Sivananda Vidya Peetham

Ayurvedic Massage Course ( AMC )

Dr. Nedungadi's Ayurvedic Centre, Chennai, India ( ) in association with Kadaleevanam Yoga Academy, Kodakkad, Kasaragod, Kerala, India will be conducting Ayurveda Programs in the premises of Kadaleevanam Yoga Academy, Kodakkad, Kerala, India.

Ayurveda Massage Course ( AMC ) is a 4-week intense, structured program designed to provide learners with a good foundation of key systems & concepts of Ayurveda, knowledge of Panchakarma (Elimination Therapy) and an introduction with hands-on experience to specialist Ayurvedic therapy/ treatment.

Course Date & Donations

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The course donation includes tuition as per the daily schedule shown below, food and accommodation, course manual and the use of ashram facilities.

Course Locations

Kodakkad, Kasaragod, Kerala, India. For info on course location - Click here

Table of Contents

1-Program Objectives
2-Target audience
3-Expected Outcome
4-Course structure
5-Approacg and Daily Sadhana - schedule
6-Program faculty – Team of experts
7-Program dates and venue
8-Registration Information and General Instructions
9-Program – Group size and Selection
10-Assessment and Certification
11-General Instructions to all participants

1- Program Objectives

* To orient oneself to Ayurveda, get an awareness of various Therapies for Wellness and be able to select the right type of yoga practices
* To enable professionals to establish an Ayurveda Massage Center, imparting knowledge of integral health, skills to carry out Ayurveda Massage Therapy to ensure health in the service of common man
* To create an awareness of positive aspects of Wellness for common man using an integral approach of Ayurvedic Therapy, Yoga and Meditation

2- Target audience:

This course may be a good option for you if:
* You are new to system of Āyurveda and Therapies (like Panchkarma), but is looking to begin an in-depth study of it
* You would like to gain experience in an integral wellness system based on Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Wellness
* You would like to start an Ayurvedic Massage Centre or possibly considering adding Āyurveda and Massages to your already existing health-care practice
* You are aware of course outcomes, based on prior training, but you are interested in gaining new perspectives, review topics, learn from experienced practitioners and build insights in areas where you are not completely comfortable

Note: Participants do not need to have any earlier knowledge on Ayurvedic system, Massage/ Therapy. The program provides sufficient focus on fundamentals and will help learners to build necessary awareness of Ayurvedic systems and related Therapies.

3 - Expected Outcomes

At the end of this program, participants/ learners will be able to
* Understand philosophy of Ayurveda, concepts and branches of Ayurveda
* 5 Elements (Panchabhoota), 3 Doshas (Tridosha), 7 Dhatus (Tissues)
* Understanding and determining Prakriti (your Ayurvedic constitution)
* Relevance of key concepts in relation to Modern medicine
* Panchakarma - Elimination Theory
* Basic Ayurvedic Skills on special treatments
* Vasthi
* Nasyam
* Abhynga
* Dhara
* Pizhichal
* Navara Kizhi
* Podi Kizhi
* Practice of Yoga and meditation

Among the many benefits students report are increased strength and flexibility, greater spiritual awareness, improved power of concentration, enhanced self-esteem and a new found sense of self-discipline.

4-Course Structure & Syllabus

General Science

Curriculum Component

Introduction to Abhyanga

Philosophy - Creation of the Universe

Practical way to find out V.P.K

V – P – K balancing

Daily regiments – Practical way

Seasonal regiments to balance VPK

Importance of Japa, Manthra &
Bhajan in synchronizing body,
mind & spirit.
Co-ordination of body &

History & Philosophy

Concepts of Ayurveda in Vedas

Different schools of Ayurveda

Eight branches of Ayurveda

Important treaties & teachers of Ayurveda

Panchbhoota theory (elements)

Tridosha theory (humoral principle)

Seven dhatus (tissues)

Concepts of daily regimes

Seasonal regimes

Importance of puriGication of the body

Ayurvedic views of prevention, curation of diseases causes of disease

Anatomy & Physiology (Ayurveda Concept)

Fetal development

Organs & their formations

Digestion & metabolism

Concepts of Prakruthi

Concepts of vital points

Concepts of manasaprakruthi

Anatomy & Physiology (Modern Medicine Concept)

Cardio vascular system

Respiratory system

Digestive system

Diet & nutrition

Skeletal system

Panchakarma (Five Elimination theory)

Definition & importance of Panchakarma

Five purificatory methods

Snehana Karma (Oil application)

Swedana - sudation

Vamana – vomiting

Virechana – purgation

Vasthi – enemata

Nasyam – inhalation

Kerala Special Treatments




Navara Kizhi

Podi Kizhi


Introductory session

Yoga Asanas, Kriyas




Assessment and Feedback

Assessment (Summarative)

Dialogue, Discussion and Feedback

Certification (Valedictory)

5-Approach and Daily Sadhana - Schedule

This four-week course is intended to develop a profound personal experience, firm foundation of inner discipline, desire for deep knowledge of systems, practice of skills and techniques to build positive energy that is essential for wellness treatments. Learners go through a carefully designed schedule (Daily Saadhana) that has a blend of Learning, Skills, Service and Meditation.
Our unique pedagogy and trainers ensures individual attention, sufficient time for group learning, opportunities to interact with experts and adequate time for self-learning time, reflection.

