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Cortijo San Jose

TVM™ Intensive Training & Retreat


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TVM™ Intensive Training & Retreat
TVM™ Intensive Training & Retreat

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 8:00 AM – Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM

Cortijo San Jose , Andalusia, Spain

About The Event

Time & Location 

November 12, 3:00 PM – November 18th, 12:00 PM

November 19, 3:00 PM – November 25th, 12:00 PM

Cortijo San Jose, Andalusia, Spain

Event details


Triple Vagal Method™ Trauma Informed Somatic Bodywork Online & In-person Training - Join us for the first ever TVMtrainings offered in Europe!

TVM™ is coming to Europe!

Europe family, if you have been thinking of training with us for a while or have only just discovered the magic of TVM™, now is your chance to undergo a unique and accelerated training with us to heal your own traumas and become a TVM™ practitioner, all in the beautiful retreat setting of the Cortijo, Andalusia.

This comprehensive training program offers the ideal combination of flexible self-paced online learning and immersive hands-on practice and in-person mentorship. Blending the 205 hr online course - consisting of lectures, videos and online assessment - with in-person training and practice, you will acquire the expertise and experience necessary to share this transformative healing modality with others.

The in-person intensive training retreat allows individuals to put theory into action, apply the skills they have acquired through the online modules, and receive real-time feedback and guidance from experienced instructors. By incorporating practical exercises, demonstrations, and group discussions, this course ensures that participants can integrate their knowledge at a deeper level and gain confidence in their abilities.

The training will be held in the beautiful Cortijo San Jose, a recently renovated 200 year old moorish cortijo set in the rolling hills of the Andalusian countryside which is now home to a luxury retreat venue. With 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside, 25 degree heat in November and beautiful sunrise and sunset views each day, this is the perfect environment to immerse yourself in nature, allow yourself to be nourished with 3 delicious meals provided each day, and recalibrate the nervous system as you feel the transformational effects of this powerful healing modality.

In order to take part in the TVM™ Andalusia Training Retreat, participants will be required to complete the first two modules of the online training prior to the training retreat. You will then enter an intensive trauma healing container where you will receive live instruction and guidance from experienced TVM™ educators on theory and application of the Triple Vagal Method. You will have the opportunity to practice TVM™ every day and will both give and receive sessions, making this a powerful healing opportunity on your own healing journey.

Overview - Why TVM™? 

The Triple Vagal Method® (TVM™) is a revolutionary somatic approach to releasing trauma from the body by inducing a therapeutic level of oxytocin, breaking down calcification of the fascia, and regulating the nervous system to build resilience. TVM™ is a modality that gives you measurable physical results and psychological results faster than anything out there. Working directly, safely and efficiently with the nervous system, TVM™ uses the intelligence of your body and its innate desire to optimally restore itself; releasing stress and trauma from the body & mind.

Trauma healing and building vagal tone supports a thriving human experience in virtually every way, everything from healthier bodies, stronger immune systems, less stress, capacity to make better decisions & a larger cognitive capacity to name a few. In fact, many may say it is the foundational prelude to absolutely every other successful & thriving experience or condition an individual can have. This training lays down the foundations of trauma & trauma healing through what may be the most effective bottom up approach; TVM™.

In-person practical training curriculum 

This curriculum has been designed to build on the foundational elements learned in modules one a two of the online training, giving you an embodied understanding of the Triple Vagal Method and its potency in healing trauma safely and effectively, before you do a deeper dive into the more complex theory in the later online modules. Each morning there will be an optional guided inner intimacy practice to help you cultivate your relationship with the consciousness within, empowering you to become a more embodied practitioner. There will be optional evening activities provided on some of the nights, such as sound healing and singing circles.

First pre-training call - last week of October

  • Introductions
  • Sharing
  • Q&A related to Module 1 of the online training

Second pre-training call - first week of November

  • Check in and sharing
  • Q&A related to Module 2 of the online training
  • Introduction to fascia & how trauma is stored in the body

Day 1

  • Arrival
  • Orientation talk
  • Introductions and ice breaker exercise
  • Practice connecting to the consciousness within
  • Opening ceremony

Day 2

  • How to touch the body          
    • Bedside manner
    • Tuning into the nervous system
    • Practicing consent


  • Introduction to the wall
  • Introduction to TVM™ - Points 1-5
  • Introduction to all front body points
  • Introduction to back body points
  • Practice all front and back body points

Day 3

  • Intro to trauma healing and resistance
  • Introduction to oxytocin
  • Oxytocin / addiction protocol
  • Practice the addiction protocol
  • Full TVM™ practice session

Day 4

  • Introduction to fascia lines and stacking
  • Practice stacking and oxytocin protocol
  • Full TVM™ practice session

Day 5

  • Introduction to history of somatics
  • Principles of Chi Nie Tsang and introduction to the organ layer
  • Practice organ layer massage
  • Childhood trauma release exercise

Day 6

  • Body Reading - Visual Assessments / Visual somatic body readings
  • Practice creating a strategy based on body reading / intake form
  • Full TVM™ practice session
  • Final Q&A
  • Closing ceremony

Day 7

  • Final inner intimacy
  • Breakfast and goodbyes

This is a sample schedule, exact flow may vary however this is the content that will be covered.

