Ayurvedic therapist

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

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

  • Deepen your therapeutic skills with traditional Marma techniques.

Learn from the professionals! Our experienced Ayurveda lecturers and Marma therapists teach you everything you need for your successful Ayurveda practice. Sirodhara, Pinda sveda and Siddha-Marma are just some of the Ayurvedic treatment methods you should master for Ayurvedic therapy at the highest level. Practical skills of Ayurvedic diagnosis and special treatments for the musculoskeletal system are also important to cover the versatile spectrum of holistic Ayurvedic 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 type-specific selected oils, herbal sachets or compresses.

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 in a professional way in Ayurveda cures and accompany your clients and patients with effective Ayurveda therapies and massage techniques on their holistic healing path.

Study in a holistic and modern way the therapeutic and curative Ayurvedic massages, oil treatments and Marma therapies. In condensed practical classes you will learn and practice the variety of in-depth treatment techniques under the guidance of Ayurvedic therapists with many years of experience and experts in professional Ayurvedic practice. Your competence gain is deepened by an innovative online training of the Rosenberg eAcademy with extensive knowledge, accompanying videos and learning quizzes on the application possibilities and modes of action of Marmas and Nadis, oils and herbs, Pindas and Lepas as well as advanced massage and treatment techniques in Ayurveda therapy.
At the end of your Ayurveda therapy training, you will gain clinical experience and therapeutic confidence in the professional application of the learned treatment techniques.

You will learn
- physical, energetic and emotional aspects of Ayurvedic massage and oil treatments.
- Special knowledge and effective techniques of Ayurvedic and Marma therapies, 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
- profound 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 diagnostic findings for massage therapy
- talk-therapeutic accompaniment and healing-promoting dialogue in the treatment process.


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

The training plan with the sequence of individual training modules is flexible and is determined according to personal wishes. Entry into the postgraduate program is possible at any time after completing the training as a massage practitioner.

The final examination to become an Ayurvedic 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 entrance requirement for the certified final examination is the complete attendance of all training blocks and the proof of a job shadowing.


Your path to graduation

Designation Days Attendance time Total learning hours


Training Ayurveda Massage Practitioner





Advanced training Ayurveda therapist








REAA final exam (1) (6)
Medically examined andcertified Ayurveda therapist
recognized by 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 basic knowledge: Concepts and Factors of Disease
- Introduction to History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential Features and Literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine versus Modern Science
- Five Elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- Nature of Man: Differentiation of body, mind and spirit
- 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), transport 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
- Rtucarya: Recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science

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 different 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, Application possibilities and treatment techniques of the ayurvedic partial body massages
- Padabhyanga - ayurvedic foot and leg massage
- Mukabhyanga - ayurvedic face massage
- Hastabhyanga - ayurvedic hand massage
- Demonstration and practice of the Hand-Shirodhara (oil forehead cast), as an integrative part of the facial treatment
- Indications, contraindications and intensive practical practice of the massage techniques

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda
- Basics of Ayurvedic spices and herbs (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices Balancing the psyche (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to balance doshas, Constitution and Digestion (Agni)
- Typical and practical application 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 AyurvedicHerbs 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)
- Explanation, demonstration and practical practice of the Pristhabhyanga back massage with sequence, grips and strokes
- 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 variations appropriate to the type.
- Ayurveda and Detox: Indications, contraindications and application of metabolism stimulating, weight reducing and emotionally releasing treatment techniques

Anamnesis, consultation and practice strategies with case studies
- Psychological dimensions of Ayurveda nutrition and health consultation
- Anamnesis, diagnosis and consultation skills: Ayurvedic constitutional determination and findings in practice
- Agni analysis based on tongue and excretions
- Gaining counseling competence through practical work with subjects, 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 powder, flour and herbs
- Pristabhyangalepa - in-depth techniques of Ayurvedic back massage with pack
- Kati Basti and Griva Basti - technique and practice of local back therapy and pads, incl. Pre- and post-treatment
- Nabhi-Marma - massage techniques and practical work of Ayurveda abdominal massage

