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Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training 
3-6 November & 1-4 December 2023 | Blue Birds West, Jan Evertsenstraat 4-8 | Amsterdam

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) is a method developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India, after many years of studying traditional Ayurvedic massage and Iyengar yoga. It is well-round body work technique that has his foundation in deep tissue techniques, balancing oils and powders, assisted yoga stretches, use of props to offer the massage, functional anatomy and breath-work. The technique is performed on the floor as this allows for a wide range of stretching and mobility, without the assist of a massage table. 

The AYM is a massage technique which works on physical, emotional, mental and energetic level. The protocol is such that the giver can calibrate it to suit the needs of different receivers: creating relaxation and stress release, soothing or repairing tissues. The deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles, releases tension and prepares the body of the receiver for assisted yoga stretching. Through synchronized breath-work, the receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted yoga postures that help correct postural imbalances and restore harmony to the body.


The approach is hands on and partner based: you will receive a lot of attention from the teachers that will demonstrate each set of technique in detail. Eva and Ombretta will be available for questions and to support you directly while you will be working with your practice partner.

At the end of the 50 hours training you will feel to have deepened your own relationship with touch and you will feel confident, in offering the full massage. The approach is hands on and partner based: you will receive a lot of individual attention from the teachers that will demonstrate each set of technique in detail, will be available for questions and to support you directly and hands on.

Learning is encouraged by working with different partners, practicing on them each set of technique: you will benefit from the feedback received. We anchor our trainings on transmission: this is what creates the embodied and deeper experience from which you will be able to share touch with awareness.

What are the prerequisite to attend the training?

No previous knowledge of Massage Techniques, Ayurveda or Yoga is required; the training is taught in a way that is accessible to beginners, while Ayurvedic Therapists, Practitioners, Massage Therapists will find the depth of a versatile and in depth healing protocol.



  • Foundational Ayurvedic Principles will be introduced and discussed: the 5 elements, the 20 gunas, the doshas of the body, the doshas of the mind. If you are already familiar with these topics it will be an opportunity to review and deepen your understanding of them;

  • Basic principles of Anatomy applied to massage;

  • The art of touch: the effect on the nervous system and the decluttering of “body-mind”

  • Indications and contraindications of the AYM protocol

  • Oils and powders and their properties

  • The AYM protocol for the back of the body: how to perform deep tissue techniques for the back, shoulders, neck, arms and back of the legs when your partner is face down/prone. We explore the use of the feet and body weight to deeply massage the larger muscle groups as well as a set of assisted yoga stretches for the spine, shoulder blades, hips, knees and ankles;

  • The AYM protocol for the front of the body: how to offer deep tissue techniques for the front of the legs, abdomen, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, head and face. We will explore assisted yoga stretches for hamstrings, hips, spine and neck;

  •  “Walking on the body” will be demonstrated so that you can explore safely how to balance your body weight and use your feet to massage the body in long strokes. This gives you the potential to use more pressure if needs be, adjusting your body weight;

  • How to communicate deeper with the receiver, using coordinated breath-work to assist the stretches;

  • Body dynamics and different positions: so that offering a massage can be a healing experience for both the giver and the receiver

  • Therapist/giver body mechanic and self-care for the giver will be taught throughout

Study material

Reading list:

  • "Prakruti": dr. Robert Svoboda

  • AYM Student Manual: step by step photo and theory

Application and Pricing

The technique is accessible to anyone the moment is practiced progressively: no previous experience with Ayurveda, Yoga or Massage is required. However students of Ayurveda and well as professional massage therapists will benefit from the depth of Eva and Ombretta experience.

Students receive an Ayurveda Yoga Massage Certificate and a step by step manual comprising of theory and the AYM protocol.


3-4-5-6 November (10.00 - 17.00 - 1 hour lunch break)

1-2-3-4 December (10.00 - 17.00 - 1 hour lunch break)

€980,- Early birds: September 15 

€1.080,- 1 participant

€930,- 2 participants (register together)

€890,- repeaters

€185,- payment on 6 monthly instalments 

The availability is limited. If you have any question please contact us

The AYM 2023 Training is Fully Booked

Waiting List for the next 50 hours AYM Training is now open.

Register to be notified and be the first to access to the

Super Early Birds 48 hours Limited Offer. 

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