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Ayurvedic Massage and Bliss Therapy Training Certification

Ayurvedic Massage and Bliss Therapy Training Certification

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga), Shirodhara and Svedana Training


This class is best suited for those with some knowledge of Ayurveda and hands-on body-work or energy-work.

This program provides 10-12 hours of hands-on training in Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage) along with Shirodhara (warm oil treatment over the forehead) and Svedana (Ayurvedic herbal steam therapy). Participants will work in pairs giving and receiving therapies.

An Ayurvedic Massage and Bliss Therapist is a specialist who works with massage and other therapies which are individualized to the nature of the person and nature of any imbalances that are present. Ayurvedic Body Therapies are a significant part of the healing process in Ayurvedic medicine and are becoming popular in clinics and health spas around the world.

Abhyanga is a classic Ayurvedic full-body treatment done with herbalized oil. It is soothing, nurturing, and one of the best techniques for balancing prana (life force), a main goal of Ayurveda. This nurturing treatment creates deep relaxation in body and mind. Abhyanga therapy uses a good amount of oil so please wear clothes you don’t mind getting oily after your treatment. With Rishi, come learn this rewarding technique, including the fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory, ethics training through the lens of yoga and Ayurveda, and how to establish a calm and healing environment.

Benefits can include:
* Produces softness, strength and color to the body
* Decreases the effects of aging
* Nourishes the body
* Benefits sleep patterns
* Improves the skin texture/tone
* Strengthens the body's tolerance/immunity
* Imparts a firmness to the limbs
* Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
* Stimulates the internal organs of the body, including circulation

Shirodhara (shiro-dar-a) is a unique, blissful therapy that balances and stabilizes the mind. To receive shirodhara, the client lies down upon a massage table with their eyes covered. Next, specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured in a thin steady stream directly onto the forehead and sixth chakra. Shirodhara purifies the mind, alleviates anxiety, reduces headaches, expands awareness 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. Shirodhara can be administered on its own or as part of a bliss therapy trio detoxification regime.

Refund Policy:
The cost for this short course is non-refundable, non-transferrable. Rarely, for reasons beyond my control, a short course must be cancelled. If you are registered for a short course that cancels, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. While all efforts will be made to avoid cancellations, I will accept no liability for student losses that occur beyond deposit or tuition actually paid (e.g., non-refundable airfare, time lost from work, equipment expenses, ect…).

Nudity Disclosure All students should read the following information about nudity and proper conduct carefully.

A. There is no intention for students to be exposed to nudity. Instruction will be given to participants about proper draping techniques in an attempt to provide a professional and modest environment. Learning takes place in a large room with multiple massage tables and work stations. Students, who wish to, are suggested to bring further draping or screens to surround their massage table and work station. This is not a requirement.

B. During the ayurvedic body therapy course, we will be demonstrating and teaching the traditional full body ayurvedic massage, except the breast tissue. The technique that I teach will NOT be teaching the massage of the chest and breast tissue.

C. Teachers and paired up participants at this course may be male or female. Rishi demonstrate the massage procedures and then walk around assisting students in proper hand positions and movements. As teachers walk around and assist students in their learning process, teachers may have to touch the bodies of students who are receiving massages. If there is both a male and female teacher at your program.

D. There is no massaging or intentional exposure of genitalia at this course.

Sexual Harassment Policy:
1. Any student who does not follow proper draping instructions at the program may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.
2. Any student accused of touching another student in an inappropriate manner may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.
3. Any student who makes inappropriate / offensive sexual comments at the workshop may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.

More Info:
Text Eric & (561) 779-9690


Regular Shirodhara treatments can produce the following benefits:

* Creates more energy throughout the body
* Helps one heal from within
* Stabilizes the nervous system, improves functioning of the five senses
* Reduces the effects of stress on the physical and mental body
* Improves sleeping patterns, reduces insomnia
* Relief from headaches
* Improves concentration
* Promotes deep meditation

Svedana - Herbal Steam Detox:
Also known as Swedana, this add-on treatment uses steam to relax the body, reduce tension, and opens the pores and channels of circulation. Performed following abhyanga or any massage and/or Shirodhara, Svedana promotes penetration of the herbal oil deep into the bodily tissues. Loosened impurities are eliminated through the sweat glands and gastrointestinal tract, thus purifying tissues and eliminating accumulated toxins from the body.

Bring Setup & Supplies:
• Bring your massage table and all linens
• Print & bring your printed handout
• Bring an Ayurvedic Massage oil of choice (Banyon is a good source)
• Bring a Shirodhara Oil (34 fl oz minimum) :
• Bring any herbs & essential oils to use for the steam
• Lunch time will be given, please be prepared with meals or snacks, typically multiple short breaks are given
• Bring plenty of water and a snack
• *** Rishi will supply the Shirodhara & Svedana equipment to use during the course

Course Materials:
Detailed handouts are provided via email to you. Please print & bring.

Course Delivery Format:
Rishi will demonstrate Shirodhara & Svadna on one station. Participants will take turns practicing delivering both of these modalities.

A break will be given after the lecture portion of the class followed by practical hands-on demo and hands-on practice. A review of relevant anatomy will be displayed, mirroring the student therapist’s handout & notes. Review of muscles followed by a thorough demonstrations of the techniques we are covering for the massage portion.

You will work in partnership to practice the techniques, demonstrated and taught be Rishi. Be prepared to be partnered up a fellow student to work on for all aspects of the course.

A PowerPoint presentation will be provided via email that has step-by-step pictures of each technique taught with plenty of white space to take notes to serve as your guide and reinforce your practice.

Rishi's books as well as custom esoteric Yoga & Buddha art commissions are available for purchase. Text or email him for details.

* Pre-Reg: $599
* After Pre-Reg: $679

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In an effort to expand the knowledge of Mindset & Marketing for Healing Spaces, Practitioners & Teachers, Yoga, Therapy, & Ayurveda practices. Rishi performs on-site; trainings, workshops, and event talks for healing centers and yoga studios. Combining his knowledge of 3D-world marketing, mindset developement, with spiritualty, yoga with a passion for Ayurveda, Rishi leads a variety of workshops within a range of topics.

about Rishi Eric Infanti, MA, LMT, ERYT-500, Ayu
Author, CEU Educator, Gifted Therapist, Veterans Advocate

A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran & 7-time Author, he is the author of “Marine in the Mat” & “Breath Becomes Life”, “Yoga & the Martial Way”, & “Mindfulness & Yin Yoga”; and is a Transformational Mindset & Marketing Coach for Psychologists, Therapists, Alternative Healers & Yoga Teachers.


It is Rishi’s passion to help the overall Veterans’ support community bring much needed, relief and healing to Veterans especially those with PTSD. He does this through a multi-tiered “Mindfulness for Veterans Clinical Blueprint Program”. This is built upon a holistic & integrated approach of Mindfulness mental focusing and Yoga Meditation & Movement, which is proven to bring the human Psycho-Physiology & Psycho-Spiritual back to wholeness & oneness. The programs are delivered both live in-person or virtually where modalities are customized for each segment of health professionals, family caregivers and the Veterans themselves.

He is also an Ayurvedic Practitioner and a CEU educator and trainer for Massage Therapists & Yoga Teachers, while offering his own eclectic Certification design for Yin Yoga, Thai Massage, Ayurveda, and a 20/50/200/500 hr Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training.

Rishi's books as well as custom esoteric Yoga & Buddha Art:

Rishi's books as well as custom esoteric Yoga & Buddha art commissions are available for purchase. Text or email him for details.