Paris, France – Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training / Oct 2022

Become a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Practitioner

Learn the original Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) method directly from Ananta Sylvain Girard, a pioneer teacher and principal collaborator of Master Kusum Modak since 1996.

This intensive 9-day training is on October 21-29, 2022, in Paris, France. The course provides easy learnings on how to deliver this Dynamic Yoga-Bodywork Therapy as a professional massage therapist or as an individual to help their loved ones.

Pre-requisite: The course is suited for everyone with a genuine interest in massage, including beginners and professionals of all levels.

What is Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM)

Inspired by the Indian traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapy is a bodywork that combines deep tissue massage, assisted yoga-based stretching (passive stretches) and breathing techniques in one session. The original method was developed by Master Kusum Modak, India in the 1980’s, ingeniously influenced by her yoga practice with guru BKS Iyengar in Pune, India.
It is helpful to emphasise that Ayurvedic Yoga Massage differs from Abhyangam massage and other traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Considering the boosting and therapeutical effects using: yoga-based assisted stretching series, Calamus powder (a vegetal exfoliant) mixed with very little oil, and slow, powerful and deep massage movements performed with the hands, feet, elbows, etc. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage vs traditional Abhyangam & Ayurveda massages

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The teacher

Ananta Sylvain GIRARD is the founder and head instructor of the ARYM institute (Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage), established in Mysore, India, and dedicated to AYM since 1996. The pioneering French instructor of AYM has assumed the role of collaborator and principal assistant of Master Kusum Modak, the AYM’s method creator. Between 1996 to 2001, together in India, they organised and taught dozens of therapist training courses.
A trained anatomist by his tutor, Professor Blandine Calais-Germain (Method Anatomy for Movement), Ananta has been developing a creative and generous AYM teaching rich in demonstrations and multi-sensory practices. Clear and detailed instructions supported by theoretical explanations, constantly enriched with multiple anecdotes.
As a massage therapist, Ananta serves a renowned international clientele in the fashion and show-business circuit. To date, he has treated over 18,000 clients with AYM treatments.
During his 25 year career with AYM, Ananta has taught over 1500 students in hundreds of practitioner training courses around the world. Learn more About Ananta


Courses taught in Paris

  • Oct 21-29, 2022: AYM Therapist Training / €1180 EUR

The ARYM program teaches you to:

• Deliver a complete and tailor-made massage of 60 to 90-min, following a protocol from A to Z.
• Use hands and feet to apply dozens of deep tissue, stress release and relaxation massage techniques, including a stunning facial massage.
• Perform over a hundred yoga-based assisted corrective stretches.
• Start and develop right away your career as an AYM massage therapist.

The classes are 90% hands-on.
Ananta teaches everything you need to know practically to provide (or improve) professional Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatments genuinely tailored to the needs of clients.
In addition to learning the technical skills required, each participant will experience the treatments first hand on a daily basis. By alternating the role of the masseur and that of the person being massaged, each participant can revive his or her ability to give and receive, naturally reconnecting with his or her psycho-corporal integrity.

Course certification

AYM Certified Practitioner / Therapist Diploma
Upon completing this training, you will be rewarded with the International ARYM Certification, which allows you to start your career as an AYM practitioner.

** Professional Affiliation: The ARYM Certification is approved by IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) and qualifies you for discounted premiums and extended coverage on Public Liability Indemnity Insurance.

Other sub-courses offered in Paris

The following two courses are suitable for those who cannot commit to the full 9-day training, as well as for already certified AYM practitioners who wish to take a quick refresher course.
** Priority seating is given to registrations for the full course.

  • OCT 21-22, 2022: Practical Fundamentals of the AYM Therapy / €300 EUR
  • Any 3 days of the training: AYM Refresher Course / €400 EUR

How to book your space

• Secure your seat by paying a deposit of €300 EUR: Book Now
• Or pay the full tuition fees of €1.180 EUR at once Visit the Payment Page
• To pay the remaining balance of €880 EUR (to be paid up to 3 weeks before the course starts) Visit the Payment Page

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Timing: 9:00 – 17:15 (except on Monday 10:00  to 17:30)
Day off: Sun 23rd of Oct

Planning your stay

Accommodation at the centre: starting from €25 per night. Learn more

Covid-19 Update

Vaccination is not required – a negative covid test (72 hours max) is asked. Note that it is possible to carry out a simple self-test on your arrival to class (if you do not have one, it will cost you 6 euros – To be confirmed)
Wearing a mask during the training courses will not be mandatory due to the application of these measures. However, please respect the barrier measures, and if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms and you have any doubts, it is imperative not to come. As a precaution, anyone who arrives ill or with a fever will not be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

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Training venue address

4 rue Titon, 75011 Paris, France
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Completing your education
Refresher courses, Diploma, Teacher Training, and Masterclasses are also available.
Other Ayurvedic Massage training dates in France and worldwide
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Completing your education
Refresher courses, Diploma, Teacher Training, and Masterclasses are also available.
Other Ayurvedic Massage training dates in France and worldwide
Facebook: Event in Paris


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    The ARYM institute has been teaching the method Kusum Modak of Ayurveda Yoga Massage since 1996 in France and worldwide.

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    Deposit fee for ARYM training in Paris / Oct 2022: €300 / Remaining Balance €880

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    Oct 21 - 29, 2022


    09:00 - 17:00




    Paris - France


    Paris - France
    AEPP, 4 rue Titon, 75011 Paris, France
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