Formations – Espagne

Spain: between enchantment and entertainment

The Costa Del Sol – Andalusia

Formessence Evasion has chosen three jewels of Andalusia : the wild Torcal site, the historic town of Antequera and the picturesque village of Ronda.

El Torcal de Antequera

The Torcal and its unique karst formations in Europe. It also houses the Astronomical Observatory where many activities are organized for all ages. Due to its position, the Torcal is a place of privileged contemplation of the stars and other constellations.

The Torcal Nature Reserve offers several hiking trails where everyone can melt into the green, primitive backdrop of the Jurassic era. A breath of fresh air on a site that has kept all its original splendor. Fauna and flora are abundant and surprising. Wonder guaranteed !

Ronda – El puente Nuevo (New Bridge)

The picturesque village of Ronda and its white houses (pueblos blancos) contrasts with a pure azure sky. They are the legacy of the Moorish history of Andalusia.

Ronda surprises with endless spectacular views of the surrounding areas. Another perspective of the Puente Nuevo, the waterfall and the arch of the cliff. The view from below is just as striking and amazing.

Mountainous area, Ronda is located on a rocky plateau separated in two by a narrow abyss of nearly 100 meters deep, the Tajo gorge. The bridge connects the historic city to the south “Ciudad” where are the oldest monuments and the “Mercadillo” (the city of merchants) to the north with the most recent buildings.

Spain is synonymous with sun, beaches, tapas, parties and festivities but also culture with its many historic monuments, witness of a rich, strong and flourishing past.

You will be surprised by the simplicity, kindness and courtesy of the Andalusian people.

The geographical position in the south of Europe, offers to Andalusia an exceptional rate of sunshine with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. It is the sunniest region of the country. All those whose main criterion-standard is the sun, will be happy to enjoy good warm rays, azure sky, pure and thus benefit, over the days, a skin that will take the color of honey.

The Costa del Sol is a Mediterranean coastline of about 150 kilometers in length and totals 140 beaches between the city of Cadiz in the west and Nerja in the east and on which stands in the background of the mountains. That’s why, as sunny days approach, all of Northern Spain also flock to enjoy the mild temperatures and the sun.

In addition, the Moorish heritage has left small white villages (pueblos blancos) nestled and perched on the mountainside: Mijas, Frigiliana, Gaucín, Casares, Ronda or the surprising village of Juzcar (or pitufo pueblo, entirely painted blue ) are some examples. These are houses with whitewashed walls, small, narrow, steep streets overlooking sumptuous views of the coasts or surrounding valleys characteristic of these villages.

Andalusia is a welcoming land despite a people with diverse origins (Moorish, Jewish, Catholic, Gypsy but where national unity remains) where majestic, fabulous monuments await visitors: the famous gardens of the Alhambra and Albaicin in Granada, the minaret of the Giralda (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Seat) and the Alcazar is the radiance of Seville, or the Mosque-Cathedral and caliphate city Madinat al-Zahra (which has just made its entrance, this year, UNESCO World Heritage) gives a mystical air to the city of Cordoba. Here are some of the pearls from the south of Spain.

In addition, nature also has a place of choice with many natural parks including the Donana (listed on the list of heritage by UNESCO since 1994, is the crossing point of many migratory birds, a refuge for lynx and the home of flamingos).

The Sierra Nevada National Park (the highest peak of the Iberian Peninsula) or, on a smaller scale, the dizzying Caminito del Rey, the Tinto River (in Huelva), the Menga dolmens or the Torcal karst site in Antequera .

Finally, Andalusia is a festive land as evidenced by the excitement of lively evenings on the terraces of cafes, bars or restaurants between tapas, drinks and happy discussions with family or friends. The most gourmet will be delighted by some local specialties such as Iberian ham, gaspacho, countless varieties of tapas, sherry wine, various types of fish and other seafood.

The training takes place in Benalmadena – Costa del Sol

The different airlines arriving at Malaga Airport are:

  • Vueling
  • Ryanair
  • Transalvia
  • Easy jet                                                                                                                                                                For accommodation, the hotel Sol y Miel offers accommodation in the center of Benalmadena at very reasonable rates.

Official country name: Spain

Official Language: Spanish

Capital: Madrid

Currency: Euro

Driving: Driving on the right


Formalities: Identity card or passport valid

Health: No mandatory vaccinations

Time difference: no time difference

Voltage: Voltage and outlets are identical to French standards

Telephone Code: + 34

This information is subject to change without notice and is given for information only. They do not engage in any way the responsibility of Formessence.

