Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training Courses

Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage ARYM®

Since 1996, at the ARYM Institute, Ananta has passionately dedicated himself to teaching thousands of trainees from all over the world. The ARYM institute offers comprehensive programs to gradually progress and integrate the practice, or the teaching of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.

Our training is accessible to everyone, including beginners and professionals of all levels. The method presents a complementary and enriching practice for health professionals (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, etc.) and well-being (masseurs, yoga / pilates teachers, etc.).

No prior experience of massage or yoga is necessary. Our courses allow participants to discover and easily learn the method of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. Students will gain self-confidence by learning the skills that are necessary to integrate the flow of massage with the stretching series. At the end of the training course, trainees will have the ability to provide and demonstrate a complete Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment and will receive a Certification or Diploma.

OUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

THE AYM THERAPIST TRAINING

OVERVIEW

Duration: 14 to 112 hours mini
Pre-requisite:
 Program open to anyone, plus the prior certification for the next training

The ARYM Therapist program can be join in 3 stages + a Post-Internship (professionnalisation days) every 2 years to validate the current certification:

  1. Introduction to AYM Therapy (I)
  2. AYM Certified Therapist Training (I-IV)
  3. AYM Diploma Therapist Training (I-V)
  4. AYM Professionalization Days
INTRODUCTION TO AYM THERAPY (I)

More than a discovery, an intensive start

Duration: 14 hours (2 or 3 days)

The introductory module is the beginning of the practitioner training. It mainly focuses on the use of  hands and feet to massage and to stretch the back of the body. It is composed of: the back of the body  (arms, shoulder blades, shoulders, neck and back of the legs).

Although it is advisable to join the complete Certified Therapist (I-IV), still participants can register to the Introduction (I).
Note that training spaces are given in priority to participants who are registering to complete AYM Therapist training (I-IV)

AYM CERTIFIED THERAPIST (I-IV)

The foundation of the Therapist Training

Duration: 56 hours (8 to 12 days)

The class is composed of demonstrations, practice of the sequences of massage strokes and stretches, followed by feedback. The learning of more than 100 positions of assisted stretching and dozens of massage techniques, performed with the feet and hands, is done gradually in 4 stages:

  • Module I: the back of the body (back, arms, shoulder blades, shoulders, neck and back of the legs).
  • Module II: the back of the body, the front (legs) and the first series of sitting stretches.
  • Module III: completing the full body massage (legs, abdomen, thorax, neck and face), and advanced stretching for the whole body.
  • Module IV: the integration of a complete massage, and the completion of the advanced stretching. An assessment of individual skills is made on the last day (clinic day).

Certification: AYM Certified Therapist (I-IV) 

AYM DIPLOMA THERAPIST (I-V)

Deeper Understanding

Duration: 56 hours (8 to 12 days)

Pre-requisite: AYM Certified Therapist (I-IV)

The diploma course reinforces and validates all the material learned in the AYM Certified Therapist (I-IV).
More than 100 postures of assisted stretching and dozens of massage techniques (performed with the feet, hands, elbows, …) are reviewed and new techniques taught.
The AYM Diploma Therapist (I-V) is awarded after the second participation in the AYM Therapist Training is completed (IV + V = 128 hours). After an assessment of their skills, the students will become an  AYM Diploma Therapist.

Certification: AYM Diploma Therapist (I-V)

AYM PROFESSIONALIZATION DAYS

POST-INTERNSHIP
GET INTO INTENSIVE PRACTICE

Duration: 6 to 24 hours (1 to 4 days)

Pre-requisite: Workshop is opened to certified and diploma students

The professionalization days are workshops or event of practice (fairs), where graduated students come and give one or several treatments per day, under the supervision of the instructor. It is comparable to the clinic day (the last day of the Therapist training opens to the public), but it has longest periods allowing the analyze and review of the sequences of treatment done, many revisions of the techniques and of course lots of constant questions and answers.

A student may also want to invite a patient, with whom he has difficulty in care. It will be taken as a case study by the instructor in front of the group.

Professionalization days are an great opportunity to meet up with other qualified practitioners, clients and to create a community of practice in you area.

Professionalization days are also an option/requirement to maintain the 2 years validity of the ARYM Certification.

THE AYM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

OVERVIEW

Duration: 56 to 348 hours

Pre-requisite: AYM Diploma Therapist (I-V), plus a substantial pratique of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.

