Ayurveda therapist

  • Learn massage techniques for curative and outpatient Ayurveda therapy from the professionals.

  • Train effective treatment techniques for internal cleansing, regeneration and pain therapy.

  • Deepen your therapeutic skills with traditional Marma techniques.

Learn from the professionals! Our experienced Ayurveda lecturers and Marma therapists will teach you everything you need for your successful Ayurveda practice. Sirodhara, Pinda sveda and Siddha-Marma are just a few of the Ayurvedic treatment methods that you should master for Ayurvedic therapy at the highest level. Practical skills in Ayurvedic diagnosis and special treatments for the musculoskeletal system are also important in order to cover the diverse spectrum of holistic Ayurveda therapy.

Another highlight is the integrative work of the South Indian Kalari and Marma therapies, which will give your work a special quality of precise treatment procedures with oils, herbal pouches or compresses selected according to type .

Learning objectives

As an Ayurvedic therapist, you are a specialist in the art of Ayurvedic touch, oil treatments and marma therapies for the musculoskeletal system. You are able to work professionally in Ayurveda cures and accompany your clients and patients on their holistic healing path with effective Ayurveda therapies and massage techniques.

Study therapeutic and curative Ayurveda massages, oil treatments and marma therapies in a holistic and modern way. In condensed practical lessons, you will learn and practise the variety of in-depth treatment techniques under the guidance of Ayurveda therapists with many years of experience and experts in professional Ayurveda practice. Your skills will be enhanced by an innovative online training course from the Rosenberg eAcademy with extensive knowledge, accompanying videos and learning quizzes on the possible applications and effects of marmas and nadis, oils and herbs, pindas and lepas as well as advanced massage and treatment techniques in Ayurveda therapy.
As part of a supervised practical course at the end of your Ayurveda therapy training, you will gain clinical experience and therapeutic confidence in the professionally supervised application of the treatment techniques you have learned.

You will learn
- physical, energetic and emotional aspects of Ayurveda massage and oil treatments.
- Special knowledge and effective techniques of Ayurveda and Marma therapy, such as Pinda Sveda, Sirodhara, Kalari Chikitsa.
- Marma therapies for the musculoskeletal system and other common complaints.
- Theory and practice of Ayurvedic abdominal massage, back massage and therapy Pristabhyanga Lepa, Kati Basti.
- Special treatment for Pancakarma therapy Nasya, Netra Tarpana, Karana Purana.
- in-depth knowledge and practical application forms of Ayurvedic oil science and herbal therapy
- in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system in connection with Ayurvedic anatomy and therapy
- holistic therapy concepts and treatment cycles based on case studies.
- Anamnesis and assessment of findings for massage therapy
- Talk-therapeutic support and healing-promoting dialog in the treatment process


The postgraduate course in Ayurveda therapy comprises 21 training days as well as an internship at the Ayurveda Competence and Therapy Center in Birstein. Each training module teaches the different treatment techniques in theory and practice with indications and contraindications as well as individual forms of application in a lively way.

The training plan with the sequence of individual training modules is flexible and is determined according to personal wishes. It is possible to join the postgraduate course at any time after completing the massage practitioner training.

The final examination to become an Ayurveda therapist takes place approx. 3 months after the last training block with a written, oral and practical examination as well as a final thesis. The prerequisite for admission to the certified final examination is complete attendance of all training blocks and proof of work shadowing.


Your path to graduation

Title Days Attendance time Total learning hours


Ayurveda massage practitioner training





Advanced training Ayurveda therapist





Work shadowing



REAA final examination (1) (6)
Medically certified andcertified Ayurveda therapist
recognized by the VEAT (Association of European Ayurveda Physicians and Therapists)
51 382 515


Abhyanga full body massage
- Abhyanga - full body oil massage: Practical practice of massage grips, strokes, sequences and variations
- Indications and contraindications, effects in theory and practice
- Individual adaptation and type-appropriate forms of Abhyanga
- Pre- and post-treatment of the client
- Emotional and therapeutic quality of touch, inner and outer attitude of the therapist
- Indication and use of Ayurvedic sweating therapies (Svedana)

