Registered Massage Therapy Services

30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
60 Minute $91.00
90 Minute $125.00
30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
30 Minute $46.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00
90 Minute $113.00
45 Minute $63.00
60 Minute $80.00

About Zen Den

Zen Den offers both Registered Massage Therapy services and comprehensive CEU approved courses taught in small group settings where therapists can achieve an excellent understanding of advanced therapeutic massage techniques.

ALOIS NIKODYM

Alois has over 20 years experience in the massage therapy field. He practices in a clinic in Toronto, where he specializes in Deep Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage. Alois also teaches Deep Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage courses in several locations in Canada, the USA and Europe.

Testimonials

"I had a very positive experience with Alois Nikodym, as his advice and knowledge really helped me with the CMTO OSCE. Even though I had the knowledge to pass, he showed me in great detail how to approach the 7 stations of the examination. I would advise anyone preparing for the OSCE to see Alois."
Dr. H. Kaufman, Chiropractor, RMT
"I have been an RMT for 10 years and I had the unique opportunity to have been taught by Alois Nikodym while I was in school. His extensive understanding of the field and his dedication to the industry has had a profound impact on my career. His teaching instilled confidence in my massage practice and has led me to achieve every goal I set for myself as a therapist. His continuing education courses further expended my skills and I am proud to be his colleague."
Jennifer Gold, RMT, CIMT, CPMT, BackZenBalance.com
"While attending the CEU workshop for Deep Tissue Massage, I was amazed at the amount of pressure that can be applied on a muscle, without increasing pain using Alois' Deep Tissue techniques. The techniques are easy to learn and transferable to any RMT's practice. The demonstrations are thorough and well executed with a wealth of practical hands-on approaches that are sure to impress even seasoned therapists."
HELENE ROBY, RMT

CEU COURSES Overview

All courses are 20 (twenty) hours in duration and are CMTO approved for 10 CEUs (Category A).
Please click on each course to view a full description, details and pricing.



COURSES CALENDAR

INTERNATIONAL

LOCATIONS
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Roatan, Honduras
Prague, Czech Republic (coming soon)
England (coming soon)
Columbia (coming soon)


SANTA TERESA, COSTA RICA (Oct 22nd - 25th, 2018)

Join us in Santa Teresa at Jakera, a rustic hideaway ideally located in the hills of the Costa Rica jungle, known for its surfing, vast beaches and stunning sunsets. Located just a 10 minute walk from the Pacific Ocean and its breathtaking beaches, the lush tropical setting is the perfect environment for a new learning experience. Join fellow peers and like minded individuals to learn a new modality and set of skills that can be put into practice immediately. The Thai Yoga Massage Course is a natural extension to add on to your current Yoga practice and the two compliment each other perfectly.


FYI: The Green Rooms is now Jakera, Costa Rica.

Thai Yoga Massage

Our Thai Yoga Massage is a 18-hour practical hands-on course, combining instructor demonstrations with practical exchanges among participants. The course runs over 4 mornings and on completion you will be able to offer one on one personal yoga instruction or a fusion of yoga and Thai yoga massage giving your clients another option to enhance their well being and general health.

INSTRUCTORS

Alois Nikodym, RMT
Alois has extensive 25 year experience in massage therapy field, and 17 year experience in Thai massage. He studied in Pataya, Thailand, and practices and teaches in Toronto. Alois teaches Thai yoga courses in Europe, USA, Costa Rica and Canada



Mary McHale, RMT
Mary studied Thai massage in Chang Mai in 2006, Koh Tao in 2007, and continued her studies at Shivaga Institute in Toronto. She has practiced Thai massage in England, New Zealand and in Toronto. Mary teaches Thai yoga courses in Costa Rica and Canada.
4-Day Itinerary

7:30am: Breakfast
8:30am-1:00pm: Thai Yoga Massage Course
1:00pm-1:45pm: Lunch
7:00pm: Dinner

