Online Wellness Courses

Welcome to the CRSMT online wellness course portal. This is an area dedicated to health and wellness beyond just massage therapy and yoga. We’ve decided to include a special section of free classes on topics like meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. As massage therapy and yoga are both health and wellness industry topics, we have a strong interest in promoting our online wellness courses. Our massage therapy curriculum requires students to complete a certain number of health and wellness courses to earn credit towards graduation. We look forward to adding additional content to this section, and welcome any suggestions you might have for future courses! Please use the form at the bottom of the page to reach out.

Take a few moments to browse our current online wellness courses. We are offering classes led by our team of instructors, leaders in the wellness world, and even alumni of our programs. Everything is offered for free!

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Introduction to Five Element Theory: New Perspectives with Traditional Chinese Medicine with Sandy Anderson

Free Class

Course Description

Five Element Theory is part of traditional Chinese medicine which has been around for over 5000 years. Traditional Chinese medicine is the basis of practices still in use today such as acupuncture and shiatsu. Learn what the Five Elements are and how the ancient Chinese used them to understand their world. Take it one step further and see how you can use this traditional knowledge to give you new perspectives of your world today. This module is one component of our Asian Modalities Certificate continuing education course. Click here to learn more.


Sandra K. Anderson has a BA, and certification in massage therapy, shiatsu, and Thai massage. She has been a bodywork educator for over 25 years. Currently, in addition to her private practice, Sandra is author of The Practice of Shiatsu and Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Stretching. She is also co-author, with Patricia M. Holland, of Chair Massage and Communication & Ethics for Bodywork Practitioners, co-author, with Ann L. Mihina, of Natural Spa and Hydrotherapy, and co-author, with Jean’e L. Freeman of Career Longevity: The Bodywork Practitioner’s Guide to Wellness & Body Mechanics. Sandra also creates and conducts continuing education workshops in Western and Asian bodywork techniques. She is a consultant for massage therapy and bodywork education programs, and reviews and edits bodywork education materials.

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Yoga And Ayurveda, Sister Sciences: A Talk and Demonstration with Peggy Kelley

Free Class

Course Description

Principles of Ayurveda and ideas about how they might support your yoga practice. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. Peggy deeply believes that when we learn the principles of ayurveda and practically apply them to our yoga practice and our lives, we are forming a new world. Yoga is defined as the study of consciousness itself and Ayurveda is defined as the study of life itself. As intelligent beings, we need to look at our lives and see what we can do to make them more sustainable, how we can be more resilient, and how we can enjoy ourselves more. Happiness is a goal of yoga and ayurveda. Hopefully, some of the principles discussed in this video will help you understand how to bring that happiness to yourself and the people around you. These principles are taught in depth in our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course.


Peggy Kelley is a E-500 RYT and the founder of the Austin Yoga Institute. She began her study of Yoga in the late 60’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts, having since studied with Senior Yoga teachers in Europe, Canada, and the US. In India, Peggy has studied with B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar, and other Yoga masters. She began teaching yoga in British Columbia over 30 years ago and has taught in Mexico, Europe, and the southwest United States. She was a founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the US and served from 1990-1994. She is certified to teach and to recommend teachers for certification. In addition to her yoga training, Peggy has studied insight Meditation with Rodney Smith and Ayurveda with Bri. Maya Tiwari, David Frawley and The American Institute of Ayurveda, where she received her certificate in 2003. You can learn more about Peggy and at

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Restorative MFR Yoga Class with Jenn Miller

Free Class

Course Description

Jenn Miller is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master. She is certified in MFR Yoga, and this class will be a restorative/MFR yoga class to help open up the back body. You will need your mat, open wall-space, and a bolster or rolled up blankets. Choose your favorite relaxing playlist to accompany this class! Click here to learn more about our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course.


