Traditional Ayurvedic Bodywork: (Abhyanga & Marma Treatments) : NCTBMB - 16 Hours
In this class, you will: • Complete your own personal constitutional (dosha) analysis while learning the value of this form of evaluation for use in your practice • Recognize the relationship between the elements and doshas & decipher the theories behind Indian body-mind medicine • Learn the protocol and techniques used in a traditional Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga) sequence • Understand the importance of client-specific Ayurvedic oils and essential oils used in Ayurvedic Treatments • Discover new, easy ways to self-nurture and heal through Ayurveda
Traditional Ayurvedic Head and Face Massage - Shiroabhyanga
8 Hour NCBTMB Approved Course
This class includes training and protocol for giving a full one-hour traditional head, neck and face massage using ancient Ayurvedic techniques, herbs and oils. Class will focus in-depth with 9 specific Marma (energetic) points and specific massage techniques that help headaches, insomnia, sinus issues, chronic pain and anxiety. Students will leave with tools to easily integrate these techniques into their massage practice. Offered as part II in the “Approachable Ayurveda” series, or can be taken on its own.
Ayurvedic Herbal Treatments: Poultices and Body Masks (Pinda Sweda, Udvartanam, Lapyam)
16 Hour NCBTMB Approved Course
This class features an in-depth look at several herbs used in traditional Ayurvedic bodywork treatments, and their use for client-based and self-care techniques using specific oils. Participants will create herbal poultices and learn the protocol and creation of pinda sweda (warm herbal poultice) therapy. In addition, the class introduces participants to the creation of a traditional herbal powder (udvartanam) in addition to an herbal mask. Each of these treatments can easily be incorporated into any massage therapy practice. Full protocol for a traditional back treatment is included.
Ayurvedic Marma Chikitsa - Marma Massage
16 Hour NCBTMB Approved Course
Marma therapy is a powerful and profound treatment in Ayurveda, focusing on the 107 specific points in the body, each of which has a specific property for healing. In this class, you will learn to identify and work with several of these points, and will be given tools to help relieve muscle tension and rejuvenate and nourish all of the systems through the use of therapeutic bodywork using traditional ayurvedic oils and essential oils.
Traditional Ayurvedic Postnatal Massage - The magic of warm oil for healing after birth -
This class focuses on the tradition of daily warm oil massage after birth. Participants will learn specific needs of new mothers from an ayurvedic viewpoint, in addition to learning the qualities of traditional oils. Students will learn and practice the protocol for traditional ayurvedic postnatal massage therapy treatment for balance and wellbeing.
Approachable Ayurveda - Entry Level
Ayurveda for Women -
Ayurveda for Women's Health Professionals - 3 Hours
Ethics for Massage Therapists
Hot/Cold Stone Massage - Thermotherapy with Hot & Cold Stones, Gemstones, and Essential Oils - 16 Hrs. NCBTMB Approved
Self Care Techniques using stones and essential oils - 3 hrs.
Ayurveda for the Change of Season
- Seasonal ideas to help cleanse the body, mind and spirit through traditional Ayurvedic methods.