Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage Therapy Certification


May 20–22, 2011, 10 am–5 pm

Congregational Church
73 Pelham Street
Newport, RI 02840


NCBTMB Provider #155301-00.  18 CEs Awarded 

Karyn will lead the class thru concepts, theory and history of Ayurveda, as well as give a demonstration on the first day. She will lead the class through a guided practicum on the second and third day of class so that each student will be able to receive and give a full ayuvedic massage. Abyhanga is a Sanskrit word meaning "to rub the limbs", usually with warm herbal oil. Warm, herbal-oil massage (abhyanga) nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates both arterial and lymphatic circulation, and calms the central nervous system, promoting a blissful sensation. To support flow of prana in the body, abhyanga is done in a specific, ancient sequence based on terminal clearance and techniques that remove pain, anxiety and stress.

The abhyanga massage begins by applying fresh lemon, salt, then oil to the soles of the feet. Then oil is applied to the crown of the head. Once these entrance/exit points (also known as terminal ends) are lubricated, the flow of prana and healing can begin. Upon graduation, students will be certified in Ayurvedic Oil Massage (Abhyanga). Scholarships due to financial difficulties may be available. Finance plans available with affordable interest rates. Contact us.

Instructor: Karyn A. Chabot, D.Ay, LMT cognized Sacred Stone Massage Therapy in 1999 off the shores of Rhode Island and was the first to bring this beautiful therapy to the East Coast. She trained over 1,000 Sacred Stone Therapists and is one of the leading continuing education providers for licensed massage therapists and healers. Karyn is also the founder of Sacred Stone, a school inspired by Ayurveda offering continuing education in professional massage therapy. She discovered the healing power of stones while she was struggling to relieve her own physical pain due to fibromyalgia. With the help of her client's feedback, inspiration and suggestions, she and her clients developed Sacred Stone Therapy. Massage therapists from all over the country starting making appointments with Karyn to experience this new therapy and asked her to start teaching classes.

In 1997, Karyn graduated and studied with the renowned Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A. M.S at The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. She graduated from Goddard College with her bachelor's degree in Alternative Health in 1995. Universal Massage Therapeutics of New Mexico graduated Karyn in 1997. She is a former adjunct faculty professor at Bristol Community College in their massage therapy program.

During the past 24 years of working in the health industry and dancing professionally, she became a licensed and nationally certified Massage Therapist, a certified Ayur*Yoga Instructor and a nationally certified yoga instructor from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Karyn studied Ayurvedic Blueprinting for many years with Gandharva Sauls and graduated the Ayurveda-Yoga Institute of NYC. She later became a certified master crystologist with the Taomchi Association of America, a 2nd degree Reiki Practitioner, certified Quantum Touch therapist & certified Fitness Trainer and Nutritionist, and became certified in module one & two of The Bodytalk System. She studied Marma Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Vaidya Mishra & Dr. Naina Marballi at Ayurveda's Beauty Care in NYC. She also became a certified Ayurvedic Beauty Specialist with Sonia Masocco at The Ayurvedic Institute. Karyn also took level one of The Yuen Method of Healing, and holds a certification as a Pancha Karma Therapist and Medical Thai Therapist.

Karyn has presented this therapy on national TV, in many international and national spas and healing centers, and at many of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association annual conferences. She has written many published various industry-related articles in national magazines and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and The National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

She has produced 7 comprehensive instructional DVDs on the art of stone healing and Ayurvedic spa therapies and has written 8 illustrated bodywork books and correspondence courses for massage therapists. Sacred Stone Therapy made the cover of the American Massage Therapy Association's Magazine in Oct 2003 and March 2005.

Her best healer and best friend is her 21-year-old daughter, Jaeda Chabot, who is following in her mother's footsteps and working as a licensed massage therapist and esthetician in Boston.

Tags: abhyanga, Ayurveda, Ayurveda massage Training, massage class, ncbtmb approved massage training, ncbtmb continuing education credits, Oil Massage, pancha karma

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