Training

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a wonderfully effective method, which is a pleasure to both give and receive.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a wonderfully effective method, which is a pleasure to both give and receive. It is based on traditional Ayurvedic Massage and Iyengar yoga, and its popularity in the UK has been growing as more therapists and clients experience it. Read more about Ayurvedic Yoga Massage here.

Our training is designed to support you not only learning how to offer Ayurvedic Yoga Massage in a way that feels amazing for your own body as a therapist, and supports the physical and mental health of your clients, but also to support you every step of the way. From setting up and developing your business, to having all your technique questions answered promptly and efficiently, to having a supportive community to share your concerns and celebrate your successes with.. We have you covered!

In terms of your learning experience, both giving and receiving AYM is a brilliant way to improve your understanding of bodies, including your own. AYM is unique in that you give an oil massage, so you feel the quality of the muscles; then you give some assisted stretches, so you start observing how bodies move and connect that with the quality of the muscles. We also use gentle mobilisations, which make it easy to observe when the client is holding parts of the body, and can consciously release them; or when tightness cannot be released by conscious effort, which is where the massage and the stretches come in.

Throughout each session we are trying to encourage ease of breath, so we become tuned in to how people breathe, where they hold their tension, how much of it they can release by relaxing, and where massage (and yoga/other therapies) can come in and help with bringing further softness, freedom of movement and ease of breathing.

Our training courses are suitable for beginners, but also as a specialisation for therapists trained in other modalities. The theory part of the training is taught online before and after the practical training, and students also receive one year of free access to videos covering the of their training, theory and practical. Our students also receive one year of membership of the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapists Association for free, after completion of their practical training with us.

In the two weeks following the completion of their training, our students are offered two mentorship sessions via Zoom to help them ask any questions that arise initially and settle into their practice. After that students can also opt to continue with our weekly mentorship programme for a nominal fee. We are committed to helping you succeed as a therapist, and part of that is helping you overcome any obstacles that hold back your career, and celebrating your successes together.

Please contact us directly to discuss future training dates and locations, or join our mailing list to stay up to date as we announce future dates at convenient locations for you. We are always happy to hear from prospective students, and we do our best to plan future training dates around their needs.

Therapist Training Level 1

We cover everything you need to get started as an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapist and set up your business. Because everything apart from the technique is taught online, this training provides excellent value, and we still have time to cover enough technique to offer a massage that will feel amazing, and will keep your clients coming back for more! The practical part of this training is usually covered in 2-3 full days.

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Therapist Training Level 2

In the Level 2 training we revise Level 1 techniques, and also build on the strong foundations that we have set in Level 1 to pick up the pace of teaching. In this way we add more techniques than the student has learned in Level 1, and students become much more confident practitioners. Level 2 therapists will be able to massage, soften, mobilise and stretch every part of the body from head to toe. The practical part of this training is usually covered over 2-3 full days.

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Training Level 1 & 2

This is an opportunity to attend both L1 and L2 training. The practical (classroom) part of this training is usually covered over 5 days. Level 1 sets the foundations for your practice as well as teaching you some Ayurvedic Yoga Massage techniques. By level 2 our students' confidence and pace of learning increase dramatically, as we build on the foundations that we have set in Level 1. So the L2 training is a perfect complement to L1, and we highly recommend attending both levels at the same time, or in close succession.

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Therapist Training Level 3

Every time the student comes back for more training with us, we review and refine skills from previous training. By the time students come to Level 3 they are already well trained at body mechanics, and have some confidence in verbal and non verbal communication with the client. So this is a good time to delve into learning a much wider range of techniques, that will provide the students with the tools to respond to a very wide range of client needs.

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Training Level 4

In level 4 we revise L1-3, and we work on prioritising which AYM techiques to use, and in what way, to design and deliver treatments that best meet your client's needs. We practise really listening to our clients, and creating a supportive space. For this, we often need to challenge our own preconceptions.

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Therapist training Levels 3 & 4

This is an opportunity to complete the Levels 3 and 4 training together. We highly recommend that students attend Levels 3 and 4 in close succession, if not immediately after one another. In Level 3 we cover a lot of techniques to help with a wide range of client needs; and Level 4 is complementary, as we will practise prioritising which techniques to use to optimise treatments for client needs.

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Therapist training Levels 1-4

Our Level 1-4 training is suitable for those who want to launch their Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapist careers, offering the quickest path to becoming an AYM therapist. You will of course still be well supported every step of the way, before, during and after your training!

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Therapist Training Level 5

Level 5 is the next level for Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapists who would like to deepen their practice, become re-inspired, revise their skills and progress towards Assistant Teacher training

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AYM for Pregnancy

This training is suitable for anyone who has qualified up to Level 2 AYM training. You will learn how…

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Residential Courses

You can do your therapist training as an intensive course with us in the sunshine. Find out about our residential trainings abroad.

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