Training courses on Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training Courses

Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage ARYM®

Since 1996, at the ARYM Institute, Ananta has passionately dedicated himself to teaching thousands of trainees from all over the world. The ARYM institute offers comprehensive programs to gradually progress and integrate the practice, or the teaching of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.

Our training is accessible to everyone, including beginners and professionals of all levels. The method presents a complementary and enriching practice for health professionals (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, etc.) and well-being (masseurs, yoga / pilates teachers, etc.).

No prior experience of massage or yoga is necessary. 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 Certification or Diploma.

OUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES

THE THERAPIST TRAINING

THE INTRODUCTORY MODULE (I)

More than a discovery, an intensive start

Duration 14 hours (2 or 3 days)

The introductory module is the beginning of the practitioner training. It mainly focuses on the back of the body (back, arms, shoulder blades, shoulders, neck and back of the legs). The main massage techniques: massage with hands and feet; and a first series of stretches for the back, shoulder blades, shoulders, neck and legs are taught.

THE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE (I-IV)

The foundation of the Therapist Training

56 hours+ (8 to 12 days)
The class is composed of demonstrations, practices of the sequences of massage strokes and stretches, followed by feedback. The learning of more than 100 positions of assisted stretching and dozens of massage techniques, performed with the feet and hands, is done gradually in 4 stages:

  • Module I: the back of the body (back, arms, shoulder blades, shoulders, neck and back of the legs).
  • Module II: the back and front (legs) of the body, and the first series of sitting stretches.
  • Module III: completing the full body (legs, abdomen, thorax, neck and face), and advanced stretching for the whole body.
  • Module IV: the integration of a complete massage, and the completion of the advanced stretching. An assessment of individual skills is made on the last day (Clinic day).

Certification: ARYM Practitioner Certificate

THE PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA (V)

Deeper Understanding

56 hours+ (8 to 12 days)

Pre-requisite: Practitioner Certificate (I-IV)

The Diploma course reinforces and validates all the material learned in the Practitioner Certificate (I-IV).
More than 100 postures of assisted stretching and dozens of massage techniques (performed with the feet, hands, elbows, …) are reviewed and new techniques taught.
The Practitioner Diploma is awarded after the second participation in the practitioner training is completed (IV + V = 128 hours). After an assessment of their skills, the students receive the Practitioner Diploma ARYM.

THE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

THE 3 STEPS OF THE INSTRUCTOR DIPLOMA

Total duration: 460 hours

Pre-requisite: Practitioner Diploma Training Course (V), plus a substantial experience of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.

The ARYM instructor diploma is done on 3 stages: Assistant / Instructor / Post-Internship

THE INSTRUCTOR APPRENTICESHIP

Assistant Instructor

Duration: 168h hours

Pre-requisite: Practitioner Diploma Training Course (V)

The ARYM Institute offers you to follow 3 Therapist Training courses, as an Ananta’s assistant to learn and assimilate the pedagogy necessary for the transmission of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage method.

THE INSTRUCTOR DIPLOMA (VI)

The transmission of the method

Duration: 108 hours (3 courses of 5 days each)
Program :

The Diploma enables the student to progressively facilitate the phases of the ARYM program. The Instructor Diploma training includes practices and theory:

  • Learning the modules
  • Pedagogical scenarios and practice analyzes
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Professional ethics
  • Yoga and active meditation practices
  • Supervision of Ananta
  • Planning a career development

*Certification: ARYM Diploma Instructor

POST-INTERNSHIP

MENTORING A GROUP OF STUDENTS

Duration: 184 hours minimum

A post-internship personal work:

  • The support of a group of students from the ARYM Institute in their career of practitioners
  • Follow-up of the student reports
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THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

SPECIALIZED MODULES

Understand, integrate and excel

Pre-requisite: Masterclass are open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing the Therapist Training (IV or V)
These focused learning modules can be taken individually or in any order that suits your need.

These single day workshops provide additional knowledge of clinical anatomy and physiology relevant to the training and practice of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. On the related Masterclass subject, the course aims to provide a overview of the pathologies frequently encountered in Massage Practice.

Each Module offers both theory and practice concentrated on a focused subject (see below). The anatomy, physiology, and pathologies related to the subject are explored using a variety of approaches: Multi-sensory exercises, palpation, coloring, molding, reviewing and analyzing relevant massage and stretching techniques. Additional topics related to therapists’ professional development are also covered.
Subjects include: Spine, Pelvic Girdle, Shoulders, Knees, Upper Limbs, Lower Limbs, Facial Massage and Cranium, Visceral and more in the future.
These are guided learning hours which will count towards the future accreditation of the ARYM Practitioner Diploma.

List of our Masterclass:

  • The Pelvic Girdle (MC1)
  • The Scapulae Belt (MC2)
  • The Lumbar Spine (MC3)
  • The Thoracic Spine (MC4)
  • The Cervical Spine (MC5)
  • The Inferior Limbs (MC6)
  • The Superior Limbs (MC7)
  • The Facial Massage (MC8)
  • Techniques of Body Mechanics (MC9)
  • Therapist good practice (MC10)
  • The physiological systems (MC11)
  • The Accessories (MC12)
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PROFESSIONALIZATION DAYS

DAYS OF PRACTICE UNDER SUPERVISION

Get into Intensive Practice

Pre-requisite: Workshop opens to certified and diploma students
Duration: 1 to 4 days

The professionalization days are workshops or event of practice, where graduated students come and give one or several treatments during the day, under the supervision of the instructor. It is comparable to the clinic day (the last day of the Therapist training opens to the public), but it has longest periods allowing the analyse and review of the treatment done, many revisions of the techniques and of course lots of constant questions and answers.

A student may also want to invite a patient, with whom he has difficulty in care. It will be taken as a case study by the instructor in front of the group.

Professionalization days are an great opportunity to meet up with other qualified practitioners, clients and to create a community of practice in you area.

HOW OUR TRAINING COURSES WORK

3 PILLARS OF OUR TRAINING

1 – Using correct position in order to perform precise and safe assisted yoga-based stretches
2 – Learning how to give an effective session, using deep tissue massage techniques with hands and feet.
3 – Understanding maneuvers and theirs contra-indications to avoid injury.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Therapist Training is 90% practical, and centered around demonstration by an instructor, student practice, and feedback. This interactive learning allows students to experience the benefits of the treatment firsthand and quickly correct mistakes to learn each technique properly.

  • To give a full treatment using deep tissue massage techniques given with hands and feet.
  • To perform series of Assisted Yoga-Based Stretches.
  • Safety measures on how to position yourself to avoid injury.
  • Indications and contra-indications for each techniques.
  • Learn to perform series of Assisted Yoga-Based Stretches.
  • Understand Indications/contra-indications for a safe practice.
  • Principles of the integrated approach of Anatomy related to Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (based on the method Anatomy for Movement)
  • Business advice on how to build a clientele and manage a massage practice.
  • Best practices for AYM practitioner.
EACH CLASS INCLUDES
  • Introduction of new massage techniques and/or stretches, with ample time for students to practice by both giving and receiving. (removed each technique).
  • Brief meditation at the start of each class, to help focus and bring a sense of centering.
  • Brief meditation for centering and focusing at the start of each class.
  • Q&A with the instructor.
CERTIFICATION AND DIPLOMA

Following session tests, certificate or diploma are given at the end of the training courses.

*  The exact format & length of each course can vary slightly depending on location.
If you have any further questions about our training courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us!