Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Specialist Program

7 Day Immersion Includes 16 Modalities or Choose a Weekend Program Below

    Retreat format includes 16 Ayurvedic Massage and Bodywork Modalities and Optional Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Classes


 Students will work in diads, giving and receiving therapies, to learn 16 Ayurvedic Massage and Bodywork modalities, and the supporting Ayurvedic foundations, principles and theories that inform them, to provide safe, effective therapeutic and optimal outcomes, as well as their role in Ayurvedic holistic healing  and Panchakarma programs.  


Modalities include:


Garshana, Abhyanga, Vishesh, Shirodhara, Udhvartana, Nadi Swedana, Pinda Swedana-3 types, Kati Basti, 

Uro/Hridaya Basti, Janu Basti, Full Body Steam, Nasya/Sans, Pranayama, Plus optional Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Classes


See individual descriptions below.


Chaya's background and experience in holistic health education and program facilitation, provide depth and expansiveness to her lesson plans, teaching style,  and her well thought out course syllabus, organized for a balanced, cohesive and transformative and immersive experience.


April 27-May 3, 2020

63 hours of live in person training
60 hours of massage and bodywork training
3 hours of Ayurvedic yoga therapy (optional)

CEUs for NCBTMB, LMT, NAMA-PACE


Program schedule:

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 7:30am-8:30am: days 1, 2, 5 & 7


Days 1 & 2: 9:00am-6:30pm (includes lunch and tea breaks)

Day 3: 9:00am-9:00pm (includes lunch, dinner and tea breaks)

Days 4 , 6 & 7: 9:00am-6:00pm (includes lunch and tea breaks)

Day 5: 9:00am-8:00pm (includes lunch, dinner and tea breaks)


Reviews:

"This was a great opportunity to do Ayurvedic anything for me! Chaya's teaching sytle is very open and easy to learn. The instruction of the massage and the step by step protocol, felt comfortable doing it in exact order, but able enough to create any of my own flow if needed. A great intro to the 3 types, V, P, K :) The class as a whole was extremely enjoyable."

Justin Feusseur, LMT, Gaiensville, FL


"I really enjoyed the format, information and environment. The most valuable were the hands on and the variety of flows presented. I learned that Ayurveda has withstood the test of time. It is a whole system mind/body/spirit which I really felt aligned with this weekend. I most enjoyed the experience of marma, and working with others, I like the unity."

Julia Pozios, Ayurvedic Practitioner, LMT, Hollywood, FL


Tuition: includes garshana gloves, handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion: $1,495

Early Bird: thru March 25th, 2020: $1,385

Extra Early Bird: thru February 25th: $1,235


Register with venmo: Sharon Heller@chayaveda, cash app: Sharon$chayaveda or contact us for credit card payment


Class size limited to 8 students 


Held at  ChayaVeda's Retreat House 

A limited amount of discounted accommodations at our retreat house are available. 

You are welcome to utilize our retreat house kitchen.

Contact Us to reserve.

Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Specialist Programs

Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Specialist Programs

Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Courses

Ayurvedic Massage Training; Vishesh and Shirodhara

  

2 Days, February 22-23, 2020

9:00am-4:00pm each day

​12 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA 

  

Students will learn the protocol and delivery of the most widely practiced Ayurvedic modalities; Vishesh and Shirodhara Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork treatments and the accompanying Ayurvedic foundations, ethics and theory to understand its purpose, and appropriate adaptations for each Ayurvedic constitution and condition, for optimal practice, benefit, safety, and self care.
 

Vishesh is a vigorous, stimulating massage that activates circulation, breaks up toxic adhesions, stimulates lymphatic flow and guides impurities out of the body. Warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to one’s Ayurvedic constitution and condition, are used.
 

Shirodhara balances the brain and the nervous system with warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil poured in a gentle stream onto the forehead that nourishes the brain and soothes and calms the nervous system by synchronizing brain waves, stilling the mind, enhancing blood circulation to the brain, nourishing the hair and scalp and aiding in the release of stress and tension, it is energizing yet relaxing.  
 

