Therapist Training Level 5


Like an art, massage is a skill that you are constantly developing and evolving. In our Level 5 training you will deepen and refine your skills, and fall in love with the technique all over again as you delve deeper with your understanding. AYM is an art, and whatever level of experience our students have, they still find the personalised instruction that they receive during our Level 5 training excellent value.

Level 5 offers the opportunity to have

  • more supervised practice,
  • ask questions informed from your practice
  • receive personalised feedback addressed at helping you develop as a therapist in the most effective way.

The L5 includes 60 hours of practical training (classroom contact time, typically over 8 – 10 full days), access to many hours of training videos of different case studies, and more opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback outside of the classroom too. Students have the option to participate in our weekly mentorship meetings for a small fee.

If the therapist has been practising regularly, Level 5 will help to inspire them further, and also will provide them with some essential experience on the route of becoming a teacher. If the student starts L5 soon after their L4, or they have not been practising a lot since their L4 training, the L5 will also serve as a refresher.

After completing Level 5, students can repeat the training as course assistants. Experienced assistants will get paid and trained up to start teaching, adding another potential income stream for your business.

To discuss how Level 5 could work for you, and appropriate dates for you to join us, please contact Despina directly.

Read more about the experience of going to Level 5 in this blog from student and therapist Joy Ng.

What we cover

  • All the content from Level 1 – 4 trainings.
  • Reflections, questions and self discovery sessions to deepen your skills as a therapist
  • Deepen your knowledge around supporting the needs of your clients.

What we offer beyond the online and practical training

With all of our trainings we offer:

  • Two one-hour mentorship sessions in the two weeks after your training
  • Option to join our amazing value mentorship programme via Zoom, for ongoing support in real time
  • One year access to all training resources online
  • One year free student membership of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapists Association
  • Easy access to a supportive community of therapists. We invite you to organise treatment swaps with your peers locally (we have therapists practically everywhere in the UK and in a few locations abroad). When you receive AYM from other therapists you get embodied experience, and when you massage other AYM therapists they can give you incredibly informative feedback for your treatments. This is the best way to launch you towards being an successful therapist, with the kind of communication skills and touch that puts your clients at ease, and helps them feel amazing from the first ot the last moment of their session with you.

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What our clients say

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Joy Ng, Level 5 Therapist

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Practitioner

If you wish to take Level 5, you’re committing to providing a level of service that goes beyond yourself and your ego. Levels 1-4 prepare you physically in your practice. Going through Level 5 for me is a journey of self-discovery, humility, and attunement to others. We sometimes forget we… Read More
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Marita, Level 5 Therapist

Despina is a very inspiring teacher, she has knowledge, experience, intuition, she makes you feel comfortable, she is caring and she knows how to deliver an effective training and massage. She has the patience to explain the simplest things, her teaching techniques makes you aware of your body, your posture… Read More
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The trainer Despina is extremely knowledgeable and personable and I’d really say she goes the extra miles for her students. All the training I’ve done has been a huge learning experience and I feel I’ve gained so much from this experience. I love yoga massage, it’s definitely my favourite by… Read More
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Sajni Shah L3-5 L5 L1-4 Chios residential


I’ve really enjoyed every minute of my learning journey with Despina and feel that I have gained so much more than just being able to practice AYM! As well as being an amazing therapist, Despina is an approachable, supportive, attentive and collaborative teacher. Ever since the first workshop I did with her… Read More
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Jill Blandford

‘I have just returned from completing my level 5 AYM with Despina on Chios. It hard to put into words how wonderful the experience was for me. Firstly, it was so nourishing to be by the sea and enjoy the Greek sunshine. Every day started with some wonderfully… Read More