The Northwest Institute of Ayurveda offers in-person ayurvedic massage immersions at our center in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California called the "Ayurvedic Massage Immersion". We offer three different 40-Hour immersions for those who want to learn, practice and receive different Ayurvedic massage, "bliss therapies" and special gentle ayurvedic detox therapies. You can take one, two or all three of the immersions. It will take approximately one year to complete all three immersions since only one is offered each spring and fall. Upon completion of all three massage immersions, the student will receive their "Ayurvedic Massage and Panchakarma Therapist" program certificate from the Institute.
You Will Learn:
Ayurveda Massage Intensive:
March 1-10, 2019 (two 3-day weekends)
Learn the refined art of Ayurvedic warm oil massage & gentle detox methods including: Complete head to toe Ayurvedic Warm Oil Abhyanga Massage will be taught in complete detail. Different parts of the body will be taught and experienced daily. Each day will build upon the day before: Day 1: Scalp/Neck/Shoulders/Face, Day 2: Legs (front)/Chest/Abdomen/Arms (front), Day 3: Front of Body, Day 4: Back of Body (legs, glutes, back), Days 5-6: Full Body Massage Practice & Review, Students will also enjoy daily Nasya & Karna Purna (Nourishing Sinus & Ear Therapies)
Ayurvedic Ultimate Bliss Therapies Immersion:
October 9-13, 2019 (5-day immersion)
Learn Ayurveda's Ultimate Bliss Therapies & gentle Ayurvedic detox methods including: Easy Reclining Abhyanga (Ayurvedic warm oil Massage), Pizichilli (“warm oil bath” – like “shirodhara” over the whole body), Pinda Swedana (herbal bolus massage – 2 Types will be experienced: one for pain and tension relief, another for tonifying the immune system “ojas”), Nourishing Body Bastis (nourishing & strengthening therapies for the mind, heart, joints, and glands using special medicated oils), Nasya & Karna Purna (Nourishing Sinus & Ear Therapies), Swedana (aromatic full-body herbal steam)
Ayurveda Bliss Therapies Immersion:
Learn Ayurveda "Bliss Therapies" & gentle Ayurvedic detox methods including: Easy Laying Abhyanga (Ayurvedic warm oil Massage), Shirodhara (warm oil over forehead, deep relaxation & hair therapy), Swedana (aromatic full-body herbal steam), Eye Basti (nourishing & lubricating therapy for the eyes using warm liquefied ghee), Nasya & Karna Purna (Nourishing Sinus & Ear Therapies)
Deepen Your Comfort & Confidence in giving Ayurvedic Massage & Detox Therapies
Learn special lineage Ayurvedic cleansing recipes (kitcharis, chutneys, veggies, drinks, and teas)
Learn to prepare & perform bastis (herbal enemas) at home and these are totally optional
Discuss issues related to doing Panchakarma Ayurvedic detox and program design
Discuss Ayurvedic Massage Equipment Suppliers
Daily Practice & Receiving of warm oil massage & "Ayurvedic Bliss Therapies" - varies according to immersion.
Daily Ayurvedic Lunch and Dinner Provided with Ayurvedic cooking lesson provided the first day.
Orientation Call where students will get an overview of the program, what to expect, ayurvedic massage and detox called panchakarma, including instructions on how to do easy self-detox which the students will have the option of doing together in the program. Students also get access to the call recording.
Downloadable Easy Ayurveda Detox PDF hand-outs and recipes.
Those who wish to go through gentle PK detox during class have the option of doing so under professional guidance and experienced supervision.
Upcoming Immersion Dates:
Dates: March 1-3 & 8-10, 2019 + Online Orientation Call: February 19, 2019 (6:30-8pm)
Times: 9am-5pm (except 1st day of program starts 8am, last day ends at 6pm)
Meals: fresh delicious ayurvedic lunch served daily 12-1pm (left overs provided for dinner)
$799 (your 1st immersion), $749 (your subsequent immersions)
"Ayurveda Massage & Panchakarma Therapist" program certificate of completion will be awarded by the Institute upon completion of all three immersions.
Early Enrollment Encouraged!
We take a maximum of 7-8 students depending up the immersion. Students are highly encouraged to register early to save their spot.