Ayurvedic Bodywork Intensive

Aug 3 - 5, 2018


This three-day course focuses on the study and practice of Ayurvedic bodywork therapies. Expand your healing practice to help clients cleanse and maintain optimal health for years to come. You will learn to prepare herbal oils, administer a warm oil massage, abhyanga, swedan, shirodhara, marma point massage therapy, nasya, and carna basti. You will gain a richer understanding of how these treatments lead to physiological and cellular cleansing, rejuvenation, and mental balance.

Pre-requisite: a basic knowledge of the foundational principles of Ayurveda, including tridosha theory and function, seven dhatu principles, actions of the gunas, understanding of agni and ama, and dina/ritucharya.

Tuition: $385/does not include lodging


Jeff & Susan Turner, CAP

Jeff & Susan Turner, CAP

Susan and Jeff Turner, DA (NAMA) began their Ayurvedic studies with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute 1995-1999. It was also their good fortune to study concurrently with Dr. Sunil Joshi, renowned Panchakarma expert. Susan is a Registered Nurse and Jeff has advanced skills in Applied Kinesiology. Together they established Living Ayurveda in 1998, offering Panchakarma and individualized healthcare programs. They live and practice on the Monterey Peninsula in California. www.living-ayurveda.com


(including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)

Housing TypeCost
Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$481
Own Van$503
Own Tent$503
Mount Madonna Center Tent$521
Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$561
Triple (3 to a room)$589
Double (2 to a room or cabin)$631
Double with Bath (2 to a room)$645
Single (1 to a room or cabin)$687
Single with Bath (1 to a room)$747

Program Notes

  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
    Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
  • Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
  • If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
  • Orientation begins at 10:00 am.
  • The program will end at 5:00 pm on the final scheduled day.