration, improve blood circulation, reduce fatigue.

It is believed that emotions and memories of an event or trauma are stored in the body’s tissues. Stretching and manipulation of these tissues can release this energy and tension, so that emotions surface. Clients are encouraged to let go. The more they let go, the more they receive from a session.

Whether there is a specific goal or not, massage therapy tends to increase the general health and well-being of the recipient.


Receiving a massage is not recommended if:

Tumors, cancer, cold, flu, bronchitis, open wounds, muscle ruptures, tendon ruptures, muscle and tendon partial tears, contusions, burns, chilblains and broken bones, periostitis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout, bursitis, myositis ossificans, infections of the skin and soft tissue, thrombosis, artificial blood vessels, bleeding disorders, menstruation.


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Who attends the training?

Anyone (students, entrepreneurs, families, business owners, etc.) looking for a change, for healing their life’s, who does not want to settle for less than what they deserve, and are looking for the power to be everything that they can be.

Participants are from all walks of life, from many different occupations, and from many different countries. But they all have one thing in common – Sonia’s work has transformed their lives and they want to help others do the same.

Are there breaks?

There are no breaks except the breakfast and lunch time, so come well fed.  You can leave your seat at any time, for example to refill your water bottle or use the restroom – however we highly recommend staying in the room as much as possible so you don’t miss anything.

How long is the event? How many hours per day are we in session?

A traditional Healing Massage Course is about one month of full immersion. It’s 4 hours per day. If you’re making travel arrangements, we recommend you schedule your flight for the day after the event ends.

Is discount pricing available?

We offer discounts for individuals, families and groups. For more details on what discounts may be available to you, please contact us so we can offer you the lowest rates available which may not be offered on the website. email to: contact@soniaindigo.com

Will food and accommodations be provided?

Food is not provided. Additionally, there are multiple places to eat near the exposition space and on the event site there is the Shiva Garden Restaurant with plenty of nourishing juices and food available.

The accommodations are not included with your enrollment.
However, we have a resort, Shiva Garden Home Stay and we do contract with hotels in the surrounding area.

What should I wear?

This is not an event where you sit and listen the entire time – you will be moving, stretching, standing sitting, etc. Dress casual and comfortable. Bring light clothes because we are in a tropical part of South India. We highly recommend layering your clothing in case you become too warm/cold during the activities. Wear comfortable and supportive clothing.

What do I need to bring?

You will definitely need a large water bottle to fill up during the event – staying hydrated is paramount! Ayurvedic massage oil, Extra pens/pencils, a notebook, travel size tissues,  and anything else you might think you need. Please keep in mind that there is not a lot of room within the seating area, so please bring only what can fit underneath your seat.

Can I record the event with my phone or any other recording device?

No. The Healing Massage Therapist Course event is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized recording (via either audio or video) is strictly prohibited. The materials you are provided at the event are also protected by copyright and other laws, and are for your personal use at and after the event. The content may not be copied, posted online or otherwise distributed. If you are taking photos with your cell phones or smart devices, please be mindful not to use flash which can be distracting.

Can I have full information about the curriculum contents?

No. The curriculum contents is confidential and it’s not provided prior the course. It will be given to the participants on the first morning.

We have a RISK-FREE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE, which means that if you are not satisfied with the Healing Massage Course Certification contents, once the event commences, customers seeking a refund will need to talk with Sonia by the end of the first day to get their refund. Simply turn in your workbook to Sonia Indigo on the moment of cancellation. After the first day, it will be no refunds.

I am new to all this. Am I a good fit for the course?

Absolutely. This workshop is suitable for everyone of all level of experience.

I am in my menopause, will I still benefit from the course?

Absolutely. It is never to late to embrace your healing capacity.

I’ve never been to India. What do I need to know before coming there?

India is an incredibly beautiful place, I am so honored to be able to invite you there. The Indian people are very friendly.
You can apply for a visa within your own country prior to departure to India.

I’m not in a great state of health. Can I join?

Please indicate your health issues clearly in your application. Although massage courses are a very healing experience, it may be not indicated for you. If you have serious physical, mental and psychological issues we advise you to seek professional help first.

Is the course very challenging physically?

During the course we will practice massage on the floor, made with hands, feet and strechings, if you are not a flexible person, it can be challenging physically.

Can I bring my partner and / or child to the course?

We recommend you to take this time to retreat within yourself, and have plenty of alone time in the breaks. But if you still feel it is necessary to bring your loved ones, it is ok to bring your partner but children are not allowed on the course site.

Can you arrange transfer from and to the airport?

Yes Shiva Garden Home Stay can arrange it for you. Let us know if you require a transfer.

What essentials do I need to bring with me?

Bring comfortable light clothes,  sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, your camera, notebook, journal, swimwear.
There are plenty of great shops in Varkala where you can buy clothes, toiletries, snacks etc.
Please ensure that your passport has at least 6 months of validity.

What makes this course different than other massage courses out there?

This process of massage therapy is happening all over the world. And it is awesome! There are many amazing teachers and practices to choose from, and this course is not the only way. However, the 1 month Healing Massage Therapist Certification on the Indigo Academy, offers an intensive program: we will be meeting every five days in a week for 4 hours for 1 month! The courses are packed with various massage practices all aimed at empowering you to be the powerful and mystical massage therapist and healer that you truly are. And it is only with consistent and deep practice that we can achieve long lasting results. Not many people offer a course like this.
I really wanted to create a program that will allow people be fully in their connection with their healing capacity, explore various corners of their own healing power, and come back to the world, strong, radiant, alive and empowered. And I am offering this program to You!

Is airfare/travel insurance/visa fees included in the price?

No, you are expected to take care of your tickets, travel insurance and visa fees yourself.












































































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