The RKM Acharya Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Training Program is a year-long education program during which you will learn to provide treatments for an individual’s body as well as to enhance their emotional, mental and spiritual states.
In order to support others, you must first support yourself.
The first part of this training focuses on foundational training in Ayurveda, including the essentials of its theory and practice. Under the guidance of Acharya Ratheesh Mani, you will work with your own body, mind and spirit and can expect to experience transformations in your own life. You will be given and required to complete homework between each training weekend. Exercises include pranayama to increase your life energy, meditation to calm your mind, laya yoga designed to open the body loosen your joints, asana to strengthen and support your physical body. Ratheesh will also provide suggestions for food choices and optimal nutrition.
Later in the training students will be joined by Ayurvedic Practitioners to master the skills in the Ayurvedic Treatment Trainings and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certification. You will have the opportunity to observe treatments and practice what you have learned.
Certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner is granted by the Acharya Foundation, Kerala, India.
Includes lectures and practical exercises on the following topics:
- Foundational Ayurvedic principles and philosophy
- Ayurvedic lifestyle
- Ayurvedic psychology
- Nadis, chakras, and the five vayus
- The five koshas and healing
- The three gunas and healing
- Prana, tejas, and ojas & balancing them
- Energetics of asana and pranayama
- Stress, Anxiety & Recovery
- Vata, Pitta and Kapha yoga asana classes
- Sense withdrawal as a tool for healing
- Meditation for balancing moola prakrti (primordial nature)
- Yoga Nidra, the practice of conscious deep relaxation
Maintaining respect for the gurukula system, the teachings in this training are provided in lecture format with knowledge being transmitted directly from teacher to student. Students are expected to listen and take notes, thus creating their own student manual.
Homework will involve physical practices of pranayama, meditation, asana, etc. in addition to studying your notes. Eventually, you will practice your treatment skills with friends, family and other acquaintances.
Treatments You Will Learn:
Is a full body treatment where the therapist uses their feet. The treatment is based on treating the 108 energy centers and 72 000 nadis in the body. Kalari Chikilsa is a complete treatment for within and outside the body, and it heals the body from previous events while at the same time providing strength and stability.
Sahasra Yoga Tirimu
Is a treatment based on the marma points of the scalp including the top part of the spine, neck and ears. This treatment brings back brightness into the mind and clears the memory, releases negative thoughts and stress, relaxes the eyes, promotes good sleep and clears the nostril passages. The Sahasra Yoga Tirimu Treatment reflects positive on the mind and spirit.
Is a traditional Ayurvedic full body massage where the therapist use their hands in a special technique combined with herbal oils. The treatment creates a balance within the body, increases blood circulation and removes obstacles from the body.
Is a treatment for the healthy individual looking to maintain health and enhance well-being, clarity, calm and immunity. Shirodhara promotes deep relaxation, relieves fatigue and renews and reinvigorates the body and mind. It also balances one’s energy level. If you are in need of rest and relaxation, the process will provide that. If you are well rested the process will enhance your clarity and perception.
Shirodhara increases immunity by relieving stress and worry, and balancing the Ayurveda mind-body types or doshas so that your constitution remains strong. Shirodhara provides deep rest and renewed energy producing an ageless and youthful countenance. Shirodhara relieves stress, worry and excessive thought. It gives total relaxation as if from meditation. This naturally relaxes and rejuvenates the face and softens worry lines.
Is one of the oldest and most sacred treatments that is not established outside of India. It was used in the old days to become free from unnecessary problems and to build a spiritual strength in thoughts. Here the therapist will place the person who is having the treatment on the floor in a position that stretches the long and short nerve systems of the body. This treatment will help to deeply relax the body, cleanse the tissues, strengthen the immune system and release LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) from the digestive system.
yogena cittasya padena vācām
malaṁ śarīrasya ca vaidyakena
yopākarottaṁ pravaraṁ munīnāṁ
Through Yoga, of the mind, by grammar, of language
Through ancient medical science of the body,
The one who eradicated, to Him of the lineage of sages,
To Patanjali, I bow.
- August 24-25: Gothenburg
- September 21-22: Copenhagen
- November 16-17: Gothenburg
- January 6-19: Kerala, India
- March 7-8: TBD – Göteborg or Copenhagen
- May 8-10: Västervik, Certification weekend
NOTE: Registration is binding. No refunds will be given once the course has begun.
To secure your place in this training, you pay a deposit of €700 once your application has been accepted.
All payments are made through the YogaMakes website.
- The cost for travel to/from all locations is not included.
- Students are responsible for arranging their own food and lodging during the training weekends in Copenhagen and Gothenburg.
- In India and Västervik, food and lodging will be provided.
Please complete the form below to apply for this program. Once you have been accepted, you will receive a link via email to make payment.