 

The ARYM instructor diploma is done on 3 stages: 

AYM ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (I-IV)

The transmission of the method

Duration: 56 hours minimum

Pre-requisite: AYM Diploma Therapist (I-V)

The ARYM Institute offers you to follow one or several Therapist Training courses, as an Ananta’s assistant to learn and assimilate the pedagogy necessary for the transmission of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage method.
Following this assistant period, you will get the certification: Authorized Teacher

AYM CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR (V)

Duration: 108 hours (3 courses of 5 to 7 days each)

Pre-requisite: AYM Diploma Therapist (I-V)

The Instructor Certificate enables the student to progressively facilitate the 4 main phases of the ARYM program. Training includes practices and theory taught on 3 separate courses, that can be taken separately and in any order.

  • Learning the modules transition
  • Pedagogical scenarios
  • Practice analysis
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Professional ethics
  • Practice of Yoga and active meditation
  • Planning a career development

At the completion of each course (Having also completed the assistant period with Authorized certification), participant will receive the certification: ARYM Certified Instructor V-I, V-II and V-III

AYM DIPLOMA INSTRUCTOR (VI)

POST-INTERNSHIP
MENTORING A GROUP OF STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE

Duration: 184 hours minimum

Pre-requisite: AYM Certified Instructor (I-V)

A post-internship personal work that validates the Diploma

  • The support of a group of students from the ARYM Institute in their career of practitioners
  • Follow-up of the student reports

Certification: ARYM Diploma Instructor VI

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THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

OVERVIEW

UNDERSTAND, INTEGRATE AND EXCEL

Duration : 6 hours per module (1 full day or 2 half-days)

Pre-requisite: Masterclass are open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing the Therapist Training (IV or V)
These focused learning modules can be taken individually or in any order that suits your need.

These single day workshops provide additional knowledge of clinical anatomy and physiology relevant to the training and practice of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. On the related Masterclass subject, the course aims to provide a overview of the pathologies frequently encountered in Massage Practice.

Each Module offers both theory and practice concentrated on a focused subject (see below). The anatomy, physiology, and pathologies related to the subject are explored using a variety of approaches: Multi-sensory exercises, palpation, coloring, molding, reviewing and analyzing relevant massage and stretching techniques. Additional topics related to therapists’ professional development are also covered.
These are guided learning hours which will count towards the future accreditation of the AYM Practitioner Diploma (I-V) and AYM Instructor Diploma (I-VI)

12 SPECIALIZED MASTERCLASS MODULES (I-XII)

UNDERSTAND, INTEGRATE AND EXCEL

List of our Masterclass:

  • The Pelvic Girdle and Lumbosacral Hinge (MC1)
  • The Scapulae Belt and Movements of shoulder (MC2)
  • The Lumbar Spine (MC3)
  • The Thoracic Spine (MC4)
  • The Cervical Spine (MC5)
  • The Inferior Limbs (MC6)
  • The Superior Limbs (MC7)
  • The Facial Massage (MC8)
  • Techniques of Body Mechanics (MC9)
  • Therapist good practice (MC10)
  • The physiological systems (MC11)
  • The Props and other usefull Accessories (MC12)

More masterclass to come in the future. Do not hesitate to ask and propose the creation of a Masterclass on a specific topic.

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HOW OUR TRAINING COURSES WORK

3 PILLARS OF OUR TRAINING

1 – Using correct position in order to perform precise and safe assisted yoga-based stretches
2 – Learning how to give an effective session, using deep tissue massage techniques with hands and feet.
3 – Understanding maneuvers and theirs contra-indications to avoid injury.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Therapist Training is 90% practical, and centered around demonstration by an instructor, student practice, and feedback. This interactive learning allows students to experience the benefits of the treatment firsthand and quickly correct mistakes to learn each technique properly.

  • To give a full treatment using deep tissue massage techniques given with hands and feet.
  • To perform series of Assisted Yoga-Based Stretches.
  • Safety measures on how to position yourself to avoid injury.
  • Indications and contra-indications for each techniques.
  • Learn to perform series of Assisted Yoga-Based Stretches.
  • Understand Indications/contra-indications for a safe practice.
  • Principles of the integrated approach of Anatomy related to Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (based on the method Anatomy for Movement)
  • Business advice on how to build a clientele and manage a massage practice.
  • Best practices for AYM practitioner.
EACH CLASS INCLUDES
  • Introduction of new massage techniques and/or stretches, with ample time for students to practice by both giving and receiving. (removed each technique).
  • Brief meditation at the start of each class, to help focus and bring a sense of centering.
  • Brief meditation for centering and focusing at the start of each class.
  • Q&A with the instructor.
CERTIFICATION AND DIPLOMA

Following session tests, certificate or diploma are given at the end of the training courses.

*  The exact format & length of each course can vary slightly depending on location.
If you have any further questions about our training courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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