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Foot Massage Workshop "The Art of Annointing"

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm
Learn a simple and effective 20-minute foot massage sequence in preparation for Holy Thursday massage session in the Tenderloin neighborhood.

Workshop Cost $75 (Scholarships Available)

Thursday, April 18, 2019 (Holy Thursday 11:00am - 3:00pm)  
Offer foot massage to poor and homeless women and men in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. No fee

To register, call (415) 344-0302 or email

Hand Massage Workshop "The Art of Comforting"

Dates: TBD

The benefits of a relaxing and therapeutic hand massage for oneself and others are plentiful. Physically, massage relieves pain, increases mobility and improves circulation. Mentally, it eases anxiety, stress and tension. Emotionally, it evokes a sense of comfort and connection. Spiritually, it deepens our capacity for kindness, generosity and compassion.

In this retreat-style workshop, you will learn ways to connect with yourself and others that are intimate, comforting, helpful and holy. We will examine the physical and spiritual anatomy of the hand, learn self-massage techniques that benefit our own hands, and practice ways of massaging the hands of friends and family, colleagues, the ill, the poor, the elderly, and the dying.

Workshop Cost $75 (Scholarships Available)

To register, call (415) 344-0302 or email 


To learn more about our longer training programs see our Certificate Programs.