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THE ARYM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAMME

Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Courses

To become an AYM trainer

The ARYM institute (The Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage) offers a comprehensive curriculum to evolve you and your practice.

Our training is suited for everyone with a genuine interest in massage, including professionals of all levels and individuals who want to learn massage techniques to treat their loved ones.

The AYM method presents a complementary and enriching practice for health professionals (doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, etc.) and wellness specialists (masseurs, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, ayurvedic practitioners, etc.).

No prior experience with massage or Yoga is necessary. Our courses allow participants to discover and quickly learn the AYM method.
Students will gain self-confidence by learning the necessary skills to integrate massage techniques with a series of assisted yoga-based stretches. At the end of the training course, newly certified practitioners will have the ability to deliver a complete Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment.

Our Professional AYM Training Program

We are committed since 1996 to delivering the highest standard of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage training. The ARYM Institute is an IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) Platinum Training Provider. By subscribing to IICT membership, AYM therapists can benefit from special discounted premiums and extended coverage on Public Liability and Indemnity insurance. Learn more

The complete training program to become an AYM Instructor consists of 3 stages:

1. AYM Assistant Instructor: Participate as an assistant on a 56-hour therapist course**
2. AYM Certified Instructor: Participate as an assistant on a second 56-hour therapist course.
3. AYM Instructor Diploma: Follow a group of students in post-training and report back.

**Following the first stage (assistant), the newly authorised instructors can facilitate a 2-day Introduction to AYM Therapy course on their own.

Duration: 56, 112, 168 and up to 350+ hours.
Prerequisite: AYM Therapist diploma and a substantial practice

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1. AYM Apprentice Instructor*: Participate as an apprentice during a primary therapist training / +70 hrs**
2. AYM Certified Instructor: Participate as an assistant on a second therapist training / +100 hrs**
3. AYM Instructor Diploma: Follow a group of students in post-training and report back / +100 hrs** (of variable duration).

*Following the first stage (assistant), the newly authorised instructors can facilitate a 2-day Introduction to AYM Therapy course on their own.

**Including 56 hours of the AYM Therapist course and 14 hours of preparation, meetings and reports before and after classes.

***Including 56 hours of the AYM Therapist course, 14 hours of preparation, meetings and reports before and after classes and +30 hours of the tutorial period, where the apprentice follows the evolution of a group of students in the post-training support.

The AYM Instructor Training is the apprenticeship of the transmission of the method. The training consists of the practical supervision of students during the therapist classes.
** It also includes post-training homework to follow a group of students and their care reports.

Prerequisite: AYM Therapist diploma (112 hours minimum) and a substantial practice

Registration: via the Therapist training course events

More details on the AYM instructor’s syllabus

Assistantship

The instructor trainee offers the opportunity to become Ananta’s assistant over one or several Therapist Training courses. In addition, the assistant will learn how to become a teacher by helping to facilitate the AYM training program.
Duration: 56+ hours
Pre-requisite: AYM Therapist Diploma
Certification: Certificate of participation as Instructor Trainee

Transmission of the AYM method

The Instructor Certificate, together with an assistantship period, teaches to become an instructor.
The program gives all the necessary tools and brings confidence to facilitate the transition. This courses is taught in 3 parts. Parts 1 and 2 can be taken separately and in any order. Part 3 can only be taken after one starts teaching his own classes.

Duration: 108 hours (3 parts of 5 or 7 days each).
Pre-requisite: AYM Therapist Diploma, plus a good experience as an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage practitioner.
Program: Training includes practise and theory –

  • Learning module transitions
  • Educational framework and scenarios
  • Practice and positioning analysis
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Professional ethics
  • The practise of Yoga and active meditations
  • Planning one’s career development

Certification: AYM Certified Instructor V; after successful completion of the 3 parts

Internship – Mentoring a small group of students of the Institute

Duration: 180+ hours
Pre-requisite: AYM Certified Instructor
Program: A post-internship personal work that will –

  • Act as liaison between the group and the Institute
  • Support of a group of students from the ARYM Institute in their career as practitioners
  • Follow-up of the student reports
  • Enhance practical experience

Certification: ARYM Diploma Instructor VI

Upcoming AYM Instructor Training

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How does the training work?

 

  1. Using correct position in order to perform a precise and safe treatment.
  2. Learning how to give an practical session, using deep tissue massage techniques with hands and feet, along with assisted yoga-based stretches.
  3. Understanding manoeuvres and their contraindications to avoid injury

The Therapist Training is 90% practical and centred 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 correctly. One will:

  • Be able to deliver a complete treatment using deep tissue massage techniques with hands and feet.
  • Learn to perform series of assisted yoga-based stretches.
  • Avoid injury using correct positioning.
  • Understand indications and contra-indications for each technique.
  • Apply the principles of the ARYM Institute integrated approach of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, based on the method Anatomy for Movement™.
  • Obtain business advice on building clientele and managing a massage practice based on 25+ years of experience.
  • Become familiar with and adhere to best practices of the method.
  • Demonstration of new techniques with sufficient time for students to practice and receive them.
  • A review of the prior techniques learnt.
  • Brief meditation at the start of each class and several relaxations during the day to help focus and bring a sense of centring.
  • Q&A with the instructor.

Following session tests, certificates or diplomas are awarded at the end of the training.

THERAPIST TRAINING
AYM Certified Practitioner (I-IV): Certificate for first-time participants.
AYM Therapist Diploma (V): Diploma for AYM Practitioners already certified by ARYM.
AYM Refresher course: Certificate of competency.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
AYM Instructor Trainee (I-IV): Certificate of participation is awarded an assistantship period.
AYM Certified Instructor (V): Certificate (after successful completion of the 3 parts).
AYM Instructor Diploma (VI): The Diploma is awarded after the completion of the AYM Instructor Training.

MASTERCLASSES
Certificates of participation are awarded after each attendance.

The ARYM Institute is IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) Platinum Training Provider.

Membership
By subscribing to IICT membership**, our trained Therapist and “students in the learning process” qualify for special discounted premiums and extended coverage on Public Liability and Indemnity insurance.
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** Students of ARYM can benefit from a special 50% on 1st year IICT membership.
Insurance
Insurance coverage is available in more than 25 countries. Subscribing to only one insurance will cover several practices (Eg.: AYM, Swedish massage, yoga teacher, Pilates…) in several countries.  learn more

If you have any further questions about our training courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us!