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A Touch of Costa Rica

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A Touch of Costa Rica is a wellness travel podcast that shares inspirational stories, and introduces you to the people, places, and priceless journeys that happen at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. A Touch of Costa Rica highlights the transformational massage therapist training programs as well as Costa Rica travel tips from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga community. Hosted and produced by Qiana Martin in collaboration with the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga, each week’s episode takes listeners on a life changing trip to the Samara Beach community in Costa Rica. To learn more about CRSMT, visit http://www.atouchofcostarica.com

A Touch of Costa Rica is a wellness travel podcast that shares inspirational stories, and introduces you to the people, places, and priceless journeys that happen at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. A Touch of Costa Rica highlights the transformational massage therapist training programs as well as Costa Rica travel tips from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga community. Hosted and produced by Qiana Martin in collaboration with the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga, each week’s episode takes listeners on a life changing trip to the Samara Beach community in Costa Rica. To learn more about CRSMT, visit http://www.atouchofcostarica.com

Location:

United States

Description:

A Touch of Costa Rica is a wellness travel podcast that shares inspirational stories, and introduces you to the people, places, and priceless journeys that happen at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. A Touch of Costa Rica highlights the transformational massage therapist training programs as well as Costa Rica travel tips from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga community. Hosted and produced by Qiana Martin in collaboration with the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Yoga, each week’s episode takes listeners on a life changing trip to the Samara Beach community in Costa Rica. To learn more about CRSMT, visit http://www.atouchofcostarica.com

Language:

English

Contact:

(303) 482-2443


Episodes

The Meandering Trek Back to Yourself

7/10/2022
Does change ever happen in a straight line? Kelly Nichols-Scott confides how following a divine nudge to learn massage at CRSMT led her on a winding path of Thai massage, international retreats and helping others discover the vitality in their own bodies. Kelly will also offer a glimpse into some priceless memories that she and her daughter shared during their transformative experience in Samara. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:38:26

Coming Back to Stillness

7/3/2022
Is there an activity or place that provides you with tranquility? CRSMT Executive Director Tess McGrath shares how an encounter with one holistic health modality has led to a decade long journey of embracing the students and community in Samara. She will also share two off-the-beaten-path places that she likes to take guests when they visit. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:18:02

A Lesson in Every Experience

6/26/2022
Need to catch up on some of the life-changing stories from our A Touch of Costa Rica guests? We have you covered. In our latest highlight episode, Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy community members Karen Landrum, Mckenzie Merges and Bill Burden talk about some of their memorable takeaways from the classroom. Also, CRSMT alum Jessica Luhr joins the group to share one sweet pastry suggestion that is a community favorite in Samara. To learn more about CRSMT, visit...

Duration:00:18:53

A Life-Changing Learning Adventure

6/19/2022
Haven’t had a chance to hear our featured instructors on A Touch of Costa Rica? We have you covered. In this instructor highlight episode, Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy Lead Instructor Jan Frus, Kinesiology Instructor T.J. Ford, along with Continuing Education Instructors Vickie Torrey and David Lauterstein, share insights, tips and advice from the classroom. Also, David Lauterstein reveals the soundtracks for some of his memorable moments in Samara. To learn more about CRSMT,...

Duration:00:16:56

A Community First Approach to Making a Difference

6/12/2022
Do you know how to center the community when using your touch to serve others? Andrea Keith shares how a high school service trip to Guatemala laid the foundation for her community first mindset and life in Samara with Costa Rica School of Massage neighbor, Asociación CREAR. She will also share her go-to restaurant in town and what she likes to order from the menu. To learn more about Asociación CREAR, visit www.asociacioncrear.org Take the leap to CRSMT by visiting...

Duration:00:31:52

The Transformational Touch of CRSMT

6/5/2022
Haven’t had a chance to hear all the life-changing stories from our A Touch of Costa Rica guests? We have you covered. In our premier compilation episode, Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy alums Alison Alvarez, Morgan Little, Sarah Shoen and Jaelyn Winia talk about some of their favorite educational moments. Also, Alison and Jaelyn share one of their memorable experiences from their time in Samara. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:17:12

The Dance of Becoming a Competent Bodyworker

5/29/2022
Are you using detached compassion when working with your massage clients? Marla Simms shares how her passion for kinetic movement introduced her to a thirty-year adventure of teaching bodyworkers their own dance of being a present caregiver versus an in-the-moment caretaker. She will also share the story of one unique “student” who frequently appeared for her Kinesiology lectures on campus. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:21:31