Each day after lunch you are free to do as you please and the staff at a Jakera will be happy to help organize any additional activities, options include:

Signing up for surf lessons, hike the breathtaking waterfalls in Montezuma, go on a trek with Jakera and explore the wildlife, waterfalls and breathtaking beauty located in the hills around Jakera. Book a beach Horseback ride , zip line through the jungle, take a tour on an ATV. Go out on a local fishing boat and try to hook a catch! Visit tortuga island, enjoy yoga classes with a stunning view of the beach at sunset. Or simply hang in a hammock, watching the monkeys and listening to the enchanting noises of the jungle. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach and enjoy drinks at sunset or go for a swim and soak up the rays by the pool. Weather permitting Jakera are more than happy to set up a campfire, were we can gather, gaze at the stars and chat about the day gone by.

An affordable educational package is available, the accommodation is based on dorm style sharing, so if you were looking for something a little more upscale you are welcome to join us each morning for the Thai Yoga Massage course and arrange alternative accommodations for your stay in Santa Teresa. There are a lot of accommodations very close by, within walking distance to Jakera, view some alternative links listed below:

https://www.wildwavescabins.com
https://horizon-yogahotel.com
https://casamarbellacr.com/en/home
https://bananabeachcr.com
https://www.hoteltropicolatino.com
http://newhomepage.calocita.com
http://www.dreamcatcherhotel.com
https://www.villabonitasantateresa.com

Options Available:
(All prices are in US dollars and include taxes)

Course Only $280 USD
18 hour Thai Yoga Massage Course

Course/Accommodation/Meals/Transfer (via car and ferry San Jose <=> Santa Teresa) $860 USD
Included in price:
- 18 hour Thai Yoga Massage Course
- 4 nights accommodation at Jakera Adventures; dorm style rooms, shared, varying in style and size.
- 3 daily meals; fresh, organic, locally sourced and prepared in house.
- Land/ferry transfers from/to San Jose?Santa Teresa.
- Sunsets over the Pacific!

Not Included in price:
- International flights to San Jose
- Domestic flight to Tambor. shuttle transfer to Santa Teresa **(if you choose not to take the route over land/ferry from San Jose)
- Taxi/Shuttle transfer to Santa Teresa from Tambor **(if you choose not to take the route over land/ferry from San Jose)
- Travel Insurance

To book and secure a spot:
We ask for $150 USD non-refundable deposit to secure a spot on the course. The rest is payable up to 30 days before the start of the course.

Important: You must agree to our Terms and Conditions and we must have a copy submitted to us by email before submitting your deposit. Email: aloisnik@hotmail.com

The remaining balance, depending on the package chosen will be payable to ZenDen and Jakera separately. All the available options are detailed below, to access and pay, click below, scroll down and choose the appropriate options for your trip.

If feasible and your schedule allows we encourage participants to spend a few extra days in paradise. Students from previous years have spent 7 days in Santa Teresa and if you choose to extend your stay at Jakera, please review the list below under Add ons and then if you decide to extend your stay you can pay cash on site to Jakera.

Important: Jakera charge a $20 US dollar fee for each payment made through their PayPal account, so booking all options at the same time would make sense financially and avoid extra cost.

PAYABLE TO ZENDEN





PAYABLE TO JAKERA

Please input amount below accordingly on the Jakera PayPal website.

Accommodation/meals: $380 USD
Accommodation/meals/transfer: $580 USD
Land/Ferry Transfer only (both ways): $200 USD

Add ons:
Accommodation / Meals
1 night ($30) / Breakfast Options: 1.($15), 2.($30), 3.($45)
2 nights($60) / Lunch Options: 1.($25), 2.($50), 3.($75)
3 nights($90) / Dinner Options: 1.($25), 2.($50), 3.($75)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do we get to Costa Rica?
There are several options to fly to San Jose, which include:
- Avianca direct: www.avianca.com
- Copa Air through Panama: www.copaair.com
- Direct flight with Air Canada Rouge: www.flyrouge.com
- Delta Air and other US airlines through Atlanta or Houston: www.flighthub.com

The options vary according to what departure and return dates you choose.