Both treatments conclude with a hot towel compress.
 

This program provides 12 contact hours of hands on training in Visheshand Shirodhara Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork treatments , where students will work in dyads, giving and receiving therapies, as well as learning the Ayurvedic foundations, principles and theory that inform these modalities, and support effective and optimal therapeutic practice.


Bring:  Massage Table, 2 sets of sheets, 1 bath towel, 4 hand towels, 4 wash cloths

and shirodhara stand and pot if available

Oils provided  ·  Please notify us of any allergies
 

Tuition: Includes handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion - $275

Early Registration thru January 22, 2020- $255

To register see below.  
 

Program location: ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house contact us.  

Ayurvedic Massage; Vishes & Shirodhara

Ayurvedic Massage; Vishes & Shirodhara

Ayurvedic Massage Training; Garshana and Abhyanga

 2 Days,  March 28-29, 2020

9:00am-4:00pm each day
​12 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA 


In this training you will learn one and two practitioner formats · participants will work with each other, giving and receiving massage.  

Garshana Massage is a silk glove massage that exfoliates the skin and stimulates lymphatic flow and drainage and is an optimal preparation for Abhyanga Massage.

Abhyanga Massage is a rhythmic body massage with warm Ayurvedic oils that helps arterial and lymphatic circulation and drainage and is the signature Ayurvedic massage modality.  Warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to one’s Ayurvedic constitution and condition, are used.  


Bring:  Massage Table, 2 sets of sheets, 2 bath towels, and 4 hand towels

Massage oil provided 


 

This program provides 12 contact hours of hands on training in Garshana and Abhyanga Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork treatments , where students will work in dyads, giving and receiving therapies, as well as learning the Ayurvedic foundations, principles and theory that inform these modalities, and support effective and optimal therapeutic practice.


 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB Approved Provider #50-119283, NAMA-PACE for Ayurvedic Professionals, (approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA). 


Reviews:

"This course was really great. I learnd so much about the Dosha, great fluidity and loved the oil work and lymphatic drainage experience. I learned this is very sacred work I loved the style of work and the faster motions, the warm oil feels amazing."

Kelly Stoops, LMT, Palm Beach Gardens, FL


"This workshop was wonderful. I learned a lot about the Doshas, oils and lymphatic drainage. The lecture and actual practice were most valuable. I learned about the different types of Doshas, the root cause of disease and about our mind-body connection. I learned about the oils for the different Doshas and that I'm Vata with a little bit of kapha. I will definitely use the strokes in my normal massage practice and I hope to incorporate the dry gloves and oils too. I really liked the dry brushing gloves because it was so invigorating. I liked the hot oil too just because it felt so nice."

Wendy Fish, Massage Therapist, Ocala, FL


This workshop was quite rewarding, I valued the actual massage technique. It was a refresher for me with theory, but the practice was incredible! 

Helen Hennessy, Massage therapist, Tallahassee, FL


 Tuition: Includes 1 pair of Garshana Gloves to use and keep, handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion-$275

  Early Registration thru February 28, 2020 - $255  

 To register see below.  


Program Location: ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house contact us.  

Ayurvedic Massage; Garhsana Silk Glove  & Abhyanga

Ayurvedic Massage; Garhsana Silk Glove  & Abhyanga 

Ayurvedic Massage Training; Marma Chikitsa

2 Days,  May 23-24, 2020 

9:00am-4:00pm each day

​12 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA


Learn how to perform Marma Therapeutic Massage and the Ayurvedic Foundations necessary for optimal practice, benefit, safety, and self care.


Marma points (Marmani) are vital energy points on the body that are important junctures to the energy pathways for healing. The origin of acupuncture or shiatsu of Traditional Chinese Medicine, they are often compared, but though similar, the system and knowledge of Marma Chikitsa is the antecedent, that has been used as an assessment tool, as well as a therapeutic modality for healing body, mind and consciousness for thousands of years. Marmani are classified according to their location on the body, the tissue of which they are composed, and the effects felt if injured.


