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The seven and fourteen day UK and Ireland accredited courses are designed to give delegates an insight into the amazing world of Ayurveda. At the end of the courses, delegates will understand the history and concept of Ayurveda and will be able to offer their clients a range of the most popular Ayurveda therapies. Delegates taking the seven day course will cover the main full body, head, foot, and neck oil massages and those taking the fourteen day course will also learn Shirodhara and other popular treatments.  Delegates on both courses will learn the importance of natural ingredients such as oils and herbs and spices.

All training is carried out by fully qualified Ayurveda Practitioners.

Visas

Visas

For access into India from the UK you need a valid Passport with at least 6 months left before expiry and a VISA.

To apply for a VISA you can visit:  http://www.vfsglobal.com/

Training in Ayurveda for seven or fourteen days week

A range of Ayurvedic training courses from five to eight days are available. Costing from as little as £565.00 per person for seven days and just £950.00 for fourteen days (excluding flights) your course (7 days) will include –

COURSE DETAILS – WEEK 1:

Day #1:

A full day to relax and start to feel part of the Goan Experience. Take a tour of some of the best beaches in North Goa.  Details as follows:

  • The tour is offered free to training delegates only.
  • Collection from your accommodation will be at 11.45 am. Your tour will include 1 hour for lunch (price not included) at one of the finest tropical beaches in Goa
  • You will be returned to your accommodation mid-afternoon.
  • Remember to take your swimming costume/towel and sun protection
  • In the evening, join our team in Goa for a drink on the beach at a typical Goan beach shack. Pick up from your accommodation will be at 6.00 p.m.

Pick up from your accommodation

classroom in Goa

 Your classroom in Goa

Day #2:

Start time at the training centre will be at 8.00 a.m. Breakfast will be available from 9.00 a.m.

  • 8.00 a.m. to 9.00a.m: Get yourself in the Ayurvedic mood with a traditional Yoga session led by a member of the training team (optional).
  • 9.00 a.m. to 9.30: Breakfast
  • 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Herbal buffet lunch (if required)
  • 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Visit one of Goa’s largest Ayurvedic ‘Supermarkets’
  • Evening at leisure

Day #3:

Start time at the training centre will be at 8.00 a.m. Breakfast will be available from 9.00 a.m.

  • 8.00 a.m. to 9.00a.m: Get yourself in the Ayurvedic mood with a traditional Yoga session led by a member of the training team. (optional)
  • 9.00 a.m. to 9.30: Breakfast
  • 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Ayurvedic Head, Neck and Face Massage
  • 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Herbal buffet lunch (if required).
  • After lunch you will have time to book yourself any of the many therapies available at the training centre. (additional charge payable locally).
  • Later in the afternoon why not visit Goa’s famous Anjuna Market and pick up something special to take home?.

Ayurvedic massage in the classroom

Hands-on in the classroom

Ayurvedic class meeting

and time to relax

Day #4:

Start time at the training centre will be at 8.00 a.m. Breakfast will be available from 9.00 a.m.

  • 8.00 a.m. to 9.00a.m: Get yourself in the Ayurvedic mood with a traditional Yoga session led by a member of the training team. (optional)
  • 9.00 a.m. to 9.30a.m: Herbal breakfast
  • 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Ayurvedic Herbs & Spices – Ayurvedic Foot Massage
  • 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Herbal buffet lunch (if required).
  • 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (approx.) visit to a local spice farm.
  • Evening at leisure.

Students from Bristol UK visit a local Spice Farm

Students from Bristol UK visit a local Spice Farm

 

Day #5:

Start time at the training centre will be at 8.00 a.m. Breakfast will be available from 9.00 a.m.

  • 8.00 a.m. to 9.00a.m: Get yourself in the Ayurvedic mood with a traditional Yoga session led by a member of the training team. (optional)
  • 9.00 a.m. to 9.30: Breakfast
  • 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Abhyanga Herbalized Body Massage
  • 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Herbal buffet lunch (if required).
  • 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (approx.) Study Group.
  • Evening at leisure

 

Day # 6:

A day to sit back, relax and reflect on your Ayurveda experience.

Therapies and treatments will be available at the centre for which a fee will be charged direct to you. Please try to book in advance if possible. Alternatively, you can try one of the many Ayurvedic centres local to your accommodation or simply ‘chill out’ on the beach.

 

We will collect you from your accommodation at 6 .00 pm for dinner at a local shack or restaurant

Bobby’s Beach Shack

Bobby’s Beach Shack in Goa.  A favourite meeting place for students.

Day #7:

Individual arrangements as required.

 

COURSE DETAILS – WEEK 2:

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 (lumber sacral region) and hot medicated oil is poured in the receptacle and retained in the region for a specific duration.

Day 9:

Untitled-7Shirodhara

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

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:

Khizi.

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

End of Course

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