Inner Rejuvenation

Marma therapy is an ancient practice of Ayurveda, which helps participants feel more energetic, centered and relaxed. By certifying as a marama practitioner, you are able to offer this experience of renewal to others.
Whether it is because of stress or lifestyle, we face many challenges to keep our energy high. While we can approach this problem from many angles, marma offers a unique holistic solution.

Marma therapy is simple and effective. It requires minimal equipment and can be practiced anywhere.

The ancient definition of marma describes marma points as “the various points on the body where the subtle life energy becomes matter, where thoughts transfer into the physical”. Marma points are junctures in the body, fundamental built-in electrical switches. In this view, any sore point on the surface of the body can be linked to a blocked marma.

Just as in the physical body, the passage ways become blocked by toxins, in the same way mental stresses cloud or obstruct these subtle points, reducing the flow of energy. In marma therapy, gently touching the marma points releases blocks and allows life energy to freely flow. This enhanced circulation in turn nourishes the nearby organs and tissues.

Marma therapy is potentially the most restorative of the Ayurvedic treatments as it harmonizes the body’s built-in energy network.

The marma practitioner training teaches you the fundamentals of marma theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of energy centers and how to apply pressure to gently adjust the flow of energy.


  • Training in Marma Polarity Routine
  • Training in 28 major Marma Points
  • Basic Principles of Ayurveda
  • Theory of Marma Therapy
  • Practice Sessions
  • Daily Meditation Practice

Graduates may practice independently or work with Art of Living groups or Centers.Those who wish to work professionally need to check their own state laws regarding ”hands on healing” This is often different than massage authorization to practice. Feel free to contact us if you wish to pursue this path.

We do encourage members of our Art of Living family to take this course to be able to practice as a support for their family and friends.


  • Completed the Happiness Program or Yesplus course
  • Completed one Art of Silence course
  • Commitment to attend all sessions. If you miss a session, you will not be able to continue with the Program without a discussion with the instructor. No refunds will be provided.
  • Before registering, please submit 2 letters of recommendation from Art of Living teachers. Please have the letters sent to: [email protected](see letter of recommendation instruction section)
  • Applicants must be energetic enough to go through an intense program.

Letters of Recommendation Instructions:

Two Art of Living recommending teachers should write to [email protected]

  • Subject Title: “Marma Recommendation for: Applicant’s Name”
  • How long have they known applicant?
  • What is their opinion of applicant’s commitment and involvement in Art of Living?
  • How might the applicant use Marma knowledge?
  • Is the applicant energetic to go through an intense

Final day to submit letters and register – Dec 14th


Once you have registered and sent 2 letters of recommendation, applicants need to schedule a skype call with the instructor: [email protected]

Certification requirements

  • Attend all lectures and commit to be on time for each session. It’s a fully packed course, so commitment to all sessions is critical.
  • Commit to follow the instructions as laid out in the syllabus for the course.
  • Complete the practical requirements and pass the final practical examination.
  • Take a practical assessment of the techniques at least once every two years.
  • Complete your own training manual to a standard accepted by the Teacher/Institute.
  • Commit not to teach the techniques or practices unless you have received qualification as a teacher of the program and you have a certificate to teach from the Sri Sri Ayurveda Institute or the Art of Living Foundation/VVM.

About the teacher


Revathi Raghavan is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and specialist in Marma Chikitsa. Originally from South India, Revathi pursued advanced degrees in engineering and information science before reawakening to the beautiful traditions of Ayurveda in America. After intensive study in yoga and Ayurveda, she now combines her professional background in Ayurveda with yoga practices to help clients feel stress-free, healthy and radiantly beautiful from the inside out. A joy to be with and learn from, Revathi regularly conducts programs at the Art of Living Retreat Center.


Date & Time

Starts: Dec 14, 2017 07:30 PM

Ends: Dec 18, 2017 03:00 PM


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