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Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Online Course | 17 CEs

    Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Online Course Online Course

    Exchange: $888. Installment options available below. Now is the ideal time to stay home, study and expand your skill set. Be a lighthouse for the world and do what you love most.

    Earn 17 CEs from the NCBTMB. Enroll and begin anytime at your own paced from home. Parts of this course are approved for CBTMB continuing education credits for massage therapy.  It is recommended students learn to  harvest their own Sacred Healing Stones free at any shoreline that has smooth stones or you may purchase them from us. This online ABS course is included free in the Newport ABS “live” Program as well as the Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) Online Program.

    View the robust Table of Contents of our ABS Manual © (280 pages – 8 X 11) and student testimonials at this link. View photos and descriptions of the products and equipment needed for this course at this link.

    Online ABS Course Description: Our curriculum and e-dvds were designed to instruct students how to become proficient as a “hands-on healer” using the ancient wisdom of ayurvedic healing, shamanic principles, energy medicine and touch therapy systems to help remedy the stress of today’s world. Students will learn the foundations of medical Ayurveda, how to access and classify pain, find specific pain remedies, specific applications of oils, poultices, thermo and hydrotherapy, healing muds/pastes, marma pressure points, herbal potions and the anointing of other therapeutic substances on the body.  Students will learn how to harmonize bodywork modalities with the seasons, doshic diet and routine protocols, using neutral, safe and innocuous oils, energy medicine, intuitive awakening of the soul’s innate healing gifts, therapeutic applications and pastes as well as be able to demonstrate proficiency using hands-on techniques. The material in this manual is rooted in the ancient healing modalities of ‘pancha karma’, a Sanskrit word referring to India’s ancient purification and rejuvenation system.  Students will uncover modified, yet sacred and powerful versions of this ancient system. The scope of practice that this impressed upon the reader is geared for the “general” population, where the disease process has not advanced past the 4th stage. Clinical pancha karma should be performed with or by a doctor and is a very medically effective, time-proven approach that transforms the human physiology.

    “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest hers/his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” — Thomas Edison

    This course was not designed for diagnostics, pulse analysis, or the replacement of a licensed massage therapy program or the allopathic medical profession, but instead, designed for harmonious integration into many indigenous and traditional medical systems. It helps if students have a massage license prior to enrolling in this course, but is not a prerequisite for this course. Though it may be a prerequisite at the “state level”, for legal reasons, if graduates intend to charge for the services outlined in this book. We recommend learning rules in the particular state in which you reside or wish to practice regarding the legality of professional massage therapy, as each state is different. Some states allow for spiritual touch healing with an online minister’s license. Shirodhara Therapy can be done, with some exceptions, without massaging the body. Therefore, it may one of the therapies that would fall under the category of spiritual touch healing, not requiring a license. Each state will have a different name and description for such categories as well. NCBTMB Ayurveda Massage

    “Health is equilibrium of the dhatus. Health is happiness, disease is unhappiness.” Charaka Samhita Su 9/3

    Our ABS course manual was designed for two types of students: online and on-campus (Live) students. It is a compilation of many classroom handouts, slides, articles and classroom unpublished books with material that may not be found anywhere else. We seamlessly and coherently merged all this data to create this very comprehensive, unique text based on true Ayurvedic theories and experience from many licensed massage therapy instructors with extensive training and history, many of whom trained with some of the worlds Ayurveda’s leading experts and doctors. As an option, online students are encouraged to participate in the “live” seminars at Sacred Stone School after exploring this e-course to deepen the knowledge and be in the presence of an experienced teacher.

    Student Objectives

    • History of Ayurveda
    • Foundations of Ayurvedic Theory
    • Doshic Pain Identification and Management
    • Principles of Ayurvedic Eating
    • Abhyanga in Tandem (Ayurvedic Massage)
    • Garshana (Friction Massage with Raw Silk Gloves)
    • Intro to Marma Point Therapy (Opening the doorways in the body)
    • Marma Stone & Crystal Therapy including head, neck, shoulders & feet
    • Sacred Stone Shirodhara Therapy including head, shoulders, neck & feet
    • Nasya & Karna Purana (Cranial Therapy)
    • Sacred Stone Massage Therapy (Shila Abhyanga)
    • Swedhana Therapy (Thermo-hydrotherapy)
    • Udhvartana Therapy (herbal paste/salt glows)
    • Eastern Cupping, Moxabustion & Eastern Meridian Therapy
    • Doshic Oil Therapy & Mixing
    • So Much More (See the ABS Manual table of contents here



    Material Included (The e-dvds & webinars listed below are approximately 60-75 mins or more) 

    1. Illustrated manual 280 pages 8 X 11 instructional (copyrighted)
    2. Instructional Shirodhara Therapy e-dvd
    3. Tandem Abhyanga Therapy e-dvd
    4. Instructional Garshana & Swedhana e-dvd (aka Exfoliation/Detox Thermo-Hydrotherapy
    5. Sacred Stone Massage Therapy (Shila Abhyanga) Classroom Demonstration e-dvd
    6. Sacred Stone Marma Facial & Crystal Therapy e-dvd
    7. Sacred Stone Marma Massage Therapy e-dvd
    8. Shad Darshan – The Six Vedic Philosophies of Life Webinar
    9. Intro to Sanskrit Webinar
    10. Agni – The Digestive Fire Principle Webinar
    11. Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition Webinar
    12. Intro to Jyotish Astrology Webinar
    13. Astro-Bio-Rhythms& Dharma Types Webinar
    14. Intro to Vedic Herbology & Spices Webinar
    15. Food as Medicine Webinar
    16. Kati Basti Therapy: Making the healing “dough dam” for warm oil retention.
    17. Pancha Karma PowerPoint Presentation
    18. We provide two ways to watch our mp4 E-DVDs:
      1. On our website using our FV Flow Player. No download needed
      2. Offline downloaded from our website to your computer

    When Sattva predominates, the light of wisdom shines through every gate of the body”.- Bhagavad Gita 14:11

    Ayurveda Dosha QuizImportant Details

    • Students have 1 year to complete this course from the date of purchase.
    • Everyone learns at a different rate, but most students complete this course within 3 months while working a full-time job.
    • Practicum submissions will be graded as “Pass” or “Fail”.
    • Multiple-choice exam requires 75% passing grade.
    • All e-dvds and webinars can be downloaded and viewed as often as needed.
    • ABS e-student graduates receive a discount on on-campus ABS tuition.
    • A “Document of Completion” will be awarded to all students who meet the outlined ABS criteria with passing scores, however, “certification” will only be awarded to e-Course students who either pass the in-person practicum exam in Newport, RI or submit a youtube practicum video. (more details below)

    Course Requirements (On-campus “live” students are exempt)

    • Pass the online 94-question multiple-choice open book exam. (Students may take the exam as often as they need until a passing grade is achieved.)
    • Read the 200-page illustrated ABS Manual.
    • View all e-dvds and recorded webinars.
    • Purchase Dr. John Doulliard’s book at this link: Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage.  (Approximately $7 used printed or $19 for the kindle edition.)
    • Five practicum sessions. (detailed instructions are on the student dashboard once enrolled)
    • Five critical essays. See Sample Critical Essays.
    • Attend a “live” on-campus one-day practicum exam with a certified ABS instructor
    • OR:
    • Submit a youtube video link of 1 session showing the 3 modalities chosen. Youtube video upload instructions can be found at the link below. Youtube submissions only need to demonstrate approximately 15-20 minutes of each therapy as an example or snippet of this therapy for exam purposes only.

    Click Here To View The Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Graduation Checklist

    Prerequisites Anyone with a passion can enroll and pass in this course to earn a Document of Completion for non-vocational reasons, especially self-care. This course is an excellent way to help your family and friends as well as a way to deepen your knowledge in the ancient art of Ayurveda. Full ABS Certification is only available to those students who attend our one-day practical exam on campus OR submit a youtube video, as described below to meet the other outlined requirements for this course. A successful youtube video will earn you a certification. Unless the student already a licensed massage therapist or licensed to touch the body in your state under another vocation, it may be illegal to charge for ABS therapies in your state unless you have your minister’s license.  In most states, ministers may offer such services as a vocation and legally charge their clients or ask for a donation, though they should not use the term “massage” or pretend to be a massage therapist. This course was not designed to license anyone or prepare him or her for the MBLEX exam or any other national massage exams.