Following on from the retreat, you will be required to complete the remaining modules of the online training and 16 practice sessions in order to achieve certification. There will be ongoing support calls from Pippa, Becci and/or Maj every fortnight for 3 months after the training, giving you the chance to deepen your connection with your fellow trainees and lean into the expert guidance of your dedicated team of TVM™ educators.

By immersing yourself in this transformative learning experience, you will foster a greater understanding of trauma and its somatic manifestations, and gain hands-on experience of using the tools of TVM™ to release trauma from the body, empowering you to support others on their healing journey.

The online training curriculum can be found below.

Online training curriculum 

The syllabus was designed to be a robust and comprehensive framework to introduce key concepts in bottom up somatic therapy and becoming a licensed TVM™ Practitioner.

TVM™  is a science backed, results based approach to healing the nervous system & building vagal tone. By signing up to this training, you will gain lifetime access to this online training so that you can learn at your own pace and revisit the content as often as you like.

Modules & Units

Module 1: Introductions & Welcome!


  • Ice breaker & introductions
  • Introduction to TVM™ Practitioner Training
  • How to utilize trauma informed adult education
  • What is trauma informed therapy
  • Intro to TVM™
  • Ethics in therapeutic settings & relationships

Module 2: Somatics & Polyvagal Theory


  • Intro to somatic therapy, bottom up approaches & psychology of the body
  • Intro to trauma from a body perspective
  • Working with the body
  • TVM™ : Why fascia? Why oxytocin?
  • Intro to somatic Chinese medicine & Chi Nei Tsang1 (theory)
  • Understanding polyvagal theory within a TVM™  framework

Module 3: The Human Body


  • The bodily anatomy of trauma
  • Intro to basic anatomy
  • Understanding Oxytocin & other hormones
  • Intro to neuroscience, genetics and traumas impact on health & wellbeing
  • Visual somatic body readings
  • How to touch the body

Module 4: TVM™ Applications


  • How to conduct a TVM™  session
  • How to conduct an online/ hands off TVM™  session
  • Intro to somatic Chinese medicine & Chi Nei Tsang 2 (practical)

Module 5: Psychology of Trauma & Behavior


  • Key psychological theories around trauma
  • Early years & Childhood trauma
  • System interruption & emergency measures
  • Intro to Gestalt therapy
  • Trauma & addiction, TVM™ adaptions

Module 6: Biohacking & Setting Up a Therapeutic Practice


  • How to set up a trauma informed therapy practice
  • Trauma healing & supportive epigenetic bio hacking protocols

Who is this training retreat suitable for?

-Anyone who is interested in healing and transforming trauma!

-All levels of practitioners, somatic therapists and bodyworkers!

-This training is also a personal healing and transformative retreat!


- Maturity and compassion, as this is trauma-focused work

- Commitment to personal development

All prices include a certification of completion, TVM™ teachings, lifetime access to TVM™ online training, capacity to be listed on the institutes website as a certified practitioner of the modality after completion of assessment, capacity to become an affiliate with a certain code to earn referral commissions for trainings, capacity to co-host trainings with the institute after competition of advanced training. LIMITED SPACES.

Financial assistance may available upon request.

Retreat information 

Prices do not include travel expenses, accommodations, meals or any other external expenses outside the course format. Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided by the dedicated team at Cortijo San Jose. There are accommodation options to cater for a variety of preferences and budgets. Please see below for options and prices.

The training will be held in the beautiful Cortijo San Jose, a recently renovated 200 year old moorish cortijo set in the rolling hills of the Andalusian countryside which is now home to a luxury retreat venue. With 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside, 25 degree heat in November and beautiful sunrise and sunset views each day, this is the perfect environment to immerse yourself in nature, allow yourself to be nourished with 3 delicious meals provided each day, and recalibrate the nervous system as you feel the transformational effects of this powerful healing modality. The cortijo is home to some friendly furry friends - a dog and two cats - who you can co-regulate with in your free time.

Cortijo San Jose accommodation options are below, please enquire for availability. All prices are for 6 nights full-board accommodation with three vegan meals are provided each day.

Single occupancy room (2 available) - €930

Shared room - 2 people (price per person) (2 available) - €690

Shared room - 3 people (price per person) (3 available) - €630



Meet your facilitators 

Dr Majda Zachari - Founder & Lead Online Educator

Maj is the founder & director of the Integrated Somatic Institute and the intellectual developer & owner of the Triple Vagal Method® (TVM™). With the online course you will have access to 205 hours of recordings of her classes and teachings on the theory behind the Triple Vagal Method and its application. She will also be digitally dialing in throughout the in-person training retreat to provide expert insight and give the opportunity for participants to directly ask any questions about their learnings to the founder of the modality.