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors
- Introduction to the history and philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential features and literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic medicine versus modern science
- Five elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- Nature of the human being: Differentiation of body, mind and soul
- Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda
- Functional components: doshas (classification, properties, functions, seats) and agnis (classification, function, states)
- Structural components: dhatus, upadhatus , malas and srotas
- Process of tissue formation (dhatu-parinama)
- Definition of health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of health and physical and mental diseases
- Process of etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and Healing
- Theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (prakriti)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic symptomatology:
- Symptoms of the doshas
- Symptoms of the tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transportation spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- Theoretical introduction to diagnostics in Ayurveda: Models of patient examination
- Three-fold examination (tri-vidha-pariksha)
- Six-fold examination (shad-vidha-pariksha)
- Eight-fold examination (ashta-vidha-pariksha)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic concepts of health maintenance (svasthavrtta):
- Dinacarya: daily routine measures and order therapy
- Ritucarya: recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science
- Rasayana: Measures that strengthen
- Basic therapeutic strategies
- Introduction to Pancakarma therapies

Kalari full body massage
- Effect, indications and contraindications of the Kalari Ayurveda
Full body massage
Basic techniques and application of the Kalari Ayurveda full body massage with its various grips, dynamic strokes and sequences
- Practical practice of Kalari massage with integrated Marma therapy
- Definition of Marma, Nadi and five Marma groups

Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with Hand-Shirodhara
- Effect, Possible applications and treatment techniques of Ayurvedic partial body massages
- Padabhyanga - Ayurvedic foot and leg massage
- Mukabhyanga - Ayurvedic facial massage
- Hastabhyanga - Ayurvedic hand massage
- Demonstration and practice of hand shirodhara (oil forehead pouring), as an integral part of the facial treatment
- Indications, contraindications and intensive practical practice of massage techniques

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda
- Basics of Ayurvedic spice and herbology (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices Balancing the psyche (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to balance the doshas, constitution and digestion (Agni)
- Type-appropriate and practical use of spices in everyday life to improve food tolerance (Karana)
- Detailed discussion of 21 selected Ayurvedic spices according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic herbs according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 13 selected Ayurvedic oils according to their properties and qualities

Ayurvedic back and dry massage
- Effect, Application possibilities and treatment techniques of the Ayurvedic massage techniques Pristhabhyanga (back massage) and Garshan (silk glove massage)
- Explanations, demonstration and practical practice of the Pristhabhyanga back massage with procedure,
- Introduction to the treatment of local back marma points
- Release pent-up emotions via the back
- Explanation, demonstration and practical practice of the Garshan silk glove massage in type-appropriate variations.
- Ayurveda and detox: indications, contraindications and application of metabolism-stimulating, weight-reducing and emotion-releasing treatment techniques

Anamnesis, counseling and practice strategies with case studies
- Psychological dimensions of Ayurveda nutrition and health counseling
- Anamnesis, assessment of findings and counseling skills: Ayurvedic constitution determination and assessment of findings in practice
- Agni analysis based on tongue and excretions
- Gaining counseling competence through practical work with test persons, case studies
- Selecting and applying type-appropriate counseling strategies, health recommendations, spices and nutrition tips
- Ayurveda as a profession: Basics for practice management, marketing, networking and dealing with social media
- Developing successful Ayurveda offers

Curative Ayurveda treatments and back therapy
- Individual application of therapeutic full body and partial body massage
- Udvarthana - stimulating and draining dry massage with pow, and herbs
- Pristabhyangalepa - in-depth techniques of Ayurvedic back massage with wrap
- Kati Basti and Griva Basti - technique and practice of local back therapy and compresses, incl. Pre- and post-treatment
- Nabhi-Marma - Massage techniques and practical work of Ayurveda abdominal massage

Pinda and Shiro - Stamp massages, oil pouring and head treatments
- Pinda sveda - Theory, Practice and guided practice of massage techniques with the traditional herbal bag and draining lemon-coconut bag (Sastik Sali, Jambira)
- Shastika Pinda sveda - Indication, contraindication and demonstration of nourishing rice bags
- Shirodhara: Theory, practice and guided practice of Ayurvedic oil forehead casting
- Nasya, Akshi Nehatarpana, Karna-Purana - Indication, contraindication and guided practice of oiling the sense organs and head
- Shirobasti - Indication, Contraindication and demonstration of therapeutic head treatment

Marma massage for the musculoskeletal system I
- Localization and qualification of the Marmas
- Possible applications of specific Marma manual therapies, spices, powders
and oils to treat the musculoskeletal system
- Targeted techniques for working the marma-nadi system (Marma
uzzhichil), Lepa and stretching techniques
- Treatment variations of marma manual therapy for specific
complaints of the musculoskeletal system (cervical spine / thoracic spine / lumbar spine)
- Practical techniques for assessing findings in marma manual therapy,

