Ayurvedic Massage Workshops

Learn the fundamentals

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.

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Introduction

Our 4-hour workshops are an excellent way to learn to offer an amazing massage to friends and family. They are going to love you that little bit more!

Our workshops are open to anyone who has an interest in learning about this style of massage, or who would like to massage their friends and loved ones. They would also suit experienced therapists who would like to add some AYM strokes and stretches to their existing practice, and yoga teachers who want to improve their hands-on adjustments.

The workshops are always very enjoyable for our participants! On each of our workshops you will learn a short sequence to massage, mobilise and stretch a particular part of the body. The content will be tailored to the over arching needs of the group. The teacher will demonstrate the techniques, and the group will then be split into pairs, so that everyone is given the opportunity to practise on each other. You learn as much from receiving as from practising new techniques, so you are going to receive as much AYM as you offer from your partner! (either you can bring a loved one or we can pair you up with another participant). .

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. We also help you adjust your own body, so you are always moving comfortably when offering treatments.

Benefits

Receive at least 45-60 minutes of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.
Have the option to bring a friend/family member/partner to spend a wonderful and nourishing afternoon together, have a fantastic time and meet new like minded people!

You are going to love offering AYM so much more than you think! It’s an amazing life skill. It feels like a gentle yoga practice and a loving kindness meditation in one. Our workshop participants are always surprised at how amazing they feel in their bodies and minds when offering AYM treatments, and afterwards.

It is essential to our wellbeing that we are in contact with how we feel and that we are present in our bodies! This takes some practice! Both giving and receiving AYM is a brilliant way to improve our understanding of bodies and minds, including our own. You will also Improve your understanding of mental attitudes and posture, so that offering massage can be a pleasant, interesting, safe and relaxing experience for you in the future

We cover indications (when the technique is helpful) and contraindications (when the technique should not be used) for each technique. Every student will get individual instruction and feedback on each technique, so at the end of the workshop you should feel quite confident offering short AYM treatments to your friends and family. You will also receive a printed manual and training videos of the techniques covered to help you remember what you learned, and you will be able to contact your teacher with any questions that arise regarding applying those techniques in the future.

Upcoming Workshops

Our upcoming dates are listed below. join our mailing list to hear as soon as we finalise workshop dates and venues in your area! Or contact us if you can put us in touch with your local yoga centre, we might be able to organise a workshop with them if they are interested!

Leeds

The Yoga House
Vikki Atherton

Sunday 14 April 2024, 1-5pm

Full Price: £70 or £120 for 2

Marsden

Sass Wellbeing and Coffee House
Jacqueline Lawrence and Amy Byars.

Sunday 5 May 2024, 12-4pm

Full price: £65

Harrogate

Ebru Evrim
Jacqueline Lawrence and Amy Byars

Sunday 16 June 2024, 12-4pm

Full Price: £75 or £130 for 2

It is very important to us that AYM remains accessible and inclusive. We therefore offer a range of options including concessions, payment plans and scholarships. Find out how we can support your journey here!

Please note that due to the nature of the workshops we can only plan around your needs if you book in advance. Last minute bookings might be considered depending on availability, but it is not guaranteed that your application will be accepted if we don’t have time to process it.