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Ayurvedic Bodywork Training Vishesh

For bodyworkers (see note below).

Vishesh is a vigorous Ayurvedic oil treatment utilizing the principles of pranic flow and marma-point enhancement in this very special model of bodywork that helps to break up deep adhesions. Under the guidance of Hilary Garivaltis, founder and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, you learn Ayurvedic theory as applied to bodywork, including the five elements and three doshas. In this program, you learn

  • Vishesh, a rhythmic deep massage with oil that is great for stiff tissue and stagnation
  • Ceremony and mantra, or sacred sound, to establish a calm and healing environment
  • The essential Ayurvedic theory behind these unique treatments.

Note Oils are used in hands-on practice, so casual clothing is recommended. Old bathing suits or undergarments may be useful. This course is designed for bodyworkers and is eligible for 11 CE credits from NAMA; others should direct inquiries to Hilary at hgarivaltis@hotmail.com.

Read "The Magic of Ayurvedic Bodywork."

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Massage and Body Work


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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Cat Pacini, a graduate of the Kripalu Schools of Ayurveda and Massage, teaches Kripalu R&R workshops, provides Ayurvedic consultations, and offers bodywork at Kripalu.

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