How do we get to Santa Teresa?
Transfer from San Jose to Santa Teresa is included in the price, and it involves a car ride and a ferry boat ride. Santa Teresa is somewhat off the beaten path, so be prepared for a rocky ride with beautiful scenery. The transfer takes approximately 4 hours. With late arrivals transfer will be arranged the next morning.

Alternatively a domestic flight can be taken from San Jose to Tambor, flight time is approximately 30 minutes. Domestic flights can be booked through the following site:

- Sansa Air: www.flysansa.com
- Nature Air: www.natureair.com

From Tambor you can get a taxi or shuttle service, the price is dependant on number of people travelling, the more people the cheaper the cost. Taxis are $65 US dollars one way and can accommodate up to 4 people. A minivan could also be arranged if the numbers were higher. All transfers can be pre-arranged, but each passenger would pay cash for this service.

Are there restaurants and bars close by?
Yes, within walking distance. The cuisine available varies from local "tipico" to international. The tuna steak at the Argentinian grill is a must.

Can family/friends/partners join and enjoy the beautiful location and it's attractions?
Of course, all the locations are great vacation spots!

What is the weather like in Santa Teresa in October?
It is just at the end of the low season, so pack a rain jacket, as there is usually a daily tropical rainstorm that you may get caught in! The rain is spectacular and just adds to the richness of the trip!

Is there a supermarket near by?
Yes, there are 2 supermarkets within the walking distance, with a variety of local and imported foods for a reasonable price. There is local organic market open on the weekends as well.

What is the local currency?
The local currency is Colona. US dollars are accepted. Canadian dollars can be exchanged at the local bank

What are the prices of the other activities we can do? (Prices are in US dollars);
The staff at a Jakera will be happy to help organize any additional activities, options include:

Tortuga Island: $60 p/p with transport, lunch, fruits, drinks and 45 minutes of snorkeling. Full day tour.
Fishing Tour: The fishing tour depends on how many people join it, 6 people; $55/hour of fishing, plus all that you catch.
ATV Tour & Waterfall tour-Montezuma: We offer these two together as a package in one day. The price is $40 p/p if you share an ATV or $70 if you drive alone.
Horseback riding on the beach; Two different options are available:
1. Ride on the beach in Santa Teresa; $50 p/p.
2. Ride on the beach and mountains in Manzanillo, transportation to Manzanillo is incl; $60 p/p
Zip Line: $50 p/p with transportation.
Surf lessons: $150 per week, four days a week with the transportation.
Yoga class: Tropico Latino at sunset (10 minute walk from Jakera) $12 per class.

What is the maximum number of the participants in the course?
The maximum number of participants is 14. Should the number exceed 14, then the course will be run again on the dates of October 28 to November 1st 2018. This will all be verified and confirmed with each participant.

Preview The Site Location
Want to join us? Book now and enjoy the relaxed vibes with us and the Jakera family in Santa Teresa. Soak up the beauty in captivating Costa Rica whilst taking your education to another level!
Email: alosnik@hotmail.com or mholistic32@gmail.com
ROATAN, HONDURAS (Feb 26th - March 1st, 2019)

Join us in Roatan, an idyllic tropical paradise, the largest of the Bay Islands, which are a part of Honduras, lying just over 30 miles from the northern coast of the Honduran mainland. Known around the world for its incredible scuba diving, the island of Roatan is laden with white pristine sandy beaches, and surrounded by the planets second largest coral reef system. Combine an educational course with the opportunity to spend your free time snorkeling with sea turtles or kayaking around the island. Join fellow peers and like minded individuals to learn a new modality and set of skills that can be put into practice immediately. The Thai Yoga Massage Course is a natural extension to add on to your current Yoga practice and the two compliment each other perfectly.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Our Thai Yoga Massage is a 18-hour practical hands-on course, combining instructor demonstrations with practical exchanges among participants. The course runs over 4 mornings and on completion you will be able to offer one on one personal yoga instruction or a fusion of yoga and Thai yoga massage giving your clients another option to enhance their well being and general health.

