Ayurvedic Bodywork Training: Marma Balancing, Swedna, and Udvartana
Hilary Garivaltis, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the New England Institute of Ayurvedic…
Full Bio & Programs
Learn the theory and practical skills of Ayurvedic body treatments used in rejuvenation therapy. These ancient techniques have been used for cleansing and healing body, mind, and spirit for thousands of years.
In this workshop, receive training in three modalities
- Marma balancing: a full-body treatment focused on vital energy points and pathways to create a balancing and rejuvenating effect
- Swedna: steam therapy
- Udvartina: herbal paste massage.
Under the guidance of Hilary Garivaltis, Dean of Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda, you learn the hands-on techniques of Ayurvedic bodywork and have ample time to practice and be observed. Ceremony and the use of mantra or sacred sound is incorporated to establish a calm and healing environment.
This program is ideal for trained bodyworkers looking to add Ayurvedic treatments to their services. Beginners with a personal interest in these techniques are also welcome and should contact Hilary at email@example.com before registering.
Note Oils will be used throughout the training, so casual clothing is recommended. Old bathing suits or undergarments may be useful during practice sessions.
- 27.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- 27.5 credits for Massage and Body Workers (NCBTMB), $20 additional charge
- 27.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More