Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Retreat in Provence / Aug 2024

Become a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist in South of France and start your career as an AYM practitioner

10-day AYM Therapist Training Retreat Highlights

Immerse yourself in this residential retreat in the picturesque region of Luberon in Haute Provence

  • Start date: Aug 18, 2024 at 14:30
  • End date: Aug 27, 2024 at 13:00
  • General class hours: 9:00-13:30 & 16:00-20:00
  • Training hours: 56 hrs
  • Half-day off: Aug 20, 23 and 26
  • Course language: English with simultaneous translation into French, or vice versa.
  • AYM Levels taught: Certified therapist, Diploma Therapist and Instructor Practitioner.
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Certification: ARYM is accredited by IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) in over 40 countries.
  • Instructor Profile: Ananta Sylvain GIRARD is the main pioneering AYM Instructor with three decades of experience and having trained more than 2,500 AYM therapists through 350+ courses conducted worldwide.
  • Schedule a free one-on-one on Zoom with Ananta to find out if this training aligns with your goals, explore your interests, and ask questions. Book your 1:1 call now
  • The AYM-ARYM training programme offers accessible learning for those interested in this Yoga-Bodywork Therapy, whether you are a professional massage therapist or yoga instructor or simply an individual passionate about massage techniques for personal use. This course is also beneficial for certified AYM practitioners seeking further education.
  • Accommodation and Meals: To view all available options, visit: Planning your Stay
  • Venue: Home Shanti Home, Chavon, 04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde, Haute Provence, France
  • Free pick-up: Avignon TGV station on Aug 17 .
  • Tuition fees: €1,280 plus accommodation and meals. The total ranges from €1,917 to €2,097 depending on the package.
  • Booking: A reservation for your space requires a €300 deposit. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional Information

What you will learn

ARYM’s comprehensive training programme provides a skilful and proven way to learn Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. The classes are highly practical, with 90% hands-on experience. Learning the techniques involves an immersive massage experience, where participants take on both giver and receiver roles daily. This approach helps you better understand and integrate the benefits of the AYM method. During the course, you will learn to:

  • Provide a 60 to 90-minute AYM treatment following the ARYM protocol tailored to individual needs.
  • Skillfully apply a wide range of deep tissue, stress and Myofascial release, and relaxation massage techniques using your hands and feet, including an impressive facial massage.
  • Perform over a hundred yoga-based assisted corrective stretches.
  • Be ready to kickstart your AYM therapist career immediately upon course completion.

Additional Information

What is Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM)

Inspired by the Indian traditions of Ayurveda and modern yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) combines combines deep tissue oil massage and assisted yoga-based stretching elements in one session. Master Kusum Modak from Pune, India developed the comprehensive dynamic AYM method in the early 1980s, strongly influenced by her practice with BKS Iyengar. This contemporary all-in-one yoga therapy care supported by breathwork differs significantly from other traditional massage treatments of Ayurveda.

The Instructor

Ananta Sylvain Girard, founder of the ARYM Institute, shares three decades of rich experience in AYM. Along his journey, he devoted seven years in close hands-on collaboration with Master Kusum Modak, the creator of the AYM method, in India. Alongside his distinctive role as the master’s direct assistant, he has also built an illustrious career as a massage therapist, providing over 20,000 AYM treatments to a prestigious international clientele. Trained in anatomy by Professor Blandine Calais-Germain (Anatomy for Movement), Ananta has developed a precise and comprehensive teaching method. Since its creation in 1996, ARYM has trained thousands of AYM practitioners worldwide with the blessing of the Master. Learn more About Ananta

ARYM Course Certifications

  • AYM Certified Practitioner
  • AYM Therapist Diploma
  • AYM Practitioner Instructor

ARYM Certification is granted upon successful completion of the relevant training levels.
** Professional Affiliation: Our  AYM Certifications are accredited by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and qualify you for discounted premiums and extended Public Liability Indemnity Insurance coverage in over 40 countries.

AYM Levels, Dates, and Tuition Fees

  • AUG 18-27, 2024
    – Certified Therapist (1st participation): €1,280
    – Therapist Diploma (2nd participation): €1,280
    – Practitioner Instructor (Teacher Training): €1,280
  • AUG 28, 2024
    – MasterClass (MC1 – Protecting your lower back): €150
  • Any 3 days of the course
    – AYM Refresher Course: €450
  • Notes:
    *Accommodation and meals are not included in the fees mentioned above and can be selected during the booking process.
    ** Payment in 4 free instalments available – please contact us for details.
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Home Shanti Home Centre

Located in the Haute Provence, between the Lure mountain and the Luberon. It is a 90 minute drive from Avignon or Aix-en-Provence. This three hundred year old sheepfold on a 20 hectare estate is populated with 400 years old fruit and chestnut trees, fields of lavender and other medicinal plants. Dedicated to meditation, life-enriching activities and friendship, the centre is an ideal place to held immersion training. We will enjoy the calm, silence, and gentle energy of nature, all of which will help you to recharge your batteries.
Meditation programme: Free meditations can be joined before and after classes hours.

Address: La lebratière, Chavon, 04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde, France
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Accommodation and Meals Costs (per day/per person)

Accommodation Details:

Choose from four types of accommodation:

  • Camping: €20
  • Shared Room: €30
  • Double Room: €35
  • Single Room: €50

All-Inclusive Packages:
For your convenience, we offer four all-inclusive prices that cover the course tuition fees, 9 nights of accommodation, and 10 days of meals.
**Additional days and meals can be arranged as well.

  • Camping: 1,827
  • Shared Room: €1,917
  • Double Room: €1,962
  • Single Room: €2,097

Full Board:
It includes accommodation and three daily meals. Please note that course fees are not included in this package. This offer is also available for all accompanying persons.

  • Full Board in a Shared Room: €69
  • Full Board in a Double Room: €74
  • Full Board in a Single Room: €89
  • Camping (+ 3 meals): €59

Meal Options:
We offer a meal package that includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for €39 per day. This covers :

  • Breakfast: €7
  • Lunch: €16
  • Dinner: €16
  • All tea-breaks included

More information on accommodation and meals packages, pricing details, and to contact the centre manager (Dhyan Pascal) and the cook. Click on: TRAVEL INFO

How to Reach Home Shanti Home

We can arrange free group transportation with pick-up options in Avignon and Apt to bring you to Home Shanti Home.
To learn more about how to reach the center click here

Classes Timetable – Aug 2024

  • Day 1 / Aug 18: 14:30-17:00 & 18:00-20:00
  • Day 2 / Aug 19: 9:00-13:30 & 16:00-20:00
  • Day 3 / Aug 20: 9:00-13:30
  • Day 4-5 / Aug 21-22: 9:00-13:30 & 16:00-20:00
  • Day 6 / Aug 23: 9:00-13:30
  • Day 7-8 / Aug 24-25: 9:00-13:30 & 16:00-20:00
  • Day 9 / Aug 26: 9:00-13:00 (end of the therapist training)
  • Day 10 (Optional MasterClass) / Aug 27:  9:00-12:30 & 14:30-17:30


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Call us at +33-762870016

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

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Deposit fee for ARYM training in Luberon / Aug 2024:
€300 / Remaining Balance €980
Available spaces: 12

If you are having trouble booking your spot on the system, please send us a message, and we will be happy to help you register.

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Aug 18 - 27, 2024


14:30 - 13:30






Provence - France
Provence - France
Simiane-la-Rotonde, 04150, France
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