Massage Therapy Course

Are you dreaming of becoming a certified massage practitioner, working in the wellness industry and making an income by connecting to your clients in a deep and meaningful way? Then this course might be just what you have been looking for!

More than just a massage

Intuitive Balinese Massage combines a variety of classic whole body massage techniques with the practitioner's ability to tap into their intuition and create a meditative state of relaxation and healing for their client. Whether you are giving or receiving this treatment, you are entering a space of unconditional love and care, and will leave with a lasting sense of connectedness and peace. We will teach you all the required deep tissue massage techniques as well as help you access your innate ability to intuitively give your client what they need on an energetic level. To find out more, have a look at the course schedule.

Please note: Participants must be 18+ to participate in this course. This course is not suitable during pregnancy. 

To see if this experience is for you, read our FAQ for retreat guests and have a look at our Code of Conduct. If you are dealing with any physical or mental health issues, please also check our Are you ready page to make sure this is a suitable course for you.

What's included:

  • 22 hours hands-on massage instruction and experience

  • International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) accreditation

  • Classic whole body massage techniques

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • Course materials: techniques used and client confidentiality forms

  • 2 Yoga classes

  • Immediate approval for public liability and indemnity insurance through IICT

  • Therapist and client self-care information, and massage oil guide


Optional additions

  • Private single/double room (available at additional cost)

  • Specific dietary requirements (self catering from our organic gardens)

Click here to view the course schedule.

Massage Course rates

Please note: The cost of the massage course will be changed from August, 2019.

The cost of the 2019 course incl. 3 meals/day and 2 nights accommodation is:

  • Without accommodation: AU $430

  • In your own tent: AU $530

  • In twin share accommodation: AU $610

  • In a single room: AU $650

  • In a double room: AU $730

  • For full time volunteers: AU $350

Before you book, please read our terms and conditions including our refund policy. Payment has to be received in full upon booking. 

Upcoming course dates

Your massage course starts on Saturday at 6:15am and finishes on Sunday around 6pm. Your accommodation will be booked for Friday and Saturday night, checkout is on Sunday morning. Included are all meals from lunch on Friday at 2pm until dinner on Sunday at 6pm.

If you are living in the area, or staying offsite, you can book the course without a room.

Your facilitators

Caren and Dee have been facilitating Intuitive Balinese massage courses together since 2011. Developed by Dee, this combination of classic Balinese massage and Reiki has become a highly sought after treatment option with practitioners from all over the world training and becoming accredited


Caren holds a Bachelor of Applied Social Science degree and has worked in the counseling industry for 6 years. She is a qualified massage therapist and member of IICT. Apart from the hands on massage teaching, she helps to prepare the new practitioners for the professional aspect of entering the health and wellbeing industry. She covers topics from accreditation and insurance to spiritual and emotional self-care.

Dee has worked in the natural health industry both as a business owner and massage therapist for approximately 15 years. She holds a diploma in remedial massage and a variety of qualifications in different whole body massage techniques, including the modalities of Balinese massage, yoga floor massage and Kahuna massage. She is also a Reiki master and Spirit Surgery facilitator. Her IICT accreditation qualifies her to provide training and issue internationally recognized certificates in Intuitive Balinese massage and Reiki.



One of the greatest gift that I gave myself was a one week yoga retreat stay at Krishna Village. This magical land allows me to connect with my true self and every beautiful being I have met there. I took two days Baliness massage course by Caren and Dee. They are wonderful teachers with special ability to love and heal. I can feel my heart is smiling when I think of them. Everything about it is amazing, the nature, the food, and the people. I left with my mind open and my spirit hight! - Tola S., tripadvisor


I visited Krishna Village for a week and attended a Balinese massage course. Both my stay and the course were amazing. The Village and surrounding nature are so peaceful, I felt an enormous calmness as soon as I stepped out of my car. The organisation and the people who live there make you feel at home straight away. 

The massage course by Dee and Caren was one of a kind; they are wonderful people and teachers and gave the participants the confidence to massage with their heart. The results were amazing. The Krishna devotees at the Temple are very friendly and open to tell you about Hare Krishna, without judging you if you have other viewpoints. (And they know how to cook delicious food!)

All in all, I had a unforgettable time and would love to visit this special place in the (near) future. 

- Florian Rath, tripadvisor


I recently stayed at the Krishna Village and participated in the Intuitive Balinese Massage Course and it was amazing. The atmosphere of the Village is calm and relaxed with a great energy in an awesome setting being overlooked by Mount Warning. The accommodation is fantastic (cabin with everything I needed) and the gardens are colorful and tranquil. 

The course was perfect and ran for 2 wholesome days with Dee and Caren (course facilitators) being great instructors and awesome people. Whether you are seeking a career in massage, or just want to gain another life skill the course is perfect with a lot of hands on experience. I definitely recommend the course, and looking forward to a career shift.

The vegetarian meals were fantastic and it is such a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Eating at the temple was awesome. Thanks Krishna Village, I will be back with my family next time and looking forward to attending the yoga classes and workshops.  - Richard A., tripadvisor

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