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 scheduled in my area, can I request one?

Yes, you are welcome to contact us directly and we can organize one.

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In which language are the trainings are taught?

All the trainings are taught in English. In France training are taught in both English and French.
In some locations, a simultaneous translation is given to students by a professional translator (Spain, China, Taiwan…)

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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 is the validity of the diploma?

24 months from the date of completion.
To maintain AYM certification, therapists must participate in refresher courses (Revalidation of Certificate of Competency) for a minimum of 21 hours every two years. This may include 3 Professionalization Days or any other course at the ARYM Institute.

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What should I wear during the class?

Something loose and comfortable, cotton pants and shorts are good, a comfortable t-shirt works well. It is also good to bring a pair of socks and something warm if the weather is cold.

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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.
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 comfortable clothes to give and receive massage, such as large trousers, t-shirts, shorts, etc. Yoga clothes are ok, although they may feel a bit tight and unfortunatly 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.
Bring a glasses case protection if you wear any (It is very important)
A pair of sandals (flip flop/Havaïanas) can be wear in the kitchen (roof top..), if you don’t like to go barefoot.
A bottle of water and a tea cup if you want to prevent using paper cup.

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Can I join different levels in different venues?

Yes, you can join the modules of your training wherever the ARYM Institute teach. For example: your Practitioner Therapist (I-IV) in Paris and your Practitioner Diploma (V) in London or India, etc.
However, participants are advised to register for the Practitioner Certificate (I-IV) at the same location and in a row. It is easier to learn in the continuity of the same group, because the classes follow naturally in the same setting, where students become more attentive, caring and confident. It is a collective friendly experience of giving and receiving. Feedback is essential and allows participants to gain the personal confidence necessary to practice a complete care.

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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 Certified Therapist (I-V)
With the Diploma Therapist (I-V), you will learn how to practice even more stretches, with the confidence that comes with revising and further integrating material already learned.
With the Diploma Instructor (I-VI), you will initiate how to teach the ARYM method to other students.
And the Masterclasses will deepen your knowledge on specific topics, techniques, …
Certificates or Diploma are given after each course.
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Can you explain the Instructor program (Level I-VI) ?

After a reasonable amount of practice, an AYM Diploma Therapist I-V can enroll into the ARYM Instructor program (I-VI)
The ARYM instructor diploma is done on 3 stages:

  1. AYM ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (I-IV)
  2. AYM CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR (V)
  3. AYM DIPLOMA INSTRUCTOR (VI)

During the AYM ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (I-IV), a student assists Ananta on a complete Therapist training. After 1 or several period of assisting, A student will receive from Ananta the Authorized Instructor Certificate, so he can start to teach.

The AYM CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR (V) is composed of 3 modules of 5 or 6 days each (part 1, 2 and 3). These can be taken separately and in any order. The Instructor Certificate enables the student to progressively facilitate the 4 main phases of the ARYM program.

The AYM DIPLOMA INSTRUCTOR (VI) is a post-internship personal work that validates the Diploma.

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After the Therapist Diploma, how to continue my AYM education?

After the completion of the Therapist Diploma, one can join the Professionalization Days and Masterclass series. Also, after a substantial practice of the AYM, one can join the Instructor Training program. Visit the Training Page for more details.

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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 any prior experience in massage to join ARYM training program?

No, our training is accessible to everyone, including beginners and professionals of all levels.
No prior experience of massage, neither of yoga is needed. Our courses allow participants to discover and easily learn the method of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. Students will gain self-confidence by learning the skills that are necessary to integrate the flow of massage with the stretching series. At the end of the training course, trainees will have the ability to provide and demonstrate a complete Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment and will receive a Certificate or Diploma.

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Do I need to be a Massage Therapist to join an AYM Therapist Training?

No, the training is open to everyone

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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 an 8-day and 12-day Therapist Training?

Program and total number of hours are the same, but more or less hours per day.
8 days: 9:30-17:30*
12 days: generally, 12:30- 16:45*
These Timing can also be variable

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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 the Introduction to AYM Therapy?

Open to everyone

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What is the prerequisite for the Practitioner Certificate?

Open to everyone

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What is the prerequisite for the Therapist Diploma?

Prior completion of the Practitioner Certificate

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What is the prerequisite to be an Assistant Instructor?

Prior completion of the Therapist Diploma

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What is the prerequisite for Level 6 Instructor Diploma?

Prior completion of the Therapist Diploma and a substantial experience as AYM Therapist

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Are ARYM Training Courses Certified?

After the completion of each course you will get the Institute Certificate or Diploma:
AYM Certified Therapist I-IV
AYM Therapist Diploma I-V
AYM Authorized Instructor I-IV
AYM Certified Instructor I-V
ARYM Diploma Instructor I-VI

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Are accommodation and food included in the training fees?

Accommodation: Check in the specific course description to see if accommodation is included.
We are not managing accommodation but depending on the venue, we can help you to find a room. For example, for training in Mysore, you can visit this page sharing useful information: https://www.anantamassage.com/faq/practice-in-gokulam-mysore.html

Meals: Check in the specific course description to see if meal(s) is/are included.
In India, we also serve a lunch in Goa training and an early diner after the class in Mysore.

Tea break and snacks: Depending on the venue we offer tea, coffee, water and snacks at breaks.

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