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