Ayurveda Trainings

Abhyanga Warm Oil Massage Training with Accredited Certification


Join us for this long-awaited program, the first in Canada to be recognized as the benchmark for Continuing Education Units in professional massage therapy by the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.  It is intended for licensed massage practitioners and bodywork therapists with a background and interest in eastern and western anatomy and physiology.  You’ll learn single (two-handed) and dual (four-handed) techniques.  Graduates will be able to successfully perform a fully body oil massage treatment adapted to Vata, Pitta and Kapha requirements.     

Ayurveda Oil Massage Therapy and related bodywork skills are increasingly in demand and can broaden your range of professional therapeutic offerings.  Skills learned in this 60-hr. program, a balance of theoretical and practical learning, can enhance your existing professional massage therapy or bodywork practice and can be introduced to spa menus and clinics seeking new therapeutic options.  Abhyanga Massage Therapy can equally become the sole basis of your healing practice and help support your further educational studies. This program is adjusted for western professional massage therapy practice from classical and traditional Indian practices. 

Academic requirements:

Pre-requisite: 70 hours of Ayurveda study with a qualified teacher

Pre-reading required: “Ayurveda, the Science of Self-Healing”, Vasant D. Lad “Prakruti, Your Ayurveda Constitution”, Robert E. Svoboda

Program dates:

September 18th-28th, 2020 ***DATES POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

NEW DATES September 17-27th, 2021

*10 classroom days; Wednesday day off.  

*10am-5pm; Lunch 1-2pm

Location: Reveal Wellness Studio, #202K 7718 104 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 4C5

Investment:  $4700 Early Bird until June 25. $5500 thereafter.

Referrals:  Receive 10% tuition rebate for your graduate referral, if both paid by June 25, 2021


Jaisri M. Lambert, Ayurveda Doctor (NAMA)


Dr. Jaisri M. Lambert began studying and teaching natural therapies in 1983 and came to Ayurveda in 1986, gradually growing in knowledge and experience to receive the degree of Ayurveda Doctor in 2017. Jaisri has developed specialized mastery under her mentor, Dr. Vasant Lad’s, loving guidance since 1988 to the present, beginning with a focussed 12-year apprenticeship, developing skills in Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Assessment), Turiya Therapy (applied Marma Chikitsa for resolving psycho-spiritual trauma), Panchakarma (Cleansing & Rejuvenation Science), Women’s Health, and now developing a training for Ayurveda Elder Care Aides in Surrey, BC.

Dr. Lambert was a founding member of the National Ayurveda Medical Association in the US, founder of Ayurveda Seminars & Consulting, the Share Ayurveda Conference and the Canada Ayurveda Research and Education Foundation. The national non-profit CARE Foundation is a vehicle for offering higher Ayurveda Education in Canada.

Jaisri has taught Ayurveda Abhyanga since 1994 and for individuals and institutions employing massage therapists such as the Chateau Whistler Spa (Whistler, BC), Sheraton Wall Spa (Vancouver, BC) and Tara Spas (Carmel, CA).  She is a tenured continuing education teacher at the accredited Institute of Holistic Nutrition (Vancouver, BC) and has presented Ayurveda progreams since its inception.  Jaisri created the IHN Ayurveda Studies Program summer intensive.  This program became widely recognized as a valued credit transfer program for further Ayurveda education.



Jessica Kruse, Ayurveda Practitioner, RMT, E-RYT

Jessica Kruse is an internationally known Ayurveda Specialist, Ayurvedic Chef, Remedial Massage Therapist, E-RYT 200 and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).  She began her studies of Ayurveda in 2008 and trained directly with Dr. Vasant Lad in both the US and India in 2012 & 2014. She had the honour of being his clinical assistant in India and deepened her study in the US.  Jessica specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counselling, Ayurveda cuisine, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Turiya Therapy (Marma Chikitsa), Clinical and Ayurveda Massage. See here for her full bio.

Develop Your Clinical Skills with Ayurveda

Upon successful completion of this program including full time, punctual attendance and demonstrated mastery of the content, graduates will gain a professional level understanding of the following skills and abilities:

*Deliver a professional level Ayurveda Abhanga Oil Massage Therapy method, adapted to individual doshic needs

*Competence in identifying suitable applications of this practical method, including indications and contra-indications

*Understand and evaluate individual metabolic types and their therapeutic needs within the Ayurveda Abhyanga scope of practice

*Choose suitable organic oils for specific individual needs such as thermal effect

*Learn and apply skills of Ayurveda Head Massage, Abdominal Organ Massage (See Addendum), Spinal Management, Limbs and Joints Techniques, Foot, Hand, Ear & Head Reflexology, Marma names and locations, Generalized Massage, Neck Alignment Techniques, Facial Massage techniques according to Ayurveda

*Understand the basic theory and development of Ayurveda Health Science and some relevant Sanskrit terminology

*Deliver successfully a complete, individualized Abhyanga Ayurveda full body massage session for those with average health within 90 minutes, both dual and individual. 

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