Ayurvedic massage therapy is based upon the knowledge of these sensitive, vital anatomical points, where structures pulsate and pain can exist. They are reflex anatomical sites, where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet and connect by subtle channels similar to meridians that carry energy and impulses that vitalize us.


This program provides 12 contact hours of hands on training in Marma Therapeutic Ayurvedic Massage where participants will work with each other, giving and receiving therapies, and learn the Ayurvedic theory that supports safe, therapeutic and optimal practice and self care.


Bring:  Massage Table, 1 set of sheets and 2 hand towels

This treatment is performed fully clothed with minimal product

Essential oils provided  ·  Please notify us of any allergies


12 contact hours of hands on training in Marma Therapeutic Ayurvedic Massage including applied Ayurvedic theory that supports safe, therapeutic and optimal practice and self care.


CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB Approved Provider #50-119283, NAMA-PACE for Ayurvedic Professionals, (approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA).

 

Reviews:


"This course was wonderful! Most valuable to me was learning and experiencing the points, about the oils and remaining clothed." The demos and practice were great. Chaya was prepared, on time, friendly, and informed.

Aminta Gleim, LMT, Health Educator


"Great Introduction to working with Marmani. I liked the lecture of the background of how Ayurveda works, the experience of the marma points in the body were useful for understanding how they function. I also learned that Ayurveda is a lifestyle and that the more we undetand it and apply it, the more harmonious we are with ourselves and the universe.  Chaya is very knowledgeable and experoenced with an emotional depth and passion for her practice."

Amanda Bolk, LMT, RYT, Jupiter, FL


"This workshop was amazing! I loved the information that was discussed and put together beyond being able to experience the knowledge. Yoga + Massage + the Marma/Ayurveda will open a new opportunity for my professional life that I have not expected. Integrating what I have learned today will be easy and exciting. It was well put together."

Vayla, LMT, Yoga Nidra & Life Coach Astrologer, Tallahassee, FL


Tuition: Includes handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion - $275

  Early Registration thru April 23, 2020 - $255  

To register see below. 


Program location:  ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house  contact us.  

Ayurvedic Assessment and Body Treatment; Marma Chikitsa

Ayurvedic Assessment and Body Treatment; Marma Chikitsa

Ayurvedic Massage Training; Udhvartana and Nadi Swedana

 2 Days,  2 Days,  June 13-14, 2020

9:00am-4:00pm each day

 ​12 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA 


Students will learn the protocol and delivery of the most widely practiced Ayurvedic modalities; Udhvartana and Nadi Swedana Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork treatments and the accompanying Ayurvedic foundations, ethics and theory to understand its purpose, and appropriate adaptations for each Ayurvedic constitution and condition, for optimal practice, benefit, safety, and self care.


Udhvartana is a stimulating massage and body scrub with Ayurvedic powder and warm oil that is known for its lymphatic drainage and ability to detox and rejuvenate. It is often used therapeutically for Ayurvedic weight loss protocols when there is an excess of kapha dosha or heaviness in the body. 


Nadi Swedana is a steam treatment, using a traditional steam box with a hose attached to an external steam source used to stimulate sweating and often utilizing essencial oils or Ayurvedic herbs according to the person’s Ayurvedic constitution and condition.

 

Bring:  Massage Table, 2 sets of sheets, 2 bath towels, 4 hand towels and 4 wash cloths

Oils provided  ·  Please notify us of any allergies


This program provides 12 contact hours of hands on training in Udhvartana and Nadi Swedana Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork treatments , where students will work in dyads, giving and receiving therapies, as well as learning the Ayurvedic foundations, principles and theory that inform these modalities, and support effective and optimal therapeutic practice.


Tuition: Includes handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion - $275

 Early Registration thru May 13, 2020 - $255 

To register see below. 


