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Esalen® Massage Trainings

WaterLife Center is a Massage School and Retreat Center founded by Sylvie Charbonneau and Alain Moreau in 2010. We offer massage treatments as well as training workshops, yoga classes and retreats.

WaterLife Center is the only school in Eastern North America certified to offer Esalen ® Massage trainings. We also offer personal growth workshops and personal care treatments including Esalen ® Massage.

WaterLife Center is a Recognized School. The Québec and Canada Governments recognize WaterLife Center as a school. Canadian residents can claim training fees for income tax purposes.

We work closely with the Associations RITMA and AMQ.

Our Services

Choose the tag that corresponds to the course you are interested in. You will find the dates and a link to the detailed page of this course*.

We also give other courses in French. See the French website for all the details: https://centre-eauvie.com.

*It might happen that the dates change to suit the group.

Our calendar gives an overview of all our courses.

Demo-Evenings, Primer, Certification & Advanced Trainings

Demonstration-Evenings in Montréal or elsewhere Two-day Esalen® Massage Primer
  • April, May, June 2017 *** Let us know your interest here!
  • Schedule: from 10 am the first day to 5 pm the second day
  • Demos, practice in duos, retreat in the Laurentians nature, a yoga class, a time to rejuvenate and learn
Certification in Esalen® Massage
  • October 14-29, 2017 (pending confirmation)*** Let us know your interest here!
  • 100-hour Certification from Esalen Institute
    (In the province of Québec, a surplus of 40 hours of coaching is credited for this intensive training in immersion. Furthermore, students will do a 40 hour practical training at the end.)
  • Training given by Esalen Institute Teachers. Prerequisite: Holistic Massage or equivalent (150 hours), anatomy courses and some practice.
Twists, Turns and Stretches in Massage
  • Fall 2017 *** Let us know your interest here!
  • 26 hours Continuing Education for massage practitioners
    (In Québec, a surplus of 9 hours is credited for coaching during this intensive training in immersion.)
  • This training given by Jessica Fagan from Esalen Institute doesn't teach the basics of Esalen Massage and doesn't allow the use of the Esalen trademark

Courses offered to Massage Practitioners

Deep Tissue Massage
  • A total of 45 hours of Specialisation in Deep Tissue
  • Demos, lectures, practice in duos, retreat in the Laurentian nature, a yoga class
  • The previous level is mandatory for registering to the next.
Level I Level II
  • Week-end or on week days
  • 19 hours of Continuing Education
Level III
  • Week-end or on week days
  • 19 hours of Continuing Education
Twists, Turns and Stretches in Massage
  • Fall 2017 *** Let us know your interest here!
  • 26 hours Continuing Education for massage practitioners
    (In Québec, a surplus of 9 hours is credited for coaching during this intensive training in immersion.)
  • This training given by Jessica Fagan from Esalen Institute doesn't teach the basics of Esalen Massage and doesn't allow the use of the Esalen trademark

Part of your Massage Practitioner/Therapist Certification

Anatomy-Physiology-Pathology Courses (distance learning)
  • Anatomy-Physiology (level I) (120 hours)
  • Anatomy-Physiology-Pathology (level II) (150 hours)
Practical Training: Muscles and bones
  • One-Day Palpatory Experiment (7,5 hours)
45-hour courses over 2 intensive week-ends
  • Awareness
  • Fitness (yoga, streching, healthy eating)
  • Living, nourishing and healing relationships
  • Sexuality & Professional Practice
  • Postural Education
  • Career Strategy & Ethics
We consider your educational and professional background. Contact us about it!

Evaluation of your background & Coaching you through your certification

Evaluation of your background
  • We consider every training you did in other schools
  • We consider every course you did in a field related to Massage (psychology, movement, yoga, etc.)
  • We recommend the courses that you need to do to complete either a 500-hour or a 1000-hour Certification Program
Coaching all the way through your certification
  • We provide assistance either by phone, by e-mail or in person throughout the process of your certification
  • We link you with people who were certified previously
  • We stay connected through our Facebook Page
  • We post jobs opportunities
  • We are available for receiving a massage and giving you proper feed-back
Have us assess your skills!
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Programs & Trainings

After review of your educational and professional background, we recommend the courses you need to do to reach your goal. Choose from 2 different programs:

:: 500-hour Massage Practitioner Certification
:: 1000-hour Massage Therapist Certification

Any course can be chosen "à la carte"
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Massage Therapy

We offer massage sessions at both our Montreal and Morin-Heights studios. Our massage is deeply therapeutic and relaxing, and integrates:

:: Esalen® Massage
:: Polarity Therapy, and
:: Deep Tissue

We have special prices for:
:: Couples, pregnant women, students, and 65+
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Events

We offer you different kind of activities to rejuvenate as well as to learn new ways of reconnecting with yourself.

:: Kundalini Yoga Classes within our Week-end Workshops

We regularly attend symposiums and events from the Health field.

Indeed, we invite you to join us!

OUR TEAM

Founders and Directors

Your Hosts:
- Sylvie Charbonneau
- Alain Moreau

Teachers & Assistants

Let us introduce you to our teachers:
- Sylvie Charbonneau, Massage Holistique
- Jessica Fagan, Massage Esalen®
- Alain Moreau, Massage Polarité
- Char Pias, Massage Esalen®
- Translators and assistants to our trainings vary from time to time.

Technical Partners

Each from their own expertise, these people play an important role in our team:
- Hugo-Sébastien Aubert, photographe
- Nellie Lazzarini, conceptrice architecturale
- Mario Monastesse, graphiste
- TrifectaMedias, webmaster

Collaborators

We work with an ever growing variety of collaborators, each in their field, to make this world a better place:

- AMQ
- Cristal Musique (Francis Robillard)
- Des Fleurs et des Soins
- Esalen Institute
- eTherapeutik
- La Vitaliste (Marik Péro)
- RITMA
- And a whole bunch of new enterprises recently launched by our students :)!!


 

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