Your instructors, Alois Nikodym and Mary McHale have over 40 years of combined experience as Registered Massage Therapists, Yoga Practitioners and Thai Massage Specialists. Their skills and experience create an ideal environment for all students wishing to explore Thai Yoga Massage.

INSTRUCTORS

Alois Nikodym, RMT
Alois has extensive 25 year experience in massage therapy field, and 17 year experience in Thai massage. He studied in Pataya, Thailand, and practices and teaches in Toronto. Alois teaches Thai yoga courses in Europe, USA, Costa Rica and Canada.



Mary McHale, RMT
Mary studied Thai massage in Chang Mai in 2006, Koh Tao in 2007, and continued her studies at Shivaga Institute in Toronto. She has practiced Thai massage in England, New Zealand and in Toronto. Mary teaches Thai yoga courses in Costa Rica and Canada.

Course Information
Price: $280 USD (All prices are in US dollars and include taxes)
Duration: 8:30am-1:00pm over 4 days
Location: TBA

To book and secure a spot:
We ask for $150 USD non-refundable deposit to secure a spot on the course. The rest is payable up to 30 days before the start of the course.

Important: You must agree to our Terms and Conditions and we must have a copy submitted to us by email before submitting your deposit. Email: aloisnik@hotmail.com

PAYABLE TO ZENDEN





Activities & Attractions in Roatan
Roatan has plenty of island activities and attractions available at your fingertips during your free time whilst on the island. Roatan is the perfect location to dip into water sports of all kinds: kayaking, jet skis, banana boat rides, or opt for exploring the underwater world and choose between scuba diving, snorkeling, or snuba. You can swim with dolphins, sea turtles and if lucky enough a majestic Whale Shark! Spend your afternoons floating in the crystal clear turquoise waters, enjoying the islands relaxed vibes, friendly people and beautiful climate. Happy hour on the island is from 3-6pm daily, use the accessible, cheap water taxis to transport you to the numerous restaurants, bars and shops in West Bay, West End or Sandy Bay. The exotic wildlife is abundant, parrots, iguanas and monkeys live in the wild on this tropical island. There is even a world class designer golf course, if you fancy a round of golf during your stay.

Additional Activities
Scuba Diving $ TBA
Shark Dive $TBA
Snuba $TBA
Kayaking $TBA
Jet skiing $ TBA
Banana Boat Rides $TBA
Mangrove Tours $TBA
Horseback Riding $ TBA
Canopy Tours/Zip-Lines $TBA
Gumbalimpa Park $TBA
Dolphin Encounter $TBA

Options Available: (which will include accommodations and meal plans) TBA

Flights to Roatan:
Getting to Roatan is very easy thanks to the Roatan international airport (named Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport) that has regular scheduled service from Houston, Atlanta, Miami and New York, as well as a direct service from Toronto. Roatan's airport code is RTB. Use one of the links below to book your flight:
- Direct with Air Transat from Toronto: www.airtransat.com
- Direct with Sunwing from Toronto: www.sunwing.ca
- Services from US Airports: www.flighthub.com

Preview The Site Location
Want to join us? Book now and enjoy the relaxed vibes with us in Roatan. Soak up the beauty in captivating Honduras whilst taking your education to another level!
Email: alosnik@hotmail.com or mholistic32@gmail.com

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Location & Contact

Zen Den Massage Therapy
61 Heintzman Street,
Unit 503,
Toronto, M6P 5A2

Alois Nikodym
Telephone: 416.766.3607
E-mail: aloisnik@hotmail.com