Pinda and Shiro - stamp massages, oil pours and head treatments
- Pinda sveda - theory, Practice and guided practice of massage techniques with the traditional herbal bag and expelling lemon coconut bag (Sastik Sali, Jambira)
- Shastika Pinda sveda - indication, contraindication and demonstration nourishing rice bag
- Shirodhara: Theory, practice and guided practice of Ayurvedic oil forehead pouring
- 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 for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system
- Specific techniques for working the Marma Nadi system (Marma
uzzhichil), Overlays (Lepa) and stretching techniques
- Treatment variations of Marma manual therapy for specific
complaints of the musculoskeletal system (cervical / thoracic / lumbar spine)
- Practical techniques of 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 different
starting positions
- Deepening techniques and formulations of compresses, 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, muscles and tissues
- Techniques for treating marma blockages
- Case studies and supervision

Expert knowledge for Ayurvedic therapists
- Basics of Ayurvedic massage and manual therapy
- Theory and treatment concepts on nadis, Marmas and Marma blockages
- Teaching 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
- Medicinal oils, ghees and ointments for Ayurveda therapy
- Expert knowledge for performing Ayurvedic massage and manual therapy: 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

Practice techniques of anamnesis, diagnosis and therapy planning
You will be able to:
- perform an anamnesis with all aspects independently and mindfully
- determine the basic Ayurvedic constitution (prakriti) and the mental-mental constitution (sattva)
- perform the Ayurvedic examinations (rogi pariksha) ie.i.e. to perform the three-, eight- and ten-fold diagnosis safely. incl. pulse and tongue diagnosis
- to recognize the ayurvedic pathophysiological disorders (vikriti)
- to apply the ayurvedic principles and to proceed systematically

Touching Anatomy in the context of Yoga and Ayurveda
You will learn
- to find the most important bones and their articulated joints in motion
- to hear and feel joint movements like shoulder, hip, knee, wrist and the associated main restrictions and examinations
- recognizing disorders 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 necessary for teaching yoga, in yoga therapy and massage
- Overview of common injuries and complaints
- Function and location of stabilizing and moving muscle groups, consideration of the fascial system and myofascial system in movement
- Typical limitations of muscle and fascial misuse
- Blood circulation: Recognizing cardiac and vascular health, simple tests and examination
- Advice for practitioners: Recognize emergencies and act accordingly
- Respiration: the lungs, nasopharyngeal space, diaphragm and respiratory accessory muscles
- Palpation of internal organs such as liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and bladder and overview of their movements and functions

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

Final exam AMA - written/oral

Practical Ayurvedic Massage Therapy incl. practical examination
- Practical experience and confidence in working with spa patients
- Preparation and working procedures of professional Ayurvedic spa therapy
- Interdisciplinary work from Ayurvedic diagnosis and consultation to individually tailored manual and herbal therapy
- Deepened understanding of Ayurvedic treatment practice and therapy planning based on case discussions


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


Training fee from € 7,720

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

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Payment method

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum with 100 EUR discount at the latest one month before the start of the training (for eAcademy modules immediately, so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately).
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debit) of the monthly installments will be made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the beginning of the training booked here, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with modules of the eAcademy, the activation takes place provisionally immediately after receipt of the deposit, regularly then 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
- anyone who wants to acquire consulting skills in nutritional and herbal therapy as well as type-specific conversation
- people who work with Ayurvedic massage and therapy in a professional environment

Learning checks and exams

In this specialized course you prove on the digital learning platform that you have internalized the knowledge from this course and demonstrate your massage skills in a practical exam.

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

- 2 qualification tests: After completion of 4 modules each, you will be activated on the learning platform for a qualification test as "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 module "Ayurveda-Wellness-Practitioner": Demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage incl. pre- and post-treatment

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


The final exam to become an Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner consists of 3 additional 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 exam (digital) on a previously scheduled exam day with 50 multiple choice questions, duration: 1.5 hours. With 70% correct answers, you pass the exam. Thanks to our online learning database, you can prepare yourself optimally.

- Oral final exam on a previously scheduled exam day

The written and oral final exam take place on the same day on one of the official exam dates. You register for this in advance. You submit your practical cases no later than 4 weeks before this date.

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

You have passed everything? Then you are already an "Ayurveda Massage Practitioner" and have reached an
important goal.


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

- Practical exam: It 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 term paper is to be submitted 3 to 5 months after the last training module.

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

Finished everything? Then you can look forward to your final certificate as "Ayurveda Therapist", which we will send to you by mail.

At a glance


Required previous knowledge:
none (as a postgraduate course for participants of the Ayurveda Massage Practitioner 8 modules will be credited)


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

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

Standard period of study 24-36 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
e.g. 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 4 of 15 modules as e-learning
Maximum 4 of 15 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 7.720
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 445

plus room and board, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks in each case in online or in presence or also in own work.

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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