Program location:  ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house  contact us.  

Ayurvedic Massage; Udhvartana and Nadi Swedana

Ayurvedic Massage; Udhvartana and Nadi Swedana 

Ayurvedic Massage; Pinda, Bolas

Ayurvedic Massage Training; Pinda Swedana, Therapeutic Bolas Applications

August 8, 2020

9:00am-4:00pm 

6 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA 


In this Ayurvedic Massage Training students will work with each other giving and receiving massage and learn how to perform the Ayurvedic modalities, Pinda Swedana, and the accompanying Ayurvedic foundations and theory to understand its purpose, and appropriate adaptations and contraindications for each Ayurvedic constitution and condition, for optimal practice, benefit and safety. 


Pinda literally translates as bolus and Swedana means sweating or heat application. 


Pinda Swedana massages are heat applications, utilizing a bolus to transfer heat and the benefits of various herb powders, leaves, spices and carriers such as milk or oil to the body, with a variety of indications including purification, weight loss, lymphatic drainage, circulation, musculoskeletal problems, and deep detoxification as well as nourishment, rejuvenation, and exfoliating and healing the skin. 


It is a stimulating massage and body treatment with warm poultices that may be used either dry or moist depending upon the desired effects. 


Students will make and apply 3 types of Pinda Swedana, therapeutic bolas applications, and learn foundations of Ayurveda for assessment, indications, adaptations and contraindications. Information about herbal leaves and powders, oils and products is included.


 Bring:  Massage Table, 1 set of sheet, 1 bath towels, 4 hand towels and 4 wash cloths


Massage products are provided. Please notify us of any allergies.

 

6 contact hours of hands on training in Pinda Swedana Ayurvedic Massage including applied Ayurvedic theory that supports safe, therapeutic and optimal practice and self care.


CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB Approved Provider #50-119283, NAMA-PACE for Ayurvedic Professionals, (approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA).

 

Tuition: Includes handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion - $145

 Early Registration thru July 8, 2020 - $135

To register see below. 


Program location:  ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house  contact us.  

Ayurvedic Body Treatment; Kati Basti

Ayurvedic Massage Training; Basti; Therapeutic Oil Applications for the back, knees and heart

 August 9, 2020

9:00am-4:00pm 

6 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA  


In this Ayurvedic Massage Training you will work with each other giving and receiving treatments and learn how to perform the Ayurvedic modality, Basti, and the accompanying Ayurvedic foundations and theory to understand its purpose, appropriate adaptations and contraindications for each Ayurvedic constitution and condition, for optimal practice, benefit and safety. 


Basti means containing something inside or is a container. Kati refers to the low back, Urothe chest region, Hridaya the heart and Janu the knees. 


Basti treatments are warm oil applications with a variety of indications for circulation, musculoskeletal problems, nourishment and rejuvenation of organs, muscles, joints, bones and tendons. They are relaxing and can be a purposeful add on to any massage and body treatment.


Kati Basti is deeply nourishing to the spine and relaxing to the body and mind. It is a useful treatment of back, kidney, adrenal, excretory and urinary conditions. A well made of flour is placed around the spine and then filled with warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to Ayurvedic constitution and condition. The procedure is effective for back pain, kidney and adrenal fatigue, and excretory and urinary conditions.

Uro Basti or Hridaya Basti is an oil bath on the heart and chest region to nourish and strengthen the heart. The procedure is effective for cardiac health, improves circulation and respiration, relieves deep seated stress, anger and grief and provides a sense of peace and happiness. 


Janu Basti is the same procedure done on the knees. The herbal oil used in the procedure lubricates and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the joint. The reduction of pain and stiffness helps to improve mobility, and is used in conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, that involve chronic pain of the knee joints. 


Students will make and deliver a variety of basti therapeutic oil applications for the back, knees, chest area and heart, including foundations of Ayurveda for proper assessment, adaptations and contraindications. Information about oils and products is included. 


