Beginners Ayurveda Training Course

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDIC THERAPIES - 80HR INTENSIVE COURSE

 

 

 

GOALS: This is a practical course (with some relevant theory), that aims at certifying individuals in the main traditional Ayurveda body therapies. This is an 80hr certified training course.

 

HOW IS IT FOR? All that are interested in learning the main Indian body techniques that make up the Ayurvedic therapeutic practice.

 

WHERE? Quinta do Anjo Ashram, Tomar, Portugal. Residential teaching from the 1st to the 9th of August.

 

PRICE: 1060€. The price includes accommodation (single sex dorm), all meals (lacto-vegetarian), theoretical and practical training and diploma.
Double rooms (non en-suite) are available for an extra 180€ p.p.

 




PROGRAM

 

Introduction to Ayurveda
Unique Ayurvedic characteristics
History of Ayurveda
Siddhantha - Ayurveda fundamentals
Pancha Mahabhutas - The 5 Elements theory
The Gunas. The TriDoshic system - Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Sapta Dhatus - Body tissues; Agni, Malas and Ama
Ayurveda - An integrated system
Samprati - The disease process and the six stages of disease
Purusharta - The four principles of life.

 

 

Introduction to Ayurveda body therapies (chikitsa)
Objectives and types of Ayurvedic therapies
Diagnosis and therapeutic plan elaboration
The utilization of oils, herbs and plants. Material and equipment.
The therapist.


ABHYANGA - It is the oldest and more traditional therapeutic massage, of Ayurvedic nature. Giving rise to most manual body techniques, it is performed with long and rhythmic strokes that slide all over the body. Its objective is to nourish the skin, detox the organism, relax the muscles and joints and to calm the nervous system. Its main characteristic is the use of warm medicated oil, specific to each individual pathology/imbalance. It is the most commonly used massage for disease prevention and for the maintenance of good health. It is suitable for the balance of any dosha.
Definition of Abhyanga
Indications and counter-indications
Material and its preparation
Segmental technique and practice

 


SHIROABHYANGA / CHAMPI - Traditional Indian head massage, applied to the head, neck and shoulders. The patient is seated on a chair or massage table where specific muscular manipulation techniques are used, along with specific point pressure. Oils and other products can be used in accord with specific needs and types of hair. It is extremely effective in cases of insomnia, migraines, anxiety, depression and stress. It helps alleviate cervical pain and shoulder pain caused by bad posture and accumulated tension. It is also used to treat aesthetic problems such as dandruff, greasy hair or dry and damaged hair.
Definition
Indications and counter-indications
Material and its preparation
Segmental techniques and practice

 


UDVARTANA - Dry massage, or with the use of powders and/or pastes, tailored to the individual condition. It is a reductant massage associated with the elimination of toxins and stimulation of the lymphatic system. Very efficient in cases of cellulitis, obesity, oily skin and lymphatic and circulatory problems. It also treats some dermatological problems, allergies, psoriasis amongst others.
Definition
Indications and counter-indications
Material and its preparation

 


VASTIS - one of the best Ayurvedic treatments for localized pain such as sciatic, hernia, joint rigidity, recuperation of traumatic lesions, etc. It consists on the application and retention of warm medicated oil within a hand-made mold, made of flour and water. Depending on the area where it is to be be applied, it is known as Gree Vasti (cervical area); Janu Vasti (nee), Kadee Vasti (lumbar and sacral area) and Uro Vasti (chest).
Definition
Indications and counter-indications
Material and preparation
Segmental techniques and practice

 


ELAKHIZI - this treatment consists in the application of a warm ball that may contain powders or medicated herbs. Indicated for joint pain, muscular spasms, arthritis, stress, increasing vitality and immune system.
Definition
Indications and counter-indications
Material and preparation
Segmental techniques and practice

 


SHIRODHARA - Ayurvedic treatment that consists in the gentle continuous application of an oil on the forehead. Excellent for Vata dosha problems, insomnia, anxiety and stress. Very relaxing for the mind. It is one of the best known Ayurvedic treatments in the West.
Definition
Indications and counter-indications
Material and its preparation
Technique and practice

 


CHAVUTTI THIRUMMAL – Therapy/massage done with the feet/rope and traditional in the Kerala area of India.
Definition
Indications and counter-indications
Material and its preparation
Technique and practice

 

 

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