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Ayurveda Bodywork

Specialist Training


July 7th - 12th, 2021

Learn the tools of Ayurveda body-work and more...

This class is best suited for those with knowledge of Ayurveda and hands-on bodywork. 

Level one is not required for attending the Level two class, but some bodywork experience and basic Ayurveda

understanding is required.

You will learn the science and Ayurvedic techniques listed below:

Abhyanga - Ayurvedic Four Handed Massage (and two-handed)

Swedhana - Ayurvedic Steam Treatment

Shirodhara - Ayurvedic Vata Balance with Oil on Forehead

Nasya - Therapeutic Nasal Oil Treatment

Netra Basti - Therapeutic Eye Rejuvenation

Kati Basti - Therapeutic Lower Back Rejuvenation

Ayurvedic Yoga for Balancing the Doshas

Foundations of Ayurveda & Panchakarma

The Ayurveda Health Retreat has successfully treated many hundreds of patients using the ancient science of Traditional Panchakarma.

Ayurveda uses many techniques to create balance, including various forms of body massage. But this is not a regular Swedish or deep tissue massage - the unique quality of Ayurvedic massage is its ability to create a fully rejuvenating experience.

Each treatment uses Ayurvedic medicated herbal oils to support detoxification of the tissues and balance and strength in the body. The traditional four-handed technique is like a dance, as the two therapists flow through the over 108 synchronized movements. All of our massage oils are made according to ancient recipes. We order them from an Ayurvedic Pharmacy in India where the wild-crafted herbal infusions are added to the oil, bringing forth their medicinal properties. The herbs, oils, and water are simmered for up to 8 hours to infuse the blend with its healing quality. The subtle qualities of the herbs are transferred through the message to bring balance and healing. 

In addition to the use of therapeutic oils, Marma therapy is used during the Ayurvedic massage. Marmas are energy points, similar to Chinese Acupuncture points. Over 75 of the 108 Marma points are the same as Acupuncture points. Gentle massage and pressure to the marma points will balance the doshas and assist in healing.

Swedhana (aromatherapy steam) - After your massage, relax as your mind and body are enveloped in a soothing steam bath. Swedhana improves peripheral circulation and this treatment allows the Ayurvedic oils to penetrate deeper into the tissue, enhancing the detoxification process. It strengthens the immune system and moisturizes the skin, making it soft and smooth.

Nasya (nasal therapy) - During this therapy, several drops of medicated oil are administered into each nostril. This opens and cleanses your nasal and sinus passages, enhancing the flow of oxygen to the brain. It may relieve allergy and sinus conditions and improve your memory.

Shirodhara - During this relaxing therapy, a continuous stream of warm Ayurvedic oil flows over your forehead. Shirodhara is used to heal chronic neuromuscular disorders and Vata imbalances: hypertension, insomnia, depression, anxiety, headaches, and restlessness. It can also have a powerful spiritual effect on the mental and emotional well-being of the individual.

A 60 hour Ayurveda Bodywork Diploma is given upon graduation.

Class begins:

Wednesday, July 7th

Arrive 4-5:30 pm 


Class ends:

Monday, July 12th

around 10:00 am 



Teachers Bio- Richard Masla, ND, Ayurvedic Practitioner –Richard opened the Ayurveda Health Retreat in Florida in 2001, helping thousands of people discover balanced living with the wisdom and application of Ayurveda. He began his Yoga and Ayurveda studies at the age of 17 and traveled to India for the first time when he was 21 with his spiritual teacher, Swami Prabhupada. He is a dedicated yoga teacher and Ayurvedic educator and founder, along with his two daughters, YogaVeda; the Yoga Alliance certified school for integrating Yoga & Ayurveda. He has studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and has traveled to India over 36 times, solo as well as with groups, to dive deeper into the study and experience of Ayurveda & Yoga. In 1994 he graduated from Clayton College with the degree Doctor of Naturopathy.




Continuing Education:

The 60-hour class can be used towards your NAMA PACE Ayurveda Continuing Education Credits & your 600 hour Ayurveda Health Counselor degree.

This class offers credit hours toward YogaVeda 300 hour Yoga teacher training certificate.

Contact Hours: NAMA Ayurveda Health Counselor Applicants must undergo a minimum of 600 hours of training, 90 hours of which must be In-Person and/or live webinar training. 


24 CEUs for Florida Massage Therapist

MA- 15003


  • $1,200 per person for the training only. Meals are included, but not accommodation.

  • $2,100 per person for a private room with one queen bed at the Retreat. This includes tuition and meals. 

  • $1,700 per person for a shared room at the Retreat. This is suitable for couples or friends as there is one queen bed per room.  This includes tuition and meals. 

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