Provence, France – Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training
Become a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage practitioner
Learn the original and proven Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) method directly from Ananta Sylvain Girard, a pioneer teacher and principal collaborator of Master Kusum Modak.
This intensive 8-day training, December 16-23, 2021, in Provence, South of France, is an immersion into the Yoga-Bodywork Therapy practice, as a professional or to help others and oneself feel good.
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 and breathing techniques in one session. The original method was developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India in the 1980’s, under the strong influence of her Iyengar Yoga practice.
It should be emphasised that Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is very different from Abhyangam massage and other traditional Ayurvedic treatments, due to the assisted stretching and the use of Calamus, an exfoliating powder, mixed with very little oil, applied in slow and very deep massage movements performed with hands, feet, elbows, etc. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage vs traditional Abhyangam & Ayurveda massages
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
Modules taught in Simiane La Rotonde en Provence
- DEC 16-23, 2021: AYM Therapist Training / €1180 EUR / €920 EUR**
** Early Bird before Nov 7th
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.
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 Simiane La Rotonde
The following two courses are suitable for those who cannot commit to the full 8-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.
- DEC 16-17, 2021: Practical Fundamentals of the AYM Therapy / €300 EUR
- Any 3 days of the training: AYM Refresher Course / €400 EUR / €300 EUR**
** -25% Special back to practice post-Covid
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 – 17:00 (except the first day 10:30 am to 5:00 pm)
A meditation program can be joined before and after classes hours
No day off
Planning your stay
Accommodation and meals not included in the training fees.
ACCOMMODATION (per night)
• €30 per person in a shared room of 4 persons
• €35 per person in double room
• €50 in a single room
• Day package of 3 veg/vegan/gluten-free meals is €39
Or choice your meals (max 5 days before the training starts):
• Breakfast: €7
• Lunch: €16
• Diner: €16
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.
Confirmed (due to the current Covid-19 situation, please do not make yet your travel arrangements).
Training venue address
Home Shanti Home center, La lebratiere, Chavon, 04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde, France
Located near Apt and Forcalquier
Completing your education
Refresher courses, Diploma, Teacher Training, and Masterclasses are also available.
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