Ayurveda Massage Therapy Course

March 4th – 26th, 2023

This certified intensive residential course is designed to teach participants the principles and applications of traditional Ayurvedic massage styles and therapies that have been practiced for thousands of years. It provides participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience they need to practice Ayurveda massage and therapies, helping people advance their physical, mental, and emotional health while treating various health conditions.

Who Can Join This Course
Anyone aged 18 – 65 who would love to heal others with their magical touch.
Massage therapists, yoga teachers, energy healers, health professionals and everyone is invited.

What You Will Learn in This Course

  • Ayurveda Theory
  • Practical Training Across Various Ayurvedic Massages and Therapies
  • Practical Ayurvedic Herbal Oil Preparation

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Course Teachers

  • Dr. Vishnu PR (BAMS, MD Panchakarma): Executive Director, Sivananda Institute of Health
  • Dr. Gokul (BAMS, MD Basic Principles): Professor, Trivandrum Ayurvedic College
  • Expert Senior Therapists: Ajitha Kumari & Anilkumar
  • Support Therapists: Sindhu & Rani

This practical-oriented course is divided into 2 parts: theory and practical training.

Theory topics will be covered during the first week and will cover:

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The Eight Branches of Ayurveda (Ayurveda Ashtanga)
  • Theory of the Five Great Elements (Pancha Mahabhuta)
  • Theory of the Three Humors (Tridosha)
  • The Concept of Metabolic Fire (Agni)
  • Ayurveda Pharmacology (Dravya Guna)
  • Introduction to Ayurveda Healing & Therapy
  • The Concepts of Oelation (Snehana) and Heating (Swedana) in Ayurvedic Therapy
  • Overview of Course Therapies: including description and benefits of each, variants and methods of application, and conta/indications of application

Practical Training
Daily 2 or 3 sessions (3-5 hours) of practical training where participants get to learn massage and therapy applications from doctors and senior therapists before practicing learned techniques on each other as well as others.

  • Abhyanga (Head & Body Oil Massage)
  • PodiKizhi (Hot Bundles Massage)
  • ManalKizhi (Hot Sand Massage)
  • Nasya (Nasal Passage Cleansing Therapy)
  • Shirodhara (Pouring of Oil Streams on Forehead Therapy)

Course Dates

March 4th – 26th, 2023

Course Fees

Indian Pricing
Dorm: 40000 INR
Vishnu: 53860 INR
Kailash: 59740 INR
Vaikuntam: 66460 INR

Foreigner Pricing
Dorm: 125,000 INR (1500 USD)
Vishnu: 1575 USD
Kailash: 1625 USD
Vaikuntam: 1750 USD

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0520 Wake up
0600 – 0730 Morning Satsang
0730 – 0800 Morning Tea
0800 – 1000 Morning Yoga Class
1000 – 1100 Vegetarian Brunch
1100 – 1230 Theory Lecture
1230 – 1400 Rest / Personal Time
1400 – 1600 Practical Workshop & Training
1600 – 1800 Practical Training
1800 – 1900 Dinner
1900 – 2000 Rest / Personal Time
2000 – 2130 Evening Satsang
2230pm Lights out

Weeks 2 & 3: Morning theory lecture (1100 – 1230) is replaced with a third practical training session.

The Ashram offers five simple and functional types of accommodation. There are no single rooms.

  • Vaikuntam Rooms: Shared AC twin rooms with private bathroom (hot water), kettle and fridge
  • Kailash Rooms: Shared non-AC twin rooms with private bathroom (hot water)
  • Vishnu Rooms: Shared non-AC twin rooms with common bathrooms (cold water only)
  • Dormitory: separate for men and women. Dormitories contain up to 32 beds with two-bedded cubicles. Limited solar heated water is available.
  • Tent space: you are required to bring your own tent and mattress. Shared tent area bathrooms are with cold water only.

Please note: Couples are not permitted to share twin rooms.

For all accommodation two bed sheets, pillow, pillow case, and mosquito net are provided.

  • Two sets of uniform and a text book are provided as a part of the course material and are included in the course fee.
  • Things to bring – comfortable clothes, sandals, toiletries, personal items, meditation shawl for cool evenings, yoga asana mat, meditation cushion, notebooks, pens, towels, water bottle and torch. You can also purchase these items at the ashram boutique.
  • Guests should be familiar with the Ashram Rules & Guidelines before their arrival.
  • Simple Indian vegetarian meals are provided at 10am and 6pm.
  • Refund policy:In view of possible difficulties with visas and flights, we recommend that you register only after visas and flights are certain.
    • For cancelling the registration before the start of the course, the original payment will be refunded less:
      • Rs 5,000 for Indians (dorm registration); 5% for Indians (room registrations) ie. INR payments.
      • USD 150 up until 3 months from the booking date for USD payments (all accommodations).
      • An additional USD 50 will be charged (USD refunds) where cancellation is after 3 months from the booking date (all accommodations).
    • Once the course starts, if the student decides to leave within five days, the original payment will be refunded less:
      • Rs 4,500 for Indians (dorm registrations); 10% for Indians (room registrations); ie. INR payments.
      • USD 450 for USD payments (all accommodations)
    • After five days of the course, no refund will be issued.
    • Students leaving the course before completion are required to return all teaching materials and uniforms.Full refund will only be granted where SYVC has had to cancel the programme.PLEASE ENSURE THAT TRAVEL AND ANY NECESSARY VISA ARE POSSIBLE BEFORE REGISTERING.Revised 1-12-2021

In view of possible difficulties with visas and flights, we recommend that you register only after visas and flights are certain.

  • For cancelling the registration before the start of the course, the original payment will be refunded less:
    • 6.5% for Indians ie. INR payments.
    • USD 100 up until 3 months from the booking date for USD payments (all accommodations).
    • An additional USD 50 will be charged (USD refunds) where cancellation is after 3 months from the booking date (all accommodations).
  • Once the course starts, if the student decides to leave within three days, the original payment will be refunded less:
    • 18% for Indians ie. INR payments.
    • 25% for USD payments (all accommodations)
  • After three days of the course, no refund will be issued.
  • Students leaving the course before completion are required to return all teaching materials and uniforms.

Full refund will only be granted where SYVC has had to cancel the programme.

Revised 1-12-2021