Marma therapy for the musculoskeletal system II
- In-depth anatomy of the most important nadis and marmas, especially for the
area of the upper and lower extremities
- Advanced grips to open the marmas and stimulate the nadis
- Massage sequences and treatment techniques in various
starting positions
- In-depth techniques and formulations of compresses, spices and powders, spices and powders
for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints of the upper and
lower extremities
- Manual therapy treatment strategies for tension, pain
and hardening in joints
- Techniques for treating marma blockages
- Case studies and supervision

Expert knowledge for Ayurveda therapists
- Basics of Ayurveda massage and manual therapy
- Theory and treatment concepts for nadis, Marmas and Marma blockages
- Theory of the musculoskeletal system according to classical Ayurveda
- Complementary Ayurveda therapy strategies for muscular complaints, chronic joint diseases, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures and fissures
- Medicated oils, ghees and ointments for Ayurveda therapy
- Expert knowledge on performing Ayurvedic massages and manual therapies: Abhyanga, Svedana, Garshan and Udvarthana
- Expert knowledge on performing Ayurvedic back therapy: pristabhanga and lepa, kati-basti and griva-basti
- Expert knowledge on performing Ayurvedic stamp massages: pinda, shastikas, jambira
- Expert knowledge on performing sirodhara and therapeutic head treatments: Nasya, Aksi-tarpana, Karana purana, Matra and Niruha Basti

Practical techniques of anamnesis, diagnosis and therapy planning
You are able to:
- take an anamnesis with all aspects independently and attentively
- determine the basic Ayurvedic constitution (prakriti) and the mental-spiritual constitution (sattva)
- the Ayurvedic examinations (rogi pariksha), i.e. the three, eight and eightfold constitutions of the Ayurvedic practitioner.i.e. to carry out the three-, eight- and ten-fold diagnosis safely. incl. pulse and tongue diagnosis
- recognize the Ayurvedic pathophysiological disorders (vikriti)
- apply the Ayurvedic principles and proceed systematically

Touching anatomy in the context of yoga and Ayurveda
You will learn
- how to locate the most important bones and their joint connections in motion
- how to hear and feel joint movements such as shoulder, hip, knee, wrist as well as the associated most important restrictions and examinations
- recognizing disturbances in the movement of joints
- health and movement of the spine and back in all directions of movement
- examinations and tests on the back and spine that are useful for teaching yoga, in yoga therapy and massage
- Overview of the most common injuries and complaints
- Function and position of stabilizing and moving muscle groups, consideration of the fascial system and the myofascial system in movement
- Typical restrictions due to incorrect strain on muscles and fascia
- Blood circulation: Recognizing heart and vascular health, simple tests and examination
- Notes for practitioners: Recognizing emergencies and acting accordingly
- Breathing: the lungs, the nasopharynx, the diaphragm and the auxiliary respiratory muscles
- Palpation of internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and bladder and an overview of their movements and functions

Final examination AMW - practical
Final practical examination: demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage including pre- and post-treatment

Final examination AMA - written


Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede
Sandra Anliker Massage
Sandra Anliker
Daniela Vogler
Simone Peer
Kerstin Rosenberg Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Karin Bachmaier
Karin Bachmaier
Maria Büdel
Maria Büdel
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Petra Wolfinger Porträt
Petra Wolfinger
Win Silvester Porträt
Win Silvester
Manuela Heider de Jahnsen
Porträt Leini Siebenaller
Léini Siebenaller
Porträt Theresa Rosenberg
Theresa Sita Rosenberg
Anja Berger
Anja Berger
Porträt Stephanie Albert
Stephanie Albert
Sigrun Haake
Sigrun Srikama Laepple Haake
Porträt Anica Schmid
Annica Schmid
Stefan Pachinger Porträt
Stefan Pachinger
Malle Marion Portrait
Mag. Marion Malle


Training fee from € 7,570

plus examination fee € 445
less discount for payment in one sum in advance € 100

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

Guest houses are available on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. You can choose from rooms of different categories for your overnight stay during the training. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Method of payment

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one lump sum with a EUR 100 discount up to one month before the start of the training at the latest (immediately for eAcademy modules so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately.)
b) As an option for participants from Germany and Austria, we also offer payment in installments. You can find your individual installment plan (depending on the duration of your training) in the booking process. Payment (direct debit) of the monthly installments is made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the start of the training booked here, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with eAcademy modules, the activation is provisionally carried out immediately after receipt of the down payment, regularly after receipt of the first monthly installment.


