Himalaya Yoga Valley Lotus


with Adam and Viriam

12-day comprehensive Massage Training to complement your journey as a Yoga Teacher

March 9-20, 2024 | Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Goa India – Residential

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Our Therapeutic Yoga Massage is accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and the CTHA (Complementary Therapists Association)  –  This certificate program is suitable for beginners and established yoga massage practitioners alike

Therapeutic Yoga Massage is rooted in the traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. Through a mixture of deep tissue massage, assisted yoga stretches, marma points (acupressure) and breath awareness we have the ability to rewrite old habits,  generate conscious postural alignment – and ultimately create a  deeper sense of relaxation and presence. 

About our 100 Hour Training

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and deep healing with foundational knowledge and practical skills for those wishing to integrate yoga, massage, hands-on techniques, ayurvedic principles, and various nervous system-based healing modalities into their professional practices or personal lives.

As well as learning a comprehensive massage which you can tailor-make to your clients – this course will increase your confidence in making adjustments during your yoga classes (if you are already teaching yoga), creating a deeper understanding of the power and neuroscience of therapeutic touch and the healing power of the breath. This 100-hour training will encompass 50 hours of massage and bodywork tuition, daily yoga and meditation and 20 hours of lectures and workshops in anatomy, ayurveda, emotional anatomy and the nervous system. 

Participants will delve into the nuances of yoga and massage therapy, combining ancient wisdom with modern scientific research to develop a grounded approach to supporting physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

What makes Therapuetic Yoga Massage unique?

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Our Curriculum

Massage and Bodywork – With 50 hours of practical massage tuition, you will learn how this deep tissue massage releases long held tensions, realigns the whole body and assists in calming the nervous system. You will develop the ability to create therapeutic massage and yoga sequences tailored to individual needs and health concerns. You will learn a comprehensive massage sequence but there will be additional movements, modifications or more advanced stretches to work with your clients in the long-term. 

Applied Fuctional Anatomy – Essential anatomy for massage therapists that will enhance your understanding of the body and yogic movement theory. 

Physiology of stretching – Learn how working with specific sensory receptors helps deepen both yoga asana in your individual practice, but also the assisted yoga stretches within the massage protocol that help break through long-held patterns. 

Understanding the Intelligence systems of the body – belly brain, nervous system, fascia – (connective tissue matrix). Discover the importance of fascia for both bodywork and yoga by exploring the fascial chains and fascial release techniques. 

Neuroscience of Pain and RelaxationDiscover the surprising new science of chronic pain and its revolutionary implications for mind-body re-integration and the healing potential of deep relaxation

Vagus nerve – Gain a deeper understanding of the nervous system with a focus on the vagus nerve and polyvagal theory. Learn simple hands-on techniques and immediate mind-body calming protocols.

Build your knowledge of Ayurveda  – Work with Ayurvedic herbs to detox, exfoliate and destress the body. Find out more about the crossover between Ayurveda and the vagus nerve by looking at the gunas and polyvagal theory.

Prana and Nadis – Similar to Thai Massage and Ayurvedic treatments, there is a focus on opening the body and energy channels (nadis) to enhance the free flow of prana (energy).

Emotional anatomy – Your body sculpts itself around your experiences, feelings and personal history. Create a deeper awareness of body armouring and help people re-write their patterns and inhabit their bodies more wisely through TYM techniques and yogic homework.

Yoga Homeworks – Looking at how asana and pranayama can prolong the conscious effects of the massage. 

Working with breath – Breath awareness is an important part of this massage technique. As therapists, we need to understand the breath pattern of our clients, where they hold tension and guide them to breathe to enhance certain movements or stretches. 

Being an Embodied Therapist
 – Learning how to hold space and practising with respect, intuition and grounded presence. 

Keeping Yourself Nourished – With daily yoga and meditation as well as some restorative yoga and yoga nidra sessions, we will look at the importance of our own well-being as embodied practitioners. Our course will include a full day devoted to creating conscious massage therapists by practising research-informed nervous system and restorative breathwork techniques and movement practices.

Getting Out – There will also be a day off during the course – and we will do some group trips for meditation and ayurvedic food. 

Meet Our Teachers

Adam: Anatomy Expert at HYVC

Adam Divine

Adam has been teaching anatomy for Himalaya Yoga Valley for 12 years around the world and has been practising and teaching massage and bodywork for 15 years. His original studies were in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and Thai Massage, but his approach has been revolutionized by working with Anatomy Trains’ teacher James Earls.  From working with Anatomy Trains, osteopaths, yoga teachers and breathwork practitioners he has developed a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body and sees subtle awareness as the key to transformation. He is a Yoga Teacher and has recently been studying Yoga Therapy with Doug Keller and John Stirk. He specializes in body reading, therapeutic bodywork and myofascial release. Therapeutic Yoga Massage is the culmination of years of study and enthusiasm. He has lived in India for over 15 years.

Viriam: Philosophy Instructor at HYVC


Viriam is a yoga teacher and has been teaching since 2003. She trained in the  UK with SKY School of Kundalini Yoga and is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.  As well as teaching yoga philosophy with Himalaya Yoga Valley since 2011,  she is fascinated by Ayurveda – She received a Diploma in Ayurvedic Studies in 2005 with the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kannur, Kerala and as well as training in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, she holds her ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology. In 2020, Viriam completed her 300hrs in Yoga-Ayurveda-Mantra-Meditation with the American Institute of Vedic Studies under Dr David Frawley and is now a qualified Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant. Viriam has embarked on further study with teachers fusing yoga and neuroscience and the healing potential of restorative yoga and yoga nidra.  

Course Prerequisites

The 100 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Massage Course is open to all

It can be a great added skill as a yoga teacher, but yoga teacher training certification is not a pre-requisite. Both beginners and etablished massage therapists or yoga teachers can benefit from the course, fostering a dynamic and diverse learning environment. 

Bring an open mind – And commitment to both personal growth and professional development. 

The course is taught in English – but we have had many students in the past with English as a second language who have excelled in this course.

Visiting India

As part of this training you’ll get to spend two weeks beautiful Goa, India. Whilst we are heading into the Autumn, Goa is about to enter the best time to visit. Lovely warm 25 degree days with calm and cool evenings.

Our training will be hosted in our world famous yoga centre just 10 minutes walk from the beach, and we’ve got everything you need on-site…

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Many students relish the opportunity to learn yoga at the source and rightly so! India is a truly incredible country and being able to practice with indigenous gatekeepers of yoga in it’s birthplace is truly magical. Whilst many first-time travelers to India and Asia can feel nervous at the thought of taking a trip alone to a foreign country it is important to remember that we are located in an extremely safe, small and local beach village. India on a whole is a very safe travel destination and Goa is particularly safe for tourists and solo female travelers. The local community have been hosting western tourists for many decades and they enjoy a respectful and peaceful relationship with their visitors. Solo female travelers to Goa enjoy relaxed and safe interactions in the state.  The economy depends on return visitors and the local community safeguard this return custom through care and respect for people coming to visit.

You may be interested in reading our article on Traveling to India for Yoga Teacher Training which gives you all the top tips on getting flights, visas, what to pack, staying healthy, and plenty of other useful information!


100 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Massage Training
March 9 - 20, 2024
  • • With an early bird discount of €100 before December 12th
  • • Tuition for 12 Days including Manuals, handouts, video library and post training community support.
  • • This course is residential at Himalaya Yoga Valley – Mandrem
  • • Accommodation and meals/ flights and airport taxis are not included – Be in touch about Accommodation packages.
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