Jenn Miller is a 200 RYT, LMT, Reiki Master, and bodyworker based in Dallas, TX and Samara, Costa Rica. Through her specialized training in Myofascial Release (John F. Barnes) and certification in MFR Yoga, Jenn offers students the tools to build awareness and use yoga to restore the body, finding new space and freedom in body & mind. As a 17 year cancer warrior, she incorporates wisdom & successes from her journey to health into her teaching to help others on their journeys. Jenn is also an alumna of the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy.

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Healing Tree Chakra Meditation with Julie Bray

Free Class

Course Description

Meditation starts at approximately 6:00

Re-Member: 4 Elements of Nature Meditation with Julie Bray

EARTH – Using the frequencies of Nature to raise our vibration with energizing, DMT Breath Work!

1. Introduction
2. Healing Tree Meditation.
3. Bliss out Breathing Exercise.

This Meditation class teaches the use of Nature’s frequencies to slow our nervous system. Based on her new, Book Pacha Mama Prattle: A conversation with Mother Earth, Julie will teach you how to connect with one of the four elements.

In this class we begin with Earth and The Healing Tree, a meditation that will walk you through a cleansing and balancing of your body’s energy centers using the healing frequency of trees, an ancient healing technique. The class ends with breathing exercises to teach your body to make it’s own DMT and Gamma Brainwaves for a blissed-out evening.

You will need a comfy place to sit near a house plant, flower or if you are lucky to be outside near a tree, a tree.

Prepare your space ahead of time and make it super special with all the things that bring you comfort and peace; blankets, pillows, candles, incense, hot tea, crystals, stones and perhaps a pen and paper for jotting down the visions and ideas that bubble up. Go all out for this. Love yourself enough.


Julie Bray, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Shaman, HeartMath Practitioner, Author AKA Juls Amor

Julie received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas Permian Basin. She worked as a Psychology lecturer and had a private practice, licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). She expanded her practice to obtain Board Certification in Neurofeedback using some of the most advanced techniques including; HeartMath Biofeedback, Brain Mapping and Brainwave Training. Miss Bray earned her counseling continuing education credits and was trained by the world-renowned physician and author, Dr. Deepak Chopra in Meditation. She advanced her training at conferences with some of the world’s top psychologists/Physicians including—Dr. Beck, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Dan Siegel, and bestselling Author and American Buddhist Jack Kornfield.

After moving to Costa Rica, she set out to seek non-traditional ancient knowledge from healers in India, Thailand and Peru. In Peru, Julie received the ancient Munay-Ki rites of the Shaman. Julie combines her worldly knowledge in an eclectic approach to give her clients the best of science and ancient wisdom. Julie is the author of her award-winning memoir, The Year of The Frog, an adult fairy tale come true about her own journey seeking healing and love. Her newest book to be published soon, PachaMama Prattle is her most creative endeavor combining her love of nature, meditation, poetry and art. Find her author works on Amazon under her pen name “Juls Amor”, a name she chose to honor her soul and her Mother’s maiden name “Love”.

You can learn more about Julie at

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Harmony Meditation with Cordelia McKusick

Free Class

Course Description

As a a global humanity, we are being called into learning how to exist in harmony with the oceans, the land, the flora, and all nature’s creatures. The only vehicle to access a global consciousness towards harmony, and oneness, is coming into a balanced harmonic resonance with ourselves. Cordelia offers this online wellness course as a vector to find that harmony.


Cordelia McKusick is an alumna of CRSMT and has served in various roles as an instructor, teaching assistant, and yoga instructor with us here on the ground over the past few years. Students have described her as a spiritual rock upon which they relied during the first tough few weeks of massage school here.

The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy is the world’s premier study abroad program for massage therapy and yoga. We are the only COMTA Accredited massage therapy program for study abroad in the world. We offer both a 600 hour and a 700 hour COMTA Endorsed Curriculum Massage Therapy course which satisfies the licensing requirements for massage therapy in most of the United States. Additionally we offer continuing education for massage therapists and a 200 hour yoga teacher training. And of course, we offer our online wellness courses as well. Complete the form to learn more!

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