What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of preventative health and healing. It employs elementally-based, balancing techniques that reestablish harmony to the body, mind and spirit. Ayurvedic therapies (like Pancha Karma) tend to be centered in either purification and cleansing, or nourishment and rejuvenation.
About the instructor
For the last 20 years, Lara Narayani Golland, LMT, has been initiated into both traditional and modern forms of Meditation, Movement and Healing Work. In 1997, Narayani attended the prestigious Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in New York and soon started her private Healing Arts practice. In 1999, she became certified as an Integral Yoga instructor and was initiated into the lineage of Sri Swami Satchidananda at Yogaville in Virginia in 2001. She began studying Ayurvedic Bodywork in 2002 and began training other Therapists in 2004. Narayani specializes in Intuitive Healing Work, Western and Eastern Massage Therapy, Yoga and Ayurvedic Education plus Spiritual and Wellness coaching for individuals and groups. www.EcoSpiritualWellness.com
About our Ayurvedic Massage Class
Ayurvedic Massage and Bodywork I introduces the practitioner to both the history and traditional theory of Ayurveda as it applies to the field of Massage Therapy and teaches the student how to offer a complete Ayurvedic massage.
After taking this course, students will be able to demonstrate Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage techniques, performing both 2 and 4 handed massage treatment protocols. Students will also be able to list which oils are appropriate for clients using Ayurvedic aromatherapy theory and will be able to both demonstrate and perform Ayurvedic Facial Massage. In addition, students will also be able to explain and demonstrate Ayurvedic self care techniques in order to support longevity in the field of massage and to be able to effectively support clients in the process.
A certificate of achievement will be granted to each student who successfully passes the practical exam of demonstrating each modality taught in this course. Course Objectives Explain brief history of Ayurveda Describe Ayurvedic Dosha theory Explain what Ayurvedic oils are appropriate for each client List contraindications and benefits for Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage Perform Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage- 2 handed Perform Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage- 4 handed List contraindications and benefits of Ayurvedic Facial Massage Demonstrate Ayurvedic Facial Massage. Explain difference between Ayurvedic Massage and Swedish Massage.