General daily schedule*


Start Time

End Time

Wake up


5:30 AM

Satsang-Meditation, chanting and lecture or silent walk or Poojas

90 Minutes

6:00 AM

7:30 AM

Tea Time


7:30 AM

8:00 AM

Ayurveda Practical class

120 Minutes

8:00 AM

10:00 AM

Brunch Time


10:00 AM

10:45 AM

Ayurveda Theory Class

75 Minutes

10:45 AM

12:00 AM

Practical class

90 Minutes

12:00 AM

1:30 PM

Tea Time


1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Ayurveda Theory / Practical

120 Minutes

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Yoga asana and Pranayama class + Self Study (60 + 60 Minutes)

120 Minutes

4:00 PM

5:30 PM



5:30 PM

7:30 PM

Satsang-Meditation, chanting and lecture or silent walk or Poojas

90 Minutes

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

Bed time


9:30 PM

5:00 AM

6-Program Faculty – Team of Experts

* Ayurveda Rathna Dr. Nedungadi Haridas. PhD,
* Yoga Bhaskara Dr. Sai Deepa Nedungadi BAMS,
* Dr. Madhusudanan BAMS, UGTC,
* Dr. TMU Varier MD (Ayurveda),
* Dr. T.K. Manu MD (Ayurveda),
* Yoga Shiromani Dr. C.S. Divya MS (Ayurveda),
* Swami Govindananda
* Yoga Acharya Sudarsan

8-Registration Information and General Instructions

How to Register?

1) Please email ayurkingdr@gmail.comto register. Please send the completed application form (download from the website or sent by request from Click here for Application Form
2)Once the filled up application is received, the instructions on how to pay the deposit will be sent to the applicant as well as how to pay the balance of course donation.
3)Please make a deposit donation of US$ 300 to secure your place on the course.
4)The balance of the course donation should be remitted one month before the course begins.
5)Course donations are non-refundable, however any unused amount may be transferred, minus the deposit of US$300, to another course within one year of the original course starting date. Alternatively a credit note may be issued minus the administration fee. Credit notes are valid for one year from date of issue and can be used for any other courses/ programs or for anybody recommended by the depositor and also for boutique items or any other supplementary services.
6)If you have any further queries regarding the program, clarifications, you can send in an e-mail to

9 - Program – Group size and Selection

* Admission to AMC program will be on first come first serve basis.
* Please read course details as well as the course location information carefully before making a decision to register.
* Total number of participants for any course is restricted to max of 30

10- Assessment and Certification

The students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. Participant should pass all different aspects of the course to be eligible for the course certificate. There will be a written exam at the end of the course to evaluate the understanding of the philosophy of Yoga and skills of the students

Assessment is based on
1. Regular attendance of all classes
2. Attitude and behaviour inside and outside of the ashram while attending the course
3. Performance and attitude in the practical massage, Yoga classes
4. Written daily summary of the main theory classes
5. Written examination of 2.30 hrs on the theories of Ayurveda & massage.
Upon successful completion of the course students receive the Certificate of Dr. Nedungadi's Ayurvedic Centre.

11-General Instructions to all participants:

— Attendance at all activities is mandatory.
* Changes in the program may occur from time to time
* There is one day off in a week. Students are required to attend morning and evening Satsang and one Yoga class. The rest of the day is free for their personal study and activities.
* All the courses are taught in English, there is currently no translation facility available into any other language.
* Students should plan latest to arrive on the arrival day and depart on the day of departure.
* It is recommended that Participants spend at least a few days in the course location before the start of your course. This allows the body and mind to have a little time to rest, re-energise and be nourished by the ashram environment. Participants can then begin their study feeling relaxed and refreshed. * Participants may also wish to s
tay for some days after the end of the course to allow the learning from the study to integrate more fully into your consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram.
* Students are also welcome to contact the ashram directly if they would like to stay on in the ashram after the course participating in the karma yoga program (volunteer staff program). The karma yoga program is an excellent way to deepen your experience and understanding of yoga teaching.
* If one decides to arrive early and also to stay longer, please register for the course program for those additional days.
* Please see Calendar of events for the programs offered around the time of your visit.
* Dates and donations are subject to change without notice.
* For all programs, guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of final payment.
* To maintain the spiritual atmosphere we ask all ashram guests to comply with the ashram rules. Kindly refer to the Ashram rules and guidelines for more information.
* The ashram reserves the right of admission and students may be asked to leave if their behaviour goes against the ashrams rules and teachings.
* Participants to bring Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, Warm clothing for very cool nights & cool mornings/evenings and clothes for warm days, rainwear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug/tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen, etc