Since 1996, Ananta has been passionately dedicated to teaching thousands of trainees from all over the world. The institute offers comprehensive programs to gradually evolve the practice 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, physiotherapists, nurses, etc.) and wellness specialists (masseurs, yoga teachers, pilates instructors, 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 massage flow with a series of stretches. At the end of the training course, trainees will have the ability to deliver a complete Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment and will receive a certification or diploma.
The AYM Therapist Training is composed of 3 stages: Certified Practitioner, Therapist Diploma and the Professionalization Days.
Duration: 14 to 112 hours
Pre-requisite: Program open to anyone
Duration: 56 hours in 8 or 12 days.
Pre-requisite: Program is open to everyone.
Program: The class is composed of demonstrations, hands-on practice of the massage sequences and stretches, enriched by instructor and participant feedback. More than 100 positions of assisted stretching and dozens of massage techniques (performed with hands, fists, elbows, feet, knees) are demonstrated. The training is delivered as follow:
After completion, the new Certified Practitioners will be able to deliver a fully customized AYM treatment.
Certification: AYM Certified Practitioner I-IV
Duration: 56 hours in 8 or 12 days.
Pre-requisite: AYM Certified Practitioner.
Program: The diploma course reinforces and validates all the material learned in the AYM Certified Practitioner training.
Over 100 postures of assisted stretches and dozens of massage techniques performed with the hands, feet, elbows, knees and head are reviewed. New techniques are also introduced.
The AYM Therapist Diploma is awarded after passing a skills assessment.
Certification: AYM Therapist Diploma V
Professionalization Days put into practice and integrate the material covered in the Therapist Training. Participants provide massage treatments under Ananta’s supervision and receive individual feedback.
This is also an opportunity as a refresher course and for recertification (Revalidation of Certificate of Competency*).
Duration: 1 to 3 days (7 hours per day).
Pre-requisite: The workshop is open to AYM Certified/Diploma therapists for Recertification or any need of refinement of techniques.
Program: The key items focused on, include: flow of massage, time keeping, choice and sequence of stretches to meet client needs, refinement, review and learning new techniques and Q&A. These meetings also help to create a community of AYM therapists.
* Recertification (Revalidation of Certificate of Competency): To maintain the validity of AYM certification, therapists must participate in a course of minimum 21 hours every two years (required to be listed on the Find-Therapist feature on the web site). This may include 3 Professionalization Days or any other AYM course.
The AYM Instructor Diploma is composed of 3 stages: Authorized, Certified and Instructor Diploma.
Following the first stage, the newly Authorized Instructor will be able to facilitate the Introduction to AYM Therapy on their own.
Duration: 56 to 350 hours.
Prerequisite: AYM Therapist diploma, plus substantial practice of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.
You can attend one or several Therapist Training courses, as Ananta’s assistant to assimilate the pedagogy necessary to teach Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.
Duration: 56 hours minimum.
Pre-requisite: AYM Therapist Diploma.
Certification: Authorized Instructor; will be awarded after the first or several assistantship periods, depending on skill level.
The Instructor Certificate enables the student to facilitate the AYM Therapist Training. It is taught in 3 parts that can be taken separately and in any order.
Duration: 108 hours (3 parts of 5 or 7 days each).
Pre-requisite: AYM Therapist Diploma and AYM Assistant Instructor.
Program: Training includes practice and theory –
Certification: AYM Certified Instructor I-V; after successful completion of the 3 parts.
Duration: 180+ hours.
Pre-requisite: AYM Certified Instructor.
Program: A post-internship personal work that will –
Certification: ARYM Diploma Instructor I-VI
Masterclasses provide additional knowledge of clinical anatomy and physiology on a specific topic relevant to the practice of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. They can be taken individually or in any order that suits your needs.
Duration : 6 hours per module (1 full day or 2 half-days).
Pre-requisite: open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing the Certified Practitioner or Therapist Diploma.
Program: A Masterclass offers both theory and practice concentrated on a focused subject (see list below).
Each class aims to provide a spotlight on –
More Masterclasses to come! Do not hesitate to propose a Masterclass on a new topic.
1 – Using correct position in order to perform a precise and safe treatment.
2 – Learning how to give an effective session, using deep tissue massage techniques with hands and feet, along with assisted yoga-based stretches.
3 – Understanding maneuvers and theirs contraindications to avoid injury.
The Therapist Training is 90% practical, and centered around instructor demonstrations, 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. You will:
Following session tests, certificate or diploma are awarded at the end of the training.