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Seven and Fourteen Day Ayurvedic Training


Like the birds and the bees, the grass and the trees, we humans are simply another part of the wonders of nature. Ayurveda is based on the principle of utilizing the laws of nature to promote health and wellbeing.

The fascinating and increasingly popular subject of Ayurveda is steeped in thousands of years of history. Originating in India, prior to eventually spreading around the globe, what we now see increasingly offered in UK salons represents only a very small segment of what is a science stretching back into the depths of time.

To quote from one of the leading Ayurveda training centres in India, “……..it is fair to say that Ayurveda is a system that helps maintain health in a person by using the inherent principles of nature to bring the individual back into equilibrium with their true self. In essence, Ayurveda has been in existence since the beginning of time because we have always been governed by nature's laws.” Ayurveda is not so much a treatment or therapy – Ayurveda is a way of life.

Ayurveda - 'The science of life'

Ayurvedic treatment ayurveda

Whilst this intriguing science is complex and far reaching, (very much a matter of total lifestyle), many of the ‘hands on’ treatments such as Indian Head Massage, Foot Massage and Facial Massage, can be offered independently with excellent results.

The degree of such results depends greatly on the ability and the mental motivation of the Ayurvedic therapist – remember, thousands of years of history and culture are the bases of successful Ayurvedic therapy – the therapists do not simply ‘give the treatment’ – they are part of the treatment. Professional training is therefore a crucial element in the make-up of the therapist and time spent deciding where and with whom you train is invaluable.

For those wanting to maximise on the potential of Ayurveda, The Goan Experience (a British owned and managed company) now offers Ayurvedic training courses in the paradise holiday state of Goa. The courses are designed to open your eyes to Ayurveda, give you an insight into the culture and history of the region and, last but not least, combine your Ayurvedic training with an incredibly relaxing and surprisingly inexpensive holiday in ‘Paradise’.

Two’s Company!

Ayurveda treatmentConcerned about joining a course on your own? Simply register with our Two’s Company service and we will do our best to put you in touch with others in your area who are interested in joining an Ayurvedic training course.

If you register for this service we will pass your name, part address (main town), telephone number and email address (if available) to others interested in joining a course. We will also pass their contact details onto you.

Training in Ayurveda for seven or fourteen days

The cost of the course per person, excluding flights, is £695.00 for seven days and an additional £595.00 for fourteen days. The cost includes seven or fourteen nights accommodation based on two people sharing a twin bedded room with ceiling fan and private facilities.

Single rooms may be available at a small surcharge. Delegates may take either the seven day or the fourteen day course. The second week of the course is however only available to delegates who have completed week one.

Day 1:

Met at the airport and taken to the accommodation of your choice. Receive a welcome from our team and a detailed explanation of the Ayurveda training course procedures. The remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: A full day to relax, unwind and experience the local culture.

About to get an Ayurvedic treatmentDay 3: You will be collected from your chosen accommodation and taken to our training centre at Saligao. There you will be introduced to the course co-ordinator and commence your course with:

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • A History of Ayurveda
  • Constitutional analysis

The afternoon is set aside to allow you to experience Ayurvedic therapies first hand at one of the many local Ayurvedic salons. Late afternoon / early evening join your fellow delegates and members of our staff for a refreshing drink at a typical Goan beach shack on Candolim beach.
Evening at leisure.

Day 4 :

You will be collected from your chosen accommodation and taken to our training centre at Saligao. Today’s topics will include:

  • An introduction to Medicinal herbs and spices.
  • Ayurvedic Foot MassageIn the afternoon you will be collected from the training centre and taken on a fascinating visit to a typical Goan Spice plantation where you will have an opportunity to learn even more about the fascinating subject of medicinal herbs and spices.

Day 5:

You will be collected from your chosen accommodation and taken to our Ayurvedic training centre at Saligao. Today’s topics will include:

  • Ayurvedic Head, Neck and Face Massage.

This afternoon you will be collected from the Ayurvedic training centre and taken on a tour of Old Goa to further your understanding of the country's culture, its history and its traditions.

