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February 8–13, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Ayurvedic Bodywork Training: Garshana, Abhyanga, and Netra Basti

Hilary Garivaltis
Hilary Garivaltis

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…
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For bodyworkers (see note below).

Come be nurtured and guided by skilled practitioners as you learn ancient Ayurvedic treatments to cleanse, heal, and harmonize body, mind, and spirit. Learn the techniques of Ayurvedic bodywork used in rejuvenation therapy, including

  • Garshana, silk-glove lymphatic massage
  • Abhyanga, full-body herbalized oil massage
  • The eye treatment known as netra basti
  • A wonderful, healing self-massage technique.

We also spend time on Ayurvedic fundamentals, covering the five elements, three doshas, and the energy points on the body called marmas and how they can be used in the healing process. Ceremony and the use of mantra, or sacred sound, establish a calm and healing environment.

Note Oils are used throughout the training, so casual clothing is recommended. Old bathing suits or undergarments may be useful for practice sessions. This course is designed for bodyworkers; others should direct inquiries to Hilary at

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 27.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 27.5 credits for Massage & Body Workers (NCBTMB), $30 additional charge
  • 27.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge