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24/11/2018 - Massage
Event date: from 24/11/2018 to 31/03/2019

Traditional Ayurvedic massage is a discipline of Indian origin that is based on a holistic vision of human beings and wellbeing. The benefits of this art are still found in a multitude of situations and we can use its techniques to strengthen the body and the spirit both on a daily basis, and to preempt particular phases of the year (for example, the change of seasons) or to effectively combat stress and the signs of aging.

Performed with deep manipulations, alternating with light friction and percussion, the Abhyangam massage promotes the elimination of toxins, improving lymphatic, venous and arterial circulation. It is particularly recommended for the treatment of insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, premenstrual syndromes, to rebalance the nervous system and to relax the muscles. Traditional Ayurvedic Massage stands as a real elixir of well-being.

For years, the YogAyur - Natural Wellness Association has been engaged in the practice and dissemination of the therapeutic qualities of holistic treatments.  Furthermore, at our centers we organize annual training courses dedicated to learning Traditional Ayurvedic Massage.

"Because in ancient times, Ayurveda was conceived and taught by certain sages, some scholars argue that Ayurveda has a beginning. In fact it is not so, we do not know a period in which ayurveda did not exist and after which it came to light.
Like the heat of fire and the liquidity of water, Ayurveda, or the science of life, is innate and does not need any effort on the part of humans ".

(Caraka Samhita Su. – XXX,27)


Our Ayurvedic Yoga Massage course includes sessions in which all aspects of this wonderful discipline will be explored. The educational program is divided into 5 intensive weekends, for a total of 80 hours of both theoretical and practical training.

At the end of the course participants will be able to master the main techniques of manipulation of Traditional Ayurvedic Massage, with a solid base on the origins and the related philosophy. Our teachers will fully transmit the knowledge necessary to correctly practice the basic sequences of this form of Indian massage, in order to equip the student with the ability to autonomously conduct the entire ritual according to tradition.

In addition to the philosophical aspect, subjects will be addressed in order to provide the participants with a wealth of scientific knowledge so that they can implement massage techniques with full understanding of the rationale behind them.

Through the creation of study groups and practice, availability of handouts and in-depth material,

all useful ideas relating to anatomy, well-being philosophy and ethics of the well-being operator will be illustrated.

Upon completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of attendance and will be officially able to practice Traditional Ayurvedic Massage at a professional level. Furthermore, for exemplary students there is the possibility of an internship at our centers, with the opportunity to immediately put into practice what they have learned.


I. 24- 25 November (from 10:00 to 18:00)


  • Origins and definitions of Ayurveda
  • Elements of Cosmology and the Man/Universe relationship
  • The five Panchamahabhuta (basic elements)
  • The three Doshas (mind-body types: Vata, Kapha, Pitta)
  • Introduction to Abhyangam (ayurvedic massage), preparation and general rules


  • Massage of the back

II. 15-16 December (from 10:00 to 18:00)


  • The six Dathu (bodily tissues)
  • The six Mala (bodily waste products)
  • Prakriti and Vikruti (constitutional type and imbalances)
  • Outline to determine your Dosha


  • Massage of the legs and feet

III. 12-13 January (from 10:00 to 18:00)


  • Concept of Agni (digestive fire)
  • The digestive process
  • Formation of Ama (metabolic toxins)
  • The Srotas (channels of bodily circulation)
  • Cause of diseases


  • Massage of the abdomen, torso, arms and hands

IV. 23-24 February (from 10:00 to 18:00)


  • Treatment of diseases
  • Panchakarma and Ayurvedic therapies
  • Ayurvedic diet and nutrition according to Dosha
  • Ayurvedic herbs


  • Massage of the neck, face and head
  • Use of the different Tailam (Oils)

V. 30-31 March (from 10:00 to 18:00)


  • Karma, Samskara and Samsara
  • Subtle energies: Chakra and Nadi
  • Healthy lifestyle support: Dinacharya (daily regime) and Ritucharya (seasonal regime)
  • Benefits and contraindications of Abhyangam
  • Behaviour guidelines and rules for therapists
  • Techniques for energizing and discharging
  • Warm-up exercises for the hands


  • Complete review of Abhyangam
  • Final theoretical and practical evaluation


The Traditional Ayurvedic Massage course is held in Rome, at the YogAyur centre located in Via Giuseppe Acerbi N ° 38 (Tel. 380 3270932), in the Piramide area. The spacious rooms of the centre, bright and warm, will host the training sessions in a quiet and welcoming space, in a relaxed and serene atmosphere.

The centre is easily reached by public transport:

  • Metro B - Piramide
  • Rome-Lido train
  • Tram 3-8
  • Buses 23, 673, 715, 716, 769
  • Via Quattro Venti train station

and has good parking for those who choose to travel by car.

The area has many bars, cafés and restaurants for those wishing to purchase their own lunch.

The course will begin in November and includes one training weekend a month, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, for five months.  In addition, two optional weekends are planned for April and May.


The price of the entire training course is € 850.00 (+ € 40.00 registration fee for non-members), payable in two installments. It is also possible to participate in individual weekends at a cost of €200.00 each. For the two additional training weekends of April and May, a cost of € 350.00 is foreseen.

The fee includes study materials, handouts, everything needed for the practice of massage, breaks with teas and fruit and tutoring with the teacher throughout the course of study. Furthermore, students can take advantage of special discounts.



The Traditional Ayurvedic Massage course will be given by Isabella Gatti, expert practitioner with many years of experience behind her.

In 2013 Isabella encountered the art of massage during a stay in Australia, where she graduated in Massage Therapy Practice from the Evolve College of Melbourne.

Upon returning to Italy, she decided to deepen her knowledge of natural medicine and complementary therapies, devoting herself fully to the study of Ayurveda.

She attended a two-year course on Ayurvedic Practice at the Aum Shanti Association - School of Ayurveda and Yoga in Milan, which she completed in 2017, and went on to further study in India at the Prakash Deep Research Institute of Ayurveda & Yogic Sciences in Rishikesh, specializing in in Ayurveda and Ayur Yoga Therapy.