The AEPP centre is located between Bastille and Nation, where there are many hotels, hostels and Airbnb for all budgets.
The cheapest option for a shared room in Paris (apart from Couchsurfing) and probably the most convenient.
AEPP offers accommodation from June to September, depending on availability (limited places). It is therefore impossible to stay there for the October and April-May courses. Please check in advance.
The participants of ARYM over 28 years old (the maximum age for admission) are allowed to book a single room or to share a room between ARYM students.
To book your room, please contact directly Pedro or Patricia at the AEPP and specifying that you are joining the ARYM training course with Ananta:
-> Email AEPP
Bring your picnic; there is a lovely park (Jardin de la Folie-Titon) at 100 meters.
There are lots of nice and affordable restaurants all around.
Light cooking (say, reheating) is possible at the AEPP.
Please apply for Tourist Visa only**.
To get the French Schengen visa, please visit : https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/download-schengen-visa-application-form/france/
Or contact your travel agent.
** Note that we are not giving an invitation letter.
You can arrive in Paris in one of the 3 mains airports:
Parking in Paris is expensive for non-residents, but those who want to park for free can park next to the Château de Vincennes metro station. Then, you have to take the metro Line 1 to be at AEPP (Stop: Reuilly Diderot) in a few minutes.
Venue address: AEPP, 4 rue Titon, 75011 Paris, France Google Map
Timing of training classes
Usually, we start on Friday at 9:30 and finish in the evenings at 17:15, except for the last Saturday at 16:00. Sunday is a rest day, and we begin again on Monday at 10:30. But some courses start on Saturday and finish on Sunday, with a rest day on Wednesday. Check your course page to see what your schedule is.
During the training in Paris, ARYM provides you mostly with everything you need: mattresses, bedsheets, lungis (Indian cotton sarongs), towels, blankets, booklet, oil, essential oils, face cream and calamus powder.
Bring your own materials (oils, cream, towels, etc) if you have specific preferences.
Please bring with you:
Personal hygiene and cleanliness are essential for massage therapists as we work closely during training. The best practice is to shower before and after the working day. When arriving at the training site, wash your hands with soap before entering the training room. Keep your shoes outside and bring a pair of sandals (flip-flops) for moving around (tea break area, toilets, etc.).
Rewash your hands and feet before and after each massage session. Use wet baby wipes if necessary; they are readily available. Nails should be short, with smooth edges, using a nail file. Be careful not to cut them too quickly and too close to the skin, leading to discomfort, bleeding and possibly infection.