Coaching Others on Their Journey

5/22/2022
How can learning massage enhance your holistic health practice? Skincare coach and Recherche Organics owner, Hillari Ladd discusses how her desire to fully service the needs of her clients inspired her to travel to Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. The alum and former instructor will also share some of her fondest memories from her time in Samara with her son. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:16:58

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

5/15/2022
When Jessica Luhr began massaging the hand and arm of her grandfather who experienced paralysis, this seven-year-old knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Learn how Jessica’s holistic health origin story inspired her to learn as much as she could about the power of touch and fueled her leap to Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. Jessica will also share one pastry that she is looking forward to having when she returns to Samara in November for continuing education. To learn more...

Duration:00:20:10

Going Deep and Touching Your Bones

5/8/2022
Legendary Deep Massage and Zero Balancing educator, David Lauterstein shares how rolfing, and several other transformative encounters, have shaped his forty-year journey affecting people profoundly with touch therapy. You will also learn a few songs that best reflect some of David’s special moments in Samara. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:24:43

Riding the Waves to a Passion for Bodywork

5/1/2022
Co-Founder of YoMassage, Tiffany Ryan, PhD shares how life on the sea transported her to Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and a beautiful landing in the American Northwest championing bodywork. You’ll also learn one experience that she would love to do right now if she was in Samara. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:17:56

The Life Altering Power of Second Chances

4/24/2022
T..J. Ford confides how her willingness to give massage another try catapulted her to serving, for almost thirty years, as a holistic health practitioner. You’ll also learn one activity that T.J. can spend hours doing at Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:20:11

A Curtain Call for Realizing a Dream

4/17/2022
Considering a change in careers? Mckenzie Merges shares how walking away from the stage led her on a journey to realizing one of her holistic health dreams. You’ll also learn about some of Mckenzie’s memorable ecoadventures in and around Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:15:19

Discovering the Connection

4/10/2022
Is your body holding on to unprocessed emotions? Alison Alvarez shares how the path to discovering the source of her own pain inspired her to passionately facilitate mind body connections for her clients. You’ll also learn about one of Alison’s memorable CRSMT assignments and an unforgettable classmate bonding experience in Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:26:23

A Parent's Touch

4/3/2022
Can moms and dads perform miracles with their hands? Heather Klein shares how two lifechanging experiences with a parent’s touch led her on a path to living her passion and bringing a peaceful connection to a beloved client and friend. You’ll also learn about some of her first-time experiences in and around Samara Beach. *We dedicate this episode to Jean Lankford. May her memory and legacy be a blessing to us all. To learn more about ALS, visit www.als.org. Take the leap to CRSMT by...

Duration:00:16:53

Capturing the Journey

3/27/2022
Ready for your powerful massage picture? Bill Burden shares how his college experiences, working with massage therapists and studying abroad, prepared him for a life behind the lens shooting beautiful bodywork and the gorgeous Costa Rican ecosystem. You’ll also learn some of his suggestions for the best photos to take in and around Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:18:56

Heeding the Call of Positive Childhood Touch

3/20/2022
Does a fond childhood memory hold the key to your future? Sarah Shoen shares how her positive experiences with physical touch as a child led her on a journey to using her hands to help others. You’ll also learn about one of Sarah’s memorable experiences in Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:23:36

A Clinical Passion for Relieving Pain in the World

3/13/2022
Are you ready to explore the many possibilities of massage? Whitney Lowe shares how his encounter with the holistic health modality piqued his curiosity and led him on a three-decade journey of bringing clinical approaches to the massage profession. You’ll also learn what he is most looking forward to on his first trip to Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:21:51

I Know Your Pain

3/6/2022
In need of sports injury treatment? Morgan was a collegiate volleyball player and hammer thrower who experienced pain from years of movement and athletic participation. She shares how this served as a catalyst for the body work and power of the mind techniques that she uses with her clients. You’ll also learn some of Morgan’s go to stress relievers while living in Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:29:35

An Eye-Opening Start to My Eat Pray Love Story

2/27/2022
A career change at 50? Karen Landrum shares how her yearslong journey laid the foundation for an eye-opening introduction to her own “Eat Pray Love” story. You’ll also learn some of Karen’s memorable encounters in Samara Beach. To learn more about CRSMT, visit www.atouchofcostarica.com

Duration:00:30:17