A highly compassionate therapist and international educator in the fields of PsychoSomatics & Healing. She has studied with institutes like SOAS; University of London, University of Hull & Bellevue University. She also holds numerous certifications and trainings from Stanford University and the Gestalt Institute, and has studied ancient healing methods in bodywork, meditation, tantra, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices.

Her main passion has always been to find a way to effectively heal her own traumas, alongside her clients. She had suffered with CPTSD, depression and other personal crises like a failed first marriage and seeing her two children (Jacob & Jenna) suffer due to inheriting generational trauma that made her passionate about dedicating her life to the path of true and sustainable trauma healing. The desire to feel true liberation & inner peace inspired her to fuse eastern holistic modalities with neuroscience theory & bottom up psychology. As a result of extensive studies, countless trainings and years of practice in her therapy center; the Triple Vagal Method®was born.

In her teaching and counseling, she integrates over 20 years of experience in psychology, spiritual practices, leading healing & educational trainings and retreats into a powerful cauldron for rapid transformation. Her mode of delivery combines humor & light heartedness to easily shift the harder blocks smoothly. She consistently gets 5 star reviews in her trainings feedback.

Pippa Downs - Lead Retreat Educator

Pippa is a passionate and empathic educator who brings insight from her career in mental health, somatic healing and adult education to provide powerful healing and learning experiences for those who choose to engage with this beautiful modality. She will be Lead Educator for the in-person training, calling on her experience leading adults through transformational educational experiences to deliver serious content with an open heart and light hearted sense of play.

They say that we grow up to be the hero our inner child needed and in my case that’s definitely true. I had a difficult and traumatic childhood after losing my father at a young age and in finding my way through the pain, I felt called to use the skills and experience I developed on my own healing journey to help others. This manifested itself in a varied career working in social services with disadvantaged children, refugees, homeless people & people with mental illnesses. I loved the work but seeing friends, family and clients struggling with persistent complaints, I always felt that there must be a missing piece that would make true healing possible without the years of therapy, treatments and medications.

I took the decision to travel to Mexico on my own journey of healing and first received a TVM™ session in the mountains of Oaxaca, instantly feeling my whole body light up as it was finally being met, held and understood. This soon led to me training as a TVM™ Practitioner and going on to complete the TVM™ Pelvic Floor training, TVM™ Advanced Practitioner, TVM™ Educator and TVM™ Pelvic Floor Educator training. I have spent more than 500 hours studying and training with Dr. Maj Zachari and am super excited to pass on the skills and knowledge I’ve learned with this incredible modality.

TVM™ has completely changed my life: I have experienced a personal and professional uplevelling that I could never have dreamed of. I discovered the missing piece of the puzzle to recovering from trauma with TVM™ somatic therapy and I'm honoured to be teaching this medicine so that you can help yourself and others heal as well.

Rebecca Menges - Lead Retreat Facilitator

When you know, you know. And this is what happened to me with TVM™. I attended the training without having ever experienced a TVM™ session nor did I do a lot of research, about what the modality is and how it works… and what can I say: It blew my mind away.

More so, it was the puzzle piece I didn't know I was searching for and one of the greatest gifts I stumbled across in the last few years. Since then I’m passionately and deeply committed to enrich my clients life’s with the same healing journey I experienced. In TVM™ I’m able to unite the different qualifications and experiences I learned and gained throughout my life. Since I can imagine (and definitely being positively impacted by my parents - dad an alternative doctor and mum a music therapist) the human being and their healing has always been the center of my interests. I remember myself getting into psychosomatics (the connection between the body and the soul/psyche) when I was still a teenager, learning about how strongly connected everything is and that one part of healing is, realizing the union of our different systems and being a detective, when it comes to imbalances in our health.

"I have never met a person who can empathize and listen to feelings as strongly as Becci.“

Creating a space for my clients to (finally) be seen and held, helping them to discover the blind spots in their lives, connecting body, mind and soul through TVM™, supporting and empowering them with great passion and honest belief, that healing is possible and transformation will happen are the core values of my work. Empathy and strong sensitivity for my clients needs and struggles mixed with the deep desire and will to go beyond, support as much as I can, so that real transformation is happening characterize my therapy. Never forget to add a little lightness and ease into the - sometimes so heavy and deeply challenging - stories we go through together.

This is what you’ll expect working with me, and I am more than grateful to be part of the TVM™ family, to be able to offer such a special and life changing modality and I wish for every one on this world to be able to experience finally feeling connected to yourself, to your body again, as so many TVM™ miracles already did.


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