Ayurvedic Bodyworker (AyB) Training 

Open up your practice to new possibilities!

Help your clients find balance and peace at a deeper level.

Join us this spring for a full immersion into Ayurvedic Bodywork.


The blended format of this course offers an opportunity for in-depth study of the deep knowledge of treatments within the framework of panchkarma, along with the practical application of each protocol during a five day intensive retreat in a beautiful natural setting in Southeast Ohio.

Who should take this?

This training is open anyone with the "license to touch" according to your state's regulations, such as licensed massage therapists, physical therapists, nurses, etc. 

There are no other prerequisites to this course. 


What will I learn?

You'll learn the pilosophies and theory behind Ayurvedic rejuvenation techniques, along with hands-on practice and protocols. 

  • Understand and learn the contraindications, preparations, and treatment protocols to the following ayurvedic bodywork applications:

    • Garshana​

    • Abhyanga

    • Pinda Svedana / Potala

    • Udvartanam

    • Kati Basti

    • Marma Chikitsa

    • Shiorabhyanga

  • Understand the elemental and constitutional theories for self care and client-based application

  • Acquaint yourself with herbal applications commonly used in ayurvedic bodywork

  • Discover the process of client intake and documentation through the Ayurvedic lens

  • Find a deeper practice of mindfulness and the connection with the natural world through Ayurveda

March 14 - June 13, 2021


The training begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 and ends June 13, 2021.

Classes will be held every-other Sunday on Zoom from 3pm-6pm EST.

The hands-on retreat portion will be held in Southeast Ohio May 10-14, 2021


Class sizes are intentionally kept small. In case of increased enrollment,

there may be two dates offered for the retreat. 

Is the Hands-On Intensive Included in the Price of the Course?

Yes! In fact, the hands-on intensive retreat is an integral part of your 100 hour training. The only things that are not included is the cost of overnight lodging and food during your time at the intensive. There are several wonderful options in the surrounding area, and you will be given a list of suggestions after enrolling. 


We will be meeting in a cottage/training area in a beautiful setting in Ohio where you will have an opportunity to integrate the knowledge of the natural world with elemental energetics of Ayurveda.

Are NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours Included?


This course has been approved for 43 hours of coursework from NCBTMB. 40 hours will be granted for your time of hands-on work during the retreat/intensive, plus an additional 3 hours of ethics credit for the online webinar during week 3.

Please note: The Ayurvedic Bodyworker training includes self-paced study, assignments, videos, webinars and hands-on assignments totaling over 100 hours. Due to the nature of the training, not all of these hours have been approved by NCBTMB, although the entire week of the retreat/intensive is included in approved hours. 

Are there any assignments?

Yes, there are reading assignments, homework and case studies that will help integrate your learning experience. Expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of class for self-paced study.  

Who is teaching this course?

The instructor for this class is Jeannie Faulkner, LMT, AyT, M.Ed.  Jeannie has been studying and teaching Ayurveda for 15+ years and has been using the tools you'll be learning to help her clients find balance through Ayurveda. She believes we can help ourselves holistically by integrating body, mind and spirit and through a deeper connection with the natural world. Jeannie has has over 13 years experience of teaching and developing Massage Therapy classes at the college level. 

What can I do after I complete this training?

This training will give you the depth of knowledge and understanding needed to offer Ayurvedic bodywork to your clients within the framework of your scope of practice and after fully assessing their needs and understanding the indications and contraindications for these treatments.  

This could be a game-changer for your practice as together, we integrate the knowledge of the natural world and the environment with physical, emotional and spiritual balance through Ayurveda.  

What are the COVID-19 Precautions?

For the safety of all students and instructors, the hands-on intensive will be kept very small (6-8 students). In addition, we will be following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting during the hands-on portion of the class. All students' temperatures will be checked before entering the classroom, and students must sign an agreement form outlining further health requirements.


Students will not be allowed in class if they are not feeling well. If a student is unable to attend the in-person class because of health issues, they will be given a voucher to enroll in the next class (equal value) free of charge. 

Please note: **Masks are required at all times in the classroom during the intensive training.**

However, we will be taking several breaks throughout the day.

What is the cost of the training?

The cost of the entire training is $1800, which includes all of the nine online class meetings and access to recordings, professional printable materials and handouts, supplies and oils during the hands-on portion, plus the training during the intensive retreat May 10-14, 2021

(Sorry, it does not include lodging or food during the retreat)

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