Method Kusum Modak taught by Ananta Sylvain Girard since 1996
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 Modak, Ananta Sylvain Girard is the founder and 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, premium hotels and spa resorts worldwide.
"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!"
“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."
"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 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."
"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"
"Excellent course which, as an already certified massage therapist, made me rethink the way I approach bodywork." I recommend this course to everyone 🙂 "
"One day, I hope we can meet again. You are always in my heart and I still think you are the best masseur I have ever had! You are the best my dear! With Love n Light"
Initially I had only planned to do my Level 1-4 training in Mandrem in January. However, I quickly fell in love with the work and with Ananta’s teachings and decided to ‘bus’ to Mysore to continue with my Level 5 diploma training in February. Best decision ever! Ananta is a gifted and beautiful human being, who simply wants to spread love and light with his hands and work. The training is intense and fast paced, but fear not, you will be surrounded by a group of incredible people and, before you know, you will be on your way to spreading love and light with your own hands.
"Ananta gives such clever massages"
"A Big Thank Ananta, for everything you brought me during this course: your listening, your availability, your big smile, your cheerfulness. I learned a lot and received a lot... I danced and laughed as I haven't done for a long time, and life and trust to others are coming back to me. You were able to restore in me the cracks, the missing feeling, the fragilities with such softness and discreet cocooning. Thanks again."
"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."
"You changed my body in 3 days, Thanks so much"
Ananta is a very generous trainer who can take us step by step towards the complete massage, which takes the time to adjust our gestures to bring us to the precise and efficient technique. The human aspect is present throughout the formation, which allows to arrive serenely after these 8 days intense. At the end of this course you have in your hands a wonderful massage tool and all you need to start working.
"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 am very happy I chose to do this course and grateful to Ananta for all his words of wisdom on massage and life in general. I have given 3 massages right after the course and everyone was very impressed. It feels great to be able to start my career in massage therapy. I already plan to join another training to get the diploma!
"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. I give massage with love and great pleasure. I love the atmosphere and the interaction with participants."
"Excellent course, more flexibility, I am feeling open and happy 🙂 I love the group energy and the knowledge of the Ananta. He is the best teacher i ever had. I recommend this course to everyone who wants to make their body's and mind's healthy and happy."
I took part in the therapist certificate training that Ananta gave in Berlin and it was simply amazing. Ananta is a gifted teacher who manages to highly motivate and carefully correct his students at the same time. Though I started out to learn the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage skills mainly for myself and my friends, I'm very much tempted to give it more time and space in my life, thanks to Ananta!
"So many thanks Ananta—I felt sublimely relaxed and still do..."
"I accomplished the 8 days course, my practice is great, and all my clients love the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage."
"You have Golden hands Ananta! "
My mom has had back pain for a while; today she complained that her lumbar and right thigh were in pain. I have never thought of giving her a massage as she was also in doubt I might hurt her. My husband suggested I should since I learnt the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage at ARYM. I did some deep tissue massage and stretching on her legs, but did not use my feet because she's almost 70 years old. After the massage, she told me that the pain was gone! That was the happiest and satisfying moment 🙂
"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!”
"I 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."
The teaching was done in a clear way with lots of demonstration, practice and repetition. Ananta is an inspirational teacher. I enjoyed every moment of it and have already had lots of positive feedback from my clients who I've treated with AYM.
"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."
"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..."
After two weeks of intense training in Mysore, I decided to do it again as I felt this massage therapy is full of hidden treasures! The pace being very steady, and after another intense 8 days practicing with different participants, I feel I have greatly improved my technique. Joining the diploma has allowed me to better integrate all the stretches series. I appreciated the starter pack that allowed me to begin my practice immediately. Now practice continues...
"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 any style, 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"
I am a massage therapist for 15 years. I had have several trainings in my life and I know when a teacher come and change my style forever. Ananta is one of the best teacher I had in my career, he is the kind of teacher you can go to the same training over and over and never stop learning a lot from him.
The teaching method was very complete and suitable for beginners in massage therapy. I feel confident enough to practice the AYM after only 8 days, even with so little knowledges. Ananta is an amazing teacher with an intuitive and open-hearted teaching, I will definitely recommend and keep going with ARYM next trainings. Thank you !
"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."
"Thank you Ananta, I love your massage, you are the best."
I am so happy to have come back to do my level 5 training to deepen my understanding of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. It is great that I still have the same buzz from studying with Ananta. It was a pleasure being part of a great group of people who want to spread love and health across the globe. The teachings are very authentic and I felt validated throughout the course, and this made me feel safe. Thank you so much.