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Ayurvedic Bodywork Training Abhyanga and Ayurvedic Joint Treatments

For bodyworkers (see note below).

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

  • Abhyanga—a full-body herbalized oil massage
  • Specialized treatments utilizing an oil bath on sore and aching joints and back
  • A wonderful self-massage technique.

Additional time is spent on the fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory, the origins of massage, and ethics through the lenses 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 program meets the minimum two-hour ethics training requirement for massage therapists. The course is designed for bodyworkers; others should direct inquiries to Hilary at hgarivaltis@gmail.com. This program offers 23.5 hours of continuing education credits for NAMA professional members.

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Hilary Garivaltis, executive director of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, is Founder and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, and the principal founder of Ayurvedic Health Education Services, LLC.

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