Evening at leisure.

Day 6:

You will be collected from your chosen accommodation and taken to our Ayurvedic training centre at Saligao. Today’s topics will include:Ayurvedic training

  • Abhyanga (Herbalized Oil Massage)
  • Time for your questions.
  • In the evening meet your fellow delegates and members of our team at Bobby’s Shack on the beach at Candolim for a farewell drink followed by a typical Goan meal.

Day 7:

Those of you returning to the UK will be collected from your accommodation in plenty of time to catch your return flight. For those remaining in Goa we can offer additional training and a range of tours as required.

Day 8:
Kati Vasti .
Kati means the lower region of the vertebral spine and vasti implies a container. A small receptacle of black gram dough is made on the lower back (lumbo sacral region) and hot medicated oil is poured in the receptacle and retained in the region for a specific duration.

Day 9:
Shirodhara is a luxuriant and easy way to achieve instant calm and rejuvenation. It derives from two Sanskrit words: shiro and dhara. Shiro means head and dhara means to flow. It involves the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead, specifically on the 'third eye'. This is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows. It is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The oils are allowed to flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation

Day 10:

Shirodhara. Includes your own Shirodhara Bowl made out of local Neam wood in the traditional manner plus your starter pack of Shirodhara oil.

Day 11:

Kizhi treatment is a therapy wherein heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags; and placed on the area to be treated. This is followed by specific massages, done using the fingers, heel of the hand or palm. The pressure application varies according to the nature of ailment and the spot.

Day 12:

Manya Vasti
Manya Vasti. The same procedure as Kati Vasti  (Day 8) applied to the cervical spine.

Day 13:
At leisure
Day 14: A fond farewell

Course details for Ayurvedic training

Goa, India

To reserve a place on an Ayurvedic training course please email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will get back to you to confirm availability. When availability has been confirmed, you will be asked for a confirmation deposit of £50.00 for the seven day course or £100.00 for the fourteen day course. The balance of your course fee will be due for payment six weeks prior to the course start date.

We accept credit cards, debit cards and Paypal or bank transfer. Upcoming training course dates are detailed at the bottom of the page.

Ayurvedic training and practiceDetails of our Ayurvedic course

This course is accredited by the FHT and ABT. To obtain insurance through either of these, therapists should already hold a Beauty Therapy or Anatomy & Physiology (A & P) qualification. An A & P distance learning (study at home) course is available if required.

The courses will be held at the Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre in Saligo, Goa, India.

  • The courses will be for seven and fourteen days duration, including
    plenty of free time to relax and experience the Goan culture.
  • The cost of the course, including accommodation on a bed and breakfast
    basis will be £695.00 for the seven day course or £1290.00 for the
    fourteen day course based on two people sharing a twin bedded room with
    ceiling fan and private facilities. Eating out in Goa is extremely good
    value, a meal out should cost you as little as £5.00 total or less.
  • Flights from the UK to India are not included and should be booked
    direct by the training delegate.
  • Once you have reserved your place on a course, paid your deposit of
    £50.00 per person for seven days and £100.00 per person for the fourteen
    day course AND received confirmation from us, you will have fourteen days
    to arrange your flights. If you are unable to arrange suitable flights
    within this time or wish to withdraw for any reason, you may cancel your
    booking and we will return your deposit. Your cancellation must be
    received within the fourteen day period.
  • We will be pleased to help and advise on where to find the best value
    flights from the UK. We make no additional charge for this service.
  • The accommodation is based at our training centre at Saligo. Alternative
    accommodation will be available at an extra cost. Details will be
    available on request.
  • Places on all our courses are limited. Early booking is advised to
     avoid disappointment





    8th November


    Other dates may be available for groups of 4 to 6 people

    UK Accredited courses

    UK Accredited certificate

    Ayurveda Health Package

    How was the course

    Beauty organisations

    Federation of Holistic Therapists accredited
    Seven and fourteen day courses accredited by the above.


    Mary Atkinson

    UK Complementary Therapist, Author and Tutor
    Mary Atkinson