Bring: Massage Table, 1 set of sheets, 1 bath towels, 4 hand towels and 4 wash cloths


Massage products are provided. Please notify us of any allergies. 


6 contact hours of hands on training in the Ayurvedic Massage; Basti Therapeutic Oil Applications including applied Ayurvedic theory that supports safe, therapeutic and optimal practice and self care.


CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB Approved Provider #50-119283, NAMA-PACE for Ayurvedic Professionals, (approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA). 


Tuition: Includes handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion - $145
Early Registration thru July 9, 2020- $135

To register see below. 


Program location: ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house contact us. 

Ayurvedic Body Treatment; Nasya

Therapeutic Nasya, Sans, Steam and Pranayama

August 22, 2020

9:00am-4:00pm  

6 CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB and NAMA


Nasya means nose, SAN is Sagittal Sinus Abhyanga Nasya, and Pranayama directs the breath through the sinuses in and out and within the body, strengthening the circulatory and respiratory systems. 


Nasya/Sans Treatment is used as a sinus and allergy treatment that also balances energy and promotes clarity. It is a full head, neck, shoulder, and face massage, followed by aromatic full body steam and  Ayurvedic nose oil that clear impurities from the head and neck, open sinuses, and the lymphatic system and stimulate detoxification, circulation and energy flow. 


The procedure relieves neck pain, removes impurities from the sinuses, head and neck, strengthening the nasal passages, and balancing the nervous system and is effective for sinus congestion and allergies, promotes vitality, as it balances the nervous system.


Students will perform Ayurvedic head, neck and face massage, full body aromatic steam, therapeutic nasya treatment and specific pranayama practice, along with the accompanying Ayurvedic foundation and theory to understand its purpose, and appropriate adaptations and contraindications for each Ayurvedic constitution and condition, for optimal practice, benefit and safety. 


Bring: 1 large flat sheet, 1 regular flat sheet (preferably cotton, not flannel or rayon), 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 4 wash cloths, neti pot, and electric deep fryer with removable lid and extension cord.


Massage products are provided. Please notify us of any allergies. 


6 contact hours of hands on training in the Ayurvedic Massage; Nasya, Sans and Pranayama, including applied Ayurvedic theory that supports safe, therapeutic and optimal practice and self care.


CEU's for LMT, NCBTMB Approved Provider #50-119283, NAMA-PACE for Ayurvedic Professionals, (approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA). 


Tuition: Includes handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion - $145
Early Registration thru July 22, 2020 - $135

To register see below. 


Program location: ChayaVeda's B & B style retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house contact us. 

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Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork 12 Hour Programs

$255.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 Register by venmo: Sharon Heller@chayaveda, cash app: Sharon$chayaveda or the button above.   


Tuition for 12 hour courses: $275, Early bird thru 1 month before start date: $255

Tuition for 6 hour course: $145, Early bird thru 1 month before start date: $135-use venmo, cash app or contact us for credit card payments.

 
Please read the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  •  Refunds and withdrawals from the program are accepted through 1 month before start date, minus a $50 processing fee. 
  • Early bird discounts apply only for payment received in full by their respective due date. 
  • Registration for this class is considered agreement to these simple terms.  

Ayurveda Massage Bodywork CEU Training

Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Specialist Program

April 27-May 3, 2020

$1,235.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 Register by venmo: Sharon Heller@chayaveda, cash app:

Sharon$chayaveda or the button above.   


Tuition: includes garshana gloves, handouts, CEU's and certificate of completion: $1,495

Early Bird: thru March 25th, 2020: $1,385

Extra Early Bird: thru February 25th: $1,235


Please read the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  •  Refunds and withdrawals from the program are accepted through February 25, 2020 minus a $75 processing fee. 
  • Early bird discounts apply only for payment received in full by their respective due date. 
  • Registration for this class is considered agreement to these simple terms.  

 

 Program Location: ChayaVeda's retreat house is conveniently located in a desirable travel destination. To reserve a room at our retreat house  contact us.  

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