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November 16–19, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Ayurvedic Bodywork Training: Swedna and Udvartana

Hilary Garivaltis
Hilary Garivaltis

Hilary Garivaltis, founder and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has more than 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the…
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Program Details

Learn the theory and practical skills of Ayurvedic body treatments used in rejuvenation therapy. These ancient techniques have been utilized for cleansing and healing the body, mind, and spirit for thousands of years.

In this workshop, you receive training in two modalities: swedna, or steam therapy, and udvartana, or herbal paste massage. Under the guidance of Hilary Garivaltis, former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, you learn the hands-on techniques of Ayurvedic bodywork and have ample time to practice and be observed. Ceremony and the use of mantra, or sacred sound, establish a calm and healing environment.

This program is ideal for trained bodyworkers looking to add Ayurvedic treatments to their services. Beginners with a personal interest in these techniques are also welcome and should contact Hilary at before registering.

Note Oils will be used throughout the training, so casual clothing is recommended. Old bathing suits or undergarments may be useful during practice sessions.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 15 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 15.5 credits for Massage and Body Workers (NCBTMB), $30 additional charge