Ayurvedic Massage Program Details:


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At the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda we offer an in-person Ayurvedic Massage Program once a year at our center in Arcata, California, in Humboldt County.

In our Comprehensive Ayurvedic Massage Training You Will Learn:

Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage (Abhyanga)

+ 20 Traditional Ayurvedic Therapies Will Be Taught & Practiced 

Proper Massage Body Mechanics

Ayurvedic Massage Principles, Techniques & Step-by-Step How to "Recipes"

Indications, Contraindications, Timing/Duration & Herbal Medicines Used for each therapy

Therapies Learned:

~Weekend 1~

Abhyanga (ayurvedic full body warm oil massage)

Marma Therapy 1 (gentle ayurvedic acupressure)

Shirodhara (warm oil hair & mind therapy)

Aromatic Herbal Steam (swedana)

Traditional Sinus & Ear Therapies (nasya & karna purna)

~Weekend 2~

Lymphatic Scrub (2 versions - herbal / other - udvarthana & garshana)

Body Bastis (dough dam therapies)

(These are specific therapies for calming the nervous system, and healing the eyes, back, knees & heart)

Abhyanga Review (ayurvedic warm oil massage)

Marma Therapy 2 (gentle ayurvedic acupressure)

~Weekend 3~

Herbal Bolus Massage (pinda swedana)

Pizichilli (full body warm oil bath)

Learn how to use the below medicines in your body work:

Warm Oil

Traditional Ayurvedic Herbal Oils

Aromatic Steam

Herbs, Spices, Grains

Essential Oils

Marma Points

and more! 

2019 Dates: 

March-April 2019 (dates TBA)

(meets three 2-day sessions)

9am-5pm, (lunch 12-1)


$899 by early deadline

$999 by deadline


Space is very limited

Massage CEUS:

112 CE Hours Approved by NCBTMB



"To say that the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda has transformed my life would be an understatement.  I came to Ayurveda broken, fragile and scared. I emerged happy, healthy and confident. From the bottom of my heart, I highly recommend all of the NIA programs." ~ Anne Hoffweber, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Living ProgramAyurvedic Practitioner Program Graduate, Founder of Lunar Shakti Healing

"Thank you for teaching this Ayurvedic Self-Care Immersion class. I am so happy to have the tools to create a healthy life for myself and my family. The information I received is invaluable. I will definitely recommend this class to my friends"

"I am so happy to have the tools to create nutritious meals for my family.  The information I received is invaluable.  I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Thank you!" ~Karena Gore (Ayurvedic Cooking Immersion)

"The Ayurvedic Practitioner Program has provided me with many valuable skills that I use both in my personal and work life.  After completing the Ayurvedic Practitioner Program, I developed the confidence to launch an Integrative Health Program at my work place. I now offer holistic consults, and prepare personal ayurvedic herbal formulas for to my patients. I have an active practice in medicine as a Nurse Practitioner in a Community Health Center and am required to see 16-20 patients per day addressing simple and complex health problems. I have studied many alternative health modalities over the years, but my knowledge of Ayurveda has allowed me to identify and treat the dosha out of balance and look more deeply at the root issues. The program gave me a plethora of practical knowledge that I continue to utilize in my practice."  ~  Lisa Hoyt FNP, Ayurvedic Practitoner, Ayurvedic Living Program & Ayurvedic Practitioner Program Graduate, Arcata, CA 

"Don't miss out on an opportunity to spend time with Traci while she immerses you in Ayurvedic lifestyle medicine, her specialty and my favorite aspect of the Ayurvedic canon. Love you Traci!" ~ Selena Rowan (Ayurvedic Self-Care Immersion & Ayurvedic Living Program)

"Thank you for offering this class. I am so excited to get this glimpse into this beautiful system. I feel this body of knowledge to be what I have been searching for. Thank you so much!" ~ Jessica Lovelady (Introduction to Ayurveda

"I could write a novel about everything I learned in the Ayurvedic Living Program. The love, support and intimate experience that I had in all of the NIA programs would be impossible to get in larger schools." ~ Anne Hoffweber