Ayurveda Body Treatments Certification Course (Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Svedana, Nasya) Offered by Internationally Recognized Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas

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The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat has recently announced its Ayurveda Body Therapy course in November 9th-17th 2013.

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat has recently announced its Ayurveda Body Therapy course in November 9th-17th 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3783.

This course offers a wonderful opportunity to learn the techniques of Ayurveda body treatments with the ashram's Well-Being Center Director, Lalita Devi.

The course teaches how to offer traditional oil massage (abhyanga), the technique of pouring oil over the forehead (shirodhara), how to introduce oil into the nasal passages (nasya) and how to apply gentle heat therapy (svedana). These treatments provide deep detoxification, rejuvenation and allow for balance body, mind and spirit. The course focuses on understanding the treatments as a spiritual practice for the client and practitioner.

Topics of the course include:

    The history and philosophy of Ayurveda
    The 3 great qualities (maha bhutu), 5 elements (maha guna), 10 pairs of qualities (guna) and 3 doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), tissue formation (dhatu) and the channels of bodily systems (srota), digestion (agni), toxin formation (ama) and waste elimination (mala)
    Ayurvedic and yogic psychology
    The disease process and its treatment with Ayurvedic bodywork

This course is designed for massage therapists, Ayurveda practitioners, Yoga teachers and all others who have a personal interest in the ancient techniques of Ayurveda body treatments.

For more information, please visit http://www.sivanandabahamas.org or call 1-866-446-5934. The Yoga retreat also offers Ayurvedic Yoga training as well as a variety of meditation courses.

"Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh taught Yoga-Vedanta, which came to the West through his many disciples like Satchidananda, Vishnudevananda, Ventakeshananda and Jyotirmayananda. The Sivananda Yoga-Vedanta centers founded by Swami Vishnudevananda teach regular programs on Yoga-Vedanta and with references to Ayurveda as well. I have done many programs with this organization and find it to be the best Yoga training group in the west." -Dr. David Frawley

The Ayurveda Bodywork Course was a deeply transformational experience. I took the course with no prior knowledge of massage or Ayurveda. Now, I can not imagine my life without discovering Ayurveda. The course is practical knowledge that allows us to get to know ourselves more deeply and inspiring us to share this discovery with others. We started the day with self care practices, meditation, chanting followed by Yoga and Ayurveda teachings, which prepared you for the afternoon of hands on practice. The yoga class in the afternoon helped to assimilate the knowledge accumulated that day; relaxing and balancing the body and mind. The combination of the knowledge being passed from teacher to student, hands-on guidance in the bodywork, yogic practices and self-care routines is a perfect blend to ignite the fire of transformation. — Narayani

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