• March 4–9, 2018
  • Sunday–Friday: 5 nights

Ayurvedic Bodywork Training Garshana, Abhyanga, and Kati Basti

For bodyworkers (see note below).

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

  • Garshana, silk-glove lymphatic massage
  • Abhyanga, full-body herbalized oil massage 
  • Kati Basti, an herbalized oil bath for use on the lower back and other aching joints
  • A wonderful, healing self-massage technique.

Additional time is spent on the fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory, the origins of massage, and ethics training 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

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


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

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Cat Pacini teaches Kripalu R&R workshops and provides Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations and bodywork for Healing Arts.

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