Master Kusum Modak’s method taught by Ananta Sylvain Girard
For over 20 years, the ARYM Institute has been devoted to teaching and spreading the method of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) worldwide. The AYM method was created by Master Kusum Modak of Pune, India. It masterfully combines traditional Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage with Yoga stretches and alignment derived from Iyengar Yoga. The comprehensive approach of AYM offers a complete therapy for the whole body and mind, bringing instant benefits on physical, psychological, and energetic levels.
Senior assistant to Kusum-ji, Ananta Sylvain Girard is the founder and main instructor of the ARYM Institute.
The ARYM Institute is committed to teaching students the highest standard of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. The training is a valuable resource for physiotherapists, Yoga and Pilates schools, and premiere hotels and spa resorts worldwide.
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"I felt the massage to be beneficial to my body, specifically for a shoulder issue that had been bothering me for a while which was miraculously relieved after the scapula work. Also, I had pain in my left leg, which has now disappeared. I enjoyed the friendly and informal atmosphere of the course as well as the knowledge and expertise of Ananta, our teacher. The combination of these two factors created an environment conducive to learning productively. I would certainly recommend this course to existing massage therapists of different styles, as it is a very effective and still relatively unknown - I am a massage therapist and I learnt a lot from the course. I would also recommend it to anyone with a general interest in bodywork"
"Excellent course which, as an already certified massage therapist, made me rethink the way I approach bodywork." I recommend this course to everyone 🙂 "
"Excellent Course! I enjoyed every session of the course. It is an awesome technique and our teacher Ananta is amazing, with the highest experience and knowledge about this work. I would hardly recommend the course to everyone, but mostly to yoga students or massage therapist that want to have more knowledge and practice about the human body and how to work in them. Thanks!"
"I can highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to learn how to touch the body well and with incredible precision. I have been transformed by this training. This method has optimized my yoga teaching and my own practice."
“Together with yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage helps me feel more flexible and relaxed. People who rarely move their bodies might feel a huge difference after just a single massage. I liked the community experience quite a lot. The combination of stretching techniques and massage makes absolute sense to me and seems to have an advantage over other massage techniques I have experienced. Everyone could benefit from these techniques. Most of the stuff is easy to learn and taught within an appropriate time frame."
"Great course! I would love to do another one. I was able to move my body better massaging and i have less pain in my back but i should admit after those two weeks working and stretching i have had a real pain in my left elbow for 2 weeks after today i am starting again with love and pleasure. Love the atmosphere and the interaction with participants."
"Thank you Ananta, it was a great course, great experience for everybody, including for couple who wants to know how to give massage to each other."
"I loved every minute! This is a fabulous treatment and training. Ananta has a wealth of experience which he shares with so much passion and compassion. The course is fun, relaxed and informal. You leave feeling great after all the bodywork and have the knowledge and confidence to start offering this treatment to others"
"Thanks to our beautiful teacher Ananta. It looks like we have learned so much! Still in wonderland India even I am back in Denmark. I just gave my second individual session, so nice. People love this work and for me it is pure joy, I just love it!”
"Great teacher and a brilliant method. Seriously the best massage I have ever had. If you think about learning a massage technique, learn this one and don't think twice. I would do it again any time."
"Amazing course, although during the course there was some concern as to if i would remember it all once. I left it all came together and from the first session, I realized it was all there once put together and the sessions ran smoothly..."
"I'm excited to utilize the skills I have learned from attending this course. Ananta has the unique ability to create a positive learning environment which encourages the development of each student based on their individual needs. I had success positive experiences working with Ananta and the other students. It was very enjoyable!"
"It was excellent because it was delivered in a warm human way while never neglecting the importance of the technical rigor. I started to feel more relaxed giving as well as receiving. Ananta has constantly corrected my working position while giving, to avoid accumulating tension in my neck. The interaction with fellow participants and the energy of Ananta was amazing. Having gone through it, I feel it is a very holistic therapy and provides a good foundation to build on and then further move on the a niche skill."
"Ananta, you have great energy that spreads easily"
"I was almost about to mark "Excellent". It was wonderful experience to attend the course but I can find some space there for improvement. You can learn new massage technique and heal your body in the same time. No any additional treatment is necessary ;-).It also arise and strengthen your sensitivity towards another human being. I enjoy the Openness of the teacher. Getting help in anytime needed. Working in the international and multicultural group of students."
"Excellent course, lots of changes during and after. Much more flexible. Little fat layers are all gone. I enjoy the caring, loving atmosphere. I recommend the course definitely to yoga teachers, massage therapist who'd like to get more into stretches, healers everyone interested in a special kind of massage where the receiving part is not only passive but participates in the whole process."
"I found this training with Ananta studying Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (ARYM) has been very supportive in my knowledge of anatomy and methodology of massage. The creative visualizations and analogies that Ananta uses helps me with my understanding and theory of bodywork in enhancing the clients breathe, blood circulation and vital energy."