Ayurvedic Bodywork Training: Garshana, Abhyanga, and Netra Basti
Hilary Garivaltis, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the New England Institute of Ayurvedic…
Full Bio & Programs
For bodyworkers (see note below).
For thousands of years, Ayurvedic treatments have been used to cleanse, heal, and harmonize body, mind, and spirit. This course teaches the techniques of Ayurvedic bodywork used in rejuvenation therapy, including
- Garshana, silk-glove lymphatic massage
- Abhyanga, full-body herbalized oil massage
- An Ayurvedic eye treatment called netra basti.
In addition, we spend time on Ayurvedic fundamentals, covering the five elements, three doshas, and the energy points on the body called “marmas” and how they can be used in the healing process. We also take time to learn a wonderful self-massage technique and tool for self-healing. Come be nurtured and guided by skilled practitioners and enjoy ample practice time. Ceremony and the use of mantra, or sacred sound, are incorporated to establish a calm and healing environment within which to work.
Note Oils are used throughout the training, so casual clothing is recommended. Old bathing suits or undergarments may be useful for practice sessions. This course is designed for bodyworkers; others should direct inquiries to Hilary Garivaltis at email@example.com.
- 27.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- 27.5 credits for Massage and Body Workers (NCBTMB), $20 additional charge
- 27.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More