Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training Courses with Ananta
Indian Institute of AYM-ARYM®
At ARYM we are passionate about teaching Ayurvedic Yoga Massage to the highest standard possible. Our hands-on training courses are accessible to everyone, regardless of one’s prior training or experience. By the end of the course, you will be able to begin offering Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatments with confidence.
Our courses are highly recommended for anyone interested in massage therapy. The training can also serve as a useful approach for existing professionals such as yoga/Pilates instructors, bodyworkers, physiologists and more.
No previous massage or yoga experience/training required. In all courses, students learn a set sequence of massage strokes and stretches, along with their indications and contraindications, in order to safely practice the techniques. You will gain the self-confidence that empowers you to establish a strong practice whilst working with the AYM-ARYM method.
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1 – Using correct position to perform precise and safe movements.
2 – Learning how to give an effective therapy session using massage and Assisted Yoga Stretches for maximum benefit to the client.
3 – Understanding movements, limitations and contraindications to avoid injury.
Session tests are given at the end of each of the following courses: L.4, L.5, L.6, and Ananta’s Masterclass Series. Also, upon completing each of these courses, the student will receive a certificate (L.4) or diploma (L.5/L.6 and beyond).
Participate in our online Reflective Practice during and after a course: log your sessions, track your progress and development, and receive ongoing feedback from the instructor as you practice giving massages on your own. (Logged sessions count towards additional hours on your course certificate/diploma).
Total Contact Hours: 60-65* (Each level consists of 15 to 16 hours)
It is highly advised to complete Levels 1-4 together.
Each of the 4 levels of the Certified Therapist training course is composed of demonstration, practice of the sequence of massage strokes and stretches, followed by feedback.
Theory points are frequently introduced during class where necessary, to ensure that the student can provide a safe as well as effective session.
The 60-65 contact hours are covered in either 4 weekends, or an 8-14 days intensive training course.
No pre-requisite: accessible to anyone regardless of past level training or experience.
L.1 is the essential foundation course. The course introduces the AYM-ARYM and covers main massage strokes and stretches for the back of the body. This includes stimulation using the feet, for the back as well as back of the legs.
L.2 covers massages and strokes for the frontside of the body. This includes frontside of the legs, and the basic strokes for abdomen, chest, neck and face. By taking Levels 1 and 2, a student will gain an introduction to a basic full body treatment using the ARYM method.
L.3 introduces the advanced stretches and techniques unique to Ayurvedic Yoga Massage that help you deal with a wider range of client needs. This includes Assisted Yoga Stretches for the back, legs, as well as seated stretches for the arms, back, chest, neck and more.
Certification: L.1 – L.3 Certificate of Participation
In L.4 the student learns to give a complete Ayurvedic Yoga Massage session, integrating all of the material learned in Levels 1-3. The complete AYM stretching series are demonstrated, and the student learns how to choose the most beneficial sequences for each client. The student completes L.4 with an individual session test preforming a full massage. On completion of L.4 you will be able to take part in the Reflective Practice programme: Log your sessions online, track your progress and development, and receive ongoing feedback from the instructor as you practice giving massages on your own. (Logged sessions count towards additional hours on your course certificate/diploma).
Certification: ARYM Therapist Certificate.
(min. 60 hours)
Pre-requisite: L.1-4 (Certified Therapist Training Course)
L.5 offers 60-65 hours to give a complete review of the entire AYM bodywork, reinforcing all the material learned in level 1-4 to attest the Diploma. Level 5 is completed with an individual session test.
Altogether from L.1 to L5, students complete a total of 120 to 135 hours of comprehensive study on Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.
Certification: ARYM Therapist Diploma.
108 hours + a minimum of 180 hours of internship
Pre-requisite: L.5 and an approved level of experience as an ARYM Therapist.
L.6 Instructor Diploma Course is for any therapist with a desire to share the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage technique as a certified ARYM instructor. The Diploma consists of a total of 108-hour done on 3 parts of 36 hours each, that unable L.5 students to facilitate the ARYM programme. Teacher training course includes instruction with effective pedagogical practices, pedagogy skills, massage and stretching techniques, anatomy, physiology, Philosophy and more. The required internship includes assisting Ananta directly during at least three Levels 1-4 Certified Therapist Training Courses (180 to 240+ hours).
Certification: ARYM Teacher Training Diploma.
Completion Level 6 ARYM Instructor Diploma required assisting Ananta directly during at least three* L.1-4 training courses (3 x 60h + extra hours = 180 / up to 240 hours).
These 3 Internship can be taken before, during or after joining the 108h of the 3 modules Level 6 ARYM Instructor Diploma.
*After completion the Institute decides on the attribution of the diploma.
Pre-requisite: Workshops open to students who have taken or are taking any Levels 1-4 or higher.
These focused learning modules can be taken individually or in any order that suits your need.
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.
Subjects include: Spine, Pelvic Girdle, Shoulders, Knees, Upper Limbs, Lower Limbs, Facial Massage and Cranium, Visceral and more coming.
These are guided learning hours which will count towards the future accreditation of the ARYM Therapist Diploma.
Modules of the Masterclasses may be taken separately and in any order.
The Pelvic Girdle
The Scapulae Belt
The Thoracic Spine
The Lumbar Spine
The Cervical Spine
The Superior Limbs
The Inferior Limbs
The Superior Limbs
Facial Massage and Cranium
TECHNIQUES OF BODY MECHANICS
Self-Positioning during supports, lifts, tractions using leverages and leaning, and many other techniques, makes a huge difference practicing Ayurvedic Yoga Massage or any other techniques/practices done on the floor.
This module teaches you how to avoid the most common injuries, like severe musculoskeletal strains sustained by AYM practitioners, masseurs, Yoga and Pilates teachers, and others practitioners. It also teaches you how to save a great deal of energy and even how to rebuild reserves working with AYM.
The last day or the last two days* of Levels 1-4 and Level 5 are Professional Development Days. They consist of a ‘Clinic’ open to the public. These Clinic days are included in the price of L.1-4, L.5 and the internship training courses.
A Professional Development day consists of two treatment slots open to the general public (e.g. from 11-1pm & 3-5pm), depending on the venue.
Included in Levels 1-4 and Level 5, former students can also enroll on these days.
*Professional Development Days are on the last day of the 7, 8 or 10-day training course and the last 2 days of the 12/14-day training course.