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November 1–5, 2015 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Ayurvedic Bodywork Training: Garshana and Abhyanga

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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Hilary is an amazing facilitator. Her approach and understanding allowed me to completely absorb and digest what I have previously found to be very complicated concepts.

—program participant

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
  • A wonderful, healing self-massage technique.

Additional time is also spent on the fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory, the origins of massage, and ethics training through the lens of yoga and Ayurveda. You also receive an introduction to the use of mantra, or sacred sound, in establishing 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

This program is eligible for 20 NAMA CE credits.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 25.5 credits for Massage & Body Workers (NCBTMB), $30 additional charge