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Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapy Training Course


Ayurveda massage (abhyanga), Shirodhara and Svedana Training Course 

Instructor: Ragaia Belovarac and CCA Faculty

This program provides 35 hours of hands-on training in abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage, one and two practitioner) along with Shirodhara (warm oil treatment over the forehead) and Svedana (Ayurvedic herbal steam therapy). Participants will work in groups of three giving and receiving therapies. An additional 10 hours will be required outside of the workshop to complete certification. 

An Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapist is a specialist who works with massage and other therapies which are individualized to the nature of the person and nature of any imbalances that are present. Ayurvedic Body Therapies are a significant part of the healing process in Ayurvedic medicine and are becoming popular in clinics and health spas around the world.

Due to required practive following the program, students are credited with 45 hours of study. Participants will work in groups of three giving and receiving therapies. This program is a prerequisite for the Pancha Karma Specialist certification.

Abhyanga training


Completion of Ayurveda Foundations Course  or  completion of our first module in AHC1 or completion of entire AHC1 program. Our Foundations course can be completed through distance learning and takes approximately one month to complete. 

What Students Say:

"Absolutely loved it. The material is amazing" – Rebekka Fox
"I really enjoyed this program!" – Leah Shankar
"I feel very fortunate to have participated". – Bonnie Kish
"I thoroughly enjoyed every moment" – Micelle Coxon
"Very structured and thoroughly presented in a calm, relaxed and nurturing format. Excellent!" – Linda Martin R.N.
"Excellent Teachers!" – Karly Railsback
"I really felt shifts in my own consciousness and a real deepening of my ayurvedic knowledge" - Farzaneh Kashef

Ayurvedic Course Dates:

Dec 5-9, 2016
April 10-14, 2017
July 10-14, 2017
Nov 13-17, 2017

shirodhara training

Course Fee:

Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapy Training Course: $700.00

Combined enrollment with Foundations Course: $899.00

Price: $700.00

Payment information

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Discounts and policies

Combined Enrollment Discount

Enroll in two Massage and/or Body Therapy courses at the same time and receive a 10% discount on both courses. Enroll in three Massage and Body Therapy courses at the same time and receive a 20% discount on each course. Enroll in 4 or more courses and receive a 25% discount on each course. Enrollment is complete when registration forms are returned signed and deposit payment for all courses is made. This offer excludes Foundations and Panchakarma Specialist Certification courses (Foundations special with a Body Therapy Course still applies). Discount will not include new programs added after registration has been completed.

About CCA California College of Ayurveda (CCA) is a state-approved school registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. This agreement is legally binding when sent to the College over the internet and payment of the deposit is made. These actions indicate that you have been given reasonable time to read and understand this agreement and the Refund Policy listed below, that you agree to your rights and responsibilities, and that you have seen a brochure or announcement describing the seminar or course that you plan to attend and information about the College.

Any questions or problems concerning CCA which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, Department of Consumer Affairs, 2535 Capitol Oaks Avenue, SUITE 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (888) 370-7589, This institution is not required to participate in the State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund for this seminar program.


Refund PolicyThe pre-paid seminar / short course deposit is non-refundable for any reason. After the “Final Balance Due” date, no refunds will be given for either the deposit or additional money paid toward full tuition (although a student may receive a credit toward the same course in the future). If you are registered for a seminar / short course that the College cancels, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. Sometimes for reasons beyond our control a course or seminar must be canceled. While all efforts will be made to avoid cancellations, the College will accept no liability for student losses that occur beyond deposit or tuition actually paid to the College (e.g., non-refundable airfare, time lost from work, equipment expenses).


Disclosures Nudity Disclosure All students should read the following information about nudity and proper conduct carefully.
1.  At some of our body therapy intensives (ayurvedic body therapy, marma and dough basti) students may be exposed to some nudity. Instruction will be given to participants about proper draping techniques in an attempt to provide a professional and modest environment.  Learning takes place in a large room with multiple massage tables and work stations. Students, who wish to, are supported to bring screens to surround their massage table and work station.  This is not a requirement.
2.  During the ayurvedic body therapy course, we will be demonstrating and teaching the traditional full body ayurvedic massage.  The technique that we will demonstrate and teach includes massage of the chest and breast tissue.  This is a professional therapeutic massage. Students are NOT required to participate in receiving or practicing this technique. 
3.  Teachers at these programs may be male or female.  Teachers demonstrate the massage procedures and then walk around assisting students in proper hand positions and movements.  Students work in groups with one student receiving a therapy while other students provide the therapy.  As teachers walk around and assist students in their learning process, teachers may have to touch the bodies of students who are receiving massages.  If there is both a male and female teacher at your program, you may request that only the teacher of your choice provide assistance when you are the model on the table.  If there are only teachers of one sex at the program, participants agree to allow those teachers to assist the students who are learning.  
4.  There is no massaging or intentional exposure of genitalia at these workshops. 
5.   At the panchakarma program (not part of the summer intensive series) instruction includes the administration of Basti. Basti is the application of medicated oil rectally with an enema tube. All students will learn to give and receive Basti. However, no one is required to participate in this procedure, and may opt out of any phase of this section if it makes them uncomfortable (Applies to Pancha Karma Workshop Only).
Sexual Harassment Policy
1.  Any student who does not follow proper draping instructions at the program may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.
2.  Any student accused of touching another student in an inappropriate manner may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.  
3.  Any student who makes inappropriate / offensive sexual comments at the workshop may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.