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For whom?

Especially recommended for
- massage practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge of the manual techniques of Ayurveda
- all those who want to acquire counseling skills in nutritional and herbal therapy as well as type-appropriate conversation
- people who work in a professional environment with Ayurvedic massage and therapy

Learning checks and exams

In this specialist course, you use the digital learning platform to prove that you have internalized the knowledge from this course and demonstrate your massage skills in a practical examination.

- Learning checks: Each module ends with a learning check to assure you and us that you have achieved the learning objectives. It contains 20 multiple choice questions and must be passed with at least 70%. You can complete the learning check a maximum of three times.

- 2 qualification tests: After completing 4 modules each, you will be activated on the learning platform for a qualification test as an "Ayurveda Health Coach" or "Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner". You will be asked 8 multiple choice questions. You have two attempts to answer them correctly.

- Practical final exam after the "Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner" module: Demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage including pre- and post-treatment

If you pass everything successfully, you will already have your first certificates in your pocket.


The final examination to become an Ayurveda massage practitioner consists of 3 further parts:

- Practical case: anamnesis and constitution determination, therapy planning as well as massage and treatment protocols of 3 treatments with supplementary health recommendations

- Written final examination (digital) on a previously scheduled examination day with 50 multiple choice questions, duration: 1.5 hours. The exam is passed with 70% correct answers. Thanks to our online learning database, you can prepare yourself optimally.

- Final oral exam on a previously scheduled exam day

The final written and oral exams take place on the same day on one of the official exam dates. You register in advance. You must submit your practical cases at least 4 weeks before this date.

The final examination is deemed to have been passed if all parts of the examination have at least been passed. The exam or individual parts of it can be repeated a maximum of 2 times.

Have you passed everything? Then you are already an "Ayurveda massage practitioner" and have achieved an
important goal.


The examination to become an Ayurveda therapist consists of 4 further parts.

- Practical examination: This takes place at the end of the internship in supervised individual work.

- Final paper: Case documentation with anamnesis and therapy strategy as well as recorded massages/consultations of 5 treatments. The written assignment must be submitted 3 to 5 months after the last training module.

The final examinations are deemed to have been passed if all parts of the examination have been passed as a minimum. The examination or individual parts of it can be repeated a maximum of 2 times.

Have you passed everything? Then you can look forward to receiving your final certificate as an "Ayurveda therapist" by post.

At a glance



Required prior knowledge:
none (8 modules are credited as postgraduate studies for participants in the Ayurveda massage practitioner course)


- Medically certified and certified Ayurveda therapist
- recognized by the VEAT association

1070 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 15 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 630 hrs
-> 1 Module Exam (incl. preparation) 160 hrs
-> 1 modules internship 90 hrs

Standard period of study 24-36 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)
e.g. 45 learning hrs (30 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 5 of 15 modules as e-learning
Maximum 4 of 15 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 7.570
Parts of the training already completed will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 445

plus accommodation and meals, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised learning hours learning hours incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks either online or face-to-face or in self-study.

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How to start your training as a Ayurveda therapist

Do you want it to be as simple as possible? Then let us suggest what a complete training plan could look like. Choose one of the following sample plans that suits you best. Of course, you can change each individual date afterwards to suit you best.

Still have questions? We'll design your training plan together!

In a study consultation, we can briefly clarify the best time for you to start, which form of learning is best for you and whether we can perhaps take into account your existing prior knowledge. Together we will find the right training program for you. Book your individual training consultation by phone +49 (0)6054-91 310 or simply online.

Your individual choice of dates

None of our ready-made sample plans appeal to you? Then you can also put together your own individual plan below.

Select by yourself

Basic modules

Abhyanga full body massage

3 days

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and Healing

3 days 3 days 39 lessons

Kalari full body massage

3 days

Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand Shirodhara

3 days

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended in advance

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda

3 days 3 days 59 lessons

Ayurvedic back and dry massage

3 days

Anamnesis, counseling and practice strategies with case studies

3 days 3 days

Curative Ayurveda treatments and back therapy

3 days

Pinda and Shiro - stamp massages, oil pours and head treatments

3 days

Marma massage for the musculoskeletal system I

3 days

Marma therapy for the musculoskeletal system II

3 days

Expert knowledge for Ayurveda therapists

32 lessons

Practical techniques for anamnesis, diagnosis and treatment planning

3 days

Touching anatomy in the context of yoga and Ayurveda

3 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of training

AMW final exam - practical

0 days

Final exam AMA - written

1 day