Ayurvedic 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 competence 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 a few of the Ayurvedic treatment methods that 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 Centre 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 course is possible at any time after completion of the training as a massage practitioner.

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 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

Ayurveda basic course 1/2: 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 Basic Course 2/2: 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
- indication and forms of application of Ayurvedic sweating therapies (Svedana), Svedana practice with hot compresses

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)
- Type-specific 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 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)
- 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 according to type.
- Ayurveda and Detox: Indications, contraindications and application of metabolism stimulating, weight reducing and emotionally releasing treatment techniques

Anamnesis, consultation and practice strategies with casestudies
- Psychological dimensions of Ayurveda nutrition and health consultation
- Anamnesis, diagnosis and consultation skills: Ayurvedic constitution determination and findings survey in practice
- Agni analysis based on tongue and excretions
- Gain counseling skills through practical work with subjects, case studies
- Select and apply 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

Final examination AMA written/oral

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, marmas and chakras on the trunk

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 musculoskeletalsystem 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 spine / thoracic spine / 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 the treatment of Marma blockages
- case studies and supervision

in-depth treatment practice & supervision of Ayurveda therapy
- individual treatment sequences and series, tailored to physical and psychological needs and complaints, case studies
- massage supervision and individual coaching to optimize personal touch and treatment quality, practical final exam
- in-depth techniques, herbal and oil knowledge, patient documentation and practice management
- practical examination Ayurveda therapist

practical course Ayurveda massage therapy
- practical experience and security in the work with cure patients
- preparation and work procedures of the professional Ayurveda spa therapy
- interdisciplinary work of the ayurvedic diagnosis and consultation up to the individually co-ordinated Manual- and herbal therapy
- deepened understanding of Ayurveda treatment practice and therapy planning based on case discussions

final exam AMT written/oral
- practice case / case discussion
- written & oralexam Ayurveda therapist


Kerstin Rosenberg Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Karin Bachmaier
HP (Psych) Karin Bachmaier
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Dipl.-Päd., Heilpraktiker Oliver Becker
Petra Wolfinger Porträt
Petra Wolfinger
Win Silvester Porträt
Win Silvester
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Heilpraktikerin Léini Siebenaller
Stephanie Albert
Stefan Pachinger
Mag. Marion Malle


Training fee from € 6,855

minus discount for payment in one sum in advance € 50
Graduates Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner - discount by € 3.955

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

Guest houses are available on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. 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.

Method of payment

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules, 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 booked beginning of the training, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training starts 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 would like to deepen their knowledge of the manual techniques of Ayurveda
- all those who would like to acquire counselling skills in nutritional and herbal therapy as well as type-appropriate conversation
- people who work in a professional environment with Ayurveda massage and therapy

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

1000 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 14 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 590 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)
45 learning hrs (30 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 4 of 14 modules as e-learning
Maximum 4 of 14 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 6.855
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

if necessary plus board and lodging

* 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 Basic Course 1/2: Concepts and Factors of Disease

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda Basic Course 2/2: Constitution and Healing Science

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 beforehand

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda

3 days 3 days 59 lessons

Ayurvedic back and dry massage

3 days

Anamnesis, counselling 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

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of the training

Final examination AMA written/oral

1 day

Deepening treatment practice & supervision of Ayurveda therapy

3 days

Internship Ayurveda Massage Therapy

Final exam AMT written/oral

5 hours

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