Price: 990 €

Training in Andalusia in Benalmadena from 4 to 10 May 2020

Our rates include:

  • Complete training with the speaker.
  • Our prices do not include:
  • Round trip flights
  • Group transfers airport / hotel / airport.
  • Meals, drinks, tips and personal expenses throughout the stay.
  • Accommodation.
  • Local hotel taxes.
  • Visits and transportation to the planned sites.
  • Deadline for registration

March 30, 2020 (or when the maximum number of participants is reached)

Number of participants: MIN.8, MAX. 14

David Bourret – 00262 (0)692 03 42 85 –

Massage Therapist Graduate of Boulder School of Massage Therapy (Colorado, USA) – A graduate of the San Francisco Amma Institute, participated in the creation of the Seated Kata Amma – Founder of the Touch Line Institute in 1995 that has trained more than 13,000 practitioners

Originally from Washington, D.C. and New York City, USA, Tony NEUMAN – CMT, began his career at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in Boulder, Colorado. Tony has been a private masseur in the “Hamptons” in NYC for many famous personalities (Calvin KLEIN, Steven SPIELBERG, Kathleen TURNER …) before developing the Amma Sitting Massage in the USA.

In 1995, Tony imports the Amma Sitting Massage in Europe and creates the Touch Line School in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

He has personally trained more than 13,000 practitioners in seated amma massage and extended amma massage in 13 countries for 25 years. His book: “Seated Massage – Japanese Traditional Art of Accupression: Amma” – Editons Jouvence has been published in 7 languages.

Tony’s vision is to make touch accessible economically, temporally and psychologically to everyone! Its mission: to offer the highest level of competence and quality of services in amma massage, in a very human and professional way!

After training in Casablanca in 2012, Tony fell in love with the East and decided to import and develop massage sitting in Morocco.

Touch Line Maroc’s head office has since been set up in Casablanca and a first team of certified practitioners has been set up.

Certifying training in Seated Amma

The seated Amma: the traditional Japanese art of acupressure

The techniques of amma, born 4000 years ago in China were called “AN MO”.

the monks received them until Korea, then in Japan, where 1300 years ago, they became “ANMA”. (Japanese pronunciation but altered by the Westerners who call them “AMMA”)

The intention of his techniques is to relax but also to stimulate simultaneously so that the client is relaxed during the sequence but also alert after it.

They are very effective to improve the circulation of “KI”, the vital energy. by increasing this circulation of vital energy, the onset of diseases is prevented and the client feels more energized.

In reality, it is not a question of increasing energy but of making it more available.

In addition to the physical aspect of the benefits of amma, there is a real psychological contribution.

Thanks to the amma massage, customers can reconnect with themselves and usually leave the session extremely enthusiastic.

Their back pain did not go away, but they ended up and could finally reconnect with themselves.

The training of Tony Neuman’s Amma Assis at a beginning, a middle and an end.

Certification Training in Amma Lying

The KATA training consists of 23 Japanese massage techniques stimulating 400 points in 15 minutes.

Your customers who love seated amma will love lying amma!

Tony Neuman created the extended kata amma in 2000 to complete the amma offering.

With the extended amma, you learn a very specific kata (protocol) of accupression “amma”.

The session lasts one hour and covers the whole body, on a customer lying down and dressed on a massage table.

    • Coaching / Marketing Training

Why a marketing training?

Unfortunately it is not enough just to know how to massage well, with a lot of love, to make it a job.

Massage practitioners have a tendency to study 15 different massage techniques without doing a single marketing course.

Then by launching, they are quickly confronted with frustrating failures and frustrations.

This coaching-marketing day is structured to provide the well-intentioned practitioner the necessary tools to make a massage a fulfilling career, both professionally and spiritually as well as financially.

This course presented by Tony, is the culmination of more than 15 years of experience in the seated Amma market.

The corporate market may seem obvious, but in reality it is the most difficult sector to approach.

Tony will introduce you to the other markets of seated massage, and how to get there and the pitfalls to avoid.

You will learn how to create a seated massage activity based on your personal values and without falling into the old techniques of dishonest marketing.



Tony Neuman 1


 May 4-10 2020

Price: 990€