    What is the basis of all study? Naturally, it is the student, the knower. The knower is the common basis of all knowledge. Unless the knower of knowledge is brought to conscious awareness, the common basis of all branches of learning will not be structured in the mind. Therefore, knowledge of the knower is the direct means to arrive at the goal of interdisciplinary study.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1972, 28-5

    Course Instructions & Requirements: (On-campus “live” students are exempt)

    This online ABS course is designed for self-motivated and self-directed students. There is no specific order of how students should watch all the videos. Instead, there is freedom of choice for how student feel most comfortable proceeding. Some students prefer to watch the videos before they read the manual and other students prefer the other way around. It is suggested that students take the written multiple choice exam prior to their practice sessions and youtube submission. All the forms below are also stored in a separate “lesson” within your learning dashboard for your convenience. Ideally, two friends could enroll in this course together and become “study buddies” to help inspire one another along and stay on track.

    Detailed instructions on the hands-on (5 practicum) portion of this e-course:

    Choose between 3-5 of the following modalities:

    Sacred Stone Massage, Marma Point Therapy, Udvartana Therapy, Karna Purana Therapy, Nasya Therapy, Garshana Therapy, Swedhana Therapy and practice between the 3-5 modalities with your 5 clients. You may choose 5 different clients or choose to work with only 1 client for all 5 practicum sessions. When choosing which modalities to practice with your 5 clients, you may concentrate on a specific modality for that client but you can also customize your session with a combination of therapies, provided you practice your modalities on all five clients – totaling 5 hours of practicum session.

    We do not require students to practice all of the modalities because not everyone has the necessary equipment, therefore we require a minimum of 3 of the modalities with the option to study 5 if possible.

    After you’ve assessed your five client’s imbalances, choose a modality suited for that client, however, your choice should be supported by Ayurvedic theory. Refer to your notes from the client’s intake (profile) forms plus all other factors including the health history and other observations.

    When choosing which modalities to practice with your 5 clients, you may concentrate on a specific modality for that client but you can also customize your session with a combination of therapies, provided you practice your modalities on all five clients – totaling 5 hours of practicum session.

    For example; you may repeat 2 of the same modality or create a combination from several of the shorter modalities into one session. Or, one session could combine Nasya and Karna Purana therapy and another session could combine Marma Points with Abhyanga Therapy etc. Or, 2 Nasya Therapies, 2 Abhyanga Therapies and 1 Marma Point Therapy sessions

    Sessions can be performed in the location of your choice. It needs to be clean, professional and provide client privacy. Spend one hour with each client to complete a total of 5 hours of practicum session, allow extra time for preparation and clean up. Please use the online forms below to submit all forms as handwritten or word documents will not be accepted.

    On-Campus “Live” Student ABS Practicum Requirements: This requirement does NOT apply to distant E-Course students unless you want to attend the day of the practicum exam in person. Please note the online multiple-choice exam is required for ALL students, including on-campus students. As part of the on-campus ABS Practicum requirements, please choose one client or a friend and create an individualized treatment plan for at least 3 of the following modalities: Abhyanga, Sacred Stone Massage, Marma Point Therapy, Udvartana Therapy, Karna Purana Therapy, Nasya Therapy, Garshana Therapy, or Swedhana Therapy. Take into account that person’s imbalances and health history. Write 4 paragraphs describing why each modality was chosen, how it should be applied to this particular client and the expected benefits. On the day of the Final Practicum, bring in a client or friend and supplies to enact and perform the treatment plan. Students only need to enact about 15-20 minutes of each therapy as an example or snippet of this therapy for exam purposes only. Students are responsible for providing a “body” if your client/friend can’t make it. Your instructor will be observing each student for: harmonious client interactions, proper station set up, skill set, professionalism, confidence, attitude and Ayurvedic logic for each chosen modality. (The instructor may quietly inquire about the logic during the practicum.) Please see the ABS Rubrics document for more detail. Once students complete their Final Practicum with their client/friend, they shall be required to write one last paragraph about how the treatment plan went, critiquing themselves and what actually happened as the plan was enacted. Include a couple sentences on your experience in “giving” these therapies. Clients will be required to fill out an evaluation form as well. Students should hand in their final report to the ABS Instructor as part of the exam and evaluation process. Students will be notified by email within 2 weeks of their passing Final Practicum score. Students will be notified as to the date of the exam at least two months prior and upon arrival will have 30 minutes to set up their stations, warm the oils and prepare for the practicum. During this time, students should be waiting in quietly conversing with their clients as part of the intake process, meditating and doing self-care in order to prepare for the practicum. The practicum demonstrations should only take between 3-4 hours maximum including clean up and the closing circle.

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