FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON AYURVEDIC YOGA MASSAGE ARYM

Are the materials included in the course fees?

Yes

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There are no trainings in my area, can I request one?

Yes, you are welcome to contact us directly and we can organize one. For that list your name as a potential student or organizer.

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In which language are the trainings are taught?

All the trainings are taught in English, except trainings in France which are taught using both English and French.
In some locations, a simultaneous translation is given to students by a professional translator.

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Where can I buy Calamus powder?

The ARYM Institute can can provide you with an excellent quality of calamus powder for Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

mailto:contact@arym.org

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What is calamus powder?

Calamus powder is made from the root of Acorus calamus, a plant widely used in ayurvedic medicine among other ingredients for its antioxidant and diuretic properties. It is also said to have mind enhancing effects and has been used in meditation practice in India for centuries.

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What should I wear during the training?

Something loose and comfortable, cotton pants and shorts are good and a comfortable t-shirt works well. a pair of socks is also good to have. If cold weather take something warm as well.

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What should I bring for the training?

Depending the venue, we are providing all or part of the necessary materials. We email all participants to let them know what to bring for the course.
Anyway, to give the massage and receive massage, you will need comfortable clothes such as cotton trousers, t-shirts, shorts, etc. Yoga clothes are ok, although they may feel a bit tight and get oily. 
To receive the treatment, you need to wear underwear, stretchable underwear for men is better. Optional for female: a top tube or a large scarf or sarong to wrap your body easily and quickly in between sequences.
We always provide mattresses, bedsheets, booklet, oil, essential oils, herbal powder, face cream; bring your own facial cream, body oil, and personal Bedsheets and towels, if you have any special preferences. In some location we are asking you to bring your own bedsheets.
Bring a glasses case protection if you wear any (It is very important)
A pair of sandals (flip flop/Havaïanas) can be wear on the roof top and kitchen, if you don’t go barefoot.
Your medication if you take any.

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Can I join different levels in different venues?

Yes, you can. But we advise students to take Levels 1-4 in a row at the same venue, as this is what it takes to give a full body massage and receive the Therapist Certificate.

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Are there exams at the end of the trainings?

Yes, on the last day or 2 days of the trainings there is(are) the Clinic Day(s), depending on the amount of students it can take one or two days. So you will be assessed by giving a 90 minute massage to an outside volunteer (not a fellow student).

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What will I get from the course?

The trainings are truly hands-on, enabling one to give a 50-90 minute Ayurvedic Yoga Massage by the end of Level 1-4 Certified Therapist.
With Level 5, you will learn how to practice even more stretches, with the confidence that comes with revising and further integrating material already learned.
With Level 6, you will learn how to teach the ARYM method to other students.
And the Masterclasses will deepen your knowledge on specific topics, techniques (examples…)
Certificates or Diploma are given after each course.

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Can you explain the Level 6 Instructor Diploma?

After a reasonable amount of practice, L.5 students can join our Level 6 Instructor Diploma composed of 3 modules of 5 days each (part 1, 2 and 3), visit the Training Page to find out more: https://www.anantamassage.com/training.html
Starting this January in India, there will be an organized Level 6 (Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Instructor Training) to train future ARYM Instructors.

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After the Therapist Diploma (V), what can I do to continue my learning?

After the completion of the Therapist Diploma (V), one can strengthen his practice and deepen his understanding by joining: The Professionalization Days (days of practice of the full massage);
The Drop-in classes (any day of your choice during the practitioner training);
The 10 Modules of the Masterclass (each are one-day workshops on a specific topic);
The Instructor training after a substantial practice (500 massages minimum), Including an apprenticeship asssisting Ananta on 3 therapist training courses.
Visit the Training Page for more details
However, a regular practice as massage giver, facing many different patient conditions,  is the best learning.

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Will I be qualified after completing up to level 4 to then start practicing on clients?

Yes, after completing the Level 4 Certified Therapist Training you will be able to work with the AYM technique taking clients for 50 to 90-minute individual sessions. 
Usually, depending to one’s ability, right after the course one should practice giving some sessions to family/friends or with other students to get into the flow of the treatment and receive plenty of feedback. After 5 to 20 practice sessions after the course, you will feel ready to take clients.
It is highly recommended to join the L.5 Therapist Diploma to get more guided practice, deepen the techniques and reinforce the material learnt during L.1-4 training course, as it is a vast amount of work and a dense program.

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What materials will I get joining the course?

You will get a course booklet, covering the complete sequences, text descriptions and range of techniques with images and space to annotate the procedures. Oil, powder, mattresses, longis, etc. will be provided for the duration of the course.

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Do I need to be a Yoga Teacher or Yoga Practitioner to join ARYM training?

No, the only prerequisite before joining level one is genuine interest. Although a background in yoga will help to understand faster the positioning and different stretches.

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Do I need prior experience in massage to join ARYM training?

No

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Do I need to be a Massage Therapist to join ARYM training?

No

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What is the address of the venue?

Check the training event description page below the event date for an address. You can reach the event page clicking on even from Schedule page: https://www.anantamassage.com/schedule.html

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What is the difference between the 7, 8, 12 and 14-day Therapist Certificate training?

The only difference between these trainings is the number of hours training per day (so it’s more intense for the 8-day training with more hours per day), but the teaching program is the same. However, more days bring more rehearsals which is beneficial.

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What is the class schedule?

Dates and timings are given on each event page for you to check.
TBC: “To be confirmed”, means that either timing is not yet set, or timings are liable to change.
Tea break: Each morning and afternoon class have a 10-20 min break.

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What is the prerequisite for Level 1 Introductory and Fundamentals 1 (L.1)?

Open to everyone, but admission will be given only after the approval of your application form: https://www.anantamassage.com/courses/registration.html

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What is the prerequisite for Level 1-4 Therapist Certificate (L.1-4)?

Open to everyone, but admission will be given only after the approval of your application form: https://www.anantamassage.com/courses/registration.html

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What is the prerequisite for Level 5 Therapist Diploma?

Prior completion to Level 1-4 Therapist Certificate (L.1-4).

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What is the prerequisite for Level 6 Instructor Internship?

Prior completion to Level 5 Therapist Diploma (L.5)

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What is the prerequisite for Level 6 Instructor Diploma?

Prior completion to Level 5 Therapist Diploma (L.5) and to be in the curriculum of L.6 Internship.

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Are ARYM Training Courses Certified?

After the completion of each course you will get the ARYM Certificate or Diploma:
Level 1-4: ARYM Therapist Certificate
Level 5: ARYM Therapist Diploma
Level 6: ARYM Instructor Diploma
Level 6 Internship: Internship Certificate
Masterclass: Certificate of Participation

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Are accommodation and food included in the training fees?

We don’t offer accommodation but depending on the venue, we can help you find a room.
We create special groups on Facebook for accommodation and other useful information for most of the venues, which are called ARYM “LOCATION OF THE COURSE” CONNECTION (eg.: ARYM PARIS CONNECTION). Once one have registered to a course, he can be added to the related group connection, so participants can contact each other to share relevant information.
In addition, for Mysore, we have also a page: https://www.anantamassage.com/faq/practice-in-gokulam-mysore.html
sharing various pieces of useful information.

Depending on the venue we offer tea, coffee, water and snacks during our trainings.
In Mysore, we also serve early great veg/vegan dinner after the class.

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