Ayurvedic Bodywork Training: Swedna and Udvartana
Hilary Garivaltis, founder and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has more than 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the…
Full Bio & Programs
Learn the theory and practical skills of Ayurvedic body treatments used in rejuvenation therapy. These ancient techniques have been utilized for cleansing and healing the body, mind, and spirit for thousands of years.
In this workshop, you receive training in two modalities: swedna, or steam therapy, and udvartana, or herbal paste massage. Under the guidance of Hilary Garivaltis, former Dean of the Kripalu 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $339 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
- $516 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