Office Hours
10:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday & Tuesday; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wed. & Thurs.
Tours by appointment only
11555 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Classroom Suite. 108
Office Suite 207
San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93405
(805) 786-4808

Email address:
Easy payment plan of 4 equal payments (for 200 hour program) with no interest to meet your financial needs!

ENROLL BEFORE 11/15/19 and receive a $110.00 discount!!

Enrollment has begun for our January 2020 session. Submit your application TODAY by clicking Register Now button, or call us at 805-786-4808 for an appointment. Thank You!



200 Hr. Practitioner Program 

2020 Schedule
Evening Class
Tues. & Thurs. 5:30-9:30 pm
& One Saturday & Sunday each month 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Jan. 7 - Apr. 9 - NOW ENROLLING 
May 5 - Aug. 6
Sept. 1 - Dec. 10

Day Class
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Jan. 13 - Mar. 31 - NOW ENROLLING
May 11 - July 28

Sept. 8 - Nov. 24

500 Hr. Therapist Program

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Welcome to the California Holistic Institute. We provide training in therapeutic massage and a variety of adjunct therapies.

California Holistic Institute ("CHI") is located in the beautiful Central Coast city of  San Luis Obispo. CHI's school of Therapeutic Massage is a holistic center where training, growth and new careers begin. We are dedicated with providing the highest quality of education to individuals in the diverse area of bodywork. Our instructional methods are professional, holistic and practical to your future practice.

Our professional staff and instructors are very passionate about sharing their knowledge with others. Our student body is inclusive to people of all race, gender and beliefs. We invite you to visit our school and learn more about the exciting and growing field of massage therapy.


As a graduate of our 200 - hour Massage Practitioner program, you are eligible to obtain a business license and work in the Cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. You may also obtain a county business license allowing you to work in the many non-incorporated towns such as Nipomo, Oceano, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, Los Osos, Cayucos, Cambria, Templeton, etc.  The cities in our county that currently require the 500 - hour state certification are Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach.

Anyone wishing to become state certified as a "Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)" will need to receive 500 - hours of education from a state approved school, and complete the requirements set out by California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). CHI's School Approval Code is SCH0012.  Please see our 500 Hour page for more information on the state requirements.

At California Holistic Institute you begin your training with our 200 – hour Practitioner Program (see schedule on the right of this page). Upon completion of the 200 hours of this program, students may choose to continue their training by adding an additional 300 hours of education from a variety of massage and bodywork classes (see schedule on the 500 hour program page). 


Our office is open Monday & Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm and on weekends by appointment only. We ask that you schedule an appointment before visiting so that we may better assist you. Phone calls are checked frequently and your message is important to us. Please leave your name and number so that we can return your call as soon as possible.

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Letter from the Director of CHI...

We at the California Holistic Institute are very excited to provide a valuable service to our students, community and ultimately the global community. These are exciting times to be a part of the wonderful and growing field of holistic health. We are truly blessed to be able to have the opportunity to "touch" so many lives in this career.

I am personally grateful for having the ability and knowledge to have taught and learned from so many students in over 20 years of teaching. Many have taken their knowledge and skills and shared with family, friends and the community. I have a passion for sharing that goes beyond massage and bodywork. I believe that we all can "touch" the lives of others with our special talents.

Whatever your passion may be, I hope that you may have the opportunity to share it with many and with great enthusiasm. I am determined to keep the student in me alive, open-minded, learning and forever expanding.

I invite you to visit our school and join us for classes.

Forever Healthy, Happy and Alive,

Marian Martinho